Potty Training For Boys Made Easy
Posted on July 26, 2007Ah, the trials and tribulations of potty training! But when successful potty training has been achieved, what a glorious day it is for all adults. Usually when one trains a little boy, one finds a stepstool so that the little darling can make his way to the toilet bowl and proceed with his business. But a new study which involved 400 children says that teaching little boys to tinkle while standing up from the getgo results in much faster potty training. Enter the Peter Potty, a mini-urinal that little boys can use without a stepstool and without sitting down.
"Potty training can be one of the most challenging milestones for parents in their child's development. Allowing boys to stand can significantly reduce this frustration by providing boys with a relaxed, easy method for success." stated Dr. Julius Goepp, a pediatrician with Pediatric Planet in Rochester.
"It is common today to wait until a child 'opts-in' to start training. The research shows that boys are more receptive to starting when given an opportunity to stand," stated Scott Rote, Vice President of Visionaire Products, Inc., a manufacturer of potty training products. In addition, the research shows that boys who train with this method take less time to reach success then boys who sit.
The research said that when little boys train while standing up they can more easily copy a behavior as the adult shows them what to do. The makers of the Peter Potty say that this device can speed up potty training in boys by 6 - 15 months, which will save in diaper costs. The Potty Toddler Urinal sounds like a wonderful idea to us. The day when potty training has been accomplished is a glorious day.
Update: Potty Toddler Urinal has been discontinued by the manufacturer.