Alicia Silverstone‘s little guy Bear Blu may not be able to talk or walk yet but this 5-month-old munchkin is already receiving lessons in potty training!
The Clueless star – who had baby Bear with husband Christopher Jarecki on May 5th – has been chronicling Bear’s delightful diaper free moments on her Twitter page.
On Wednesday, the proud mama tweeted, “[S]aturday bear blu (5 mos old) went poo and pee on toilet 4x throughout the day…we were so proud! “Check out book Diaper Free..soo fun!”
The actress also added, “yesterday bear did 2 poops in toilet….so sweet! i’m saving so many diapers…even cloth ones….yahoooo! and it’s so fun!”
So what’s the key to the apparent success of toilet training an infant? Recognizing and responding to your baby’s elimination signs of course!
The term elimination communication and natural infant hygiene was coined by Ingrid Bauer, author of Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene, after a trip to India and Africa where she noticed that most mothers would carry their diaperless babies constantly without expected elimination accidents. After applying the diaper free method on her own children with success, she has been a fan every since.
“My youngest child, like millions of babies around the globe, experienced no difficulty in developing awareness and control of his body functions from infancy. We’ve been communicating about it since his birth and he has been out of diapers since he was four months old. The consequences have been positive: a strengthened trust, an intimate bond, and a child who is conscious and comfortable in his body.”
And Alicia isn’t the only famous mom who uses such a novel approach! Blossom alum Mayim Bialik has used the diaper free method on her sons Miles, 6, and Frederick, 3. The mom-of two states,
Cloth when we’re out. At home, we use elimination communication, which is used in many places of the world. When I first learned about it I thought it was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. But it’s being talked about a lot more. It’s a diaper-free movement that’s based on the fact that children give signals. It’s a really profound level of communicating with your child. My second son was dry by 11 months. It’s more potty-training the adult than the kid. And it’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. You need to be with your child all the time to learn the signals. My husband was so skeptical but he became a believer very quickly.”
We are wishing Alicia a copious amount of success in Bear’s training!
What are your thoughts on training an infant in the elimination communication method?