baby toilet training

Three Weeks to Twenty Months

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Baby Toilet Training

Sometimes called Elimination Training or Elimination Communication, this is a method used in most non-Western cultures. It does away with diapers in infants as young as three weeks old. (Some parents continue diapering babies at night, however.) The method is intended to potty train a child completely before they are 18 to 20 months old.
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The approach involves tuning in closely to your infant during the first few weeks of life, learning when and how frequently your baby needs to eliminate.
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The parent learns to recognize the facial expression or other physical cues the baby makes before or during elimination.
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The parent is then able to anticipate when the child needs to go. At those times, the parent holds the infant over the toilet, a pot, or some other receptacle while making a comforting, hissing sound.
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The infant learns to associate the hissing sound with elimination and, in time, the parent can initiate the child's elimination by making the same sound.
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Later the child will begin to signal the parent in a clear way (such as a hand signal) before he or she needs to use the potty.
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For more on Elimination Communication, read Infant Potty Training by Laurie Boucke.
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