Girls are often times considered easier to potty train. Possibly girls are easier to train because childcare providers prior to kindergarten are often times a female. Much learning occurs by imitation or watching others and copying the same actions. So girls might have an advantage to the potty training process simply because of the role models around her during her preschool years.
Some experts have suggested that boys are more difficult to train to use the potty chair, simply because they are more active and do not want to take the time to stop what they are doing to go to the bathroom. Will talk about boys further next week.
There are gender differences that require a slightly different approach to the toilet training process. Girls need to learn to be seated when ready to use the potty chair. When they are done tinkling, they need to learn to wipe themselves. Girls need to learn the proper way to wipe so that not to introduce bacteria into their body which can cause bladder infections. Girls need to wipe from the front to the back. Sometimes it is easier to have young girls pat themselves dry to avoid transfer of bacteria that can cause bladder infections.
What motivates a girl to use the potty chair? There is some lovely, adorable girls underwear on the market! Compare these eye-catching undies to diapers with your daughter. The difference between the two is quite motivating as little girls love to wear cute, adorable things. If using the Potty Fairy tell your daughter that the Potty Fairy will deliver her Potty Fairy underwear at night to use the next day. Successful days equal more cute undies at night. Potty Fairy “approved” stickers can be placed on the underwear so that she knows that her underwear came from The Potty Fairy. When she is successful for 3 days- 7 days, crown her a Potty Fairy Princess. Make it a celebration and make sure you let others know, who are important to your daughter of her success.
Your child moving from a baby in diapers to a young girl in cute undies is quite the accomplishment. Celebrate!
There are six things that make life wonderful (by Tomie DePalo)
Use these magical elements to make potty training success something to remember!
Share the event with Family and Friends. Use lots of Patience and Love while teaching your daughter to use the potty chair. When success is reached, celebrate with a crown, food and significant others. Let her know how proud you are of her and what she has accomplished.
All milestone events in a child’s life are worth doing right and will mean so much to your child’s development. Her level of confidence and pride will flourish.
Best wishes to your daughter! Let’s talk about boys next week.
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