April 30, 2007

Toilet training

We started introducing Yiu Yiu to the potty several weeks by asking her to let us know when she wants to mmpphh mmpphh. She's pretty fascinated by the potty and over the last few weeks, she'll simply say mmpphh mmpphh for the fun of sitting on the potty. Nevertheless, each time she indicated mmpphh mmpphh, we'd just take off her diapers and let her sit on the potty even though we were sure she wasn't going to poo.

Last weekend, when she felt the urge to pass motion, she indicated mmpphh mmpphh to hubby, who quickly took out the potty. She sat on it and quietly completed her business there. We were pretty surprised and happy that she finally managed to use the potty successfully. Even though this is a long way from being fully potty trained, it is a small step to success.


Karen S. said...

I was very frustrated as well with potty training. When I was researching potty training a common theme seemed to be praise and positive reinforcement. I came across a website called www.pottytrainingrewards.com. We hung it in the kitchen and named the little boy on the front of the package, Bobby. My son could not wait to go to the potty so he could push the button, hear the praising message, and get his chocolate reward from, Bobby. It really got my son excited about using the potty himself and it was fun for him. Because he became so involved, potty training was easy. So give it a try. Good Luck!

chanelwong said...

Be patient and she will soon be potty trained...she is smart

A Mom's Diary said...

Karen S, that's a very innovative way to potty training.

Chanel, yeah...this thing can't be rushed. I'll just let her take her time.