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The key to Potty Training

Each child is unique and therefore what applies to one may not apply to other. As we all know most moms are facing the challenges of potty training. But luckily for us, it went by smoothly.
Zoe was just 11 months old when she saw a toilet seat while we’re at the mall. Bought one for her then the next day she wanted to use it already. Since that day, no more dirty diapers for us. I know her cues and she say poo poo every time she need to use the restroom. I was really shocked that she insisted to potty trained at her early age. After a few weeks I saw her peeing at her potty seat. Then she hates wearing diapers already especially when it’s bedtime. I usually buy diapers in bulk so I still have few packs left because I didn’t planned to potty train her early. It just happened, I didn’t forced her. She was leading, I just guided her. That was the most important thing I learned from the Montessori approach which we follow at home. To follow the child. And that’s key why our potty journey was such breeze. Just a little favor, please don’t force them to potty when they’re not yet ready. Trust me, it will only stress you and your kids out.
All parents pass through this stage and have their own horror stories regarding potty training. But everyone gets through it with a lot of patience and a bit of tactics. So I wish you goodluck mommas! Enjoy your potty journey when they’re ready.
For my next post, I will be sharing some tips on how to start potty training. So stay tuned. 😊
How about your kids? Are they potty trained already? Do you have some horror stories to share?


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  • Joanna Stephens

    This is such a great thing to remember. My daughter is 2 and was going potty pretty good and then all of a sudden stopped. It has been a struggle because I have kept trying to push her to go again. I think I will use your approach of letting her lead.

  • babyfatblogging

    We are quickly approaching potty training with my son! You’re right, as much as I want him to be ready…he needs to be ready or it won’t work! Thanks for sharing, great advice!

  • Rachel B.

    I was the same way in following my child. I initially tried to get him to potty train before I had my second but realized the stress it brought us both was unfair. When he was ready it was so easy. Accidents happened for about a month here and there and we’ve been accident free for over a year now!

  • 4girls8names

    This is an excellent perspective to take– my youngest daughter is starting to show signs of readiness, and I need to get up the energy to guide her!

  • Jessie

    I wish my daughter wanted to be pretty potty trained right now. Lol she’s 2 and she likes her big girl potty but thinks of it more as a toy. Sigh. She loves to wear her big girl panties but never fails, always pees in them like 5 minutes after putting them on. The other day, she peed on the floor and then stepped in it and tracked it around the house.

    • lifewithzg

      Aww, don’t worry too much. She’s just 2 and maybe not yet ready for potty. Take a little break and start all over again when she show some signs of readiness. She’ll get there. ❤

  • Jessie

    I wish my daughter wanted to be pretty potty trained right now. Lol she’s 2 and she likes her big girl potty but thinks of it more as a toy. Sigh. She loves to wear her big girl panties but never fails, always pees in them like 5 minutes after putting them on. The other day, she peed on the floor and then stepped in it and tracked it around the house.

    • lifewithzg

      Aww, don’t worry too much. She’s just 2 and maybe not yet ready for potty. Take a little break and start all over again when she show some signs of readiness. She’ll get there. ❤

  • lisajakesmomma

    My son is 3 and REFUSES to potty train. He knows, what to do, where to go, and sometimes he will go on the potty on his own. Mostly though, he just refuses. He’s very active and doesn’t want to stop what he’s doing to go potty. I feel like I have tried everything. Praying it just clicks with him soon.

  • aalexander

    I hope that our potty training experience is as easy as yours was! My daughter is only 3 months old right now so we have time but I did receive a cute pink potty at my baby shower that I hope she will use.

  • aalexander

    I hope that our potty training experience is as easy as yours was! My daughter is only 3 months old right now so we have time but I did receive a cute pink potty at my baby shower that I hope she will use.

  • Coffeecupcakesglitter

    Potty training my daughter was interesting. I had to get super creative with her. My son was a pain in my butt. I would have read anything and everything to get help for him. I’m glad you stated that all kids are different.

  • Coffeecupcakesglitter

    Potty training my daughter was interesting. I had to get super creative with her. My son was a pain in my butt. I would have read anything and everything to get help for him. I’m glad you stated that all kids are different.

  • picapicasdiary

    Happy to hear that your Zoe could take this step so naturally 🙂 It’s ideal that children have the chance to discover new things and ways by themselves, in a loving and respectful environment. However, I guess that many children need to be “invited” to do things, instead. I was one of those 😛

  • picapicasdiary

    Happy to hear that your Zoe could take this step so naturally 🙂 It’s ideal that children have the chance to discover new things and ways by themselves, in a loving and respectful environment. However, I guess that many children need to be “invited” to do things, instead. I was one of those 😛

  • Amber

    My kids were so stubborn about potty training. They just did not care. They eventually did when they were 3, nearly 4. I thought they’d never potty train!

  • Amber

    My kids were so stubborn about potty training. They just did not care. They eventually did when they were 3, nearly 4. I thought they’d never potty train!

  • Kat Califf

    You are lucky it was so easy. My son is interested and wants to use his potty, but when he is playing he forgets. And he doesn’t really want to poo in it. I’m hoping this “stalling” goes away soon.

  • Kat Califf

    You are lucky it was so easy. My son is interested and wants to use his potty, but when he is playing he forgets. And he doesn’t really want to poo in it. I’m hoping this “stalling” goes away soon.

  • Kiwi (@KiwiTheBeauty)

    I have to halfway agree with you that kids will potty train on their own time. You are very lucky your child took an interest at 11 months to start pottying but I know lots of parents that they started extremely late because their kids didnt. Literally I know someone with an almost 4 year old and the child isnt potty trained at all…because the mom really didnt make it a priority early enough so now the child is stubborn I think its a mix of letting them get curious but also introducing the idea to them early so they wont rebel against it later…children are sponges – they will learn quicker if introduced early enough.

  • Kiwi (@KiwiTheBeauty)

    I have to halfway agree with you that kids will potty train on their own time. You are very lucky your child took an interest at 11 months to start pottying but I know lots of parents that they started extremely late because their kids didnt. Literally I know someone with an almost 4 year old and the child isnt potty trained at all…because the mom really didnt make it a priority early enough so now the child is stubborn I think its a mix of letting them get curious but also introducing the idea to them early so they wont rebel against it later…children are sponges – they will learn quicker if introduced early enough.

  • themathomdrawer

    I remember that my Mother potty trained myself and my brother like you would a dog, LOL! We got a jelly bean every time we went to the bathroom like a “big kid”, and since we never got sweets, it was a HUGE deal for us. I used the same approach to potty train my puppy, by giving her a high value treat she never gets when she goes potty outside.

  • themathomdrawer

    I remember that my Mother potty trained myself and my brother like you would a dog, LOL! We got a jelly bean every time we went to the bathroom like a “big kid”, and since we never got sweets, it was a HUGE deal for us. I used the same approach to potty train my puppy, by giving her a high value treat she never gets when she goes potty outside.

  • wholesoulhomemaker

    Wow, that’s impressive! I’ve got an 11-month old myself and just starting to wonder when to begin potty training. I don’t want to force her but I also think she’s smart enough to figure it out! Guidance is key I guess!

  • wholesoulhomemaker

    Wow, that’s impressive! I’ve got an 11-month old myself and just starting to wonder when to begin potty training. I don’t want to force her but I also think she’s smart enough to figure it out! Guidance is key I guess!

  • natalielovesbeauty

    That is great that she has initiated on her own! I’ve heard it can be quite difficult to train (not a mom!), so I am glad it has been a breeze for you.

  • natalielovesbeauty

    That is great that she has initiated on her own! I’ve heard it can be quite difficult to train (not a mom!), so I am glad it has been a breeze for you.

  • tadpole2

    That’s awesome she was ready so early! My son is three and still isn’t potty trained. He’s not ready yet. He’ll freaks out when I try to throw a dirty diaper out. I don’t believe forcing him to use the potty until he’s ready either. He’ll make up his mind when he’s ready.

  • melissapillone

    I’v been trying to potty train my two year old, and it’s hard. She doesn’t like to use her potty. Tnuturuan ko siyang mgsabi, pero ngsasabi lang xa kapag my laman n yung diaper. So, medyo mgastos p kmi sa diaper ngayon… hehe

  • melissapillone

    I’v been trying to potty train my two year old, and it’s hard. She doesn’t like to use her potty. Tnuturuan ko siyang mgsabi, pero ngsasabi lang xa kapag my laman n yung diaper. So, medyo mgastos p kmi sa diaper ngayon… hehe

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