Potty Training in Three Days?

I found a website by a lady who claims that if she took any child for a three day weekend she would return him entirely potty trained. How exciting! But worth buying her book? I can guess what she advises, can you?

Probably not going anywhere for those days and letting the toddler run around naked.

We’ve been working on getting Deeder trained since he was 18 months old. He sits and sits but more often than not he doesn’t “go” at all.

What am I doing wrong and how can I do this without putting the rest of my life entirely on hold? Diapers are expensive, hardly worth waiting for Deeder to train himself. I’m just not sure. His 3rd birthday comes up in just over two months and we don’t seem near reaching the happy ending to diaper wearing. Deeder trained by his next birthday and Carly walking by her birthday, we can do it…right?

7 Responses to “Potty Training in Three Days?”

  1. renee says:

    I have potty trained TEN children by going cold turkey w/ them all. And all were potty trained by two (except Mordecai, and him just after his 3rd birthday). Put him in underwear, be prepared to change it twenty times a day. Every time he pees or poos put him on the potty (even if it’s too late). It worked for me :)

  2. Laura says:

    Game on, again!

  3. merrymishaps says:

    I think I was nearly FOUR by the time I was fully potty trained. For your sake, I sure hope I was an oddity!

  4. Kathie says:

    We did Renee’s method. It was REALLY hard for me to plan to just be home. We started on a Saturday- went OK, not great. Sunday we decided to go to church, and J was dry the entire time, only to have lots of accidents in the afternoon. Monday morning I gave up (and we were out of underwear). By Monday afternoon, all the underwear was washed, and I started again. And on Tuesday, he got it!

    You can do it!!

  5. Pam says:

    Molly has beenpotty trained since about 20 months. Basically I did just take diapers and pants off her and let her run around naked. She happens to LOVE Dora the Explorer and has a Dora potty seat too. Good luck!

  6. Teresa says:

    Hey Laura,
    Each of my oldest 3 were each different, but I learned that they all get potty trained eventually, when they are ready. Ryan was about 2 1/2 and I stressed out too much about it. Sydney was 3 , I had tried earlier but shee wasn’t ready till she was, and Ava has been potty trained for about 3 months at about 2 1/2 . I pretty much left her in diapers and took her potty ever 2 hours and she eventually got it. Don’t stress about it.

  7. Tater's Mom says:

    I agree with Teresa – don’t stress! We tried EVERYTHING with Tater, read all the books and spent endless hours taking him back and forth to the potty, cleaning the messes, encouraging, rewarding, etc, etc. Nothing worked, none of it.

    Finally, we took away the diapers and pull-ups completely and just put him in underwear. Yes, there were accidents and yes, many months following were carefully planned around Tater’s toileting habits. But he learned fairly quickly (about 2 months before his third birthday, in fact) and it was completely obvious to us that we just plain got lucky. Tater just so happened to be READY when we took away the diapers and I completely believe that is the key. They have to be ready to try, ready to accept this huge transition from babyhood. All you can do is support their efforts, and never leave the house without a change of clothes. :)

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