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Infant potty training has been practiced for centuries by people worldwide with great success. There was a shift, though, away from this method of potty training in several countries dating back to the 1950s. Infant potty training may not be for everyone. As with any decision that one makes, it is important to look at both the good and bad that may come from it. In this article we will look at the positives and negatives of infant potty training.

Positives:

The baby will not have to wear wet or dirty diapers very often. There are many who believe that much of the reason that babies cry at times, has to do with the discomfort that a baby feels when they do have a wet or soiled diaper. Diaper rash often comes because they either have been exposed too long to the dirty diaper or the diaper is too tight and causes a friction rash. So, whether or not it is the actual discomfort associated with having a wet or dirty diaper or not, the rash that frequently accompanies it is enough to make them cry. Once the baby is potty training, there is little need to wear a diaper.

Because the baby will have a shorter duration in diapers, less diapers will have to be bought and used. Not only does this mean saved money, it also means less diapers in our landfills. Good for your wallet and the earth. It’s hard to beat that.

It will help your child to gain his independence but it will also help the parent and child to communicate more and at an earlier stage of life.

It is a very natural thing to do that is done and has been done by people all over the world for centuries. Mothers and parents have been able to carry their infant around without the baby having to wear a diaper. They don’t have the child going potty on them all over the place. They have learned to read when their child needs to go and they enable them to do so.

The greatest advantage, though, will be an increased bonding between parent and baby. Parent and baby are able to communicate at an early stage as the parent knows when those moments come that the child has to go and the baby learns to tell them. It takes a good deal of time spent together doing this and that will just make the bonding stronger.

Disadvantages:

It can, at times, be messy. Since the child doesn’t really have full control over their muscles or their bladder at this stage, there are going to be times that accidents occur.

Your baby may not be at a point in their development that they are ready for it. Infant potty training typically starts around 6 months or earlier but babies aren’t able to control their bladders fully and reliably until at the very least, 12 months old.

It takes a great deal of time and a lot of commitment to accomplish it. Parents may not be able to put forth the time necessary to commit to this because of commitments to work. It also isn’t really convenient as you may have your child sound the warning at the most inconvenient times.

It can be a challenge to train your infant to use the potty but once you have accomplished it, you will know why billions of people throughout history have tried and succeeded, using infant potty training.

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Source by Robin Johns