View Full Version : diaper free baby?
04-24-2006, 02:04 PM
has anyone tried this? its where at any age from newborns and up.. u have them do the restroom in the toliet and not have them used diapers...
04-24-2006, 02:43 PM
I think I'm too lazy for something like this!
04-24-2006, 02:49 PM
i'd have to go with u on that one..plus with my son..i never know when he goes...i usually just see his diaper bulge or smell him...unless he makes those smiley faces when he's pushing and concentrating..lol [rotfl]
04-25-2006, 12:44 AM
there are quit a few people who do that up where I am. My sister went to a class on one, but didn't think that would work for her. The instructers let their kids go anywhere, in parking lots, ect. up here I doesn't really matter where kids go, because there are woods everywhere...parking lot isn't the greatest but hey it works...just not on my car please. I don't think I will be using this method though.
04-25-2006, 08:44 AM
Okay...I have a funny story about why we did NOT do this. Daniel used to get bad rashes on his bum so we had "naked time" every night for about 30 min. Well Chris went upstairs for a movie (and potty break) and I was in the kitchen makin' snacks for Family Night (Daniel was in the living room playing). I hear "tooting" so I look in the living room and Daniel is playing still. I go back to finish up in the kitchen and Chris calls me. I come in to find two "piles" on the floor and Daniel wiping and eating his poo! :lol:
Chris took him upstairs to wash while I cleaned up the mess. Chris and I kept laughing because even though I had been cleaning Daniel's bottom everyday here I was gagging at cleaning it off the floor!!! [rofl] Needless to say...end of "naked time" and start of a GREAT story to share with his future girlfriend!! :wink:
04-25-2006, 11:15 AM
My best friend in Michigan is going to do this with her second child that is coming along in July...when she told me I about died...I couldn't believe it. But since then I have done some reading on it. It sounds like if you have the time to mess with it, it could really work.
I am in the midst of potty training my 22 month old and let me tell you, I am tempted to start my 6 month old on it now! It would be a lot easier to have this done with then mess with the attitude and struggles of a toddler. I mean, I already have to clean up several messes now, why not do it when they can't fight you on it?
I found this site about it: http://www.timl.com/ipt/
I guess I have some serious thinking to do...I will be checking this thread to see if anyone really has done this and what they have to say about it.
I don't get this... babies will go anytime of the day or night. Do they put them in a diaper overnight and during the day or do they wear underwear? It sounds like a lot of mess. Unless you are checking their diaper every minute. Which none of us could do.
I can see how it would work with an older baby... like a year or older. But a newborn?
I don't have time for that, but I have heard of it and have friends that have done it ~ you know, the ppl with ONE child :lol:
I do take my two youngest with me when I go and encourage them to sit or try, but I cannot do EC. That's a part of AP that just isn't us. We use cloth diapers, but they are so nice now it's a lot like wearing a sposie... can't tell when it's wet.
04-25-2006, 09:41 PM
Sounds neat! Stephanie
04-25-2006, 11:51 PM
When my dd was about 8mos she would let us know when she had to make a bm (grunting) so we would hurry and rip off her diaper and she would go on the toilet. NOW, she tries to straighten her body when we get her on the toilet and is very fussy with it. We did buy a cheap potty for her so we'll see how that goes, but for now she dirty's her diaper just before she yells for us after her naps. :D Oh well...
Anyhow, my dad calls it parent training...LOL
I don't think that would be for me either. My first ds was 2 1/2 when I potty trained him. I let him go naked and it did the trick! LOL, my mom hated that idea, she said I would make a nudist out of him! But now at 8 he's really embarrassed to have to get undressed in front of me or dh. Anyway, I can't imagine having the time to do this w/ a little one! Hats off to those that can accomplish it. I would rather spend the time spend checking and rechecking the diapers, playing!!!
04-28-2006, 09:17 PM
I don't even see how this could possibly work when you also have a toddler running around!
Besides if you think about it... that baby is going to go regardless of where it's bum is aimed so in my opinion it is PARENT TRAINING
05-02-2006, 09:48 PM
I would not try this with my babies. Though this has worked with many babies, There are important developmental stages you do not want your precious baby to miss. Forcing them to advance physicially before their bodies are ready is not healthy for them. Allowing a baby to "go" anywhere (like in Africa) is different than running a 4month old to the toilet. Babies need to be babies and do not need to be trained to "hold it" until they are at the toilet. 3rd world countires allow their babies to go anytime, and so do we...we just are not a 3rd world country and therefore we cover our babies with diapers. The idea of toilet training an infant seems crazy to me though.