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View Poll Results: sit or stand?
it is important for boys to stand. 3 2.13%
a little of both is fine 72 51.06%
sitting is the best option for learning 62 43.97%
it is important for boys to sit. 4 2.84%
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#61 of 64 Old 09-03-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Didn't have a chance to read replies so sorry if this has been said before.

I think it is important to learn to sit because of bowel movements. WHen DS1 was learning, he sometimes would say he had to pee, sit and then poop.. I think it would be hard to switch them from stand to sit quick for poop.

Just my thoughts.. get them used to sitting and peeing and pooping, then try the standing later. DS1 has been wearing underwear reliably for 7 months and we haven't started the standing yet. Might soon, but for now what him fully doing well before we add a new thing!

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My twin boys learned by sitting. They weren't tall enough to stand to pee until they were at least 2 1/2, and even then, they usually had to stand on my feet.

Someone verbally assaulted you?!! Why in the world would anyone else care how your child pees? I hope you told them to piss off!
No kidding. My dh pees sitting down sometimes. He isn't less of a man because of it. He just does whatever is comfortable at the moment. Whatever makes your little boy comfortable is what he should do.

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Haven't read the responses yet, but here's mine to the OP -

We actually taught him sitting down, for no other reason that he wasn't tall enough to pee standing up. We didn't think anything of it - dh often pees sitting down too. Sometimes ds chooses to sit facing the tank and pees that way. He learned to pee standing up from the other little boys at his babysitter. We don't think any of that matters, so long as the pee gets into the toilet!
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How odd you'd be verbally assaulted over such a thing!??! Really, what does it matter as long as it's getting into the potty!

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