Monday, October 3, 2011

Potty: Day 3

Today was nothing short of bad.  Blah. 

Seven accidents.  He just wouldn’t use the potty.  He wouldn’t stop playing.  I would ask and ask, and 2 seconds after I asked and he said no, he would just go.  And he didn’t stop anymore once I picked him up; he didn’t get a drop in the potty – not even once.  So discouraging, because I know he can do this!  He did great yesterday!  I know he has control because once again, he kept his naptime Pull Up dry.  And he would go 3 or even 4 hours without peeing.

We aren’t really sure where to go from here.  On one hand, we could just put him back in diapers and try again later.  But on the other hand, I know he can do this, and I’m afraid he’s just testing his limits to see if he can get away with peeing whenever and wherever he wants.  And if that’s the case, I think it would just be harder later, because he’d be even more set in his ways.

Anyway, I know that if this is our biggest problem, our family is doing pretty well!  And I also know that Russell will be potty-trained eventually.  But I would have to tell the self-proclaimed “Potty Queen” (author of the e-book) that I don’t agree with her – not every child can be potty-trained in 3 days!


  1. I'm sorry you had a bad day! Just so you don't feel alone, I tried the 3 day method with Hannah too, and it did not work for us either. I honestly can't remember if any particular method worked. She finally just got to the point that she wanted to do it and did it on her own.

  2. shoot! at least you know he can do it, right? smart kid! maybe lacking motivation??
    y'all figure this out so when Zach is ready, I can ask some experts :)

  3. If you ever want to talk potty talk, let me know. We had a really hard time with Tyler! The 3 day method did not work for us. YOu're right that he can do it. Do not go back to diapers! Good luck!