Faster than a Speeding Bullet! It’s Toilet Baby!

Is there anyone else dealing with this?  My 12-month-old has one ultimate daily mission.  He must reach the object of his affection.  If he hears the slightest squeak from our bathroom door, he is off, like a guided splash-seeking missile, straight to the toilet.

To make matters worse, my children are rarely allowed to flush our defective toilet.  I know!  Crazy, right?  Oh, but after you cleaned up your fifth overflown toilet, you would understand.

Back to the baby–I really think he has issues.  Did I mention he’s fast?  Here’s some of the craftiness I’m up against:

  • If someone’s trying to shut the bathroom door, he fearlessly puts his hand up like a miniature superman and slams the door back open.  All the while, he keeps determinedly gliding straight towards his fun-filled goal. 
  • He is no respecter of people sitting on the potty.  He’ll just reach his little mitts around any object trying to block his way. 
  • My guy doesn’t care if there is anything in the bowl–he prefers floating objects.  
  • He has a new favorite game–dropping all things into the toilet.  He attempted a cell phone drop just yesterday, but my husband rescued it, without a second to spare.
  • Then, he will cry out in outrage if you dare to take him away from his rightful throne. 

Now I’m just impatiently waiting for this toilet fascination to pass so he can move on to a more interesting pastime, like whipping his messy diaper off to check out his latest deposit.  My (soon-to-be-potty-trained) 2-year-old is currently passing through that stage.  I’m sure he would appreciate an accomplice.

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Day:  Today I’ll just be grateful for my, often smelly, but sweet, 
toilet-obsessed boy.


  1. LOL…oh the darlin' & fun experiences of being a mom…I'm sure there's never a dull moment in your life …and your little superman seems to be working hard to make sure you're always amused…as well as us *_^

    Happy Woman's Day! ^_^

  2. He is such a cutie! They sure are fast and determined at this age, aren't they? My youngest is 15 months old and she is so super quick and throws a FIT if not allowed to do what she wants. It is so cute though that we just end up giggling about it 🙂

  3. Oh my – he is a cutie, he does look a bit mischievous though! 😉

  4. I have (thus far) not had to go through that. My girls have always preferred playing with the contents of the fridge (like the time my thought-she-was-napping three year old poured half a gallon of milk into the living room carpet and followed it up by smushing in a carton of strawberries – at least that smelled good?).

    Good luck weathering the storm!

  5. Oh yes! We have a few super exciting off-limits goals that the baby goes for at every opportunity. The toilet is one, the kitchen cupboard is another. How are they soooo quick?

  6. Ok I don't believe for a second any little guy that cute would do anything naughty like putting things in the toilet : )

  7. my 2.5 yr old is now in the diaper removal stage as well… ahh.. what fun!

    and.. my 15 month old is toilet obsessed! ;0)

  8. This sounds EXACTLY like my 18 month old! And he loves toilet paper! I've actually caught him trying to eat it! Yuck!

  9. I Am Not Superwoman says:

    I so can relate. Our 10 month old Miss K heads there any chance she can get. I want to get a lock for it but afraid our 3 yr old wouldnt be able to figure it out fast enough when he has to go and then another mess to clean up. Lose-Lose situation.

  10. Oh mine used to do that and at the time my 3 year old was potty training and he never flushed. No worries though. They are 4 and 7 now so I guess all that toilet water didn't do much damage.

  11. He's so cute! lol My son still has yet to enter the 'toilet phase' and he's 18 months. He does like tackling cats though…..

  12. I love your chubby faced baby!!!! We installed a hook and eye latch to our bathroom doors. Just make sure your 2yo can reach it!

  13. First of all, you're son is so adorable! Second, my daughter is going to be 2 in a month and still gets fascinated with the toilet! Lol…although her mission is to flush it as many times as humanly possible. 🙂


  14. He is so cute! Sounds like you've got your hands full! Thankfully, my 19-month old has discovered how to flush the toilet but doesn't seem to be interested in throwing objects into it (yet). Although, I'm sure it will happen. He does have to make a beeline into the bathroom every time I go. So, I always have an audience whether it's him or one of my two dogs. Can't even get a little solitude in there. Oh well. : )

  15. I can SO relate… my little guy is 11 1/2 months old and he is obsessed with the bathroom. And he thinks it's a game to get in there. It's actually mostly adorable. 😉 ~ Courtney

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