Yeah, the 3 day method was a failure for us. By the end of day 3, Monkey was crying when ran him to the potty. Even though others keep the program going beyond 3 days if the child isn’t yet potty trained, we decided that would be cruel and unusual punishment since it wasn’t going well, he seemed to be developing a fear of the potty, and he’d already been indoors for 3 solid days. We have backed off and put him back in pull-ups. Now we talk about underwear and going potty and give him the option instead (he never chooses to wear underwear or go to the potty).
I had hoped that at the end of the 3 days, Monkey would go pee mostly in the potty. Now he starts pre-school in a month and we feel pretty doubtful that he’ll be potty trained by then (they require that for attendance). So it’s in jeopardy I guess. We’re going to a pre-school picnic today and will have this discussion with them. We will be so disappointed if he can’t go – he really is ready in every other way.
So on that note, feel free to share any tips and tricks that worked for you. I know many of you did in my last post and I thank you for that.