What Are the Main Benefits of Baby Potty Training?

Excerpt taken from Infant Potty Basics

The 3 big winners are:

  1. baby

  2. parent

  3. the environment

Here is a more complete list of benefits for baby potty training:

  • Enhances bonding through closeness, natural communication and loving patience.
  • Responds to infants' natural elimination communication and timing.
  • Taps into first window of learning (sensitivity period) for toilet learning.
  • Keeps babies in touch with their own bodies.
  • Helps environment by conserving/saving trees, water, petroleum and landfill space.
  • Cuts diaper use.
  • Allows babies to achieve good control by 12-15 months.
  • Lets babies complete potty training at a relatively young age (around 24 months).
  • Frees babies from diapers and all negative associations (bulk between legs, chemicals, etc.)
  • Reduces risk of urinary tract infections (UTI's)
  • Avoids/eliminates enuresis (bed wetting).
  • Prevents diaper rash
  • Provides hygienic respect for babies by freeing them from their waste.
  • Eliminates embarrassing "accidents" for toddlers.
  • Allows fathers or other close, trusted ones to bond and communicate with babies.
  • Yields big savings on diapers and laundry costs.


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