The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Christine Gross-LohImagine infants free from painful diaper rash, new parenthood without thousands of dollars wasted in diapering costs, toilet training that is natural and noncoercive, and, most important, happier babies and parents
As Christine Gross-Loh reveals in her progressive, enlightening book, all this is possible and more. Infants are born with the ability to communicate their need to go, just as they communicate hunger or sleepiness. Gross-Loh, a mother of two children who were diaper-free at eighteen and fifteen months, uses the tenets of elimination communication, or EC, to teach parents how to identify and respond to their baby or toddlers natural cues.
Unlike the all-or-nothing approach of some parenting books, The Diaper-Free Baby addresses three categories of parents: full-time, part-time, and occasional ECers. Parents can practice EC as much or as little as fits their family and lifestyle. A support group within a book, The Diaper-Free Baby also includes inspiring testimonials throughout every chapter. Parents who have successfully practiced EC identify common struggles, share experiences and problem-solving tips, and provide encouragement for those new to the technique. Their motivational stories together with Gross-Lohs practical advice will appeal to all parents interested in a fresh alternative to traditional toilet training.
Newborn EC from Day 1
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If you are interested in learning more about EC, a good place to start is by reading one of these elimination communication books. This list includes books about elimination communication philosophy and books explaining how to practice EC. There is also a list of children's books that are appropriate for babies and toddlers who practice elimination communication. Disclosure : This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
The Natural Toilet Training Alternative
There are as many different ways of approaching parenting as there are cultures. However, in cultures where mothers are still parenting in the same gentle ways they have for generations, the similarities are also striking. Nurturing practices such as natural weaning "extended nursing" , co-sleeping, carrying the baby in close physical contact, responding promptly to cries or distress, and never leaving a baby alone, are all virtually universal in traditional societies that have not become overly "westernized". In the majority of non-industrialized cultures, mothers also know how to tune into their babies' elimination needs, and how to keep them clean and dry without diapers. Since I discovered this, I've had to re-examine everything I ever believed about toilet learning.
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