Potty Training: 9 Tips Before You Start

potty chair with chartTo be honest, I never even knew they call it “potty” until I started reading about toilet training. My mom called it Arinola and I grew up knowing that is what it’s called. Not one in our family even called it chamber pot (boinks!). Also, the only similar experience I had is when we litter trained our late cat, Naf, and that only took a day to do. So I had to read on how it goes for kids.

If you’re at this stage and you’re contemplating on bidding diapers goodbye, here are the things we did that may help you prepare for potty training. Continue reading

Our Potty Training Success

IMG_0634As a first time mom, it feels like an accomplishment! We are now reaping the rewards! And it is bittersweet to watch her pee and poop by herself. We still have a few accidents once in a while but I can proudly announce that our 2-year-old is now potty trained! Wooooot! It is really worth all the effort and the mess!

If you haven’t read my first two posts on how we went about it, here they are: Potty Training: 9 Tips Before You Start and How To Potty Train Your Toddler: 10 Useful Tips. In this post, I will tell you more on how the potty training tools helped us along the way.

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How To Potty Train Your Toddler: 10 Useful Tips

potty_curious boyBoy was it messy! But it was truly rewarding when peeing and pooping (however you may call it) on the potty finally became a normal – everyday thing for my kid.

We actually had 3 failed attempts prior to this success: ages 1.6, 2, and 2.6. We tried every time our kid showed some signs of readiness and stopped every time we felt she wasn’t really into it yet. On our 4th attempt, at 2.9 years old, we finally did it! If you are a first time mom like me and you want potty training to be a fun learning experience for your toddler, here are the things I’ve learned while we’re on it that might be helpful to you. Continue reading