Peeing standing up - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 07:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
whoami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son is 3 and insists on standing up to pee. He has ok aim but I'm still having to clean up constantly and it's driving me crazy. Do you let you little guys pee standing up?


Ma (26) to a happy boy 04.07 and due with another 01.11 ~ finally marrying my HS sweetie 02.12!
whoami is offline  
#2 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Alyantavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,724
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I taught both my boys to pee sitting down.  When they potty trained at 2, they were too short to stand anyways.  My 4.5 year old still sits, my 8 year old stands.  I don't remember when he started standing, probably around the time he started school. 

Alyantavid is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Youngfrankenstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My boys peed standing up from the get-go when they were using the big potty.  Have you tried the "hit the cheerio floating in the  water" trick?


Mama to 4. winner.jpghomebirth.jpg
Youngfrankenstein is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 09:22 AM
 
imagine21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ds has always peed standing.  I taught him to put both hands on the back of the toilet and lean forward while standing on a step stool.  His hips can't move to the side if both hands are holding on, he leans forward and there is no mess.  Now he is four and no longer uses his step stool or the back of the toilet.   

imagine21 is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Llyra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: right here
Posts: 9,450
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS is 3 1/2. He pees standing up. His aim is not the finest. It's clear to me, though, that he's trying as hard as he can with that, so I try not to hassle him too much. Part of the problem is that his foreskin is only partially retractable, and the angle of the flow is kinda unpredictable as a result. Also, it's hard to aim straight when your penis doesn't stick out farther than your bellybutton-- DS has a little pot belly, and he can't see what he's doing so clearly. It's mostly when the stream is starting and stopping that he tends to dribble. I've dealt with the problem by putting a bath towel under his stepstool, sort of hugging the base of the toilet, and then I just toss it in the laundry twice a day. I encourage him to use the upstairs bathroom, so that I don't have to have a towel in my half bath when people come over. I still do have to go in and wipe the rim of the bowl a few times a day, and sometimes the wall or the floor thumb.gif, but it still takes way less time than changing diapers did, so I try not to feel resentful. He'll get it when he's ready.

me knit.gif, he bikenew.gif, my three reading.gif, sleepytime.gif, and fairy.gif-- and the one we lost angel2.gif
Llyra is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 12:28 PM
 
mrskingred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basque country
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DS peed standing up from very young. We practised ec. We used a weeman urinal for a while, then graduated to using the step stool. He doesn't need a stool now, but the occasional mess is due to 1) only lifting the lid and not the seat  - few splashes easily wiped or 2) stumbling into the bathroom in the middle of the night and not pulling his pyjama bottoms down far enough. It's a tiled floor so clean up is easy.

mrskingred is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 05:55 PM
 
annekevdbroek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Living in Obama Land
Posts: 3,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Both my boys pee standing up - and both are also completely trained to wipe up any spills, spray, and dribbles. Not a big deal and they took to it as easily as every other aspect of potty training.

 

If aim is an issue try having the kiddo stand on a stool, face toliet, lean forward and put both hands on the top of the toilet tank.

annekevdbroek is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 11-16-2010, 08:26 PM
 
eepster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: growing in the Garden State ............
Posts: 9,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DS pees standing up.  

 

I remember the first time he did it.  he was under 2, and the toilet rim was about at the same height as his chest.  he peed all over the base of the toilet with the proudest look on his face :lol.

 

These days, hes does fine when he is paying attention, but that isn't always.  We did the "sink the Cheerios" game for a bit, but we used store brand fruit loops (cheaper and more colorful.)


Timmy's Mommy WARNINGyslexic typing with help of preschooler, beware of typos
eepster is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 11-17-2010, 10:33 AM
 
tbone_kneegrabber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Philly
Posts: 2,779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

ds pees standing up about 25% of the time.  Our biggest issue is that the last little bit, when the pressure is less, always ends up on his pants because it just dribbles out! I don't know what to do about that.  We've been trying to teach him to shake the drops out, but so far there is not a lot of luck with that.

tbone_kneegrabber is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 11-19-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Red Pajama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: climbing a mountain of laundry
Posts: 1,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

They have peed standing up from the start. They used a step stool at first. Yes, there is mess, but I'm trying to teach them to clean up if they pee on the rim or seat. 


Twin boys (2/05) and little sister (10/07)
Red Pajama is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 11-19-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Linzie2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Western NY
Posts: 1,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Maybe leave baby wipes in the bathroom and ask him to wipe the rim/seat/mess when he's done??  Seems do-able while still letting him stand to pee.

 

PS my little guy just had his first standing pee in the potty today!  What funny timing to see this post!


Linzie~~wife to Eli 10.1.06, mama to Summer 5.06 and John 7.08
Linzie2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off