Jennifer - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
We've been trying to casually potty train our 30-month-old and are starting to want to get more serious about it. He shows all the right signs (stays dry for 2-3 hours sometimes, dry during naps sometimes, talks about it and sometimes asks to go potty, asks to have his diaper changed, has peed in the potty three times). But I think if we don't force the issue a little bit, he'd be content to stay in diapers forever (he's always worn cloth diapers so is very used to the wet feeling and couldn't care less).
So we're planning to try the potty-training boot camp weekend described here:
Basic premise is naked from the waist down for three full days and then staying pants less at home for at least three more months. It also wants them to wear no underwear or diapers at daycare for three months, but I don't see how our daycare center would be on board with that.
Has anyone ever done this potty training boot camp or anything similar, and did it work for you? Were there any major pitfalls (such as a horribly ticked-off toddler who regressed in potty training)? Any feedback would be appreciated before we try potty training boot camp.