She Said Goodbye to Daytime Diapers

Publié par Analyse à 10/04/2007 09:38:00 PM

jeudi, octobre 04, 2007

Oh yes ! The trick is, we have to remove her diapers at daytime for her to tell us it’s time to do the potty. When she’s with her diapers, most of the time, she won’t even bother to inform us that it’s poo time. So here are the tricks which worked for us:

- No to diapers during daytime. At first, she refused to remove her diapers and it was a real tug-of-war between us. She in fact understood that without the diapers, she was obliged to remember (because she tends to forget when she’s busy playing) and inform us (most of the time, it’s one second too late, thus the accidents). Practice makes perfect. After repeated accidents, she understood that, well, she had to think about going to the toilet sometimes.

PS: This strategy is coupled with the questions Pot Louna? Non. Sûr? almost every 30 minutes. Yes, we have to think for her sometimes.

- Let her know that accidents are not acceptable. She has to have the notion of what is good and what is not. Time-out corner, when used moderately, doesn’t hurt.

- Encouragement. Kids love to be applauded and praised – and know what, this doesn’t cost a thing. Louna is just so proud when she does it. There was one afternoon when she wanted to keep her potty because Papa hadn’t seen it yet. And Papa was still at work! So I tried to negotiate to keep the potty chair inside the toilet, without 'flushing’ the content, but she wanted it to be near her inside her playroom. She doesn’t trust Maman when it comes to potty matters. Imagine the odor propagating everywhere inside the house! Panic! I called up her Papa and explained the situation. They talked over the phone and Papa said Bravo Louna. After then, she took her potty chair and headed to the toilet. It was ok to flush her business. Whew.

It’s been almost a month now that she’s doing her potty business without any accident. She could even control herself now. Hope this progress continues.

Another milestone is taking into form right now. Last Monday night, bad Maman as I am, I told Louna to Go do your potty on your own. You’re a big girl now. when she started to say Pot. That was because this bad Mom was busy watching the telly. But… before criticizing me, read this:

Louna went to her potty chair, pulled down her pants and diapers, then did her business. She then went back to me, pants pulled up correctly with some bumpy thing inside. I checked on it and it was in fact her diapers (it was night time – diaper time) which she wasn’t able to pull back up with her tiny hands. That was really cute! Papa and I was laughing our hearts out, followed by Louna who equally giggled on her own. We were really proud of her.

We’re not into systematic rewards each time she does something good. But that night, she had her Kinder chocolate for a job well done.

Louna hiding, ashamed of what she's doing in her little potty corner. Her potty corner is just outside Papa and Maman's own potty corner.

More On Her Habits..


She's developing a cute daily routine at her Nanny's place. She would knock on the door. Once inside, she would give a kiss to everybody in the house - then to Maman. After saying Au revoir Maman, she would take her slippers, remove her shoes, then wear her slippers. Just after then that it's play time.

She would take the same routine in the afternoon. She would wear her shoes, give a kiss to everybody, take her coat, then wave A demain to everybody. All in that order. She's so cute.

Wipey Lil Butt-y

Doing the potty starts to be a regular routine. If it's pee time, then I just give her a toilet paper and she'll do the wiping on her own. She throws the used toilet paper in the toilet bowl like a big girl. If it's poo time, then she would bow down for me (or Papa) to do the wiping. She would then accompany me to the toilet to flush her business and says au revoir pipi/caca.

She starts to raise her panties too, not perfectly tho. Her bottoms are always left uncovered because her tiny arms just can't reach the butt part, yet.

Bébé Massage

Oh, this is an excellent bonding time between us and Louna (whoever gives her a bath). She's a willing client. She would even turn her back so we could do the job efficiently.

17 commentaires:

raqgold a dit…

wow, bravo! you are right, you simply need to be vigilant, just keep on asking.. sooner, she'll be the one reminding you that she needs to go :D and never be angry when accidents are doing great! bravo to mama, too.

Anonyme a dit…

OMG she is growing up so gracefully and all thanks to wonderful parents like you guys. Now I cant wait to have my own child!

tintin a dit…

Oooh baby massage! We just watched a vid on how to do this I can't wait to start on Mina.

I CAN however, wait on the potty training. heeh.

Christianne a dit…

Ang galing galing naman ni Louna (and Mama and Papa)!

Anonyme a dit…

Naku! My little one still doesn't know how. Gusto lang maupo pero walang lumalabas hehehe! She tells me that she wants to poo pero pag nagsabi nakalabas na pala. Kulit!

MegaMom a dit…

Tres bien, Louna! Good job, too, to both parents! I know this is a major accomplishment, and the pleasant side effect is the cost savings on diapers. :)
BTW, Analyse, I tagged you for a something, voici.
Take your time, I know you're busy.

Anonyme a dit…

aw! ms. louna is such a proper young lady now! haven't even ventured with potty training yet (although he does tell me if he's done a poopie); i'm waiting until i go on maternity leave. right now, we're working on weaning him from his night-time bottle. he has to have his bottle before brushing his teeth and we can't have his milk in a cup or he'll throw a fit. any advice?

ScroochChronicles a dit…

Congratulations!! Louna is a fast learner. I just love her "au revoir pipi/caca" routine. Si Adi nga ayaw pa. We've been trying but with no such luck. Sabagay, with Gaby it took us a while. When she felt she was ready, she was ready.

Good luck to you guys!! Sana no more accidents :)

dangkin a dit…

BRAVOOOO to Louna! =) (and to Maman & Papa, too) :-)

ann a dit…

i should try the techniques you did when i decide to start potty training with my son. i'm quite concerned with the accidents. hehe. i'm very much impressed with louna. she seems not just to be a toddler. :)

Bless a dit…

Wow great achievement of Louna, bye bye to diapers :-) I will try your trick with my lil girl too when the time comes.

haze a dit…

Bravo to a BIG BRAVE GIRL!!! So are you ready to go to school next year ?

Anonyme a dit…

ei ang galing galing ......

Wenchie a dit…

Hi Ana, ang galing naman ni Louna. Ako bad mama, I gave my kids candies everytime they use the potty...naka save nga sa diaper, gastos naman sa treats, he he...Btw, super cute talaga your kid.

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks Mommies. Hope our experience could give you some pointers ;)

Mitch, it was like that at first, but each time that happened, we have an eye-to-eye conversation telling her that it's not good and she had to inform maman next time.. then little by little, the message was absorbed.. now, it's automatic.

MegaMom, checked out, hmmm, curious mommy, let me see if I could take some pictures ;)

Kat, aw, I don't know. Weaning Louna from the bottle was a breeze .. the thing is, she's a born copy-cat, she wants to do everything like her mom..!

Haze, hehe, we're targeting Feb of next year.

Rowena, lol on that!

duke a dit…

bravo maman et papa!

louna is doing so well with her potty training thanks to you guys :D

Anonyme a dit…

Ana, congrats on the daytime diapers ditching. Wow, Louna is turning into a little kid na talaga. Parang kelan lang you announced sa forum that you were pregnant. Just thinking about the potty training makes me tired already but I'll just think of you and Louna :) Evan sits on the potty already when I tell him "pee" but with his clothes on yet. A long way to go but it's a first step.