Girls are not easier to potty train than boys, just different. Girls just seem easier because moms are girls. Besides we have it pretty easy when it comes to going potty. There's not much complicated about it. As long as girls are exhibiting the signs of readiness they can start potty training earlier than boys, sometimes as early as 18 months.
1. Vocalizing bathroom function: When you are changing your little girls diaper, talk about what is in the diaper. Being super specific at this point is not necessary however because girls don't really need to be able to tell the difference. So for girls saying something like "you went potty" should be sufficient. Once your little girl is good at saying that she has gone potty that is an important mile stone! It is important for it to be a word not a sound or a face though, if your the only one who knows what the sound or face means it only means your ready to be trained.
2. The ability to pull down pants: When your little girl can remove her pants, clothes, and or diaper. She is ready to start! Quite often kids at this stage would rather be naked, but seasons could slow down her desire to disrobe. But if you notice she is able to pull down her pants and get a diaper off, that would be your clue.
3. Shopping: Now is the time to take your big girl shopping! Take her to the store and let her pick out a potty seat, I would go with the mini kind that fits on the big potty. Basically because it is cleaner and you won't have to do extra work. You will also need a stool. One that is tall enough for her feet to touch it while she sits on the potty. Also let her pick out some big girl panties. I will post how to make some big kid training pants in the next day or so, I like them because they work like a pull up, but have the ability to work like underwear. They really need to be able to feel wet and uncomfortable. Otherwise they will never be interested in going potty like a big girl.
4. Prepare to be patient: This is so important! I can not stress this enough, that you should never discipline a child for having an accident. Disciplining a child for having an accident is like disciplining a child who trips while learning how to walk. It makes no sense. If there is an accident simply say "its OK next time you will make it in time". Not getting mad, is hard, but it is vital for a speedy potty training experience.
5. Teach about the potty: The scariest part for little girls is being up tall and worrying that they will fall, and the flush. Show your little girl where the potty top is kept, and where her stool will be. A stool will help make her feel more secure! Then show her where the potty goes, and flush the toilet so she can see it isn't scary. You may actually have to put your hand or something in the toilet and flush it, so she can see that she won't get flushed down the toilet. So please be sure you have a clean (chemical free) toilet to work with! Be very "matter of fact" during this part, you don't want to make up anything, because that can make it scarier.
6. Recognizing the feeling: This part takes the longest. And if you have an outside with a privacy fence your in good shape. Assuming its summer or warmer outside let your little girl run around naked outside. If she happens to potty outside that's good! I'll tell you while. The more senses you can include in the potty experience the better. If she feels the urge to go potty, then goes; She will hear it, feel it, and see it. This makes it easier for most kids to figure out what it feels like before she goes. When she does go potty outside in the buff, tell her that is what she did. "Oh wow, you just went potty. Next time lets try it in the potty chair." If you can't do this, stick with cloth rather than disposable. They can at least really feel it that way! Don't use pull ups or move back to diapers, as it will slow down your progress.
7. Reward not punish: I have already touched on this but it bears repeating. Don't discipline a child for an accident. But don't bribe either. You don't want to jump on the bribe wagon, you may never get off! It is still important to reward. For little girls I have found that hugs are GREAT as rewards. So are verbal rewards, something like "you did so good, your such a big girl now". High fives work too, but some girls just respond better to a verbal reward, plus a hug. So how do you get her to go in the potty so you can reward her? Have her sit on the potty with a book. I don't know why by my girls would sit for as long as I wanted if we were reading a book, or singing a song. My youngest daughter liked to sing TNT, I still find that funny. For some reason books and songs will not occupy the attention of boys as long. Likewise, cars and action figures will not occupy a girl for long. Until you get success more often than not, take her to the potty chair as soon as she wakes up from night or nap, and again 30 minutes after food or drinks. Girls catch on to this pretty quickly and will strive for those big girl hugs.
8. Staying home: It was my rule, and many other mom rules that once you start potty training you have to stay home for 2 weeks. Sometimes longer, but two weeks is the standard build a habit timeline. If you must go to the daycare that's OK, but try not to take your big girl in training out more than absolutely necessary. Let her practice this at home for as long as possible before introducing public restrooms. I found out early that girls are more frightened of public restrooms than boys, and flushing is SUPER loud in a public bathroom. Remember those baby steps for the girls. Daycare is different in that most of them will take potty training aged kids to the bathroom every 30 minutes no matter what! They are also adorned with normal bathrooms, not loud flushes, and some are even kid sized.
9. Getting out of the poop loop: It may be a while before you get to this stage. But eventually you will make it. And when you remove yourself from the poop loop you would be surprised how great that can be. I call it the poop loop because up until now you may be being called into the bathroom to help wipe butts, and help wash hands and flush toilets. Getting out of this loop means you won't have to do that anymore, and you won't know how many times a day your little girl poops. So now is the time to teach them how to wipe. Be sure to show girls they have to wipe front to back. This is super important for her health. Next if you have a fancy dual flush toilet which button goes with which action. Also point out what should not go in the toilet. For some reason girls at this age will flush weird stuff like nail polish. Next show her how to put her seat up, and put down the lid. If we teach boys to put down both lids, girls should put down the top lid. Its the only polite thing to do and men will appreciate it by putting them down too. Finally show her how to wash her own hands. Once your big girl can do all these things herself, you are finally out of the poop loop. Oh what a glorious day!