Shortly after my daughter’s 2nd birthday, I had her fully potty trained.
Every single person I’ve told about this are always shocked and amazed.
They would ask, “How the heck did you do it?”
Surprisingly, it was quite easy! And knowing what I know now, I could’ve had her potty trained a lot sooner.
In this post, I’m going to tell you the exact method and tools I used to make potty training my daughter in a single weekend fun, easy and stress-free.
How to Potty Train a Toddler Fast
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Are your ready to potty train your toddler?
Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars on diapers and training pants every month?
Well, I was too and decided right after my toddler turned the age of 2 that I wasn’t going to spend another dime on diapers.
As you may know already, potty training a toddler can be stressful.
You may be frustrated and want to give up but I’m here to tell you that it can be done fast and easy with the “pants off” method.
What is the “Pants Off” method?
The “Pants-off” method has been used for several years and it is very effective for potty training according to several experts.
What this method requires is that you remove your toddler’s bottoms during supervised time blocks for 1-3 days.
You can potty train your toddler super fast doing this and with my method it makes cleaning up any “accidents” quite easy.
How does this method work?
During the “pants off” process, your toddler will naturally have to pee or poo.
When they show the signs, such as squatting, you’ll be able to quickly place them on the potty when they have a need to go.
After doing this a few times, your toddler will eventually catch on to when they have to go “potty” and will soon be able to do it on their own.
With the pants off method, I personally suggest taking a weekend off so that you can devote your time and attention to your toddler throughout the entire process.
What supplies will I need?
I owe much of my toddler’s potty training success to being prepared with the right tools and supplies which I’ll share with you below.
The One Day Potty Training Method
Below is the exact method I used to potty train my toddler in a day:
First, I placed the play yard in our living room and covered the floor underneath it with the puppy pads.
Then I placed the potty into the play yard along with a few of her favorite toys.
Next, I removed her bottoms and placed her in the play pen (I did have her wear an over sized t-shirt for decency purposes).
Being in the same room with my toddler made her extremely comfortable and I was able to watch her very closely.
I also gave her plenty of water to encourage her to pee. If she showed any signs of having to “go”, I would quickly place her on the potty reassuring her that this would be where she “potties”.
During her time in the play pen I played music, funny videos and games because I didn’t want her getting bored then asking to get out.
When she would go on the potty, I would clap and praise her by saying, “Good Job!” making sure to show my excitement by giving her several hugs and kisses.
Immediately after going to potty, I would take her outside (wearing training pants of course!) for a short break.
Then we would come back inside, where I would remove her bottoms and place her back into the play pen.
At night she’d wear training pants while sleeping and the next day upon waking, I’d immediately take her to the potty.
Q & A
Should I use candy or treats as a reward?
This is a very tricky question as it depends on the situation.
Personally, I found that offering my daughter treats lead to her wanting them each and every time that she used the potty.
This became a nuisance for us both so I decide to forego treats and focus only on praise.
However, every child is different and ultimately it’s your preference.
How long does this potty training method actually take?
I’ve found that with my toddler, the “pants off” method took one full day to get her accustomed to using the potty.
The following day I purchased her a set of her own underwear and allowed her to wear them while keeping her in an enclosed area near her potty.
By the third day, I was no longer using the enclosure as she would willingly use the potty on her own.
Which is better for potty training? The toilet seat or infant potty?
The choice is yours as it depends on what you and your toddler is most comfortable with.
I prefer the infant sized toilet as it gave my daughter a sense of independence.
However, one downside to this toilet is that I have to clean out the container every time she uses it.
For me that is a small price to pay.
However, if you prefer not to have to clean anything then the seat attachment is worth a try.
Resources for You
- Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right
So there you have it, my insanely simple method to potty training your toddler.
I hope that you find this post useful in teaching your little one how to use the potty as quickly as possible.
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