The reasoning behind it is this... the vast majority of child care centers will not take kids who are in diapers anymore. If they do take them there is a substancial extra fee for "diaper duty". So you have working mothers trying their best to get the kids into daycare b/c they doesn't have time to raise them properly. They rush the kids out of diapers and pack them off so the "system" can start caring for them.
If the child is ready for it, then I don't see why not, but if it is going to cause a traumatic epxerience, then I'd say leave it for a later date I guess.
I don't see what's wrong with it.
You should try to potty train the child as soon it starts to recognise that it needs to go, it's just common sense. I think that people have become too obsessed with the concept of babyhood. Diapers aren't important, they're an unfortunate necessity.
Well they don't have to be interested in it, it just seems from the link that parents are simply training their infants and succeeding at doing it!Charlie... have you ever seen a 6mos old interested in potty training? If so, I'd love to meet the child.
Seriously, though. I don't agree with babying your children, or keeping them in diapers when it's not necessary. We are already starting on my sister, and shes about 19 months now. However she walks, talks, knows what it is... etc. She is starting to become 'ready.' However - I have NEVER seen a 6 month old, or 3 month old, that is -ready-.
Then we wonder why AB/DLism is becoming so wide spread.
People are complaining that the U.S. is lazy, not by that article though. Where are all of these parents getting this time on their hands to be able to do this like every 30 minutes?