A mum at Playgroup shared with us that one of her family members toilet trained both her children by 6 months old!!!
It seems the use of a whistle is involved. Blow the whistle whenever they soil their nappy so the baby learns to cry to let you know they need to go instead of just going.
I have to say I was horrified and too shocked to ask any more questions.
Has anyone else heard of this technique?
I can't help but think it must be traumatic for the baby......
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10-08-2012 15:55 #1
Toilet training a 6 month old?!?!
10-08-2012 15:57 #2Senior Member
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That's horrible! 6 months in my opinion is too young to start toilet training.
That technique is used on dogs to train them, using them on a baby is a bit over the top and uncalled for. But each to their own.
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10-08-2012 15:59 #3
I don't think a baby is developmentally able to know when it has to use the toilet at that age. Whistle or no whistle.
And the idea of blowing a whistle every time my baby dirties or wets their nappy rather disturbs me. Wouldn't that damage their hearing? It seems rather regimented for a 6 month old. Conjures up images of old school boarding school where you blow a whistle and the kids all jump into line.
10-08-2012 15:59 #4
I've heard of elimination communication...but a whistle???
10-08-2012 16:00 #5
OMG that's awfull!
10-08-2012 16:05 #6Senior Member
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Never heard of it. I know that my mum toilet trained me by 14 months which seems young.. but she didn't use a whistle.
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10-08-2012 16:09 #7Senior Member
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That's just about the craziest thing I have ever heard!
10-08-2012 16:16 #8
10-08-2012 16:18 #9Senior Member
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You can actually toilet train a baby from newborn - whether you actually WANT to though......
It's called EC - I think Elimination Communication? Or something like that. You basically hold the baby over the toilet and speak softly in their ear, sssssss, like the sound of doing a wee, to encourage them.
I dont know anyone who's done it, and while they're a newborn/baby, you just want to hold them and cuddle them, who cares about toilet training, as if we have nothing else to do with our time, lol.
10-08-2012 16:27 #10
Thats cruel. I know a few people who have successfully used Elimination Communication on very young babies.
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