amelia-rose 6-7 months
Liz - posted on 05/11/2010
at that age the kids are training you not you training the kids there have been many studies that training too early creates psychological disconnection and you will want that back again and those bonding experiences are gone. just like feeding time is another bonding time you interact support and bond through the touch of cleaning and feeding because your focus is all on them.
Nermin - posted on 01/18/2010
Natalie i agree with u totally.. my mother in law was just telling me that my husband used to do that sound 'uuhh' when he wanted to poo, so she quickly puts him on the potty and he was 6 months old.. here in Egypt we recommend training as early as 4 months old, so that the baby would know earlier where to pee and poo.
Irina - posted on 11/28/2009
My dauther is 8 month and I started to sit her on the potty when she could sit confident unaided. For the first time I put her on in the morning as soon as we got up and was very very surprised. I wasn't expecting anything at all, just wanted her to slowly get used to sit on the potty. But she did #1 and 2!!! Since then I put her regulary in the morning, before naps, after naps, before going out and going to bed and she happily goes with both #1 and 2. I will not call it training cause kids at this age do not control their bowel movement, but I think it is going to be much easier when the time comes. She already started to give me indications for #2. she will just look at me and make "uuhh" so i just take her to the potty. So I support Natalie in this. As long as baby is happily doing it, then why not!?
Esperanza - posted on 11/24/2009
wow that is great, yes I agree if she is happy, more power to you both, and the money you will save on dippers you can put it somewhere else, I mean these days with the economy the way its going every little help. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Melissa - posted on 10/28/2009
I dont think that people would just hold their kids up over " toilet" type thing when they thought they needed to go. How would they know when their newborns had to go. Anyway, if shes going on her own will, thats great but very rare and not recommended by doctors to try and train them that early.
Jessica - posted on 10/21/2009
Just a quick question but what do all of you think that people did before indoor plumbing and disposable diapers? They would hold the babies over whatever they used as a toilet whenever they thought the child needed to have a bowel movement. Also think about this...If you start when your child can sit up on their own but can not crawl or walk then they will be content to sit on the potty and not want to get up and move. They are just happy they can sit up.
I say good job mommy! Keep it up...I didn't start until my daughter turned one but that was because we were looking for a house and living with my in laws so life was a bit hectic.
Clare - posted on 09/16/2009
I think it's a little young to potty train at 6 months. Most babies are only just sitting up by themselves at that age,and most kids do not have any bladder/bowel control or awareness until 2 years old,when they can indicate that they need to go. Before 2yrs,there's no control..they just go.
And a 6 month old can't even walk,point or at least go grab the potty to get help to use.
Let babies be babies. Let kids be kids.
They grow up way to fast.
On saying that,if you can potty train early..more power to you. As long as there is no pressure or expectations. Each child learns at their own pace..not cause mum can't be bothered changing nappies anymore
Mum to 6 yr old DD & 2yr old DS
Naj - posted on 07/18/2009
That is so cool My husband and his brother were out of diapers b4 they turned one Start everything early if they don't like it stop but if she likes it congrads I thinks it's awesome and for the people that don't agree please remember every child is different and it can't hurt her to get out of diapers early Congrads
Natalie - posted on 07/08/2009
i let my daughter do wat she wants n she will not go in her nappy we always have to take her nappy of b4 she will go so a potty is just the thing really my daughter has bin sitting unaidded since she was 4 months so there is no diffecalty with sitting on a potty an as u can see frm the pic she isnt fased by it
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