If you can't take Fellom's San Francisco-based class, you can still put her method to work for you.
Then each family has its own three-day potty training weekend at home.
Within a week or two after the long weekend, Fellom says, children will be able to reliably go to the potty to pee or poop and have few, if any, accidents.
Instead, "success" is more likely to mean that your child is using the potty rather than diapers, but he may still have accidents and you'll need to help him with parts of the process.
The idea that your child could get comfortable using the potty in a few days – or even one afternoon – may seem unbelievable to parents expecting potty training to be a lengthy and difficult process. Foxx published the book that started it all, Toilet Training in Less Than a Day, in 1974.But "quick-training" works for many parents – and it isn't a recent trend. Since then, numerous experts have spun off their own accelerated potty training methods.Her method can work for kids as young as 15 months old, and is most effective for those younger than 28 months, Fellom says.To participate in her program, parents (or a single parent and another supportive adult, such as a grandparent or caregiver) attend a two-hour class in the evening.
(And some skills, such as pulling pants up and down without help, won't be possible for younger toddlers.)It's best to think of the three days as the kick-off to an ongoing process.The most important thing to remember is that there's no "correct" way to potty train your child – except for the one that works for you and your family.