The one thing I’ve worried about since I found out I was having a little boy was, “how am I going to potty train him?”
Seriously, Maya was so, so, SO easy! She basically potty-trained herself. The doctor even told me to not compare the two, because Maya has always been a go-getter. She was talking in full sentences early, she was getting herself dressed and undressed early, and was so easy when it came to potty training.
But, with a little boy! How do you teach that? Do you teach him to sit down? Stand up? How will he reach? How will he not spray pee everywhere?
I found this article on BabyCenter, not sure if it eased my mind, or not. Haha!
Potty time with a penis
by Denise Cortes
I babysat my two youngest nephews yesterday. Since my baby boy just turned nine, the thought occurred to me that it’s been a while since I’ve had a freshly potty-trained little dude around here. I’ve gotten so used to having self-sufficient children that can make themselves a sandwich and don’t need me to wipe their butt that it was somewhat of a challenge to shadow my nephew all day long.
I really needed a nap by noon more than he did.
My sister-in-law reminded me to make sure my nephew used the potty before he went down for a nap, since he was potty-trained just recently. So I took his tiny butt to the bathroom and helped him with his pants. I wanted to make sure he was tall enough to reach the toilet.
“Do you pee standing up or sitting down?” I quizzed him.