A parent who successfully potty trained her child at the age of eight weeks has referred to the development as a “miracle.”
Alexis Abdelaziz, 26, ditched the potty and started toilet training her daughter Aya, who was only four months old at the time. She was inspired to do so after witnessing other parents on social media give it a go.
According to the new mother, some other mothers had performed “elimination communication” before she did it with her child.
This was done on the basis of the idea that infants will naturally communicate when they need to go to the bathroom.
Alexis claims, Aya is now able to communicate with the help of sign language when she needs to go, and she has been very constant in her efforts to learn how to use the toilet.
“I had seen parents try toilet training from a very young age even before I was pregnant and I had always wanted to do it,” said Alexis, a physical therapy assistant. “I had always wanted to try it since I had seen other parents try it.”
The elimination communication approach is predicated on the idea that young children will naturally sign when they have the urge to use the lavatory.
Once parents have figured out their child’s signal, which may involve showing a card or making a sign, they can place their child on a potty or toilet, make a noise, and the child will use the toilet. This can be done as soon as the parents have discovered their child’s signal.
According to Alexis, when Aya made her first effort at the method, she used the restroom. However, when Alexis used the method for the first time, she stated that she was nervous.
Aya, who is now five months old, allegedly “used sign language” when she was four and a half months old, and Alexis stated that this occurred “without me asking her if she needed to go.
“As a matter of routine, I will first ask her whether she has to use the restroom, then I will show her a card depicting a restroom, and finally I will take her to the restroom.”