Potty Training Updates...

~ Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:39 AM ~

It's been almost a month since I last blogged about my 2 kiddos' potty training progress!

Just a brief history for all of you who are new to my blog, I blogged about starting Ben back on his potty training in February 2012 after months of delaying it (Alyson came along in September 2011 and I had to pause Ben's potty training since then) and even listed down some short, medium and long terms goals that I looked forward to accomplishing with Ben. Then I also blogged about the precious sight I get to see - Ben finally pooping in his potty! (instead of diapers which he always insisted on), and revisiting those goals I set in February 2012 against the progress in early May 2012 and checking off the ones we achieved 3 weeks later, and now...

Goals Set in Dec 2012

Updates in 10th Dec 2012

(45 months old)

Updates in 4th Jan 2013

(46 months old)

Short Term: To move on to peeing into the toilet seat


Ben is able to pee into the toilet seat nowadays!

Completed! There are few times I forgot to put the toilet seat up, so my boy ended up peeing into the drain hole next to our toilet seat (which he then washes off by pouring a bucket of water on the floor) but otherwise, he will go for toilet seat.

Medium Term: To go diaper-free during his afternoon naptime after the above goal is met


Completed! It has been over a month since my boy last wore a diaper for his afternoon nap.
Long Term: To poop in the toilet seat


I've been prepping my boy up for this, telling him gently to try pooping in the toilet seat instead of his trusted potty. Waiting for the right moment to do this... stay tuned!
Long Term: To go diaper-free during his bedtime To try this task soon... Completed! It has been 3 weeks since my boy last wore a diaper for his bedtime.


About the night time potty training, how I started this off is to observe few nights, gently asking my boy whether he wants to try going to sleep without his diaper and the first time he said 'Yeah!', I was so thrilled! I told him if he can sleep through the night without any accidents, mummy will tell daddy the next morning and daddy will surely go 'Whoaaaaa!' and the next morning, we woke up and yes, no accidents at all. I immediately ran with my boy to his daddy (he's up earlier and working next door) and broke the news. Daddy knowing our plan immediately went 'WHOAAAA! Big boy!' and we saw our proud boy beaming happily. The next few days, my boy reverted back to wearing his diaper when I asked him so I just let him decide and not push him at all. Then about 4-5 days after that, I asked him again, and he said OK. Since then, no more diapers needed!

I checked with my SIL (she has 6 kids) and she advised us to wake Ben up halfway sleeping so he could pee in his potty instead letting him sleep through the entire night and holding it in his bladder for 8-9 hours. To be honest, it was already 3 days my boy went without diapers before I told my SIL on his latest milestones and never once I woke him up to pee. I also know my 2nd BIL woke his son up every night at 3am to pee in his potty (for about 2 years they did that). 

Nowadays if I sleep late or I woke up halfway or I woke up early, I will get my boy to pee in his potty. But that is if I remember he drank a lot before going to bed. Else I will let him sleep through.

As for my 16 months old girl, nothing new to report for now... So there you go, looks like we are getting almost all of the goals soon for Benjamin! Thank God for this and for my dear boy to be so good in following through his potty training!

We are all so proud of you both, Benjamin & Alyson!

Comments (25) -


Potty training seems to be quite the ordeal and I guess this is good news, but I honestly dont remember the struggles I had with my 4 children who are now young adults.

Holly Trudeau

We will be starting training next year, thanks for sharing your progress, let's me know what I will be in for Smile


I remember when we didn't get advice, we just bought a potty chair and did our best. We begged, bribed and cried until that first event..then we knew it was coming.


so clever girl.... this round u save alot trouble.. ur son is setting a good example! hehehe..

ashima gupta

Nice training... Not married yet but wil surely pass it on to my cousins having cute little babies Smile


Wow! Congratulations to your cutie kiddos Benjamin & Alyson! You did an awesome potty training job to them because you started training them at their very early age. Smile

denise smith

im going through  potty training  congratulations on your success

Cassandra D

I find potty training another fun part of being a mommy... when I succeed.

Lovely Joy Merced

Lovely Joy Merced says:

My son is 2 years and 6 months old, I started pottytraining hopefully I'll achieved this before his 3rd birthday Smile

tami s

My grandson will be 5 in april and wants nothing to do with the potty.  Even the mention of it and he starts crying till he vomits. His mom and I have tried everything,so hoping hejust  decides on his own to give it a try

Huguette English

Huguette English says:

I remember those days, it's not an easy task with some kids.  I had the hardest time with my son but my daughter was easy.


wow, a long time since I have been there.  Keep it up, the end is near.

Chrystal D

This is great! Congrats!

Christina Kelbel

Christina Kelbel says:

Been trying to get my son trained for 2 years off and on, he's autistic. It has been quite trying.

Emma H

That is great! So happy it is now going well.  

Stephanie Dake-Thompson

Stephanie Dake-Thompson says:

We are getting ready to begin potty training my youngest grandson. I being a mother of 3 and grandmother of 2 still look for ideas on potty training.  I think once we get warmer weather it will be easier for us to get the training going on steady.  Seems like your little guy is doing great!


Hi..Happy New Year..hope it's not to late to wish you and your family. Smile Good to hear on your success! Clever boy, Ben!


Wow, congrats! Keep up the good work. ;)


I hope you bookmark this post- it will be a treasure some day!

ashima gupta

Hey, thanks for sharing this with us..Smile

ashima gupta

This is so great... Thanx Smile Smile

Lisa G

You'd be surprised but some people don't want to be toilet trained... Congrats!

Patricia Mohl

My daughter  could use this.

Renae Elsie Georg

Renae Elsie Georg says:

Congrats!!! That is awesome progress. The one problem we have with toilet training is overnight - my almost 4 year old is a very heavy sleeper.

Jennifer Mae Hiles

Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

Aw, congrats! I am just starting potty training and to honest, don't really know what I'm doing. haha. but she has pee'd in the potty once so I guess that is good. She is 21 months old tomorrow and I have not idea if that's a good time to start or if she should already be potty trained by now? I like your chart, that's a good idea.

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