Wow, that sounds really regimented and harsh. I am pro early potty training but that makes me sad.
We started toilet training DS from 6 months BUT we were really easy going...just putting him on the potty after eating etc, sshhing to bring on wee but never keeping him on there until we had something, it was just more getting used to the potty. DS NEVER liked anything in his nappy though and would scream as soon as doing a number 2 or number 1 so he took quite quickly to the potty and not having a dirty nappy touching him. By 7 months he did all his number 2's on there but we still had wee accidents for years, didn't bother us at all...
I intend to start our next one a lot earlier but it will be the same for us, just getting used to the potty but no big deal if they do their business in their nappy.
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10-08-2012 16:41 #11Senior Member
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10-08-2012 16:47 #12
Yes I can't help but think this whistle method will create anxiety around going to the toilet and perhaps anxiety in regards to whistles also.
I just can't imagine being so keen to potty train to resort to this method.
10-08-2012 17:53 #13
What the heck is the rush? Disturbing tactics too.
I just don't get why parents are in such a darn rush when it comes to child developmental stages these days... Sheesh
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10-08-2012 18:20 #15
My mother swears that I was only toileting on the potty from 8mths and my brother from 10mths old. My MIL also had both her boys TT by 18mths and says they delay was due them waiting till summer to start.
The parentals feel that it's only the advent of disposable nappies that parents leave it till later. I do agree cos I got tired of washing nappies and refuse to have 2 kids in nappies at the same time.
In many eastern culture babies are toileted from a very young age
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10-08-2012 21:22 #16Junior Member
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What black eyed pea said....
10-08-2012 21:38 #17
I've seen many people start toilet training babies from 2 months old. The reason is that they don't want to put babies in nappies 24/7, the weather condition there make them more prone to nappy rash, also the fact that nappies are expensive and they can't afford good quality brands. But their technique is watching for signs and time, shushing for wee. I've never heard of using a whistle to make bub cry, it must be horrifying for bub!
10-08-2012 21:43 #18
I don't get how the whistle method would even work. By the time you notice the bub had done a wee or poo it might be a while since they actually did it. Therefore how would they associate the whistle with the wee/poo? It's like dogs - you have to tell them off when they're doing the poop inside - you can't tell them off 15 mins later because they won't understand what you're referring to.
Plus it's stupid and cruel of course!
10-08-2012 21:48 #19
The use of the whistle sounds like it could border on child abuse, the pain it would cause is horrible to think about I know how my animals are when DD makes noises with whistles and they are only those little plastic ones, not loud ones. Whistles are only appropriate IMO for Phys Ed or extra-curricular sporting activities for older children.
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10-08-2012 22:50 #20
My girl friend was gushing in front of her MIL and her MIL's friends that she had her son toilet trained at 2.5, she was so proud, only to be shut down by one of her MIL's friends who said to her that 2.5 was really late and that she had started putting her granddaughter on the potty at 4 months!!!! Ppl are crazy!!!!
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