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When it comes to potty training, there's a gender divide between boys and girls. While some of the fundamentals remain the same, there are generally some big differences between potty training boys versus girls. As you learn the secrets of potty training, understand those differences to help your child become a potty training pro with less stress and frustration for you both.
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My daughter wants to pee like a boy. Is that so bad? I am the stay-at-home father of a 4-year-old boy named Noah and a 2-year-old girl named Josefina. Everyone's always told me that potty training girls is easier than training boys.
I think that potty training girls is harder than potty training boys a lot harder! I wrote a book called Potty Train in a Weekend and while it did work on our boys AND our little girl, it was much easier with our boys. I followed the same method, but found that it was just very different.
Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone. Most children start working on this skill between 18 months and 3 years of age. The average age of potty training falls somewhere around 27 months.
Parents usually recognize when their child has to go to the bathroom the wiggle, the crossed legs. Christine Louise Hohlbaum, an American living in Paunzhausen, Germany, says both of her children, a boy and a girl, potty trained easily and were completely trained by 25 months. Linda Sonna, a psychologist, public speaker and the author of The Everything Potty Training Book Adams Media Corporation,suggests other clues a parent can pick up on to help their children recognize when they have to go, such as smell.
However, toilet training is not always a quick-and-easy process; instead, it usually occurs over a period of time. And, not surprisingly, you may encounter setbacks along the way. In the end, though, once a girl completes her potty training, everyone will be smiling.
According to experts, girls have a higher level of focus than boys and this makes it possible to potty train them earlier. I am sure that this is good news for you — after all, changing a dirty diaper is not high on the list of things that most people want to do. From about the age of 18 months and on, your baby girl may be ready to start potty training.