Todd Tucker And Baby Ace: Is It Too Early To Potty Train?
Celebrities have the “good” life. The personal trainers, nannies, travel to exotic places, money, and fame make for a lifestyle that many of their fans find appealing. However, having a public life means every decision you make will be met with mixed reactions.
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker welcomed their baby boy Ace on January 6, 2016. And since his birth the happy couple has shared many precious moments on social media.
Recently Todd posted a pick of three-month-old Ace sitting on a baby seat on the toilet and captioned it… “@acewellstucker sleeps through the night with out peeing in his diaper. So I put him on the potty every Morning and he pees in the toilet! #daddydaycare
Todds fans reactions ranged from “great idea” to someone saying that the baby was too little for that and criticized Todd for being “lazy.”
Infant potty training is also called “elimination communication” or “natural infant hygiene,” and it’s when parents introduce their baby to the toilet between birth and four months.
But the question is “How early is too early to potty train?” In many parts of the world potty training starts sometimes within a few months of birth but in the US many parents start around one to three years old.
Potty trained babies save parents money on diapers and don’t get diaper related infections.
However, some experts like Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center told ABCNews.com “A child’s bladder, which continues growing to its standard size until age three, grows stronger and faster when it’s filling and emptying uninhibited…when you train early, you’re interrupting that process.”
He also said that ” Children under age three should not manage their own toileting habits any more than they should manage their college funds. Preschools that require three-year-olds to be potty trained – like the one in Virginia that suspended three-year-old Zoe Rosso for excessive potty accidents – are harming kids. And infant toilet training, promoted in Mayim Bialik’s new book Beyond the Sling, is just plain nuts – unless, like Bialik, you monitor your child 24/7, feed your child a high-fiber vegan diet, and home-school your child.
On the other side of things, Elizabeth Parise, a spokesperson for DiaperFreeBaby and mother of five feels that infant potty training is very natural. She says “You don’t have to sit home and stare at your baby all day looking for signs. The awareness just becomes part of your routine – the same way you notice signals that your baby’s hungry or sleepy.”
But little Ace is not just making strides with early potty training, last month Todd shared a video of Ace holding his own bottle.
What are your thoughts? When did you potty train and how early is too early to start?