I’ve received a lot of questions around potty training. I’ve heard the stories about boys taking longer . Stories saying it can be done in a week or three days. Opinions about what age children "SHOULD" be potty trained. Ive talked to the moms and not yet moms. Who think they receive a gold medal in the mail when they brag about little Timmy being trained at 6weeks old. (I’m being a little facetious here) but let me start this blog off by calming your nerves from all of the out side noise. Potty training is a process. Potty training each child will be different.
Potty training is between you and your child, first.
Why do I say this? similar to walking, they will give you signs “IT’s TIME”. The pee dance, grabbing , or just an over all curiosity about the potty. Early Introduction is great. However, I personally don’t believe in rushing your child through a process if they’re not ready for it. Trust me its only going to cause you and little one stress.
Everyone will have an opinion on your child’s bodily function. But no one ever ask an adult “when did you stop potty training”, so take a deep breath mom/dad. This is something he/she will be doing for a life time. I mean, look at you and I thriving in the potty training arena as adults.
POTTY TRAINING METHODS
The three day method : I recently saw this book by Lora Jensen. linked here it gives tips on how to potty train over a weekend. I personally didn’t read but I’ve seen this float around often. other moms swear by it. I didn’t need it when I came across this read.
The no diaper for the weekend method. you allow little to walk around FREE for the weekend. Allowing them easy access to the potty. The thing about this method, it’s only effective if you’re not going out for the weekend. You may have alot of accidents. Be patient.