I am concerned that children are being allowed to wear diapers longer and longer. In my opinion potty training is best done early as a natural part of taking care of one's body to promote self esteem. Pampers and Huggies are making a lot of money extending the use of disposable diapers by offering training pants which do not help train a child.
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I think you have summed up the issue excellently. As well that on an individual basis there must be some sensitivity to what is right for a particular child. Great answer.
I think you are right about the global warming Lizam, that is a big factor today. I know we/them (my son is grown)still have a choice of those good ole cloth diapers. However I really do not think the younger generation is into that.
Yes, it doesn't take long and clearly your daughter was showing you she was ready. My daughters were 1 and 18 months for similar reasons.
I agree Melfina. The question came up when a mum who I am working with was aksing for diapers for her 4 year old about to enter kindergarden.
Yes, when I had a family daycare I managed to train all the children ( who all wanted to learn). Sadly when they went home they had to train their parents oftentimes. Most parents appreciated my doing the work though. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks for your insights. Forcing too young but just leaving it are, in NY opinion both wrong for the developing chillds health and wellbeing.
With some children I think a little push is needed, just the same as we encourage them and teach them to eat themselves, clean their teeth etc.. However always sensitively and not in a shaming way.
DazzerUK sounds like you were a wonderful role model. Thanks for your comment and joining this discussion.
I agree. I see so many young people having kids...and kid, after kid, too. I think it's carelessness... I have no kids, I'm 24, and I am busy enough trying to pay off school loans and such that I can even imagine throwing a baby into the situation.
I also agree, so many young people just throw their garbage anywhere even when the garbage is right beside them. I have seen it mainly on beaches. Pretty sad. This is what their children see so it continues in the same circle.
I would not put this burden of careless just on the young parents.
In many parts of the world mothers work with their children to create the awareness of release from a very young age.