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    Default Mother toilet trains her newborn (elimination communication) - thoughts?

    What do you think of toilet training a newborn (per this article)?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...y-nappies.html

    It's not something I'd consider doing at such a young age, though I also don't see it as a 'bad' choice either. It's just an extra thing to take on when you're already exhausted from all the other newborn stuff.

    I can't say I'm really comfortable with the pooping in the bathroom sink, though I assume she'd move on the toilet once the baby gets the hang of it

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    Each to their own but I don't think I would have the dedication to do it. 17 years ago there used to be a lady who did it on one of the forums I visited. From memory she said it got easier as you learnt the babies cues. Interesting thing she said that sometimes when her baby was fussing at the breast and not wanting to feed that they actually needed to go to the toilet. So some of those unexplained fussy periods could be the baby needing to go.

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    I never knew about pooping in the sink but I know of others that pop bub on the potty. It apparently helps with wind pain too.

    It would not have worked for DS who has no signs of needing to do wee/poo. DD has signs but I CBF.

    For me it is a 'whatever works for you and your family/baby' choice.

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    I don't think i could actually be bothered. Sleep deprivation comes to mind. What does she do when her ds is napping ? Or in the car or the middle of the supermarket. Does she just pee everywhere ?

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    Yeah I would not have had the willpower to follow that through... with twins I would have spent more time holding them over the sink and cleaning the mess than enjoying my babies, which I struggled to do anyway. (And still struggle sometimes now they are 8 )
    I don't think she is crazy, more power to her! I just know I would have given it up as soon as a week after starting.

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    I've known a few people who've done this. It's the norm in a lot of cultures- where mums have the babies on them the majority of the time and aren't going to spend ridiculous amounts of money on nappies! You learn what your baby does and how to respond to it.

    I haven't done it because I wouldn't want to deal with extra things to pay attention to/think about, but I can certainly see the advantages.

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    Default Mother toilet trains her newborn (elimination communication) - thoughts?

    I have heard of EC, but never did it with my kids. I have to say though, that using the sink is gross if you ask me! The article said her husband as cleaning up the mess in the toilet at a cafe, so I hope she does use the toilet when out at friends or public places. I can't say I'd be impressed if a friend got their baby to poo in my sink!
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    This is something I would never do, it's great that it's working for this lady, and I'm impressed she finds the time. In the sink though, seems a little strange, reading the article I'm thinking is that even allowed to go there?
    My second woke up every night between 2/3 then at 6 for the first 3mths, (I'm aware that it could have been worse) but some days I could not function, can't imagine having to get up for the toilet as well.
    Oh and extra washing, nope definitely not for me.

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    Yeah look... when my baby was a newborn, I was just mastering how to make a coffee and drink it while it's hot.

    Good on her she can find the time for it all.

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    I like how she describes it as "fun and addictive" the same way I'd describe candy crush 😂 each to their own but not something I'd do....

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