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    Default Toilet training a 6 month old?!?!

    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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    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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    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.

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    I've heard of elimination communication...but a whistle???

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    OMG that's awfull!

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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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    For real?!
    That's just about the craziest thing I have ever heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    That just makes me sad for the baby. I think if someone blew a whistle every time I went I would end up anxious. Here I was hoping it was something simple like elimination communication

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    Me too. And if you had a baby like my DD who has sensory processing issues and is super sensitive to noise it would be agonising torture for her. She'd become fearful and anxious.

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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.

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    Thats cruel. I know a few people who have successfully used Elimination Communication on very young babies.


 

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