As parents’ of boys and girls, the Family Seat team are happy to help as well as share our experience of potty training boys and girls and tell you about the surprising differences we came across.
- As we are all aware there is a fundamental design difference between boys and girls. This must therefore lead to a different approach.
- Boys historically tend to develop this skill later than girls.
With girls you will have to teach them to sit further back on the Family Toilet Seat.
They will need to master sitting on the Family Toilet Seat further back which may help them by being better able to balance. Girls need to take this position as it will help limit spray, they should be shown to sit with their legs slightly more open as this will help them relax, this can be a little unnerving. It is imperative your child has a fully secure and stable seat platform as it is a well known fact that if a seat or insert wobbles about, it may well put them off.
Girls generally are more focused and less distracted than boys. This ability to maintain focus can lead to them successfully Potty Training sooner than boys.
When it comes to having a poo, she will have to sit on the Family Toilet Seat as far back as when having a wee. Once sitting, it can take a time for her to relax and to go at first. This is a good time to use their nature of being able to concentrate by giving them a book to look at or read them a story or play some music for them to listen to while they are going to the toilet in the early stages.
After they have used the Potty, it is very important that you teach them, when cleaning themselves, they must wipe from front to back.
Throughout you will have all the Potty Training Tools provided by Family Seat to help keep them focused and motivated.
Remember you must persevere and in no time they will master Potty Training.