Although it seems like forever ago, it has actually been just two months since Katie and I started Lora Jensen’s 3 Day Potty Training program. For us, it was more like 48 day training.
But on the 48th day, it clicked.
Ironically, I was reading a comment from Karen on my one-month potty training update when Katie decided to rock my world. Here’s how it went:
Karen, the most unbelievable thing happened as I was reading your comment. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER my dd calmly told me that she needed to poop in the potty and she did! She has had bm’s in the potty before but only because I saw the signs early enough, so this is a BIG DEAL! This is about 2 and a half months since we started the 3 Day method.It has been a more difficult road than I expected but things are finally starting to click.
I agree with you that the book has a lot of helpful suggestions. It helped me get psyched up for potty training, which had previously really intimidated me. After I didn’t get the described results I would have been very discouraged had it not been for the more “realistic” advice I got from other moms. (Each kid is different, don’t set expectations too high, and to be patient.). I’m glad it is paying off as #2 is due in a few months. Hang in there!
Katie is now 99% daytime trained. She overcame her fear of pooping in the potty in one day and has never looked back. Even better, she tells me when she needs to go. No more “tell me if you need to go to the potty, ok?” three-thousand times a day. She still wets in her trainers at night but at this point, I consider the whole thing a success.
We will be welcoming Babypotamus in just a few short months and I am so grateful to have cleared this milestone. It was much more painless than I had imagined an I am not at all dreading the process with #2. Many, many thanks to all of you that poured in with advice and encouragement when we hit a roadblock. If you are new to potty training and want some great advice, read the comments on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and the One Month Update!