Infant Potty Training: A Gentle and Primeval Method Adapted to Modern Living
By Laurie Boucke
(Paperback - 492 pages - 2nd edition)
Infant Potty Training is based on an elimination training technique used in much of Asia, Africa and South America. In the book, the method has been adapted to the modern lifestyle, while still maintaining a natural and gentle approach. The word "training" is used in the positive sense of a loving exchange of communication and teaching/learning between mother and baby.
Comprehensive, elaborate and exquisite, Boucke has scoured the world for proof that infant potty training really works to the ultimate benefit of babies, parents and environment. The book contains stage-by-stage guidelines, amazing photos from around the world, testimonials by practising mothers, medical opinions by doctors and pediatricians, guidelines for late-starters and much more.
The book also provides historical writings on early training, dispels all the classical myths about infant pottying, and discusses the changes in child-raising philosophies that instigated the Western world's move away from this traditional means of toilet learning.
Reviewed by Dr. William Sears, Jr., pediatrician, in 2001:
"A very interesting approach, and I do agree that it fits well with Attachment Parenting. I do applaud your approach."
Table of Contents
Part 1: The concept & the method
1. A wonderful discovery
3. The in-arms phase
4. The potty phase
5. Signals & cues
7. Parental attitude
8. Part-time pottying
9. Stage by stage
10. Late-starters: 6 months & older
11. Doctors & other experts
13. Environmental issues
14. Conventional training
15. Dispelling the myths
16. History & theories
17. Compatible lifestyles & philosophies
Part 2: Testimonials
Part 3: Testimonials
Around the world
Part 4: Cross-cultural studies
1. Cross-cultural comparisons
4. Polar regions, the Americas & beyond