Potty Train in 3 Days. Is it Possible?

Overwhelmed by all the potty training methods out there and just want to be rid of diapers? One mom breaks down the gimmicks to show you what works – and what doesn't.

This post originally appeared on Farmington Patch and is a contribution from a community member.

I'm sure you have read about potty training methods that promise to potty train your child in 3 days.

But you wonder if such methods are just gimmicks. Same here!

When I started potty training my daughter, she was such a hard case. I started looking into all of these methods, programs, and books. I was so desperate and wanted a quick fix.

"Only 3 days!" I thought... that's awesome! 

There are so many methods that promise different things. They all teach different approaches to potty training.

My daughter was so afraid of the potty, and stubborn at the same time. I had to find a program that was going to consider her temperament and fears. So I decided to do what any good blogger would do. I decided to review some of these popular programs.

For myself, and my readers...you're welcome!

First let's answer the question, "Can I potty train my child in 3 days?"

Well that depends on how you define potty train.

If you mean that your child will be completely accident free after 3 days, then the answer is NO. And any program that promises you that, you should definitely stay away from.

Your child will have accidents and that is completely normal. If you think that your child will be diaper free at nighttime after only 3 days, then the answer is also a resounding NO!

Being able to hold urine in during the night is a developmental milestone. Your child's bladder has to signal her brain to wake her up. That is something that happens with age. Click here to continue reading the full post and learn more about different potty training methods and programs.

all-c-ing-eye March 07, 2014 at 03:54 PM
When i read the title of the article "Potty Train" I thought to myself, When it comes into the station ill just wait for the next one, whew.
violet giannone March 08, 2014 at 07:32 AM
@Hemendalll what a awesome idea! We actually bought a bag of toys from the dollar store. My Daughter was so excited to get a surprise every time she went potty. That along with lots of love, encouragement, and patience, was the reason for our success :)
Lorie Levinson March 08, 2014 at 08:09 AM
I happen to be lucky when my second child was potty trained. It took 1 day to potty train her. She was about 2 1/2 and was at my in-laws when my mother-in-law told her she ran out of diapers. My daughter went on the toilet and that was it. No more diapers and no accidents. She's 25 now, lol!
Robert Bruno March 10, 2014 at 05:17 PM
What happened to bk inhillsboroug . Mcdonalds has some serious potholes
violet giannone March 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM
@Lorie, I wish we had it that easy. Potty training was a nightmare! Glad it's over with…well at least for another few months until it's the younger one's turn :)


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