What the Heck is Elimination Communication? Infant Potty Training
Elimination communication is basically not training your baby to go in a diaper. It's a lot less messy than that sounds, but traditionally, in the past 50, 100 years, babies go in diapers, when we notice we change them, and what that ends up doing, unfortunately, is training the baby that going in their diaper is okay. And then, we pick the worst time, developmentally, around two years, to train them to go on a pot and to tell them that everything they've been doing for their whole life is wrong. So, elimination communication tries to cut out that confusion and miscommunication by simply getting them used to going on the pot from the day that they're born.
Elimination Communication Criticism
Elimination communication really requires a lot of parental attention, to be aware of the child's cues, so that then the parent is prepared to put the child over the potty so that they're eliminating in the potty. I would take her in to me really close, and hold her over a normal toilet, and I would kind of whisper in her ear our secret signal, ... Read more