Aiming for Boys Information Sheet

Advice on teaching your child to aim properly

Aiming for Boys

Learning to aim is an important skill. Both from a social acceptance perspective as well as from a hygiene point of view. It is important to reinforce this skill from the start. 


Hints and Tips

  • It is possible to purchase toilet training stickers for boy that are designed to stick inside the toilet bowl.  This provides a visual target for them to aim at.
  • If you don’t like the idea of having a sticker permanently on display, try using a single ‘Cheerio’ or other puffed breakfast cereal of a reasonable size.  Place this in the bowl to act as a target, as this will flush away when he is finished.
  • Make sure he directs his penis downwards, particularly first thing in the morning!
  • Remember if your son isn’t tall, his legs may be too short to enable him to aim in a downward direction.  In this case use a step.

Encourage your son to take responsibility from the start so if there are any near misses or little dribbles get him to wipe them up with toilet paper.

  • The only foolproof method is to make him sit on the toilet to urinate.