Goodbye Mr. Potty!

“Goodbye Mr. Potty!” were the last few words that Reimer and Ruby said as they waved farewell to their potty.  Last Saturday, we went to the recycling centre to finally put it away having confidently assured that the kids don’t need it anymore.

We bought their potty around 3 years ago when we were about to potty train Reimer when he was 2 1/2 yrs old.  We bought it online through Kiddicare.  Mr. Potty is a Tippitoes 3 in 1 Potty in white and grey color.  We have chosen this potty because of its practicality.  It functions as a basic potty, step stool and toilet trainer seat to assist you at all stages of potty training.

photo courtesy of Tesco.com
Potty photo courtesy of Tesco.com

Reimer had the first use of Mr. Potty.  I must say, it was a quick one for him, he was potty trained so fast and have not used the potty that much.

However, whilst in the middle of potty training, we had an unforgettable and yet a funny experience when Reimer accidentally placed his potty’s trainer seat around his neck.  I have made a post about it and linked it up over at Wicked Wednesdays which gained a lot of comments and was a favorite post of the lovely host Em of Brummy Mummy of 2.

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Reimer got stuck on Mr. Potty’s toilet seat.

When Reimer become fully potty trained and got independent with using the big toilet, that was the time I did put away Mr. Potty to the loft to rest for a wee while.  Knowing that it will be used again in the future for Ruby who was just newly born that time.

We said hello to Mr. Potty again when I finally started potty training Ruby at 2 years old.  This time, she developed a love and hate relationship with the potty on the midst of her Long journey of Potty Training.

At times, I also hated Mr. Potty because Ruby prefers to sit on it instead of using the big toilet which she is already capable of.  Then that gives me more work to do as I ended up having to clean the stinky mess.

A farewell to Mr. Potty means both my kids are now completely toilet trained although in day time only.  It also means a few things:

  • Big hello to underwear!
  • Mum & Dad survived the challenged of potty training.
  • Kids have achieved another milestone.
  • Saves money on daytime nappies.
  • Unfortunately, it also means probable toilet queues.

Anyhow, potty training is never an easy task for both parents and kids.  Of course the task doesn’t end there, we still have the night time toilet training to deal with whom Reimer is already in the middle of it.  But for now, all I can say is that in every step kids take, in every challenge they’ll encounter and in every battle they’ll fight with as they grow, they absolutely need our all out support even just a little pat on their back.

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Have your kids bid goodbye yet to their potty?

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42 thoughts on “Goodbye Mr. Potty!

  • Fab post, I was giggling at the photo of your little boy with the potty stuck round his neck! Love his name, I used to look after a little boy called Reimer and always thought it was so cool. My baby is only just 6 months so I haven’t been through the potty training stage with her quite yet but I can imagine it feels like they are really starting to move babyhood to childhood. They grow far too quickly! Great read, thanks 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      That was really a funny one when the potty seat got stuck in his neck, he learned a lesson then, lol. I love that name, I got it from my Dad’s name which I just modernized a bit. Yep, time flies so quick, soon enough it will be potty training time for your baby and you won’t even notice it. Good luck when it comes! and thanks for your lovely comment!

  • Ha ha – that picture is classic! We are one down, one to go with potty training. I’m not looking forward to doing it again!
    Thanks for letting all of us at #coolmumclub give Mr Potty a good send off 😉

    • ReimerandRuby

      Oh dear! I know how it feels, I used to dread it when I was about to potty train Ruby but it has to be done unfortunately. Yep he was a silly boy when he was younger, putting everything in his head, now he learned a lesson. Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comment!

  • I would like to say goodbye to nappies let along mr potty I bet it’s a moment of relief to not have to worry about it anymore 🙂 #kcacols

    • ReimerandRuby

      Goodbye to nappies means more pennies on mummy’s pockets, isn’t it? Yep, it was such a relief that we had gone through this stage already. Thank for dropping by!

  • I have to say we were lucky with potty training. Our potty was a duck “called toilet duck” we managed to get all three trained by the time they were 2 years old, so we were very lucky with that. Well done Reimer and Ruby!! Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      Wow! That’s amazing being potty trained a age 2. Well done to your three kids! Toilet duck is a cute name, lol

  • Well done, that is another milestone passed. Yes they grow up so quick, you have to make the most of all the stages. Great photos!
    Amanda. #kcacols

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true! You won’t notice how time flies, when you realized they’ve bee through a lot of milestones/stages already. Thanks!

  • Ooh, big step getting rid of the potty! Marks the end of an era really! As far as night time dryness goes I’m a big believer in kids getting there in their own time, when they’re ready it seems to just happen. x #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think it’s true that night time training just happens when kids are ready… I just noticed it with Reimer, he’s on and off with it even Ruby is have more dry nights than him. Thanks for dropping by!

  • That’s so great that your kids are potty trained! It’s such a monumental moment and yay! No diapers! I love your quote too. I fully believe that children need help in reaching their goals and realizing their potential! Visiting from #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      No diapers is a bonus, isn’t it? Yep, kids need little help and somebody that believes in them and then they do the rest. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Congrats on getting them both there! Bless Reimer though, that photo with it around his neck! We’ve got a while to go yet before we have to start but I have to admit I’m dreading it. My mum always tells everyone that I used to throw a tantrum about having to go on the potty because I wanted to use the ‘dom’ – there was a Domestos advert on at the time with the slogan ‘Big Bad Dom’, and I thought the toilet was called ‘dom’… Lol. x #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      Lol I know we have been on this stage too, we hated it and i think that’s how our kids feel as well. Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • What a journey and congratulations in getting through the potty stage X #kcacols

  • Haha that photo of your little boy with the toilet seat on his head is hilarious. Well done for surviving potty training 2 kids. I’m attempting to potty train my 2 and a half year old and it is not going well at all! I know it could take months though so I’m not too worried. Good luck for the bed time potty training and then goodbye to nappies!

    Thank you so much for linking this up to #KCACOLS hope to see you again next Sunday x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, he was silly for doing that, it was so funny. You too Good luck for potty training your little one. It’s nice we mum’s share the same sentiments with potty training, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by!

  • Ooh I’m not looking forward to potty training at all! Hopefully Taylor will be quick like your first, but I’m not counting on it! That potty looks very practical though, I’ll definitely be looking for something similar. Loving that pic – I’m pretty sure I did something similar as a baby (according to my mum) Good luck with your night-time training! x #justanotherlinky

    • ReimerandRuby

      I like the practicality of that potty, that’s why I just kept it for Ruby rather than buying a new one. Good luck for potty training Taylor and Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • Farewell Mr Potty and mummy high fives on getting through the journey x2. I love your quote and it’s so true that with a bit of help, hope and belief, the little ones will succeed. Thank you for linking up to #candidcuddles X

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yep, big mummy high five for surviving the journey, lol Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment too!

  • Reading this because I am at that stage now. H is getting there and doing really well. But I am dreading the moment we take him out and he needs a wee and there is a queue. Thank goodness he has the equipment to go wherever he can, I just hope people aren’t easily offended because that is the option I will take if no others are available! 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Portable potties are great, pity I haven’t tried that with my two as I was also worried before in case they need toilet when we’re out and about. But it didn’t happen though, they already know how to control their bladders, it’s us mums who worries a lot. Good luck on potty training H!

  • Lovely news hun! I am in the midst of it and like Ruby, m daughter can wee on the toilet but likes the potty still. The one you bought seems wicked…so much in one! Love the pic of Reimer with it on his head!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  • Ah brilliant quote – that really is all kids need! Well done mom & dad for getting through the potty training – it’s not fun times. The downside is definitely frequent trips to the toilet while out & about. I know every restroom in town now! lol Thanks so much for sharing with candid cuddles x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I hate it when you’re far from toilet and suddenly kids want to use one. But I’ve learned to listen to their demands or I’ll be sorry, lol. Thanks!

  • We have a 3-in-1 as well, Of course, toddler is actively resisting all attempts to potty train her. Little one is currently looking more likely to comply! Love the toilet seat on head. Though it doesn’t look like Reimer did! Well done on completing all your potty training! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Potty training can really be stressful and frustrating, isn’t it? Good luck on potty training your toddler!

  • We are getting to this stage to. That photo is so funny, defo something my sons would do! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think boys are just silly, aren’t they? At least, Ruby have not tried it on her head, lol Thanks for stopping by.

  • Well done that your kids are potty trained during the day. I guess the next step which is potty training them during the night is more difficult and tricky. I’ve finally finished potty training at night at 5 years old!! Wow it took us for ever but Bella was not ready at all before. It just suddenly things came together this last month. Her bladder matured and she was able to hold her pee longer. So the potty training phase is just horrible. Finally I finished with Bella and probably soon I will have to start all over again with Sienna. Just the thought of that puts me off. Not looking forward to it!! Good luck on potty training at night! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Well done Bella for finally potty trained at night time too… I’m in the midst of doing it for Reimer but having problems, even Ruby sometimes have an empty nappy in the morning compared to Reimer. I know it’s a horrible part of parenting but it has to be done, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

  • Potty training is such a great milestone, what a great feeling to be able to finally throw it away! It sounds like you’ve had two very different potty training journeys with your little ones, but the most important thing is that you all got there in the end 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    • ReimerandRuby

      It definitely is a great feeling knowing I’m finally through with it, and a great achievement for the kids too! Thanks for dropping by!

  • always good to say goodbye to mr potty 🙂 x

  • OH it’s such a great feeling to throw away the potties. We just did this ourselves and it’s felt like a heavy weight gone. NO more potties. hip hip hooray. They grow up way too fast. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Sorry to be late commenting we have my mother visiting from America. 🙂 Thanks for joining in. #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      Absolutely! It’s like a thorn being pulled out from your body, lol. Well done to our kids!

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