Are girls easier to potty train then boys??

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Sarah - posted on 03/29/2009

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Yes, my son is 3 years and 4 months and still wears pull ups all day!  He doesn't care either.  I have heard similar things too, that girls are much easier.  I hope I have a girl the next time around!

Sarah - posted on 03/29/2009

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Yes, my son is 3 years and 4 months and still wears pull ups all day!  He doesn't care either.  I have heard similar things too, that girls are much easier.  I hope I have a girl the next time around!

Melissa - posted on 03/28/2009

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My son who is 4 was hard to potty train and still to this day he wears a pull up to bed and doesnt seem to care. It is frustrating. My daughter on the other had was easy. She kind of potty trained herself when she saw her brother going to the bathroom. She is 3 and stays dry day and night. I think that girls are so much easier then boys, but I guess I better wait to see what my youngest boy is going to be like. :)

Melissa - posted on 03/27/2009

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My daughter was easy. She has been potty trained since she was 11 months. She is almost five. I bought her a Winnie the Pooh potty that had a handle that would give cheers ever time you push the lever down. Kind of like flushing a real toilet. Anyways, everytime I had to go, I'd take her with me. I'd pull that diaper off and sit her on the potty. I'd give her a book or we'd sing songs and sooner or later she'd actually go. Doing number 1 was easy, number 2 took a few tries. After about a month of this, she was pulling that diaper off and heading for the bathroom on her own. People were surprised to hear her tell me "pee-pee" or "boo-boo" "go potty". But each child is different so don't push it. Eventually, they learn to do it all on their own.

Rebecca - posted on 03/24/2009

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Not for me!! my son was out of nappies day and nite by three, and my 3 and a half yo daughter still wears a nappy to bed and shows no sign of letting go of her nappy! depends on the child, not the age or sex

Erin - posted on 03/23/2009

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I am still trying to potty train my daughter who is 3 yrs and 1 month...she likes to use the potty but doesn't always do it. She still has a lot of accidents so we still put a diaper on her when we go places. I have not potty trained a boy yet...my son is only 15 months old. Since she has been so hard, I'm really hoping he will be easier!!!

I too have heard that girls are usually easier but there are exceptions to EVERYTHING!

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My son who is now 4 was a breeze when he trained he was fully trained with no accidents in 3 days. My daughter who is 2 1/2 has been a TOTAL nightmare, she knows when she has to go but refuses to go on the potty until after she has already gone. She is just being very stubborn about it so I'm not going to push her which will only make her rebel against it more. But in my experience my son was so much easier.

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2009

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I have a 4 year old boy and he took forever to potty train. like he is just now not having ooppses every week. My girl is 19months and is already starting by herself to go potty, I think it is up to the kid how easy or hard they are going to be. Boys are generally more busy than girls are and more apt to wait till its too late, where as girls (or at least mine) will take time out of anything she is doing just to try even if she doesn't have to go. :) hope this helps.

Kelly - posted on 03/23/2009

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i have a 3 and a half yr old daughter and she was really easy to potty train, at 2 she was using the potty and telling us when we went out that she need to go to the loo and then she would hold herself until we got to the loo... So within 10days she was dry during the day and then at nighttime she was refusing to wear a pullup as she thought she was a big girl, so one night i just put pants on her and the nxt morning she was dry.. Havent looked back since, all depends on the child is my thought!

Heather - posted on 03/23/2009

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I would have to say that my daughter was so easy,  she was potty trained in 2 days and she was only 2 when we did it. She just did it.  I am now potty training my son and he is so hard. 

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My daughter was a dream.  She trained in 3 days.  My son is a total nightmare.  He's far to busy to bother telling me he needs to wee.  The general opinion is that girls are much easier to train and tend to train far earlier than boys.  That is very true in my case!!!

Bj - posted on 03/21/2009

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I have a 10 year old boy and 2 1/2 year old twins.The twins are in potty training. My oldest boy and my youngest boy both potty trained very easily. However my daughter was very stubborn. She wanted to do it on her own time and still has many accidents whereas my son does not. He will actually tell me and she will not until she has already gone. Many people have told me that girls are easier but in my experience it is the opposite. Hope this helps.

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