A MUM said she won’t potty train her 14-month-old son until he asks to use the toilet - some say it’s neglect, but others think it’s a great idea.
Mum and influencer Alice has gone viral several times for her unique parenting style: she has said she thinks baby formula should be illegal, she refuses to put sunscreen on her baby, and she lets her child eat sand.
She’s gone viral again for her approach to potty training - she doesn’t plan to toilet train her son at all.
A commenter asked: “When and how do you plan to potty train Fern? My son is 22 months and I don’t feel he’s ready. I think we’re just going to follow his lead!”
The mum replied: “We aren’t going to potty train him at all. When he asks to use the toilet we’ll show him how.”
The clip racked up 39,000 likes, and commenters rushed to question the mum’s approach.
One baffled commenter wrote: “Wait. So what if he’s 5 and still hasn’t asked to ‘use the toilet’? Will he go to school in diapers?”
“Kids need guidance… U r the adult. They look to you for it. So it’s up to you to tell him when it’s ready to start trying”, said one viewer, while another added: “I can’t tell if this is satire anymore.”
One simply said: “This is neglect.”
“What if he’s 13 and still going to the bathroom in pull-ups?”, asked another.
Some parents, however, thought Alice had the right idea.
One enthusiastic viewer wrote: “I agree. Let them lead and choose. So much easier!”
“My son is 4.5 and he’s FINALLY showing all signs he’s ready to potty train. Don’t rush them!” another added.
A third agreed: “Y’all mad she won’t force him to use a toilet before he’s ready. The only reason is convenience. Most kids are ready by 4 without potty training.”
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