I was posting my first review in ages on Pattern Review after succuming to Sharon's peer pressure when I heard an interview on Fox News. The interview was about potty training your children from birth. That it's possible. One of the exercises involved taking your child sans diaper to a nearby tree and letting him/her....well...go.
Aug 28, 2007
I don't wanna be in that yard. I already have to dodge dog drops, now baby drops too? And I don't have children that need to be potty-trained anymore, we're onto other sometimes more difficult hurdles. What do y'all think about this trend? And I know the interviewee mentioned that there were countries in the world such as Asia and Africa who practice this routinely.
I have to wonder: if I mailed those moms an endless supply of diapers (those who practice this are by in large without means to purchase diapers), would they slap them on and let their babies be babies. I don't know, seems to me our babies are shouldering some heavy responsibilities nowadays. They're signing when they're hungry, when they're sick, when they want something, when they need to poop, pee or just go to sleep. All that while in between jogs over to music class then gym class. It's good stuff, no doubt about it.
Yet still, I think a baby can benefit from just 'being' in mom's arms. And I think moms don't need to feel pressured or guilty if they don't train their children in signing or they don't have the money or ability to get their child into music/gym classes. *Good time (excuse) to show a baby photo of my youngest, Alexander, who is now 10 years old! He's still a baby. Right?