How to get your toddler potty trained in one day!

30 May


This is Bella, she just turned Two & is now potty trained to go during the day! Yayy Bella!

(I’m sorry if anyone is disgusted about me showing her business in the picture, but the cartoons do it too! )

Although we still have to learn to go to the potty at night, its a start and mommy is excited about it and wanting to share and help other moms !

She learned the habit of walking to her potty in one day without peeing, but I had to reinforce it on day two just to be sure. Today is her third day and she goes all by herself without reminders!

Here’s what potty training looked like before she learned….

I had seen a couple of videos of moms using Dolls. I tried what they did, and put diapers on Doll , took them off and put the doll in the potty. She played with it, instead of apply it to herself. Didn’t work.

I tried the pull -ups but she felt it was fine peeing and pooping in them until they leaked.

I tried taking her to the potty every 15 minutes, which both of us didn’t like!

She was peeing and pooping all over the floor . I had to clean up after her so much in the morning, that I never made it to the afternoon or the next day in continuing to potty train. I was so inconsistent because I thought it would take a week of doing the same exhausting thing until she got the point. That was something I was not ready to do while taking care of her two month old brother. A month had gone by and she was still in diapers. I knew I had to try again.

Here’s what turned everything around…

I had just rejected a great job opportunity last Wednesday. I was supposed to start working for Carnival Cruise lines, and decided not to. (I’ll talk about that more in one of this week’s posts.)

When I realized I was going to be home for good, that I was so inconsistent with potty training Bella, and that our budget would be tight, I decided to commit.

I told myself i would not stop until she learned to go to the potty.

I started on Friday thanks to a post I read and commented on in a FB group called Play dates of Miami. A very helpful mom suggested I put an alarm on my phone with a jingle every 30 mins to remind me and her to go potty.

I decided to try it!


We started at 7am and went about our normal routine. I took off her diaper and pants and let her be while she watched Sophia. Every time it went off I put a smile on and held her hand walking her to the portable potty saying “potty time!”.


Since this was her first day, I put the potty in the living room so she could get to it quicker and sit on it while watching her cartoons. She peed and pooped once on the floor early in the morning.

As time went by, she got used to the jingle, me saying “potty time”, and her walking to the potty.

She peed in the potty 3 hrs after we had started and she had a confused look on her face. I was right there when she went that I threw a party for her, gave her a high five, and a sticker. I did this everytime she went, and she loved it!

The next day we started at 7am again and she remembered to go! She even took the tray out of the potty to come show me! 😂 She was so happy because she knew she would get rewarded for it.

I knew I no longer needed the jingle but left it on just in case.

My husband even jumped in and reminded her when it went off.

Today is day 3 , I’m not using alarms anymore and she’s going all by herself. She peed in her shorts once when she was in the playpen but that’s it so far.

She napping now with pampers on because she still needs to learn to not pee when she sleeps.

If any moms have tips on how to get her to learn please comment below!

If you are also trying to teach your child to go potty, I hope this post helps! Feel free to leave a comment!


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