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Originally posted by trueperspective
Come to find out THE WHOLE WORLD understands that an INFANT can be potty trained by 8 MONTHS...That's right, before they can even walk a baby can be potty trained. Here is some exerpts from a very informative article.
Originally posted by iamnot
i spoke to a pregnant lady in the bank the other day who informed me they changed the pregnancy term in canada to 10 months! how do you just change something like that??
The process of toilet training involves a number of skills that toddlers must master in order to succeed. They must have some word or signal that they can use to communicate to their parents their need to go to the bathroom. They must be able to get to the bathroom either by finding their own way there or by finding someone to direct them there. They must be able to delay elimination until they have arrived at the bathroom and removed the clothes.
Children cannot control elimination until their musculature is sufficiently developed. This is an obvious but extremely important point. The sphincter muscles, which control the ability to hold on to and let go of fecal
material, do not become fully mature and workable until the average child is between 1 1/2 and 2 years old. The implication of this physical development is that a child will be unable to control bowel movements before the spincters have attained maturation.
For the child to experience a sense of competence during the toilet training period, a number of things must occur:
1. The body must be ready.
2.. The child must be able to give a signal when it is time to go.
3. The child must be able to respond to an internal cue and anticipate necessary action.