Teaching a boy to use the potty chair will require lots of patience and love. Experts have weighted in on a recommended age for potty training. Never before 2 years old. Prime times are ages 2.5 to 3.5. Leaning toward a more mature age for boys is desirable.
Your son will need to demonstrate a reasonable amount of motivation and interest. Motivational aids like cool underwear and awesome potty chair equipment helps. Sharing with him that Bud, The Potty Fairy’s helper for boys, is there to help and support will also be helpful.
Read The Potty Fairy story to your son and point out the Bud character. Tell your little guy that Bud will deliver underwear to him at night when he is learning to use the potty chair. The Potty Fairy website has “Potty Fairy Approved” stickers if you want to add a layer of believability that the fairies delivered the undies at night!
Having a role model is important. Children learn by seeing and doing. Showing your son how it is done by a male role model is important. The male role model can also encourage and support your son. This can be an older brother or Dad. So often women are a child’s primary caregiver in the early years of a child’s life. A man involved with the potty training process has a lot of impact. It can be a guy things.
Your personal preference for equipment is the right way to go. Be cautious of urine protectors for little boys as some can scratch and bother little boys. Some people like the i-potty and The Potty Fairy story can be loaded on the i-pad along with The Potty Fairy MP3 song. The song is an awesome reminder when playing to use the potty chair.
A potty chair that looks cool to a boy will provide some motivation for using it. Boys typical start potty training by sitting down and as they get bigger and can stand tall enough to the toilet can use the stand up method of going to the bathroom. This is pretty dependent on height and size and does confirm that starting potty training when the little guy is a bit older and mature as a good idea.
Boys are very, very active and get busy with the activities they enjoy. Boys will need reminders to use the potty chair. It is advised to have them try every 2-3 hours. Tell them it is time to try to potty and do not ask them if they need to go. They will easily say they do not need to go so that they can continue with their activity. Even potty trained boys need to be told to go rather than it being an option. Be consistent and keep at it. There will be accidents and it will not be a perfect process. Keep positive and encouraging for your child and yourself.
One of the benefits of being a boy is the ability to pee outside by a tree. I have seen this be a big motivator for boys. If there is a private area that your child could try this, and you are comfortable with it, it might be kinda fun.
Bud, The Potty Fairy’s helper, can deliver cool underwear at night when your child has a successful day. When your child has a successful period of time, 3-7 days, have a celebration. Download the FREE crown from The Potty Fairy site and decorate it with your child. Have him wear the crown and have a family/friend celebration. Have some special food and praise you child in front of people he cares about. If you have friends potty training their child, have a group celebration where caregivers and children can celebrate together.
Make potty training a fun and exciting adventure. Something to celebrate and enjoy. The rewards of this type of frame of mind will pay off!
One of the benefits of being a boy is the ability to pee outside by a tree. I have seen this be a big motivator for boys. If there is a private are that your child could try this, and you are comfortable with it, it might be kinda fun.
Moral support is always good for both parents and children. The child’s peers are important to your child, and celebrating these big developmental steps can provide a health environment for your child’s growth and self esteem.
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