Written by Emily
Recently the New York Times shared some insight into the latest potty training trend: Elimination Communication. In order to eliminate diaper waste and become more in tune with your baby, there is a “movement” (pun intended. high-five!) to learn your baby’s poop cues and then hover her over a bowl, sink, toilet or “street between parked cars“, so she can do her thing. And by thing I mean poop. Babies pooping in the sink. Babies pooping in bowls scattered around the house. Babies pooping in the park. No joke.
But Stephen Colbert has a few:
Apparently, I’m not the hands-on parent I thought I was because I’m tired just thinking about this. During my children’s baby months, I cleaned up poop left and right…and they were wearing diapers! I have visions of explosive poops rocketing across the living room floor. The sanitizing with this makes me shudder. I have a difficult time staying on top of the dishes now, and no one in the family poops in them.
However, I’ll probably be tucking Sylvie’s prom dress into her five-point harness. Maybe if I encouraged her to pee on the street and in bowls around the house and reinforced that practice into her teen years, my husband’s goal of not having her date until she’s at least 30 could be fully realized. So I do see the perks…
but I think I’m going to sit this one out. Truth be told, I just don’t have the energy!
What about you? Would you consider going diaperless?