How early can you potty train

Some people begin potty training straight from birth! It's called elimination communication and I have heard that it can be very successful. You start putting your baby over the toilet whenever they show signs of going to the bathroom starting from as early as the day they are born. Many people also start teaching their babies sign language, and by around 4-6 months, the child is able to sign that they need to go to the bathroom.

Personally, elimination communication isn't for me. I'm OK with changing diapers for a few years and can't imagine how much stress it would be to try and catch all of those newborn baby poos!

BethSummerville, South Carolina
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    We're doing a modified version of elimination communication with Avery and we started when she was about 7 months old. Now we go diaper-free every morning for about 2 hours. She poops and pees on the potty probably 3 out of 4 times we put her on there. We still have accidents, but they aren't a big deal. When she's starting to communicate verbally a bit more I'll focus more on ONLY using the potty but for now I'm proud of her progress!
    That's amazing Taylor!!! Does she give you any signs when she needs to go, or do you just put her on the potty frequently and hope for the best?
      8Theresa Gould
      We've tried a modified version of elimination communication with a couple of ours. I really like the idea and methodology behind it. I kind of think my mom used a version of it since she had us trained by the time we were one. I totally believe our babies signal to us they need to go, we are just so out of practice and were not taught this method that it seems foreign, when in actuality it is probably the most normal of all methods.
      About Beth
      Current: Summerville, South Carolina
      Birth: September 18
      On since: Aug 18, 2013
      obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.