When to start Elimination Communication, Potty Training or Toilet Training?
When to start Elimination Communication, potty training or toilet training is a personal question. Each community is different when it comes to Elimination Communication, potty training, or toilet training. For example, in South Africa, the black communities tend to start potty training or toilet training at the age of three, whereas in the white communities training tends to begin at the age of two.
In the UK, teachers have recently reported that children are starting school still wearing diapers at age 5! Worldwide, the diaper companies have seen their market grow from the under 3’s to the under 5’s age groups, just to cater to this prolonged use of diapers. At the end of the day, when you decide to start training your baby is a personal choice. However, it stands to reason that the earlier you start, the better it is for baby, the better it is for the environment, and the easier it is for the parent.
The Baby Throne is a tool. It comfortably holds your baby in the right position to trigger the instinct to push, and the three steps are a gradual progression onto the toilet. The main concept behind Baby Throne Technique is the use of physiology, gravity, familiarity, and routine (Our QR code takes you to the instructional video).
You really want to start moving through the Intermediate stage and on to the Advanced stage by the time baby is starting solids, which is at about six months. At about this time, you may also start having constipation issues, which the Baby Throne helps with and that is why pediatricians and pediatric surgeons especially like it. It stands to reason – solids are harder to move than milk.
Finally, you can move onto the Advanced stage of the Baby Throne
Which is on the toilet. The Advanced stage is usually for babies of six months (when they are eating solids). It is an ideal time for baby to learn the different stages and they are keen to learn!
Toddlers are trickier!
I cannot imagine anything more challenging than trying to train my two year old to do something differently. He has a mind of his own, he is exploring his independence and, quite frankly is more likely to say “no” and run off. I have also been informed that the more intelligent the toddler, the more difficult it is to teach them something new if they think they already know how to do something and want to do it their way.
Start younger, use fewer diapers by being efficient with them, and drop the diaper when it is always kept dry. Remember, we have proven that by using the Baby Throne, you can save over 2,200 diapers before your baby reaches two years of age. Good for baby, good for you and good for the environment! Why wait until baby is two? Help decrease the billions of diapers used worldwide each year and make your life easier at the same time!
Just in the UK alone the diaper market is worth £400 million – can you imagine what this equates to worldwide? We have proven that you can save over 2,200 diapers for one child before the age of 2. Assuming all children have stopped wearing diapers by the age of 2, we can reduce the worldwide diaper wastage by at least half by using the Baby Throne and the Baby Throne Technique.
Today most people do not train until the toddlers are 3 years old and 25% are still not dry at 4. Babies are being trained to fill their diapers, and then parents have to train them to use the toilet. Wouldn’t it be easier to start training when baby can sit on the Baby Throne (approx 4 months)?