Myth: It’s easier and healthier to potty train your baby if you wait until she’s ready – typically around age 2 or 3.
Fact: The truth is, potty training a baby under the age of 24 months is actually easier than potty training an older child. Why? Because as children get older, they want to make more and more decisions on their own. This natural progression towards independence is healthy, but it also often sets the stage for a battle of wills when it comes to potty training.
Fact: Babies will potty train at the age parents expect them to train. Historical and cross-cultural practices clearly demonstrate that babies can train as early as 5 months. Training a baby that young is indeed possible, but very time-intensive. Because of the time commitment required, this approach is not practical for most parents. The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program, however, provides a compelling alternative to very early or very late potty training. By helping babies learn simple potty-time signs, the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes it easy for parents to both begin and end the whole enterprise before age 2.
Benefits of this exciting new program:
1. Easier For You
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes potty training easier because it gives your baby a way to communicate even before she can talk. It gives her a way to tell you when she has to go potty!
2. Fun for Your Child
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Kit comes with a full set of fun and motivational products your child will love – all designed to inspire him to “get on board the Potty Train.” An illustrated board book, full-length DVD, conductor’s whistle and rewards stickers all work together to make potty time both fun and successful.
3. Good for Your Child’s Development
The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program not only gives your baby freedom from diapers, it gives your baby the benefits of signing as well. Over two decades of scientific research, much of it funded by the National Institutes of Health, has shown that the Baby Signs® Program:
Even if your child is not yet signing, you can start using the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program anytime. While there is no doubt that signing makes the potty training experience proceed more smoothly, the program has been designed to work whether or not a child is signing.
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Submitted by: Monique DeBrouwer, Independent Certified Instructor, Baby Signs