The fastest way to potty train girls and boys

What is the fastest way to potty train a child? a boy? a girl?

What is the fastest way to potty train a child- a boy or a girl?

There are several potty training methods discussed in The Comprehensive Guide to Potty Training and in The Comprehensive Guide to Potty Training Methods.and each method has it's own advantages and disadvantages. 

What is the fastest way to potty train a child, boy or girl?

The two methods discussed in the guides above are the fastest ways to potty train any child, girl or a boy. The Azrin and Fox Potty Training Method claims to complete potty training in under 24 hours. The Three Day Potty Training Method takes just a couple of days longer, with its intensive training over three days. Parents report success with both methods for training both girls and boys. However, it is unlikely that most children will be completely trained in one or three days without still having some accidents. Additionally, nighttime training does not occur simultaneously with daytime training. On average, it takes about 10 months after daytime training for nighttime training to be completed.

Why does a child, girl or boy, potty train for the daytime before being trained for the nighttime?

Nighttime training can only occur when the body produces high enough levels of ADH, Anti-Diuretic Hormone. ADH controls the flow of water in the body and is required in higher levels at night to suppress urine production in the bladder. It takes an average of 10 months for ADH levels to be high enough to control the bladder at night after they are sufficient to control the bladder during the daytime. Therefore, it is physiologically impossible for most children to be trained for nighttime at the same time they are trained for daytime. Unless the child being potty trained is older or physiologically mature, it is likely that there will still be nighttime bedwetting for a period after initial potty training. Do not expect either of the above methods to fully train your child in 1 or 3 days.

What can parents expect after a day or three days of potty training with the 1 and 3 Day Methods?

There will be varying degrees of success with each method, and it is very unlikely that a child will be entirely free of accidents in just one or three days of training, though it is not impossible. However, parents should expect some accidents will still occur and bedwetting will persist for another 10 months.


Parents that are in a position that they need to potty train a child quickly are best served following one of the above methods. The 24 Hour Potty Training Method and the Three Day Method both have many successful accounts attributed to them. These two methods are as likely as any to work for a child. However, always keep in mind that every child is different and will have their own unique potty training experience. Stay calm, be consistent, be positive, and be flexible, willing to adapt your strategy based on what best fits your child's situation.

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