What really matters is your child’s unique development and personality. Some boys may take longer on their potty learning journey. But many girls — especially Bears, Turtles and Squirrels — will take longer than boys the same age. Matching your approach to your child’s personality is the best way to work together to make the process successful.
Teach boys to use the potty sitting down. Standing up and aiming into that toilet is a skill that can come later. Dads, take one for the team and help your little guy make potty progress by showing him how to pee sitting down — unless you’re willing to mop up the bathroom a few times a day, that is! Junior takes his cues from you, and eventually you can show him how the Big Guys do it.
Boys tend to take a few months longer than girls, but this is only on average. Many boys master their skills early and quickly, just as many girls may take longer and struggle more. Your child’s gender isn’t as much a factor as his or her readiness and personality.