Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nighttime Toilet Training - Success at Last

Woohoo! Yippee! Hip Hip Hurrah! Yahoo! Phew! Ok Ok. I'm exagerating but I'm really glad we made it. At last my girl is fully toilet trained for day as well as nighttime. The last mile ie the night toilet training was the hardest hurdle to cross. The daytime training was completed in about 2 weeks about 2 years ago.

What I did wrong:

  • grumbled
  • complained
  • scolded
  • nagged
None of the above worked or speeded up the process in any way. Hahaha. She only became fearful, discouraged and lost her self esteem ie became negative and thought she would not be able to do it.

What I did right:

  • encouraged
  • praised
  • took her to pee before sleep and during the night when she stirred (that did not create a habit but rather it helped break the habit of peeing in the diapers or pants as what she used to do)
  • waited till she was ready (in this case, she made the move ie she told me she was ready to try)
  • dangled a carrot before her (hahaha)

And pictured below here is the carrot. She chose it herself and was happy to stick success stickers for each dry night on her calander. Nice eh? Not my photographic skills of course but the little cute dollhouse with lights that actually work. I wish I were a kid again. Nevermind, I can play together with her. Lol!

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  1. Great training! I'll definitely use stickers to encourage Belle when she's ready for it.

  2. vien,
    Its a great method. I think we're overdoing it now though. Its stickers for everything now. Wearing shoes herself, eating by herself etc. Hahaha.

  3. great way of training. and most of all it sounds fun.

  4. nelcyndana,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. It sounds fun but it took us a long time and mistakes to get here. Cheers.


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