The ONE simple trick to stop your boys from peeing on the toilet seat

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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!

The boys peeing on the toilet seat is a huge pet peeve of mine! It’s so annoying!  I have two boys and those bathrooms can get disgusting 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

I’ve gotten several nasty comments on this post and I’m not sure why.  I just started deleting them when they started coming in.  I’m not sure why people got upset when I shared a tip how to teach your kids to keep the bathroom a little more sanitary! :/  Whatever.

The ONE simple trick to stop your boys from peeing on the toilet seat

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.

Cleaning the bathrooms in on my chore list for the kids.  My daughter hates it when it’s her turn, but she does the best job cleaning it.  I thought when the boys had to clean, they would realize how disgusting they’re being.  That didn’t work.

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

We kept the toilet seat down.

I told my daughter that when she went to 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!

Let me know if it works for your family.

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27 Responses

  1. AllTexas says:

    My mom broke my brother of doing this in just a few days. Every time she caught it she drug him into the bathroom for him to clean it up, even in the middle of the night. That crap stopped pretty quick.
    Yes, boys and men you can pee without making a mess for someone else to clean up.
    And just for a laugh here, he used to think it was ok for him to tell my mom just before church service was over that he needed to go to the bathroom. She would take him and they would leave being service was almost over. She put a stop to that also when she made him go back to the next service and attend that one also. He realized he really didn’t need to go bad enough to leave church early. Mom didn’t have much trouble getting her point across. We love and miss you momma………

    • Richard Carte says:

      Lady you sterotype boys and men so much. You complain and cry so much and claim that women have to do all the work while man just lay around and all boys are filthy disgusting little creatures who are the only ones responsible for messing up bathrooms. You stereotype so much I’m surprised your husband and boys haven’t gotten out of their mind furious with you yet. I know I sure remember being a little boy and hearing my mom say stuff like that every once in awhile and feeling quite sad and depressed about it. Think before you act. For your children.

      • Holly says:

        I never said any of those things. This is a simple trick I used to teach my children to lift the seat when they pee, that’s all. I thought I would share it with other moms that have the same problem.

        • Erin says:

          Dont stress his comment. Probably a seat pee’er himself. Its a known fact that boys pee the seat and are by far messy in the bathroom. They are busy bodies. We are messy in our own ways. He is alittle insecure of himself thats all

          • Some1 says:

            Is that a fact? So why do public women’s toilets everywhere look like a mess and women prefer to go to man’s? 🙂

        • Bobbi Yatsko says:

          Thank you for the share ? going to try for sure! I am constantly cleaning up pee on the toilet, beside it, if not sitting it from my 7 year old. he’s always so busy he wants to use the bathroom, wash his hands, and go do his thing, in a hurry doesn’t care where he aims at it any advice will help TREMENDOUSLY thank you!

      • Nik23 says:

        Did you even read the article dude? There is no crying and complaining just a mom trying to share tips on what works to help raise men. Obviously you are either a child who spends too much time on the internet begging for social attention or you simply and uneducated narcissistic male who blames women for all things wrong in life. The last time I checked some woman brought you in this world doing more labor in one day you will probably do in 5 years time (and this is my polite response). When you have one kids one day maybe you will realize it takes a village to raise a child and sharing helps us all to move forward. If you happens to be a father now I pray God helps you to be more open into considering the value of teaching your children to be responsible and self efficient.

      • Jerry says:

        Richard Carte, you’re kind of an idiot, aren’t you? That’s OK. We can’t all be thinkers. But here’s the thing, Richard. Boys are absolutely the problem in the bathroom with peeing on the seat. That’s not what’s up for debate here, Richard. Although your intelligence level might be. This is an age old issue. Girls don’t stand to pee. Boys do.. This is common knowledge, Richard. I do have a feeling, however, that you might be a sit-down pee’er, so maybe this is all completely baffling to you. Just a hunch. At any rate, maybe your massive brain power might be of use somewhere else, like the comment section for an un-boxing of a flat head screw driver, or something. Parenting just isn’t for everyone, Richard.

        • lee says:

          Why so harsh in your response? It’s not necessary. The comment wasn’t about segregation or gun control. It’s about a frigging toilet seat for Godsakes!

      • Brandon says:

        I was a little boy, the youngest of 6 boys. Now I have two boys… She’s spot on. Little boys and young men don’t pay attention to the toilet seat until their taught to. And boy generally don’t like to learn things unless it benefits them. I’m sorry you got your feelings hurt because your mom wanted you to be cleaner and probably brought it up fo you 15 times before shaming you. Get over it, for your children

      • Tara says:

        Go away troll!

  2. SKD says:

    It is way more sanitary to keep the lid closed, anyway. When you flush, all that you’re body has expelled into the toilet splashes around during the flushing process. So if you’re not closing the lid when you flush, all that urine and flecks of feces is spraying onto the seat, the floor… anything near the toilet.
    This is why they have lids and seats to begin with.

  3. Maria says:

    Thank you!!! Why didn’t I think of that! I’ve been asking my husband for 8 years to lift the seat. I’m definitely going to try this!

  4. Marisa says:

    Yes, clearly that man is being defensive for a reason. I have a husband and 2 boys. The bathroom is now my least favorite place in the house- they don’t pay attention to details like we do and leave pee, toothpaste, hair, etc. I’ve accepted the fact that we can’t change their brains so I will try this trick too- it easier to clean the toilet than the seat piece and this way don’t risk sitting in it. If only I could install a urinal or they could have their own men’s bathroom!

  5. Kevin says:

    I’m sorry but when it comes to the bathroom in the household, us men need to have respect for the women and ourselves. That shit is not cool if you let your kid pee all over the seat and leave it like it’s a public restroom.

  6. Michelle Perestuk says:

    Lol I would clean the seat with toilet paper and throw it in my boys room. And tell him what it was. He stopped pretty quick!!

  7. Emma says:

    I wish it was this simple!! I have always made sure that the toilet lid is down. However, urination gets on the floor,behind the lifted seat, and down the toilet.

  8. Patrick Carroll says:

    In my household I told my boys they must sit down to pee and when their friends came over I told them they must sit down to pee or they have to clean the bathroom. I also told them if they don’t want to sit down and pee they were more than free to go outside and pee. I no longer have kids at home and when my friends come over I tell them you got to sit down and pee or you got to go outside and pee. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good shot or not the pee splashes it gets on the shower door or on the counter or on the Magazine’s it’s sick sit your ass down in p

    • Rebekah M Young says:

      I agree… I haven’t read all of them but I did read a few and you’ve made the most since. I have 2 boys and they’re driving me crazy with the toilet seat thing. I was looking for helpful tips and you see what I got lol

  9. Patrick Carroll says:

    And if you’re going to come back with a he-man attitude comment, I bet your bathroom is more disgusting than a public urinal and I would rather pee outside than in your house.

  10. RAN says:

    Richard, try therapy. I think you have some unresolved issues.

    Thank you for posting this. I’ve been trying to break this for years. I’ve told my 11 year old to wipe the seat every day, multiple times a day for years, figuring that would get the point across buy it hasn’t. He’s usually very good about listening and following instructions but nothing has worked here.

    As to the post about women’s public bathrooms being gross… keep ia few things in mind. 1) Not all cultures sit to pee. In some cultures women stand straight up over the toilet to pee. Need I say what a mess that makes. 2) Often those who do sit to pee also recognize that the hygiene and health of others using the same restroom may not be that good and that some of that stuff can be spread by sitting on a toilet seat used bh other individuals therefore, some women will squat over the toilet instead of sit on it, which isn’t an easy task to do. So, don’t judge by public restrooms.

    Moral of the story, men and women must sit at times so be neat and wipe the seat, or you may be the one sitting in your own pee when you need to do “#2”.

  11. Kayla says:

    Yes that does work but not for long because now my husband just lifts the lid n not the seat he mastered the feeling of one seat to 2 seats lol so now my question is what do you do when he still pee’s on the floor and seat? Bc my white carpet looks like it has yellow spots, it’s freaking digesting to the core and I’m literally out of options. Please someone read this message and help me idk what to do anymore to make it stop bc complaining and telling him about it is not working at all. It’s always an excuse as to y it’s pee’d on. Hit me back. thank you.🙂

    • KD says:

      Get him the plastic urinal they use for patients in the hospital. Better yet, remove the lid and seat. Then see what he does when he has to take a crap. Yes that is punishing yourself too but it would get a point across.

  12. Kia says:

    Thanks for the tip but we always keep the lid closed because flushing the toilet with it open sprays everything in the bathroom. Unfortunately, my husband and 7 year old pee on the toilet seat anyway. I even restricted them from using my bathroom lol (the half bathroom). I cant believe the but hurt guy commenting about boys not being big slobs lol. Somebody needs a hug

  13. Loila says:

    Thank you for sharing,my 2boys are literally driving me crazy ,they do lift up the seat but splash their urine all over the floor and the toilet , I don’t know what to do anymore. I tried getting them to clean their mess but that ain’t working either .what other strategies can I use

  14. Viv says:

    I love this so much! Thank you for sharing this! You’re a lifesaver.

  15. Alfie says:

    You’re right. This is the solution. The rule in our house is you must leave the seat down when you’ve finished. Regrettably, kids tend to be forgetful. We solved that with a simple sentence (forgive the pun!)

    “I must leave the toilet as I would wish to find it.”

    After lunch on Sunday, any kid who’s broken the rule that week writes that sentence an appropriate number of times for each infraction (we use 10 X age in years.)

    After a few weeks (and, yes, a few tantrums and tears) … problem solved!

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