~ potty training - day 1 ~

28 September 2009


after two unsuccessful tries, we’re starting aina’s potty training again today. the first try was when she was only 13 months old. at that time, it was too early and she wasn’t interested at all. the second try was when she’s about 22 months old. i think it would’ve been successful if i had more patience and didn’t give up too early… oh well.

aina is now 2 years and 3 months old. i think it should be a good time to start because:

  • last night, aina actually asked to poo in the toilet. it wasn’t successful, but she asked for it. i thought it was a cue that she’s interested in potty training.
  • aina is not sick (in fact, she has just recovered last week).
  • we don’t have any travelling plans in the next few weeks.
  • no friends or relatives are coming to Singapore to visit in the next week or so. this means, no distraction.

so, this morning, as soon as she’s awake, i took off her diaper and changed it to training panties (it looks like a regular panties, except that the lining on the bottom is just a tiny bit thicker) and brought her red potty downstairs. i also sat her on the potty every one hour for about 5-10 minutes.

by 11 in the morning, i have washed 3 training panties. none of her pee went into the potty. they were all scattered around the house… and even managed to get to both snowies’ feet! now, both Snowy smell like pee. and our carpet, too.

it wasn’t even noon, and i was already frustrated.

so, i went online, looking for help. and i found this: Baby Center’s Potty Training in 3 Days, which reminds me that the first rule is not to lose my patience. and reading successful stories help, too: ie. the daughter finally get to pee in the potty on the third day! that’s encouraging… that means, i shouldn’t be frustrated… yet.

i took of the training panties and let her go commando for the whole day. at the beginning, she wasn’t comfortable with not wearing anything underneath. but it didn’t take long for her to get back to her usual routine.

of course, that didn’t stop the accidents. she still peed on the floor, on the carpet, etc.

but then, it happened. right after dinner, we sat aina on her potty. after about 5 minutes or so, all the sudden aina said, “I can do it! I can do it!”… and viola! there is liquid in the potty! ari and i danced around in happiness. and aina beamed proudly.

it actually happened twice that night. not long after dinner, aina had her night milk. after she finished her milk, we sat her on the potty again, and not long after, she peed. proudly.

so, the first day of potty training ended really well. let’s see what happens tomorrow :)

links to the other potty-training-saga entries:
- day 2
- day 3

~ comment (10) ~

Good luck!

Meegs | 29 September 2009 - 11:51 | reply

thanks, meegs! i need that ;)

thalia | 30 September 2009 - 12:22 | reply

dulu, waktu ajarin daiva (umur 1thnan)— tiap hari ada waktu khusus untuk dia di toilet.
langsung di toilet dewasa. kita pegangin dia supaya nggak bablas masuk lobang :)
tapi akhirnya kita beli dudukan untuk anak2. 2hari dia udah mau anteng sih.
kalau pipis, tiap mau bobok kita biasain pipis dulu. kebelet atau nggak. alhasil ya dari umur segitu sampai sekarang jarang banget ngompol.

go aina go!!

godote | 30 September 2009 - 11:51 | reply

waktu gue masih kecil, bokap nyokap gue juga pake cara itu tuh, dot… tapi berhubung gue ama ari pemalas, ga bisa konsisten bangun pagi dan bikin waktu khusus, cara itu ga jalan di kita, hihihi. jadilah kita resort ke 3-days program ini. jadi bangun paginya cuma perlu 3 hari doang… haha.

thalia | 1 October 2009 - 01:49 | reply

hahaha dasar kebo :P

godote | 1 October 2009 - 09:45 | reply

naia udah gue ajarin pake potty seat ini sejak dia umur 7 bulan. paling gak untuk poop sih. tapi sekarang udah gue pakein yang ales untuk di toilet dewasa. so far she likes it. malah kalo mau poop dia bakal nunjuk2 ke toilet.

jadi tar pe-er nya kalo ngajarin dia pee di toilet aja nih.

sLesTa | 5 October 2009 - 12:58 | reply

ah, kalo gitu sih gampang, shin. kemungkinan sih, naia udah siap sekarang. soalnya, kalo dia udah bisa bilang dia mau poop, mestinya sih dia juga udah aware ama pipis. bisa jadi, dalam sehari, potty training elo udah kelar.

thalia | 5 October 2009 - 05:33 | reply

Hahaha.. what a hilarious saga stories! Insipired (and also reminded it’s about time) by your stories now Anissa also pee and poo in the potty! But I guess we’re (surprisingly) lucky to have very minor ‘accidents’.. :)

Thanks, Thal!

H | 7 October 2009 - 10:04 | reply

oh, yay! hebat anissa! waktu rian gimana caranya? i heard, it’s a bit easier for second (and third, fourth and so forth) child to get the idea of doing potty the right way because he/she has their sibling to look up to.

thalia | 7 October 2009 - 11:11 | reply

Kl Adrian dulu sih mirip dengan Daiva, jd langsung pk dudukan di toilet km. mandi. Tp mungkin jg sih Anissa lbh gampang krn ada yg ditiru. Yg pasti she loves anything pink so kayanya the potty color helped a lot too! :)

H | 8 October 2009 - 11:31 | reply