“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.
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.
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.
Have your kids bid goodbye yet to their potty?
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