Toilet training of infants, long practiced in many traditional world cultures, is only now getting a foothold in Western world. It turns out that there’s actually scientific approach to it, as some recent studies suggest. In a nutshell, the process is simple as the parents hold the baby over a target and wait for the function to happen. The challenge is reading the signal given by the baby that there is a need, and then giving the signal to a baby that it’s okay to proceed.
- Wearing diapers can teach children to ignore their own bodily signals about elimination.
- To teach infant toilet training, it’s necessary to read the child’s signals before they have to eliminate.
- Infant toilet training requires more work from parents, but it’s widely common outside the western world.
“Infant toilet training depends on establishing close communication about the baby’s frequent needs to eliminate.”