How to Potty Train a Girl
When starting to potty training your child you want to ask yourself 3 questions: (1) Is your child read to be potty trained. (Check out Signs of Readiness). (2) Make sure you (the parent) are ready. (3) Get all the potty training "tools" or equipment that you will need ahead of time to be successful. Potty training is just like any other big project, you have to be ready, focused, well educated and have all the right tools to be successful. More Information
- Get rid of all diapers and pull ups, use training pants or "big girl" underwear
- Be CONSISTENT
- Scolding doesn't work, positive reinforcement DOES!
- Educate yourself FIRST, then teach your child the correct potty training steps
- Don't expect her to know how to go potty just because you do
- Have LOTS of dry practice runs
Girls Potty Training Problems
- "Potty Training Resistance"
- "Potty Training Accidents"
- "What is bed wetting?"
- "Potty Training Regression"
- "What do I need to potty train?"
Ages & Stages
With kids changing and growing so quickly in these early years of life, it is nice to know what to expect. One big mile stone is potty training! Here are tips and information on potty training based on your child's age or stage of life they are in or will be.
- 18 months old
- 2 years old
- 3 years old
- 4 and older
How to Potty Train Girls
When potty training girls (toddlers 18 - 36 months) you want to have a clear understanding of what method or technique you want to use, have a plan for consequences and rewards, and a long term plan for nap time, car rides and public restrooms. Also, make sure that you have all the tools ready and accessible for your toddler to be successful. Here is a basic potty training checklist to get you started...
- Potty Training Chairs (1 per floor)
- Potty Seats & Step Stools (1 per bathroom)
- Training Pants (6-12 pairs)
- Potty Training Dolls
- Books & DVDs (for kids and adults)
- Potty Training Aids
- Free Potty Training Charts
- Potty Watch (to remind your child)