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Potty training a girl user banned
31st Mar '13

How did you PT your daughter?
I've PTed my son...but I feel like it wasn't the same, since, y'know, he pees standing up, and since a lot of people say girls learn sooner than boys.



Any helpful tips, for potty training a girl?



It's not time yet, just trying to have my bases covered!



TIA!
And this will more than likely be a post&run, because it's Easter!

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
31st Mar '13

I've always heard boys are slower at learning to pee on the toilet than girls lol.
Non of my friends who have boys had them pt'd before 3.
I don't have any tips because my son is basically potty training himself right now. One day he just said "potty" and when I put him on it he peed lol. He's been doing everyday for a week now. I'd say just introduce it and tell her when your peeing on the potty. Stuff like that.

Angel Jeter Due July 12 (girl); 17 kids; Benton, Illinois 40 posts
31st Mar '13

I tried and tried to potty train my daughter and it wasnt working. She wouldnt tell me when she had to go and finally I just gave up for awhile. Then a couple months later (she was probabley about 2?) she came to me and said " Mommy I want big girl panties on" and she has been potty trained ever since (she is 11 now). She only had maybe 3 accidents and 2 of those times was because she had a UTI and the other time was because she was playing with my sisters in laws daughter and she scared her and she peed her pants. They wont do it unless they are ready.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Angel Jeter:" I tried and tried to potty train my daughter and it wasnt working. She wouldnt tell me when she had to ... [snip!] ... was playing with my sisters in laws daughter and she scared her and she peed her pants. They wont do it unless they are ready."


Awww.
Yeah, my son pretty much just decided when he was ready. With her it just seems harder since she can't just go on her own, like he did, since she has to get on the toilet, etc.

Rebekah 2 kids; Tennessee 5523 posts
31st Mar '13

I'm potty training my daughter right now. I knew she could because she'd tell me when she needed a diaper. I took her to the store and let her pick out her own panties(she picked boy underwear lol) For a week she had no accidents. Yesterday she had 2 because she was distracted playing, and was on her way to the potty when they happened
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I let her just wear her panties and a shirt. And although I hate it, I let her keep her potty seat in the room she's playing in so it's easy to get to.



I haven't tackled night training, or out in public training yet. I put a pull up on her during those times. She does usually tell me when she needs to go anyway, but sometimes in the car, she will use the pull up. (we have a long drive from our house to....anywhere)



She'll be 2 1/2 in May

Diana plus 2 2 kids; Norfolk, Virginia 3576 posts
31st Mar '13

I have an almost 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. My son was difficult to PT. He wasn't fully PTed (or even started to PT) at 3 1/2 years old. Before that, he would not have the toilet. He just liked being in diapers. lol



My 2 year old, on the other hand, was PTed (both night and day) when she turned 2. I didn't have to do anything with her. Her brother has more accidents than she does (he might have an accident once a month..maybe). She was super simple.
I think if she was ready, but needed a little bit of encouragement.. I'd probably buy her one of those dolls that pee.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
31st Mar '13

thanks ladies!