Housetraining Housetraining Tips

By Colleen Brunetti, MEd

Here in North America we tend to potty train children as toddlers, often being told this is the most developmentally appropriate practice. However, in the Elimination Communication community, and in other cultures around the world, they train much earlier. We take a look at some of those practices and examine the rationale behind them.

Conventional Westernized baby-rearing wisdom states that the best time to potty train is some time after 18 months, the time at which a child can begin to control bladder and bowel function and respond to parent-led training. For instance, according to the Mayo Clinic, potty training should begin when children can communicate things like a desire to go and an interest in the potty, and remain dry for a period of time.

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