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Old 02-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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How long did it take to potty train your LO using the 3-day method?

If you used the 3-day potty training method, AND YOUR LO TOOK OVER the 3 days to PL, how long did it take to be 70% daytime trained? We just did the 3-day method for 4.5 days and then DD1 had to go back to preschool in trainers We will try again when she has another break from school, but I need to be more prepared for it taking longer this time. How long did it take yours? TIA!


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Old 02-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: How long did it take to potty train your LO using the 3-day method?

We started the first weekend on February and we're still working on it. We broke some rules as far as using pull-ups for sleep and leaving the house, but they were definitely needed. She gets really upset if she wets a pull-up, so I know she's "got it".... it's all a matter of catching the pees in the potty. Though we started awhile ago, today was the first day that she actually vocalized her potty needs. It was a good day overall with just one accident. I'm looking forward to more of this slow-and-steady progress. :-)
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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I think it's also important to note which 3 day method. The 3 Day Boot Camp was going badly for us, but a switch to the eBook sold on yielded instant results and is much less stressful for both of us. The Boot Camp changes methods every day or half day and relies on punishment (mild but it's still punishment) and otherwise making a lot of drama over accidents. For some kids, whatever gets the most drama gets reinforced, and for others slight inconsistencies are a problem.

The eBook is more expensive but comes with online personal support, and it's extremely simple, consistent, and positive. I don't agree with her to wait till 22 months or wean first but those are easily discarded (we have night weaned but he nurses asleep, so it's possible we won't night train immediately).

I've read several methods, and this eBook and website are the ones most consistent with research on child development and behavior modification.
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