So, I happened to come across an article in CBS News that talked about parents who are trying to eliminate the need for their children to wear diapers from as early as birth!
The article can be found here: "Forget diapers: Parents teaching newborns to use toilet with 'elimination communication'"
This technique supposedly has a growing number of followers.
I thought this was more than a little interesting, as there is much discussion and thought as to the reasons why people have an interest in wearing diapers --with a common thought that the timing of their potty training, or how they were potty trained may have had a role in this desire.
I am curious as to what others may think of this?
There is another article in the Huffington Post by Steve Hodges, M.D. that refutes the so-called "benefits" of early potty-training and states a number of pediatric and perhaps long-term health concerns that can result.
It is an equally interesting read and can be found here: A Doctor Responds: Don't Potty Train Your Baby
Well, as a parent who has already been through children wearing diapers and as an AB/DL myself, I have my own thoughts on this. But perhaps before I share them, I would like to hear others' thoughts before fully divulging my own.
Do any of you have comments on this one way or another?