"3 Day Potty Training" by Lora Jensen
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Jodie - posted on 11/28/2012
I tried the 3 day potty training on the recommendation of a friend. I did it by the book as per the plan, that is the only way it will work. It was a dismal failure for my family. It made my daughter very anxious and unhappy. She started holding urine and stool. She normally has a healthy bowel movement everyday, and has never had a problem with constipation. Finally on day 3 she did have a small bowel movement, crying and shaking because she was trying to hold it in so badly. Then, at night, I checked on her and she had stool everywhere. She was fast asleep because she was so exhausted from the plan and having accidents at night because she had been holding it so much during the day and having to have the sheets and herself changed so many times, that she didn't make a peep or cry. I found her with all this stool in her crib and it broke my heart that I had tried this harsh plan. Maybe this plan works for some children, but I am sure there are many who do not respond well to this. Lora may be an expert on her own 6 children, but in my opinion, is no expert on children in general and has no credentials to back herself up, only her high opinion of herself and some anecdotal evidence. I am more angry at myself as an educated and loving parent that I subjected my child to this plan. We are back to diapers and are happily progressing at her pace with what works for her, not the condescending plan of a self proclaimed "expert."
Nancy - posted on 09/24/2012
I used this method for my son and will be using it for my daughter in two months. When you start later than 22 months, it takes longer than 3 days. My son was 3 when we did it, but after a week he was done. You have to be VERY focused, VERY consistent, and SUPER enthusiastic with every success (we celebrated each success with Blur's "Song 2" - whoo hoo!"). If any of these things are lacking, it won't work or it will just take longer.
Shauna - posted on 02/01/2012
I am on day 3 today, and it has not clicked. She has yet to tell me when she needs to go. She comes to me and says bum mid poop. Pee's have all been accidents but we have had some successful finishes in the toilet... 3 days... I dont think so... but I am not giving up.
Did this method about three weeks ago with my 2.5 year old daughter and it's been really successful. It did take longer than 3 days to fully train her but I would agree that it clicked by day three. It's taken another couple of weeks for her to get the pooing down perfect and there are still accidents at daycare. Luckily, the nights have been completely dry for 1.5 weeks with just underwear. I highly recommend this program.
Cara - posted on 06/10/2010
so yeah we're on day 4 and Cornelius came over a little while ago while i was laying on the floor and sat on my back and peed all over me. grant it i'm trying to train Cornelius who will be 4 on monday, and Archen who is 21 months at the same time and my period just started today so i'm exhausted and crampy and cranky and Lora picked this week of all weeks to go on vacation. somebody please encourage me because i really feel like going out and buying some pull-ups so i can go and take a nap.
Shantae - posted on 12/26/2013
I agree with you. It is not for every child. My son, who turned two in September, began holding his pee and poop. His personality had totally changed where he even refused to drink. He threw up also. I ended up taking him to the ER and they gave him an enema. I discontinued this training and will not resume any other method until he is ready.
Maria - posted on 08/24/2013
We are on day 3 of this method and I don't think it has clicked yet. We have had accidents and some pees in the potty. No poops yet...he is holding it and hasn't gone poo since the day before we started potty training. My son is almost 21/2. We are starting to loose hope...he is refusing to sit on potty and try to poop. I'm worried its going to lead to constipation. The only thin we have t done is use a food reward after each time so I'm thinking of trying that today see if it helps. We have been using lots of positive reinforcement hugs and kisses after....my son is very strong willed...I know we have to be persistent and it will click but I'm really hoping its sooner rather than later. Biggest struggle is getting him to use the potting before and after sleep time...any suggestions? He absolutely refuses to even try. He is down for a nap right now and I know for a fact that he will wake up yet but he would not go pee before going to sleep...any help would be really appreciated.
Tessa - posted on 02/15/2013
We just started this today. So far we have had to go through 4 pairs of undies in about 4 hours. My problem is the book says to make a "reward" out of a favorite treat. So I've been giving him one M&M each time he tells me he needs to go and makes in to the potty staying dry on the way. Now He is asking for the candy and making himself dribble a little bit as often as possible. I don't want to create this association but I also want to stay consistent. Ideas? I just put him down to nap and he asked to go potty twice, he actually went once and I told him I'd give him his reward after nap time and that led to a meltdown. I don't want bedtime to be this way. Help!
Torry - posted on 03/30/2012
My son is 23 months today and has been going pee on potty (when ever his sister does for months) We just did day one and wanted to know if it is normal for them to pee every 20 min or so.
Even if he has an accident and i put him on the potty he goes again, but 15 to 20 min later he pees more. He does tell me after and accident that he needs to go potty, so I guess he is starting to get it? I'm not giving up just wanted a little insider if im on the right track!
Merle - posted on 04/07/2011
Hi Ladies I have done this with my DD (almost 23months) we are on day 7 and are just now having some success. She will not ask for the potty but will finally sit on it and do a pee if I "read" her correctly... sometimes ;0) I am not giving up even though I want to some days and my poor washer is in overdrive , but it is still better than nappies. Good luck to other mums... I think the idea has merit but how long it takes depends on your child's temperament.
Pamela - posted on 02/07/2011
3 days meh !! no way we are on day 4 with Ewan who is 22 month old and we nearly had it before christmas but he stopped asking and we were due to go on holidays so we pulled the plug we were using the 1 week method and we are on the 3 day method like I said on day 4. day 1 went really well tell us he needed to go day two half the day he was really trying second half of the day ohh this is a game I can hop on and off the toilet all the time day 3 so many accidents but still 7 on the toilet and one big poo now day 4 no wee accidents 3 stickers and 3 poo accidents. it is a good idea but it will take more than 3 days but we will keep going I have a 3 year old with MERLD who is still in nappies but he is away for the week so we can try this out I have 2 more days till we have to leave the house whahah and Im hoping he will have it buy then.. at least he is saying he needs to go again .. but I think after 4 days being copped up with him Im not as on the ball as I was on days 1 and 2 its tiring .. oh but we are dry at night I get up 30 minutes before he normally does and wait for the first stirring. my friend used it on her girl and buy day 3 she had the idea but still has accidents and it was 2 weeks after that she was saying wees at the right times.. I know Ewan has the point he is just choosing to push me.
I might also add Ewan is extremely strong willed and hasn't been the best behaved so I have had to tell him off.. he is naughty plan and simple hilarious but naughty .. if I say don't forget to tell mummy if you need to do wees he holds his doodle screams at me NONONONONONONO .. I will battle through Im not going back to nappies . .. and I might also add that while my 3 year old has been away he has taken himself to the toilet with out prompting .. he was 3 in jan and have a developmental disability so the hope is there heheh. heheh
Rachelle - posted on 10/10/2010
I used this method on Colby in August. He had just turned 2. He took to it really well, but it did take the full 3 days. I also had a 12 month old (they are 1 year and 11 days apart) to take care of as well so I had a friend come for the 3 days and watch the little one so I could concentrate on Colby. She also helped me keep a better eye on him so I didn't miss the "signs". Colby is now 26 months old and he is doing very well with his training. He still has a few accidents, but I expected that as I have to spend quite a bit of time with the 14 month old and I am alone with them all day. Colby does very well at night. He usually wakes up and calls me to go "gucky" before he pees, but once and a while he has an accident before I get to him. I think this method would be great when you don't have a baby in the house to take care of as well.
Cara - posted on 06/18/2010
update: Corny has been out of diapers now for almost 2 full weeks. he's getting better and better at staying dry but he's still pooping wherever he might be when he feels the need.
Archen is back in pull-ups at least part time. He totally didn't get the idea of pulling pants up and down and even when he did go while sitting on the potty i had to help him aim. there was no way he was going to be trained to go all by himself any time soon. so i've decided to let him go through the rest of the summer part time in the pull-ups and then when he turns two in September we'll try the method again.
Marina - posted on 06/18/2010
Im on day 3 today with my 2 year old daughter...So far NOTHING...Accidents all the time, she doesn't want to sit on the potty/toilet seat and doesn't seams to "click" to all this. Well, its a no going back thing for me, so let's see how long it is going to take us. BTW is is very very stubborn and that might be the reason.
Walaa - posted on 05/20/2010
i am also a new member on that wonderfull site........ i like it so much and seems like it has lot of benifits
Soha..... here is the link that you are asking for "http://www.3daypottytraining.com" you should make a registeration to download the e-book
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