The After Effect of Toilet Trained….

@ 28 months 3 days

When you have a 2 year old who just got toilet trained, these will happen:

We were in KL couple weeks back for a short vacation. During one of our outings at Mid Valley, Ryan screamed out he wants to ‘shee shee’. It was the first time he wants to pee outside home eversince he was toilet trained mainly because of the long hours we spent out. Knowing what to expect from the toilets I told him to pee into his diaper (bad mommy). Poor boy must had been so confused. Kept repeating he wants to pee. Okay. Fine. No choice. It was a horrendous experience. With no prior experience, mommy ’kelam kabut’ inside the cubicle. If handling an irritated toddler who was holding his bladder wasn’t bad enough, to make matter worse, there was no toilet paper inside the cubicle (gawd.. I should have known.. what’s new with our public toilets right). Ryan’s pandora bag was with the maid outside. I panicked. Quickly ransacked my own bag and found a pack of precious tissue. Tell you, the feeling was as if I found a pack of gold. Cut the long disgusting story short - there goes Ryan’s ‘first’ public toilet experience.

Second experience, it was worse! We were at the Subang T3 Airport (yes.. that still-around-rundown-airport’?). Mommy was better prepared this time but the state of the toilet was beyond I could imagine. I spare you the details. ‘Oek’ (Puke)!!!

The third time, probably the most traumatic for Ryan. We were on the road from KL – SG when his nature calls again (always so wrong timing!) and the next stop was like 5km away. He was screaming and wailing in the car begging us to bring him to the loo. I asked him to pee into his diaper but to no avail. Poor boy was so upset that his tears kepy rolling down his cheek. So pitiful. 

After a few mins, it was obvious he already peed but he was so distress that he continued to cry insisting he wants to ‘shee-shee’ until we reach the Pagoh stop. Sure enough, when we were in the toilet, his diaper was already soiled…. Not giving up, Ryan still insist to use the WC and happily said ‘no more’ when nothing comes out. Maybe that helps him feel better (err.. less guilty?)*poor boy* .

After the few stints at the public toilet, I was so determined to get hold of the potty topper that I saw @ Mothercare the other day. It’s a bit pricey but it’s godsend! Makes the whole process so much easier.

Hubs said it’s a waste of money. In his opinion, using the Dettol sanitiser and a few layers of tissue lace on top of the seat works just as fine. But a child cannot hold his bladder that long….and this boy of mine is always so fussy. Always insist of taking off his pants, and shoes before he could relieve himself.  Speed is crucial here. So in the end.. i bought it nevertheless. This is the potty topper I bought….  


Nicely packed!

Adhesive strips at the back of each of the topper

*Oh.. Dora for illustration purposes only. Hahaha…*

A short summary of his 28 months updates:
** Calls me mom / mommy interchangeably.
** Loves computer games and activities. His favourite sites (Disney, Thomas, Nick Junior). Just moment ago, he taught me how to play Dora Tressure Hunt game.
** Potty Trained (almost…) Ryan still wears diaper at night but at times will wake me up middle of the night when he wants to pee (HELP!!)
** Started scouting around for playschool for his enrolment next year.
** Still nap once a day for 1.5 – 3 hours a day. Bed time is around 9 – 10pm.
** Able to speak a few Mandarin words. His comprehension of the language also improves.
** His confidence in water builds up a lot. More independent and able to float confidently now (with floaters on of coz). Also able to make a few kicks in the water.
** Introduced naughty room/corner. When he misbehaves, I’ll threaten to bring him to the naughty room. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Try luck. He also has a happy room which is the room with most of his toys. Often when I summon him to the naughty room, he will walk towards the two rooms (side by side) then stop in front of one of them and say ‘how about this room?‘ (pointing to the happy room).
** Loves his baby (actually it’s a bear) and mini stroller a lot these few weeks. Everywhere he goes he wants to bring them along.. when we go out, in the house, sleep, pee, poo, everything! At night before turning in, he would say ’goodnight, I love you‘ to his ‘baby’ before giving it a kiss. So loving….
** I hate it when he doesn’t get enough sleep because for some reason when that happens, he will become restless and act out of his mind. He’s not agitated, not angry. Instead he will start his ‘fighting’ spree. Sotong is usually his victim, sometimes mommy and daddy are not spared. He will start to kick and kick, wriggle up and down, roll on the floor, use both his hands to slap your arms left and right and scream ‘YAH – HWAH – YAH (sound effect)’ – no more Ultraman for him! 


Taken @ the zoo two weeks ago. Don’t you just love that ziraffe top!
Happy 28 months!!