Diaper graduation cum bravely facing the scissors

Diaper graduation 👩‍🎓 cum bravely face the scissors 💇‍♀️

Norrah actually has been doing very well with dry diapers for at least a month – I have been delaying her ‘gift’ because she hasn’t got much confidence of removing diaper altogether at night.

But ever since I promised her a gift, she has shown more confidence of going diaperless at night – even during nights when she had diarrhea. She passed with flying colours.

As we decided to bring them for a haircut and she has been showing some reluctance, I amplified the gifting – I told her if she bravely face the hair stylist and had her haircut, she will get her most wanted gift (2 in 1 gift)! 🤣 I even showed her the gift before we left for the saloon.

The hair stylist (who is her uncle) was also surprised by Norrah’s confidence – because the last round (which was end 2019), she was clinging us! 🤣 She sat by herself and did as told! She excitedly and patiently waited for us to have our haircut, came back home to shower and quickly finished up her dinner!

How not to reward her 🤣🤣🤣

finally, diaperless days <<

Video of cutting hair after more than a year: https://youtube.com/shorts/f9WncwtUOPU

Potty trained no3

We have been potty training Norrah since before the MCO days but ‘aggressively’ did so during the MCO days – as we are at home. She has been diaperless during daytime. After a month, she still showed no progress! 🙄 She has been peeing on the floor most of the time. She did pee in the potty twice – but that was it!

BUT this week as we step into Phase 4 of MCO, she starts to show some progress. She started to show us signs; and we managed to bring her to the potty to pee. She even pooped once in the potty. I think she finally managed her fear of pee and poop in the potty. Today, instead of just me asking her to go to the potty, she told me she wanted to pee. She did it not once or twice but four times! 😁😁 We put her on diaper during nap; but when she woke up and wanted to pee, she told me to bring her to the potty! So proud of her – everyone at home cheer so loud for her! Noelle even helped throw the pee into the toilet bowl and washed the potty! 🤣

As per promised, we rewarded her with the Mickey Mouse ice cream! 😁😁 When she pooped in the potty the other day, her sisters also get it. But this ice cream came in a box of four. Today only Norrah gets this ice cream as we only had one left in the freezer. And she deserves it!

Hopefully she will retire from diaper by the time she turns 3 years old! And this will be her MCO days milestone/achievement! 😘😘

amongst the three, it was the most challenging to potty train Norrah! 🙄🤭 At 31+mo, both Noelle and Nikki have already been day time potty trained with Nikki graduated from diaper completely!

Video: https://youtu.be/cnEUwrqg9o4

Self independent in the toilet at 5y6m+

Our Missy Noelle has officially ‘graduated’ from ‘mummy and papa having to wash her butt after pooping’! 😂😂😂

And it was self initiated. The first was after she came back from her school trip. I was caught in total surprise when she came out from the toilet after cleaning herself! And today, she did so again!

I am in between proud 😊😊and totally relieved! 🤣🤣 I just couldn’t stop praising her!

One done, two more butts to wipe – guess five more years down the road! 🙄😝

One piece disposable diaper per day!!

29m10d and 9m22d

Our achievement this week (in 5 days) – we reduced disposable diaper in the household to one piece per day! ✌🏻✌🏻😁😁

Nikki successfully weaned off diaper during day and night without any accident on the bed or on the ‘road’!! Really can’t stress enough, how proud are we on her! (🙄Recapping those days, duno wipe and change the sheets how many times for Noelle)

And we successfully transition Norrah on cloth diapers during day. Even when we went out to get something (fast) or fetch Noelle – I just put her on cloth diaper (since it will be a fast one, as always). So, Norrah just uses one disposable diaper at night!

Better for the environment, better for our pockets and BEST for their skin!

** During weekends, Norrah will be likely to use more than a piece of disposable diaper – as we go out longer hours!

No2 goes diaper free

Nikki ‘earns’ her Robocar Poli set!! ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

This is something she wanted in Hong Kong! But she earns it by being able to inform us whenever she wants to pee and poo in the toilet. In two weeks, she has been doing great 95% of the time and her diaper has been dry at night longer than two weeks! In short, she is diaper-free from now!

Actually she was still in diaper pant because of her personal insecure feel – ocd la (but most of the time dry), so to incentivize her to remove diaper – we rewarded her today! Ok, cross fingers – no need to mop urine and change sheets after this! 🤭🙄🤣😝

But it has been easier with her (compared to Noelle) – as she is able to express herself. Moreover, she goes straight to the toilet bowl (without even a training seat)! 😁😁 So proud of her!


Jeh Jeh tumpang Happy cos can play! But Noelle has also been playing a role in reminding Nikki to go to toilet!!🤣🤣 cos she knows she will get to play with Nikki’snew toy! 🙄

Potty training no2

Life goals is not just about holidays/ going off days! As a stay at home mum, I need to set many mini life goals in order to keep me motivated! (I am not totally done with my ‘giveaways’ actually)

Here’s the current goal – which is shared with this 28m23d – going diaperless! We ‘shared’ it because we promised her that she will get the robocar poli set that she didn’t get for not behaving well in HK!

Noelle is her example and cheer leader (cos Nikki says she will share the toy with Jeh Jeh if she gets it! 🤣).

Nikki jumps straight to the toilet bowl instead of starting on the potty – because she ‘wants to BE like Jeh Jeh’! In fact, she told me that she wants to poo in the toilet bowl instead of the potty. See how it goes! No set timeline but go with the flow (though Noelle did ask need wait how long – cos she aims to play with Nikki’s new toy😒)

Good luck to both (or three) of us!

– Yesterday we started late evening (because I was too busy in the day) – and she aced it twice! This morning aced it once and we went to send Noelle to school diaperless (hubby did remind me that Nikki was diaperless – he asked me if I wanted to risk it especially since I will be dropping by at the wet market for fruits)! Well, I was ‘confident’ and no incident happened! 😝

I just could say – we are in the right direction. 🤣

No.1 officially graduates from diaper

Noelle ‘earns’ her Cinderella! 😊😊😊
Though she isn’t the ‘earliest’, we are proud to say that she has officially graduated from (night) diaper at around 4y1m! 
She actually ‘weaned’ from day diaper from 2.5yo; largely ‘trained’ by this humble mama (when suffering from Nikki’s morning sickness). There were on and off ‘accidents’ and some nights she asked for diaper free – where accidents did happen! We decided to put her on night diaper especially with the arrival of Nikki (as Noelle is completely handled by papa at night from then – and no way papa will wake her up to pee in wee hours since he himself had ‘difficulty’ waking🙄)! 
While Noelle doesn’t take any milk to sleep, she has this urge to drink (ice) water before going to bed. We did not stop her too but just let her be (though we did hope she refrain from drinking too much) – because we do think she should keep hydrated whenever she wants).  
We couldn’t deny that it does worry us whenever we find her night diaper was still soak. But we place our ‘faith’ on her and often remind her to wake papa up when she needs to pee at night. We even started the reward system by slowly increasing the number of days. She succeeded with the one week challenge back end of last year but thereafter had a hard time getting beyond one week. It was slightly after 4 yo that she started waking papa up by ‘papa I want to shh shh’ (that was also the point when we decided to stop counting on the dry night diapers). It did surprise us. We did put her on night diaper until the last piece of her xl size diaper and promised her a ‘larger’ reward when she finished the pack without accidents. We even told her to go on one week without diaper and the condition is no accident. And yeah, she has succeeded!
She definitely isn’t the first to graduate completely from diaper but we do believe she isn’t the last too. It ain’t a competition. Most importantly, she has achieved it and it was self led especially the night wakes! 
^^Her initial ‘dream’ reward was ‘Fluttershy’ but then changed her mind to Cinderella! 😅

3-minute microwave milo cake


I have seen this many times and decided to do this. I wanted to bake a cake as mentioned earlier but lazy! Haha…

4 tbsp self raising flour
2 tbsp molasses sugar
3 tbsp evaporated milk
4 tbsp milo powder
1 beaten egg
3 tbsp unsalted butter

Mix everything and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Original recipe: http://litefm.com.my/Mobile/Features/Trending/Trending/Simple-Microwavable-Milo-Bowl-Cake-Recipe

Her birthday today?

Haha… No…..!

But she is a REAL big girl today! She showed her ‘bravery’ when she needs to poop! Instead of running in and out of the potty because of tummy ache, today she ran to me and said ‘o c’, straight went to potty and poop. After she was done, instead of me asking her ‘are you done?’, she stood up and told me – she was done plus waved goodbye to her poop!

It did not end there! When I was pouring her poop into the toilet bowl, she was ready to help me put the detergent into the potty. She even wiped her butt with the toilet paper herself (her first time)!

I was so surprised by her change today! Lol!

As a result, she was rewarded a 3-minute microwave milo cake!

She wanted me to sing her a birthday song, and so I did!

Celine Tan's photo.
Celine Tan's photo.
Celine Tan's photo.

Potty training progress – at wee hours


At around 2am (today), she woke up herself and went to her potty (without crying or calling me). With eyes half shut, she tried removing her diaper (yes, I put her in diaper at night just in case). So I went and helped her remove her diaper and made her sit on the potty. She was half asleep and that was really a big pee! Then I wipe her, made her lied down on the floor while I put on back the diaper. I left her there, went into the toilet to throw the pee and wash the potty. When I came out, she was asleep on the floor! Lol! I carried her back to bed.

*photo is this morning’s poop time

She does still have a little fear when it comes to poop. Her sign is always running around and going in & out of the potty.

little 17chipmunks’ potty training with very much success!


Today she passed with flying colours on potty training. I started putting her diaper less for our short trips out. But today’s trip turned out longer than expected.

When my friend was sending us to somewhere accessible, I was hesitating on where to stop us. Chinese coffee shop is definitely a ‘no no’ as she doesn’t know how to squat on the toilet. Then I saw Bangsar Village, was thinking of going there, but changed my mind to the mamak at Lucky Garden (so that hubby can reach us easily); also because I was aware that they have rather clean toilets with toilet seats.

While drinking coconut water, she told me she wanted to go to the loo. So, we fled to the toilet located on top of the shop. I did quickly paid for the drink but left the ‘diaper’ bag there with the unfinished coconut, letting the waitress know not to remove it.

The second time was not long after I gave her some briyani rice. I did not take it as a ‘joke’ as coconut water can make her pee real fast. So I brought her up again, this time without paying first and it turned out to be a “prank”. =.=” I warned her not to do it again! Grrrr…

The third time was after hubby finished his lunch and wanted to go to the loo. So, he brought her along and she did peed.

She slept in the car while on our way back. Right after arriving home, she peed on the potty again (quite a large amount).

This is our longest journey out so far without her wearing diaper. Hopefully we can soon do without it indefinitely!


It wasn’t the best of best day today, but I should be grateful that nothing serious happened (our ordeal this morning: https://17chipmunks.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/thanks-you-to-two-pdrm-officers-at-jalan-turi-bangsar/)

I wasn’t feeling too well, to begin with. My morning sickness is back as I entered 3rd trimester. So, after what happened, I came home, quickly do the laundry and rested. I managed to put the girl to nap close to 5pm and then I slept with her.

After waking up, I made her pumpkin ramen in leftover radish tomato chicken soup. I quickly whipped up a vegetables dish that she might like – vegetables fritters (no specific ingredients amount – flour, ice water, baking powder, tapioca starch, pinch of seasalt, egg, shredded zucchini, shredded carrot, chopped cabbage and chopped onion).

Since hubby’s not coming home for dinner and I don’t really have appetite, I made myself egg mayo sandwich.

So, that’s our dinner!

My girl was very hungry, finished all by herself within 10 minutes!

Celine Tan's photo.
Sad, this is two eggs… Eggs are so small now!

Celine Tan's photo.