Potty Training Updates on Both Kiddos...

~ Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:39 AM ~

It's been over 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 4th Jan 2013

(46 months old) 

Updates in 14th Feb 2013

(47 months old)

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

Success! My almost 4 years old boy has so far pooped 3 times in the toilet seat (could be more but I was really not able to accompany him as I had to take care of Alyson at the same time)
Long Term: To go diaper-free during his bedtime Completed! It has been 3 weeks since my boy last wore a diaper for his bedtime. Success! It has been more than 2 months since my boy last wore a diaper for his bedtime.

My major achievement for my boy's potty training is getting him to poo in the toilet seat. I felt so proud and it's like a big burden lifted the first time he sat on the toilet seat and poop. He was scared (said he scared to fall into the toilet seat) but the moment he sat on the toilet seat, he told me 'Mummy, I'm not scared. God protect me like how He protects David when he fights with Goliath!'.

As for bedtime, if I sleep late or I woke up halfway or I woke up early, I will get my boy (still asleep) to pee in his potty. There are 2 occasions where he wet the bed and we don't make a big fuss out of it because my boy had quite a lot of water before his sleep during the 2 occasions and I forgot to wake up halfway to get him to pee.

As for my 17 months old girl, oh wow, having your older child reaching his milestones and the younger one quietly observing everything helps make potty training so much easier and faster! My girl sat on the toilet seat to poop few days back for the first time and does not look scared at all, following the footsteps of her brother I guess!

So there you go, looks like we are getting almost all of the goals soon for Benjamin and Alyson is progressing well (at her own pace too)! 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 (2) -


wah. ko si Alyson ko dah ajar potty? awal giler ko....

kalu mcm ni kene la ajar Huzaiman yek...

Jenn, beli la yg khas tuk mangkuk duduk tu. ada utk baby. jadi lubang nya jadi kesik. x la lobos ke bawah punggung derang....

I ada 1, lama guna. smpai skrg.. kira Huzaiman la yg guna nanti.hik3

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Aku takde la paksa Alyson, try bagi dia duduk atas toilet seat dia OK orait la... kalau Ben payah masa umur tu cos Ben takut sgt nak diri dekat toilet seat, apatah lagi duduk. But si Alyson OK, maybe cos she sees abang dia ok duduk so dia OK la Smile

I memang ada satu seat for baby but toilet seat I tak ngam, dia lengkok dalam so bila I letak baby seat tu boleh gelongsor.. so I simpan jer baby seat tu Tong

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