Die Experten streiten – wir sind dabei!
Die üblichen Verdächtigen argumentieren pro Topffit, hier als AITT abgekürzt:
An international study of 286 children who started toilet training during the first year of life revealed that over 90% showed elimination signals; mean completion ages for daytime dryness and bowel control were lower than 18 months, and no negative side effects were reported.7 Compared with Western toilet training (started around 2 years of age), stool toileting refusal in AITT drops from 22 to 12%.
We believe that AITT offers a healthy alternative to contemporary toilet training. The child can enjoy more mobility without a cumbersome diaper, will suffer less skin rash and may develop better bladder function,6 while child-parent communication is enriched, and ecological damage caused by disposable diapers is reduced.
The current ecological and economical situation calls for such an alternative, especially in countries where a large part of the population has limited financial resources, like Brazil.
Die attackierten Autoren wollen aber gar nicht kritisiert haben 🙂 :
Finally, we reiterate that we are not criticizing the AITT method and that we will wait for further scientific evidence of its results, in terms of success of its use and the absence of undesirable effects.