How to Potty Train a Boy

Mar 06

Pediatricians report that boys take a little bit more time to learn how to toilet than girls. As such, you require more patience and time when training your son to use the potty. The three most important considerations to take into account are the willingness, physical condition, and the interest of the child.

Boys are ready for toilet training as young as 18 months. Still, others may delay up to when they are three years old. The more active your son, the easier it will be to make out how to potty train him.

How to potty train a boy
Steps on How to Potty train a Boy


Begin by potty training your boy when he is sitting down. This practice should continue until such a time that they have mastered the basics.


Once he has mastered full control of his bladder and bowel muscles, encourage him to pee while standing, as a guard against issues pooping on the floor while peeing.


Once he has gotten used to peeing in the standing position, you can incorporate daddy to assist him to direct his pee into the toilet bowl. The presence of dad will further build his confidence and hence his learning confidence.


Potty training learning experience can further be enhanced by attaching a reward system, such decorating his inner-wear with a sticker, for every successful potty session experience.


Potty Training for Boys Between 2-3 Years Old

At these age boys are ready to learn, therefore, trying out the 3-day potty training method is very recommended. Before this age, they should be taken to the bathroom and taught how daddy and mommy use the toilet. Children tend to imitate their parents at this age. With continuous training, he will begin undressing and sitting on the potty by himself. reward systems can still be pulled out at this point.

How to potty train a boy
Potty Training For Older Boys

As your son advances in years, he will start being more independent. As a parent you should still be watchful of him, guiding him every step of the way to poo and pee properly. Just make him sit on the once and condition him to imagine that it is his idea. With the notion that his action made daddy proud, he will be encouraged into liking the experience and sooner or later, he will be on his own.

Reward systems work well at this stage. For example, when he remains dry, you can buy him sweets toys and stickers.