Supermodel Gisele Bundchen carried her son Benjamin around — completely naked — to start the toilet-training process early. Here's why... In Asia, Africa and other parts of the world where resources are less plentiful, moms will carry around naked infants to practice "elimination communication" or "natural infant hygiene." The process allows moms to more readily respond to the baby's business. "By learning to respond immediately to the signs of a baby's impending bladder or bowel release by holding him over a toilet and giving a vocal or hand signal — and beginning the process within the first six months of life — advocates say that parents can save loads of money on diapers, reduce skin irritation and avoid willful potty-training battles," according to The Times' health blog. Doctors recommend that parents start toilet-training their kids at 18 months because that's when they believe the child's brain can begin to recognize signals from the bladder. Bundchen said she had her son potty trained by 6 months; Bialik is said to have done the same thing and had her son in underwear by 17 months.
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