Has anyone tried Infant Toilet Training?

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 13months and today I read an article about Infant toilet training. What I took from it was that waiting until your child is 'ready' could mean waiting forever to toilet train your baby and that it is possible to to have them fully trained before the age of two.

All in all I just want to know if anyone has tried this and were you sucessful? Do you recommend it? Any hints and tips would be great to.

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Minnie - posted on 09/02/2009

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Google elimination communication or natural infant hygiene. It's how mothers have taken care of their infants' elimination needs since the dawn of humanity. We practice it here in our household.

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Arlene - posted on 09/02/2009

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Quoting Melinda:

My son toilet trained himself at 18 months by watching my daughter and 1. Leave a potty next to the toilet, pop kiddy on it when you go, have a open door policy... thats what worked for me :)



I definatley agree with this. This technique had my son wanting to use the "big boy potty" by the time he was17 months and he was fully trained by the age of 2. Same with my daughter. She just turned 2 and is now usong the potty like nobody's business!! I think the best way or them to learn is by watching you. (as weird as that may b for some people) But I found that my boy wanted to be just like his dad, in every way, so mimicing is the best way to go!!! Good luck :)

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

Google elimination communication or natural infant hygiene. It's how mothers have taken care of their infants' elimination needs since the dawn of humanity. We practice it here in our household.



Lisa can you tell me a little about how you practise this in your household. I've been doing some research and have found that some families start EC from birth while others wait until their baby is 3-6months old. When did you start? Have you done this with all of your children? Do you have any advise for starting this with my 13month old? What have been the reactions of other people to this? Feel free not to answer if this is personal I'm just very interested. Thanks for your reply.

Jodi - posted on 09/02/2009

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i tried to force my oldest son into using the potty and it took me twice as long as it took me with my middle son because he just lost all interest in even learning when i make him sit on the potty. They will let you know when they are ready to start.

Melinda - posted on 09/02/2009

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My son toilet trained himself at 18 months by watching my daughter and 1. Leave a potty next to the toilet, pop kiddy on it when you go, have a open door policy... thats what worked for me :)

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