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3-day - testimony that every kid is different - advice needed too

We potty trained DS using the 3 day potty training method by Lora Jensen. Did it a couple weeks after his 2nd birthday and worked like a charm. He was running to the bathroom by day 2 and was doing so well on day 3 we actually took him to a gathering at a friends house.

DD, different story. We are halfway through day 3 and I am about to throw in the towel. Besides holding it for record amounts of time and getting about 3 total pees in the potty, it hasn't clicked for her. We cleaned two poops out of her bed - one last night and one early this morning (because she held it so long I'm guessing). And she held her pee for 6.5 hours this morning. Not one single drop came out the entire time. I'm not sure what to do next. I know I'm going to put a pullup on her tonight, but I'm thinking maybe I should dump daytime training too...the only thing holding me back is that she can obviously hold and control her pee. She's really reluctant about sitting on the potty. Advice? Thoughts on what direction to go next?

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Re: 3-day - testimony that every kid is different - advice needed too

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    IMO by age alone she's ready by default.  Given her age, it could be her personality and it's more of a power struggle at this point.  I've PT 3 kids but they were between 14-17 months old and it was before the power struggle stage and super easy.  We did daytime, naps and bedtime at the same time because I think its too confusing to say stay dry during the day but at night you can pee yourself.  My advice would be stick with it- even at night.  Let her know its the new way of life.  Eventually she'll realize.  If she's making messes, have her help clean them up.  Of course, don't react to any accidents.  Pretty soon she'll realize its faster to just pee/poop in the potty then having to wash up and clean up a mess. 
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  • Could you get her to pee outside?  Just to break the cycle and make it fun.  Worked with my DD.  

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