Are girls easier than boys to potty train?

Tamika - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Do anyone else feel that it is easier to potty train girls then boys? The reason I say that is because my little girl has been going for about 3 months and my little boy still do not use the potty. He will sit on it but not do anything. They just turned 2 years old on May 10 so I don't know if I am rushing him.

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Marianne - posted on 06/05/2010

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My girls were potty trained in 2 days for one and 3 days for the other. My sister has a boy and when she would try with him. She would say pee on mommy tires. (She lives in the country) he thought it was a game. It took him 2 weeks to be trained outside and inside the proper way. you could try putting cercel in the tolet and have them aim for it. She tried that too.

Celeste - posted on 06/03/2010

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Another vote for "depends on the child". Although, for me, I'd have to say that my twin boys have been harder to train than my daughter. My daughter was a week from turning three when she was PT'ed. My boys, however, are 3 1/2 and still really don't have any interest, though I'm gently encouraging them.

Melissa - posted on 06/03/2010

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Tamika...it does depend on the child. My daughter, I started with her first, would not want to learn she was so afraid I worked with her from the time she was 2 yrs 5 months and after 5 months decided to just work with both of them and my son had it down in 2 days..WOW, I couldn't believe it. Once my son was doing it I guess my daughter decided if he's doing it so can I......good luck. It's just a matter of when they are ready I think...

Elaine - posted on 06/02/2010

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Everyone says potty training girls is easier and i would probably agree i have 3year old twin boys who are just not interested they dont even tell when when they poo or wee but my friend has twin girls who arent 3 until october and have been potty trained since just after their 2nd birthday

Sheila - posted on 05/27/2010

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I think that it depends on the child. I started potty training my little boy at 16 - 18 months because I was pregnant with my twins, and I wanted to have him out of diapers before my girls arrived. I also had a friend who started her son (I should probably mention that it was her second boy) at 15 months, and by 17 months she was done. I thought that it would be easy for me, too, but boy was I WRONG! The only thing that I can say is to be consistent with him. It probably will take longer for him to get it.

By the way, how old was your daughter when you started with her? My girls are almost 18 months, and I want to start soon. One of them went in the little potty chair the other night. I put them on when I'm getting their bath ready, just to start getting them used to the idea.

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