My 9mo DS is in daycare. His teacher told me today that he peed in a training potty twice today. She sat him on it & he fussed a bit, but he then went.
I was quite excited, but I don't think he understood what he had done. I mean, I think it's way to early to start! I am sure that she put him on in a short while after he had a bottle, making it a coincidence that he peed in the pot. And I highly doubt that he's going to crawl to the pot, whip his diaper off, and pee in it. It's just not realistic.
She suggested that I buy a training potty to use at home. I think it was just a fluke & he won't do it again. I mean, I could easily put him on the pot after he's had a bottle, but I think the training will become obsolete considering the fact that he'll still be in diapers for a while...and he won't just automatically know how to use the pot when he turns 1.
Is this good practice or should I just leave it alone?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by MommyOfJnM at 10:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
its not that bazaar of a concept, i practice elimination communication (ECing) with my son, we began just before 6 months, and now at 10 months, he is almost out of diapers. its a myth that babies don't know when they are going, they are just trained to ignore their bodies signals when they are in diapers (especially disposable).
for more information, have a look at the MotheringTools website what is EC
that explains the concept pretty well.
no, your 9 month old wont crawl to the potty, whip off his diaper and go, but it will make training much easier in the long run, if he is used to 'going'Â somewhere other than his diaper. i know many, many children who REFUSE to use the potty at 3 or 4, because they prefer to use their pants as their person toilet. id keep it up. it cant hurt :)
Answer by katiemum at 10:29 PM on Jun. 1, 2009