I don't know about you, but potty training was one of those parenting moments that tested my patience in a way very few things can. And as a mother to a daughter, I can tell you thatfiguring out how to potty train a girl was no picnic. While there are similarities in the overall experience regardless of your child's sex or gender, there are more than a few things only moms potty training girls can understand. Trust me.
According to the website, New Kids Center, girls show potty-training readiness three months sooner than boys, on average. Of course, your experience potty training will depend entirely on your child, and things like a big life change, a loss of interest, or straight-up resistance can derail the process entirely. In the end, and in my experience, it's best to follow your child's lead.
I waited for my daughter to show she was interested in using a potty before trying to train her. When she seemed curious I purchased a small potty to sit beside the big one, and in the beginning she would simply watch and observe. When, on some random day, she used the potty, I immediately created a sticker chart and praised her for her efforts. While the entire experience wasn't easy, waiting for her to be ready certainly helped push us toward more pee- and diaper-free days.
My experience with my son was different, though, and while there were a few similarities he seemed much less interested in the potty, and way more interested in simply sitting on it to waste time. So trust me when I say there are a few things only moms potty training girls will understand, including some of the following: