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Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

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Some children have trouble toilet training because they are afraid of the toilet.

When toilet training doesn't go to plan

The books make it seem easy. You start toilet training, and within a few weeks, your child is no longer wearing nappies. In reality, things don't always go as planned.

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Toilet training products

From the clever to the strange, we've found a selection of products to help you toilet train your toddler.

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There is a Monster under my bed who farts

Toilet humour books for little kids

There's something about toilet humour and 3-year-olds - at an age where they're learning about the human body, this topic is an endless source of comedy. If your little one is captivated by bums, farts and wee, check out some of these books.

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Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

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It can sometimes be hard to keep a nappy on your toddler.

Dealing with a nappy escape artist

I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

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Katy's son Jessey, shown here at 16 months, skipped the potty stage entirely.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

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