Can Whistling Really Help With Potty Training?

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM Child Health News
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In Vietnam, most mothers whistle to their children indicating to them that it is time to head to the toilet and urinate.

The experience of 47 Vietnamese mothers who said that they used a whistling sound to communicate to their child to begin urinating.
 Can Whistling Really Help With Potty Training?
Can Whistling Really Help With Potty Training?

This technique of making a different noise to convey the message to the child to use the potty has worked for most mothers and their children , who they say were able to use a potty by nine months of age.

This study is in direct contrast to children in UK who are not potty trained till they are about three. In the UK, the approach is more baby-oriented where parents evaluate the willingness of the child to start any kind of potty training.

This study provided very little proof that whistling can really help potty train children. Even though UK parents might want to take aleaf out of the toilet training methods adopted by Vietnamese mothers, there are some disadvantages to this method. The Whistling technique usually requires that babies be partially or fully naked, and this may not be suited considering the climate in Britain.



Source: Medindia

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