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How to potty train a girl - Ask a Doc | Cook Children's

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I'd like to talk to you about potty

training which is a problem with most

parents and the common question we

doctors get there is a little bit of

difference between potty training a boy

versus a girl girls mature faster in

there typically ages around two to

two-and-a-half they usually sit on the

potty and get a small potty chair to sit

on the floor so it's at their comfort

level you can get videos and books on

potty training you could they even have

a small potty that plays music if they

go on the potty

they are usually easier to train because

they mature quicker it's usually occurs

around 18 months to as much as three or

four years of age but we all get potty

trained someday it's not really as

important as working on other things

such as vocabulary and language it seems

like we get in the pressure from from

relatives or friends and say oh you

should have a potty trained to a certain

age but they have to have that

neurologic control to be able to do this

they have to say it sense that hey I've

got a full bladder or rectum and I'm

about to go and they also have to want

to if they don't want to good luck

you're not gonna force that so wait till

they're giving you those signals pee pee

pee pee you set them on the potty and

they go and they do this every day for a

week it's really not hard you'll see

some books that says potty training in

three days but they also tell you to

wait till they give you those signals

and they're actually ready but if

they're showing a lot of resistance they

you can tell they need to go they go

hide in a corner and squat and try to

use the bough minutes they know they

need to go they just don't want to sit

on the potty then you can use rewards a

couple of points though they it has to

be used up if you give them a matchbox

car for going on the potty then I don't

have to go on the potty again so parents

use treats you eat blow bubbles

play on the iPhone something that's used

up number two has got to be what they

cry they really important for them

number three it's got to be somebody

else has got to be getting it if it's

sitting on the shelf

it's not gonna apply pressure so

everybody in the family or better yet

friends who come over and spend the day

and they go to the bathroom they get the

treat in the child be crying for that

treat you say no you got a peepee on the

potty to get that treat but if that

doesn't help and they're resistant just

wait because the harder you push worse

it is

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