As you may have figured out, potty training your Princess will require a different approach to potty training your Prince. We’ve compiled three simple tips for potty training your Princess so she can make the transition from diapers to regular underwear. Keep in mind that the typical ideal age to potty train girls is between 18-24 months.
1. Use her favorite stuffed animal or doll for potty demonstrations
Ellie the elephant or her favorite action figure can be used to set the example on how to sit down on the potty correctly. After using your daughter’s favorite toy to demonstrate proper sitting technique, have your demonstrate repeat your demonstration with her toy.
It’ll help her better remember what you shared with her. Remember that practice coupled with positive reinforcement will pay off in the long run. Refer to tip number three below for more on using positive reinforcement.
2. Emphasize proper wiping
Urinary tract infections are possible when it comes to your daughter learning how to wipe and make it to the bathroom in time. By teaching your daughter to wipe from front to back, it’ll help her prevent the spread of bacteria from bowel movements. Teach your daughter to simply pat herself dry if it’s too difficult for her to remember to wipe from front to back.
3. Reward potty training successes
Positive reinforcements for your daughter recognizing when to poop and pee is a must if you’re to help her develop great potty training habits. Feel free to use any of the following as rewards and stick with whatever works for your Princess:
- Animal stickers
- Trip to the ice cream store
- A new coloring book
You can also reward her based on the number of consecutive nights she stays dry and does not wet her bed. For example, for every five nights she stays dry, you make a quick trip to the ice cream store.
Try these tips out and let us know how they work for you!
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