A young Australian couple claims they started potty training their daughter when she was just two weeks old. Now the 9-month-old baby is already using the toilet like an adult. In their YouTube videos, Montana and Tom share their approach to raising their daughter. The couple revealed that they are using the “empty signaling” method, which is gaining popularity around the world.
Montana Lover and Tom Linwood, from Australia, are raising their daughter Blue using the elimination communication (EC) method. Parents say that the baby has not pooped in a diaper since two weeks of age.
The couple uploaded a video to YouTube in which they talk about how they taught their daughter to potty. Parents say that you need to watch the baby when he wants to go to the toilet and carry him directly there rather than use a diaper.
Montana became interested in the “empty signaling” method when they had a baby. Thanks to this system, they gave up diapers almost immediately after the birth of their daughter. This method of potty training saves money and does not pollute the environment with used diapers.
New parents believe that babies are born without pre-formulated knowledge of how to go to the toilet, so there is no need to accustom them to a diaper. In YouTube videos, they show how easy it is to go from a diaper to a potty or to a regular toilet. Montana says it’s best done in the summer when kids wear fewer clothes.
The Australians first used a plastic bowl instead of a pot. They emphasize that you need to watch the child and carry him to the toilet at the first signal, when he wants to pee or poop. Over time, the baby gets used to it and asks to go to the toilet on his own.
Doctors say that most children are potty trained between 2 and 2.5 years of age. If the baby is not yet ready to use the potty, parents will not be able to force him to sit down. There is no ideal time for toilet training, it all depends on the individual characteristics of the child.
Montana and Tom demonstrate positions and ways to support a child for comfortable toilet use. They believe that their approach empowers the daughter because she is heard and her natural needs are met. For a father, this is an additional chance to strengthen the bond with his daughter, similar to breastfeeding a mother.