Here are some helpful tips for anyone out there raising a son… I have learned them the hard way. Now remember as I write this he is only 4 and a half… so over time I may come back and update this! 🙂 Now – on to what prompted this post tonight…
Potty training… Now, I was lucky enough when he wore diapers to never get that little shower that so many people have gotten! But I haven’t gotten off scott-free… so here are my three potty training tips for boys…
- Teach them EARLY… Seat up to go, Seat down when done, flush, wash your hands… it’s a good mantra (has worked for us! Flushing is still an issue, but getting better!)
- Try to get them to aim in the middle. We are still working on this one.. He seems to still think if he doesn’t hold it and doesn’t flush, he doesn’t have to spend time washing his hands! :))
- Never talk to them while they are going… they WILL turn to talk to you!! Just hope you aren’t wearing really expensive shoes that would be ruined!
Now those are the tips… Here is the latest I have been dealing with though… Not sure what the tip will be… but figure it will be something like the mantra in Number 1… So the issue seems to be that I need to RE-clarify what seat up means… it means BOTH seats… Unfortunately, I have gone into the bathroom a few times recently, sat down, and jumped right back up because the seat was wet… Seems he lifted the lid, but not the other seat and since we are still working on Number 2 and 3… well you get the picture!
Can’t wait to see what is next! 🙂