Kids in other parts of the world learn to use the toilet by age 2 or earlier, so why not here?
[MUSIC] Elimination Communication: Potty Training Babies. Elimination communication is a diaper-free method of potty training babies. You start before the baby can even sit up! Late 1950's: 92% of U.S. children were potty trained by 18 months. Today: Kids typically start using the potty between 2 and 3. In some countries, parents still start potty training soon after their baby is born. The Chinese have been using EC for centuries. Parents tune in to the baby's signals that they need to pee or poop. Signals include: crotch-grabbing or grunting, They hold baby by hips over the toilet facing away from them, while making a sound like whistle or hiss. Eventually baby learns to associate sounds with going to the potty. Smart idea: Chinese children wear split-crotch pants. American parents using EC often do it part-time. Letting baby go diaper-free when convenient. or sitting baby on potty before diaper changes and bath. Thinking about trying it? Ask yourself: Do you have a sense of humor? Are you willing to put in the work? Do you go with the flow? Can you deal with the push back? Pros & Cons of EC. Pros: Save money on diapers, good for environment, Reduce diaper rash, no stinky diaper pail. Cons: Takes time & patience naps & travel can be a challenge, Friends & family may disapprove, waking up during the night. Good Luck!