Kids Toilet Training Tips: How we Skipped the Potty and Started on the Toilet Bowl
I still remember how excited I was when my daughter Maeleth Sarah Goh at 30 months old (2.5 years old) is finally peed in the toilet bowl after so many months of encouragement.
She used to be so afraid of sitting on the toilet bowl and would cry and strongly protest everytime we attempted to carry her to the toilet bowl. But it's true that when she's ready, she'll do it.
Perhaps she grew taller and the hole of the toilet bowl looks smaller now to her than it did previously.
Whatever the case is, be patient and don't worry or compare when other kids are starting. When your child is mentally prepared, he or she will want to try.
The night when I asked Mae "Do you want to sit on the toilet bowl?" and she replied "Yes I want to try", I was so shocked. I was expecting the usual answer: "No!".
It's these moments in the parenting journey that are so fulfilling and amazing to experience firsthand.
My heartbeat was racing excitedly and when I saw her pee for the first time while sitting on the toilet bowl, my heart swelled with happiness!
Only a parent will understand this feeling. It's funny how the things that excite you change when you become a parent!
We skipped the potty (the little kids sized portable toilet bowl) because we feel that if your child gets used to the potty, then you have to retrain him or her to use the actual toilet bowl later on.
Without further ado, here are some kids toilet training tips that we believe helped Mae to eventually become mentally-ready to use the toilet bowl.
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Hi I’m Milton Goh, I'm 30 years old and i'm a blogger who writes about Christianity, Parenting, Life Lessons that I learn from Movies/Shows, and Lifestyle.