Rumour has it potty training girls is easier than boys. We found parents of boys to be more anxious about the process and even put it off. In fact, ease of potty training depends more on your son and his level of readiness. Here are some tips from the experts.
Our top 5 tips for potty training your son
Introduce him to training pants
Training pants such as Huggies® Pull-Ups® are specifically designed to help the move from nappies to real underwear. By wearing them, they signal a change for your son, and the learning features within Huggies® Pull-Ups® such as the ‘feel-wet’ layer which means he'll understand it’s nice to be dry, will also help him on his journey.
Watch for cues
Is he showing that he needs to use the loo by wriggling, clutching, hopping and dancing? Use this as your signal to put him on the potty.
Choose the best potty-friendly clothing
When potty training, stick to bottoms that are easy to get on and off, like jogging pants or trousers or shorts with elasticated waists.
Lead by example
Children love to imitate their older family members. Dads or older brothers could take him to the toilet to show how they do it. Then why not suggest to your son that he shows his current favourite teddy or toy how to use the toilet too?
Try some target practice
It might be easier to sit your boy down to wee to start with as this may also prompt him to poo if he needs to. But when he wants to wee standing up, something to aim at in the potty or toilet is a good ploy.