What’s going on in that photo you ask? It’s a mom helping her 14 week-old baby pop-a-squat. A trick the baby will surely use when she’s in her 20s, at Woodstock 2029, and can’t wait in line for the port-a-potty. I wonder if a baby could get ticketed by the police for this? Hmm…
Anyway, the photo is actually from this AP article titled, “Parents begin potty training at birth.” The mom is helping her young baby learn “elimination communication,” ways to signal her when she has to go wee-wee or poop-poop. To help the baby go, the mom mimics going-to-the-bathroom sounds. Yeah, that’s right.
Apparently, the diaper free movement is growing in America. And, actually it’s common in countries like Africa and Asia, where you can’t find ample supplies of Pampers.
As crazy as it sounds, less diaper waste and diaper money would be nice. But, potty training at such an early age sure takes some dedication! And as much as I’m dedicated to my kids, you’d really have to be on top of your elimination communication all the time to be diaper-free. Plus, I’m not sure how convincing my bathroom-sounds would be.
Thanks to my pal Suzi for sending me this article!