Potty Training Girls
Are Girls Really Easier to Potty Train?
Statistics show girls do toilet train at a faster rate than boys, although the experts still aren’t sure why. The fact that most girls are potty trained by another woman (mom) is one possible reason. Boys usually do not have that same exposure to a same-sex role model. In any case, this does not mean you will have to dedicate any less time to ensuring she is properly prepared to make the transition towards big-girlhood.
Special Tips for Toilet Training Girls
While most of the same techniques apply to both boys and girls, there is one thing to keep in mind while potty training your daughter – showing her how to wipe. It’s important for girls to learn to wipe from front to back - not back to front as most women do! This is especially important after a bowel movement, so as to prevent the spread of bacteria from fecal matter into her vagina and urethra, which could lead to infection.
If this concept is a little too difficult for her to grasp, just teach her to pat herself dry after a pee-pee, then when she’s a little older you can teach her how to wipe properly.
Bladder infections seem to be more frequent in girls around the time of toilet training. If you notice any of the signs of a bladder infection such as painful, frequent urination, abdominal pain or if your daughter complains about the sudden, urgent need to go pee, you should contact your doctor.
Also, with girls you have the added advantage of dressing them in easy access clothing – dresses! This will make it a lot easier to get to the toilet before they start to pee.
Another tip would suggest that you give her a potty training doll before you even introduce the idea of potty training, though this is extra money you don’t need to spend.
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