We get lots of great questions on our Facebook community, and sometimes we like to answer them on the blog too.
Question: Why doesn’t my 2-year-old daughter give a hoot about using the potty??? I thought they were supposed to train earlier than boys…
Answer: Well, first, the idea that girls train earlier than boys may hold true for some kids, but definitely not for all. Each child is of course very different and as potty training is a physical milestone, there are many factors at play.
To start with, consider her signs of readiness. You can read about some of them HERE.
Once you’re sure she’s ready, come up with some great incentives. You may want to use a chart, such as can be found on our RESOURCES page, or you may like non-tangibles, such as ones talked about HERE.
Whatever the case, remember that no child went off to college not potty trained! Like so many other things in child development, when she’s ready she’ll do it. Of course, little help and encouragement from you doesn’t hurt either.
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