Perhaps the only time more exciting than when your child finally sleeps through the night is when you're done with diapers. Potty training is a milestone many parents are eager to reach, and it's not surprising either. Have you ever changed a diaper after your kid just ate some poop-making food? It's not pretty. Sure, with potty training you still have to wash out the occasional potty, but that's a trade most are happy to make. Traditionally, women have been tasked with post-diaper duty, but there are plenty of ways dads can and should help with potty training.
My husband and I have a son and I grew up with a sister, so my experience when it comes to helping males successfully pee into the toilet is pretty much limited to when I was the designated driver in college. Despite my lack of (useful) experience, I was determined to give it my best go. But I was not prepared for the fact that my son, now 2-years-old, would turn aiming into a sport. Sometimes it's like archery, other times it's more like an odd ballet full of interpretive movements. That's why it was so helpful to have my partner just as invested in the process. So check out these ways dads can help out with potty training.