How To Potty Train In Just 3 Days

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I found one of the most dreaded and challenging tasks as a mother was Potty training. It just was. But I have to say I did find a way to train 5 children to use the potty before they were 3. Heres my method I used and it literally only took a few days to get them doing it.

The first thing in potty training is looking for readiness. They may be the smartest child on the planet but that doesn’t make them ready to start using the potty. The signals for readiness are verbally saying when they have to go or saying “pee pee” or “poo poo”, pointing to their diaper , taking their diaper off when they have gone, having dry diapers through the night or several hours during the day. Those are just some of the signs. They may show some or even just one or two before they are ready.

Next I warn them a few days in advance that we will be using the potty and I talk it up alot so they have some time to get used to it.
I like to use the naked method and it has worked all 5 times with my kids so I’ve stuck with it they seem to grasp it faster when they see whats happening when they have an accident (and they will have accidents). I let them go without pants on for 2 out of the 3 days and by the third day I start putting regular underwear on them. I leave the potty chair in a place that they are going to be playing and have instant access to it. By the third day with this I have moved it into the bathroom. I also use the reward method and I would give them a few M&Ms every time they would go for the first few days and then let that taper off. Just make sure you make a big deal out of it and give them lots of praise each time. Now this is not a new concept by any means but I know for sure that it does work if you put the time and effort and have patience with it they will do it if they are ready. I have found too that making sure there are little distractions while training is also really important. I tried to potty train my last little guy when he turned 2 just like my other 4 but he just wasn’t ready and he had the distraction of his 4 year old sister. Well as soon as she went to kindergarten I vowed to have him potty trained and boom he did it and it literally only took 3 days.

Now this is not a new concept by any means but I know for sure that it does work if you put the time and effort and have patience with it they will do it if they are ready. I have found too that making sure there are little distractions while training is also really important. I tried to potty train my last little guy when he turned 2 just like my other 4 but he just wasn’t ready and he had the distraction of his 4 year old sister. Well as soon as she went to kindergarten I vowed to have him potty trained and boom he did it and it literally only took 3 days.

Use treats to reward them when they go every time for those first few days.

Give them lots to drink throughout the day this helps them have to go the bathroom alot

Put them on the potty every 30 minutes the first day just to get them in the routine

Patience, Patience, Patience, I can’t stress that enough it takes a lot of it, it can be so frustrating and you can get discouraged quickly just stick it out within a couple days you will be glad you did.

Make sure when they do have an accident that you are firm in letting them know where the right place to go is, don’t be wishy washy but don’t spank or yell either.

some people like to use dolls that go potty or books that talk about going to the potty or even videos on it, these are all helpful in using while using this method, whatever gets them excited about using the potty is a good thing!

I know its tempting to use Pull ups or other brands of training pants but I really discourage it. They just prolong the process and actually hinder it. They feel like a diaper so they naturally will have more accidents and they are not economical. I know some people feel safer using them in case of an accident but I say save your money:)

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