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Potty Training Tips

Good morning y’all ! :)

Alhamdulillah we can say that Khayla has been 98% potty trained since November last year when she was 39 months old. I know some people might be thinking that 39 months is a bit late for potty training but every mummy knows what’s best for their child, kan kan kan ? :)

Potty Training Tips

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I will not say she is 100% potty trained because she still needs to wear diapers when she sleeps.
But apart from that, she goes around diaper-free ! Here are my potty training tips. :)

Actually, prior to our success, I have tried to potty train her twice, I tried the ‘asking method,’ you know asking her every 5 minutes whether she wanted to go pee. She would answer no but she always ended up peeing in her pants. I gave up because I felt bad when she felt bad about peeing in her pants. Hehe.

But early November last year while I was on leave for a couple of days, I tried a different method.
I decided to not let her wear diapers but instead of asking her whether she needed to pee, I brought her to the toilet every 15 minutes.
Well, I started with 15 minutes, then it was every 30 minutes and slowly worked up to an hour. Within 2 days, she was able to pee AND poop on her own ! :)

Getting her to do her no. 2 in the toilet was a bit of a challenge though, although she always could tell us when she felt like going, the first few times were difficult because I guess she was still trying to get the ‘feel’ because she was so used to pooping in her diapers behind doors, behind sofas or curtains. Haha.

But Alhamdulillah she managed to get herself to poop in the toilet within that two days.
Alhamdulillah.
I am so proud of my baby ! *happy tears*

Here are what I think are some useful tips:

  1. Make sure your child is really ready
    – Is your child giving you physical or verbal sign when he’s having a bowel movement such as grunting, squatting, or telling you.
    – Does your child demonstrate a desire for independence. Khayla starting telling us that she does not want to wear diapers because she’s a big girl now. Hehe.
  2. Follow whatever works for your child. The ‘asking method’ might not have worked for me, but it could work for you. So go ahead and try.
  3. It helps if they’re mixing with older children who do not wear diapers. Like in my case, Khayla had friends at her nursery so that kinda influenced her too. :)
  4. Don’t get angry at them for peeing or pooping everywhere during the process. Hehe. Be patient parents ! Getting angry at them will only discourage them. I’m sure they already feel guilty about peeing in their pants, please don’t make them feel worse. Reassure them that it’s ok and you know they didn’t do it on purpose.
  5. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again (thanks Aaliyah). Never give up, try again & again. Have trust and faith in you child, both of you will make it ! :)

Good luck y’all ! :)

xoxo

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