One of the biggest milestones that your baby boy will go through during toddlerhood is potty training. The basics for potty training are the same for both girls and boys. However, potty training a boy sure can have its additional challenges.
According to the University of Michigan Health System, (UMHS) both boys and girls are usually ready for potty training at the same age, between 1.5 years and 2.5 years old. However, on average, boys are potty trained later, at 31 months, while girls are potty trained at 29 months.
Your son will be ready for potty training when he can follow directions, and can tell you when he doesn’t like his soggy wet diaper. The best thing to do is make sure you don't start potty training before they're ready. Don’t fret! Potty training a boy isn’t entirely impossible. It will simply take a little time and patience. With the help of these strategies, you’ll have a toddler that's able to go to the bathroom independently in no time!