While potty training girls is a little different than potty training boys a few potty training tips can decrease the anxiety for parents and kids both. After all, the potty training process is mostly about figuring out how to teach the kid to sit and wipe with minimal mess. in that respect, the method for potty training girls is generally the same as potty training boys, with a few distinctions. Girls don’t have to worry about aiming, and may finish their training a little bit earlier. But for all kids, comfort is key.
Some parents (and advice givers) recommend positioning girls backward on the potty to help them feel more comfortable. But more important than facing the front or the back of the toilet is making sure the pelvis is angled correctly and the child has something to push against. Letting a potty-training child’s legs dangle unsupported can be pretty uncomfortable and may even delay the toilet training process.
3 Tips for Potty Training Girls
- Get a leg up: it can be difficult and uncomfortable for kids to go when their legs are dangling. Parents should use a comfortable potty seat and a small stool for kids to push against.
- Front to back: Girls need to learn to wipe front to back to help avoid painful urinary tract infections that can delay potty…
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