On a recent trip to the library I went all momzilla and took out all the potty training books & dvd's I could find. I had simply had enough of the poop. Last night as I soaked in my bath I started to peruse each book and I came to find that they all pretty much say the same thing. "Your child will let you know when he is ready, most toddlers aren't fully trained until the age of three, let the toddler decide how to train, blah, blah, blah..."

Then I picked up the book Diaper Free Baby. And my entire world changed.

The concept is that pretty much everywhere else in the world had potty trained kids by the age of two. Two is actually considered 'late' in most countries. In America, disposable diapers are the norm, in other places round the globe they are a luxury. Most people can't afford them so their option is to constantly clean up shit or teach their child how to use the can at the earliest possible age. They call this Concept "EC" aka "elimination communication." Basically what I have learned thus far is that my baby can communicate with me that he/she needs to go potty and also that by using diapers I am training them not to want to use the toilet. Granted I am only up to the 2nd chapter but shit...

Now as I my jaw was dropping and my eyes were opening, my toes and fingers were also shriveling from my hour long now very cold bath. I had to break from the book that is telling me that I can possibly have my newborn not ever wear diapers. How, I don't know. But gdamnit I am gonna find out and as soon as I do you better believe that I am gonna write about, true or bullshit...

P.S. My tata's are now leaking on a daily basis. Fantastic.

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