Our son (who is almost 21 months) has been ECing since he was about 10-12 months old, and now I guess would be pretty much considered to be almost all the way potty-trained except that we aren't in underwear yet (only because if I put him in a diaper or training pants while he's playing, he gets distracted and just eliminates in them and doesn't tell me he's wet). I mostly let him run around diaper free while at home as he now goes to his Baby Bjorn potty and either stands up to pee into it or sits down to pee into it telling me after he goes, "Lotsa pee pee" or "Little pee pee." It's actually pretty cute. However, when he needs to poop, he prefers to stand usually nodding to me that he's pooping or tells me, "Potty potty" or "Lotsa poo poo" as it starts to come out of his butt (LOL). I can usually catch him in time to get him to sit down, but he sometimes refuses and wants to stand up to poop. I remember reading somewhere when I was reading up on the Bradley Method while I was pregnant with him that in other countries most people do stand to pee or poop (regardless of gender) to let gravity help eliminate. However, in this country, I don't know how well that would go over (not that I care what others think... but I am trying to get him to learn what is usually done in this society). Any suggestions on how I can get him to sit down to poop? Or will he just naturally want to do that on his own. He did the standing up to pee on his own as I guess it is more comfortable to him (or maybe it's a boy thing where he wants to try to aim?). Thanks for your help! We are enjoying this learning experience, and he is overjoyed when he poops in the potty (or pees) and tells me about it.
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