Are boys harder to potty train than girls?

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Amy - posted on 09/07/2012

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Yes my son didn't get it till the doctor went over how to go "go about" potty training him even though it was all stuff we'd tried before. With my daughter I just put her in big girl underwear one day and she just got it, I'm sure it helped that she had an older brother who was encouraging her.

Tee - posted on 09/07/2012

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The aiming thing was easy with my middle since he was so tall for his age - he could just stand and lean in. With my oldest we did the "hit and sink the cheerios". Now with little miss diva I don't have a problem any more but she gives her father a mess of trouble. He can get her to # 1 only on the potty chair (she only uses it here if she gets to the bathroom without telling me otherwise she uses the toilet like everyone else) and she does not like to wear underwear when at his house and only wants her pull-ups (she hid the pack of panties that he had just bought)

Amanda - posted on 09/07/2012

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If the child is really ready then no it isn't harder to train one or the other.

If they are not ready both will be equally hard to train.



I have a boy and a girl and the only thing that I found harder was trying to teach my son how to aim properly.

Tee - posted on 09/07/2012

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Up until my daughter I would have said yes and I have potty trained both sexes in over 20 years of child rearing. My daughter was the most difficult out of them all hands down and it has literally taken months to train. And she still won't go on a consistent basis when she is with her father on the weekends.

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