What is infant potty training (“IPT” or also known as elimination communication “EC”)? In a nutshell, IPT believes that baby’s introduction to the potty begins at birth. We believe that introducing the potty at birth is a more natural and organic approach than teaching our children to use a diaper as a toilet for a few years, and then having them unlearn this to use the potty in the preschool years. Babies are born with an existing awareness of their eliminations, and by encouraging babies to listen to their bodies, they can “go potty” – right at birth!
There are so many wonderful benefits to practicing infant potty training/ elimination communication. First and foremost, it allows caretakers another way of meeting baby’s needs. And of course, there’s the amazing advantage of not having your little one in diapers for the first years of his or her life. That’s right- save money, the environment, your time, and never have to worry about diaper rash! While these benefits have us convinced already, there are a plethora of other wonderful advantages we can’t wait to share with you.
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