Skip to Content

How to stop boys peeing on the toilet seat

I KNOW you want this trick to stop boys from peeing on the toilet seat. It’s so simple, I wish I would have done this when potty training.

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.   As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Check out my privacy policy for more info.

Have you had one of those days where it’s so crazy you are about to scream?  I’ve had several of these over the last few weeks.  It can get so crazy around the house with activities and neighborhood kids coming in and out.  

The other day I went to the bathroom and you guessed it…I sat in pee!

If you have boys, then you’ve sat in pee and peeing on the toilet seat is a huge pet peeve of mine! It’s so annoying and disgusting!  I have two boys and those bathrooms can get disgusting and fast if I don’t stay on top of it.

I know you want this simple trick to stop boys from peeing on the toilet seat. I wish I would have done this when potty training. #pottytraining #boys #boymom #peeingonseat #parenting #parentingtip

Stop your boys from peeing on the seat.

UPDATE ***I’ve gotten several nasty comments on this post.  I allowed a few, but I just started deleting them when I see them come in now.  I’m not sure why some people got upset when I shared a tip how to teach your kids to keep the bathroom a little more sanitary! :/  Whatever.***

Before I tell you the trick, I want to tell you that it really does work, but I’ve also put cleaning the bathrooms on their chore charts. They have to do it every week. This way, if there is a mess, they have to do the cleaning!

The first time they cleaned, I sat in there with them and explained what needed to be done and how. I made sure they knew exactly what I wanted and how it should look every cleaning day.

How to teach boys to keep pee in the toilet.

Right before Christmas we had a microwave and a toilet break on the same day.  We headed to Lowe’s and got replacements.  I’m not even going to mention the hanging of the over the range microwave.  It wasn’t fun! :).  

Toilets are easy.  We have the nice new one in now.  We even bought a toilet seat for the boys bathroom because theirs was so disgusting.  Of course, I lectured the boys on not ruining the new toilet seat and to keep the pee in the toilet.

My mother-in-law had a good idea, so we tested it out.  It worked!

This is the way the toliet area should look- sparkling clean!

We kept the lid down.

I told my daughter that when she was using the bathroom to lower the lid when she was done.  If I was washing my hands and noticed it up, I closed it.  I told my husband the same thing.  Keep the lids closed!

When the boys went to the bathroom, they lifted the lid AND the seat!  

 I wish I had learned about this when I was potty training them.  It would have made life so much easier for me.  No more sitting in pee!!  The bonus is that the bathroom stays cleaner!

Here are a couple of more posts that you may enjoy!

Let me know if it works for your family.

toast with lettuce, hard boil eggs, gree avocados with bacon on top
Delicious And Simple Bacon Avocado Toast Recipe
← Read Last Post
Who doesn't love soup on a cold winter day? This hamburger tomato soup is fantastic and so easy. Cook it on the stove top or slow cooker.
Hamburger Tomato Soup on the Stove or Slow Cooker
Read Next Post →


Saturday 24th of April 2021

my dumb roommate lifts the lid and the seat and still pees on the toilet 8-)

Beach mama

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Ugh! I just sat in my son's pee. It really gets under my skin. He says no one lifts up the seat (he's 14) and thought he wiped it off. Wth? So gross. I told him it was inconsiderate and made him promise to lift the seat from now on. I will try your trick.


Thursday 18th of February 2021

Not sure why this post has triggered such rage in people! This is a great tip. Now my boys remember to lift the seat because they automatically go to lift up the lid. Thanks!


Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Men/boys should sit down when they pee. End of. Who the hell do they think they are.


Thursday 11th of February 2021

we're men. we don't pee sitting down.

Ragan Brackett

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Truly not helpful. I am actually searching for methods to help my son aim. I am a single mother and can offer little tips on methods. Keeping the seat down is useless. He can still lift it up and pee all over the back and down the toilet.


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Why don't you throw in a Cheerio and tell him to aim at those?