3 day potty training

Has anyone done it? Were you successful? How old was LO? Any tips to make sure it works? Any help would be appreciated :-)

 22 Jan 2012 12:49 AM
 3 Jul 2008
Yup! ODD was 2 years, 3 1/2 months. Day trained by the day 2 morning, night trained by night 3. grin Tips... follow to a T. Since you have 2 (like us) DH did it with her so I could tend to YDD. I think this was key. Good luck smile

 22 Jan 2012 8:52 AM
 14 Apr 2009
I've never heard of this. Is there a book to read?

 22 Jan 2012 11:40 AM
 15 Dec 2008
Forum Fan
We tried it for DD, two attempts, and exactly how the book says to do, but I don't think it's for her. The first try at Christmas, I don't think she was ready as she refused to sit on the potty and had no problem pooping in her underwear and continue playing.

The second time, she would sit on the potty but refused to remove her pants, let alone her diaper, yet she was sitting on the potty at daycare.

So, the idea of her going straight from diapers to exclusively underwear just did not work. At daycare, she started taking off her diaper and sitting on the potty and eventually peed. So we decided to follow that route. I ask her if she wants to take her diaper off and try to use the potty. When she goes, we still use the encouragement and rewards and she has thrived from that, but we are not pushing it on her.

We plan to continue these baby steps and our goal is to have her trained in the summer, when she will not feel cold running around without bottoms on.

Maybe 3 day potty training will work in a little bit when she is ready to do away with diapers.

 22 Jan 2012 1:23 PM
 20 Jul 2006
 GTA, Ontario
I read up on the theory of it but honestly my LO wouldn't potty train until SHE decided. It had nothing to do with bladder control, more a battle of the wills. She's an independent little thing, always has to be in control. We gave up entirely and one day (a few months ago) she potty trained herself overnight. No accidents, no more diapers. That was it. Done. That's just how she rolls. I'll be a lot more patient the next time around!

 22 Jan 2012 3:00 PM
 21 Oct 2009
I have tried this twice. It has backfired both times and actually caused YDS to regress and had made future potty training harder. His new OT who we just started working with gave me a bunch of info regarding potty training and it says most non-disabled children take 5-10 months to become fully potty trained and it is not unusual for them to have accidents on occassion until age 5.

The information that she has given me has also said one of the "readiness" indicators for potty training is a motivation to be potty trained.

I think many of the people who used the 3 day method and it was successful it worked because their kids were ready to potty train anyways.

As my son's OT says - you can lead a kid to the potty but you cannot make them use it unless they want to. It is also one reason she does not call it potty training but rather potty learning. She says the kids are learning, the only ones being trained are the parents tongueold usually to be more patient and let their child go at their own speed.

 22 Jan 2012 9:07 PM
 25 Jan 2006
It worked for both of my kids. DS was 2 years and 4 months and DD was 23 months. I felt like DS was ready and he was 100% on the 4th day...no accidents ever! With DD, I didn't really see any ready signs but decided to try it anyways. She didn't catch on as fast as her brother, but I think it was still a success...just had more accidents after the 3 days.

 22 Jan 2012 9:47 PM
 7 Nov 2005
We did it but it took about a week before we had zero accidents. After day 3 she went back to daycare and I think that might've set her back a little. She was 2 years and 4 months old.

 22 Jan 2012 11:05 PM
 4 Apr 2006
It worked for ODD. We did it when she was 26 months and was showing all the signs she was ready. The first day we went through 16 pairs of underwear and by the first night she started to figure it out. The 2nd day was 8 pairs of underwear and the final day was only 3 pairs. For the first month afterward she had about one small accident every other day, and then the spacing between accidents became longer. It was probably 3 months later before I could stop worrying about accidents altogether.

We didn't do naps or nighttime though. Still, at 3.5, she wears pull-ups at night.

 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
New Member

Want to continue the discussion?

For more discussion like this or to reconnect with weddingbells.ca forum members, check out the forums at buzzle.ca!

More Like This...