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Two of my close friends are working with their son and getting him to urinate in the toilet. My friends are both male and circumcised, so they have no experience with this. Their son is 3yo.<br><br>
So my friend said that his son has a hard time aiming and that the foreskin "sort of bubbles up and sprays everywhere." This ends up scaring his son. They have tried to get him to sit and urinate, but he wants no part of that. They are unsure if this is normal and if so how they could help their son with this. He didn't really go into too much detail because I think he got terribly embarrassed.<br><br>
Any suggestions?<br><br>
I must also add that I have daughter, so I have no experience with this either.
 

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It's called balooning and is a common, temporary stage that is often related to starting to become retractable.<br><br>
If they want to work on aim, put a few cheerios (or other floating cereal) in the toilet bowl and make a game of him to trying to sink them.
 

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First of all since an uncircumcised penis is normal let's use the term 'intact' or 'normal' penis instead of uncirced which implies that circumcision is normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
For pottying are they having him stand up or sit down? Sitting down is usually much easier for little ones that standing. Some potties have built in sheilds to help with spraying as well.
 

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another tactic that my mom used, intact or not, was to not let the child sit with his back to the toilet. Have them kind of cradle the toilet and put their hands ont he back.<br><br><br>
Not only does this let them brace themselves on the back of the toilet but also lets them play with the handle when they are done :0)<br><br><br><br>
Children tend to feel more secure when they can put their hands on the back at first depending on how big they are.<br><br><br><br>
Ballooning is normal, usually part of hte separation process but not nessesarily. Totally normal and the boy will continue to do it until he is peeing alone and retracting his skin, which not all adult men with foreskins do, some don't retract to pee. It is their choice but that may be tmi.
 

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My husband says he had a hard time learning to aim because he's intact. It'll pass. When he gets old enough to retract his foreskin it'll all be fine.
 

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They sell toddler urinals. See if that works.<br><br>
Sometimes I have let my son stand on the seat, hands on the lid of the toilet tank. No aim problems there. But mostly he sits.<br><br>
I guess once they are fully retractible then he could retract himself partway then aim.
 

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Normal thingy that will pass - seperation --> ballooning..<br><br>
Put couple of cheerios into the toilet to float and make him aim - fun game that helps with aiming and makes him forget possible fears.
 
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