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. 

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.