Monday, May 5, 2014

Potty Training Boys is a Really Messy Job!

Sidekick is 22 months old, so I am not doing hardcore potty training. When he wakes up dry in the mornings and after naps, I put him on the potty and then again before bath. Lately, more often than not, he has successfully peed in the potty.  But... 

Holy smokes!  No matter how well I position Sidekick on his potty, he always manages to pee OVER the splash guard even when I think for sure that won't happen.  Seriously, who thought that a one-two inch splash guard is tall enough?  I need it to be about six-eight inches tall!  I know he needs to push "it" down, but he is so young that he doesn't really understand that concept, and when he starts to pee, and I try to push "it" down, the mess has already begun!  This morning, his pee hit the toilet about six inches away and then made a puddle on the floor around his potty.  What a mess!

I have to figure out a way to make it less messy.  I might as well remove the throw rug in the bathroom and line the walls and floor with plastic. Haha!  Aside from that, does anyone have suggestions so that I don't have to constantly clean up after him?  Will it get easier when he learns to push "it" down? The joys of raising boys.


  1. I just taught Finn to hold it down when he peed - he caught on pretty quickly. "Hold your wee-wee down so you don't get pee all over everywhere." Surprisingly that worked! (most of the time!)

  2. I think we are a very long way from the whole potty training concept (his morning diaper is the wet-est one of the day!). On of my friends once told me that she didn't bother with a potty seat, but rather position her son backwards on a normal toilet seat. She said it worked perfectly that way. I have not given this a try, but thought I would put it out there. Good luck, and please post any suggestions you have on how to at least get to the point you are currently at.