Educating children

How to Teach a Boy to Pee Standing Up

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Teach a Boy to Pee Standing Up

Educating our children is not always easy. A child's learning process will depend both on the child's own abilities and skills and our own teaching methods, so there's no settled schedule when all children must have learnt to do particular things. There's no need to worry about adhering to strict milestones.

Need help with basic toilet training for your child? If you do not know where to start, check out the tips here at OneHowTo. In this article we'll explain how to teach a boy to pee standing up.

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Steps to follow:


Early childhood education is unfinished business for many parents, whether it's due to a lack of time, patience or knowledge. After all, nobody remembers how they were taught by their own parents! However, educating the little ones at home is essential to ensure their proper growth and development.


Teaching boys to pee standing up requires time and patience. Moving on from nappies to the grown-up world of going to the bathroom on their own is a very important step. The most important thing to do and take it easy - do not get angry with your child and do not put pressure on them.


Try to get your child to focus and avoid all possible distractions. Experts also advise us to first teach children to urinate sitting down on the toilet and to later take the next step.

To do this, it is important to wait until the child feels ready to do so; they will probably ask to be taught themselves. Around 3 years old is a good time to teach children to urinate standing up.


It will be time to teach this skill when your boy learns to go to the bathroom alone. Do not forget to make sure that they are comfortable in the bathroom and that this routine has already become a habit for them. This is so that they will not feel afraid of the next challenge - on the contrary, they will want to show off their independence as soon as possible.


The best person to teach a child this habit is an older brother or parent who can serve as an example. What about you? Do you have any other tips that you can share with us on how to teach a boy to pee standing up?

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M Robbins
A patient parent or caregiver, and a little time, is all it takes. My mom (separated from dad and raised us under her parent's roof) guided me along: when I had to pee she would position me in front of the toilet, lift seat, pants down, etc. She stood just outside the bathroom door so I had some privacy and offered me a nickel incentive each time I went by myself without any help.
How to Teach a Boy to Pee Standing Up