Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Parents Begin Potty Training at Birth

“SUTTON, Mass. - Thirteen-month-old Dominic Klatt stopped banging the furniture in the verandah, looked at his mother and clasped his right hand around his left wrist to signal that he needed to go to the bathroom. His mother took the diaper-less tot to a tree in the yard, held him in a squatting position and made a gentle hissing sound _ prompting the infant to relieve himself on cue before he rushed back to play.

Dominic is a product of a growing "diaper-free" movement founded on the belief that babies are born with an instinctive ability to signal when they have to answer nature's call. Parents who practice the so-called "elimination communication" learn to read their children's body language to help them recognize the need, and they mimic the sounds that a child associates with the bathroom……..”

Holy crap…you have got to be kidding me. First of all, why are they teaching their kid to pee on a tree outside? Isn’t that going to create bigger problems later, like at the school playground or in Rittenhouse Square? There are already enough adults doing that. Are these people crazy?

This one is even better:
….”Isis Arnesen, 33, of Boston, has a 14-week-old daughter, Lucia, who is diaper-free. She said it can be awkward to explain the process to people, such as when she helped Lucia relieve herself in a sink at a public restroom….”

Uh, the SINK ?!? Now I have to worry about the SINK when I take Little Grim to the restroom?


grimjack said...

You know I didn't want our daughter potty trained at all. Then I wouldn't have to worry about boys when she's a teen.

Loving Annie said...

Good Wednesday mroning to you, Mrs. Grim !

Neither a tree nor a sink seem particularly appropriate to me.... Oh boy.
What WILL some people think up next to do with thier kids to prove how avante garde they are ???

Loving Annie said...

'morning'. typo. sigh. sorry.

Ssssteve said...

Freakin' Hippies!!
nuff said!