On the occasion of some how-to books, The Times of London has a one-eyebrow-raised article on that crazy American trend, "elimination communication." [China and India, where there are two billion-plus early potty trainers/trainees, gets a one-line mention somewhere deep in the piece.]
Now whether infant potty training is for real or for you, I'm a little annoyed at the condescending dismissal that goes, "Um, shouldn't you be spending that time 'laughing, singing, playing.'?" Brazelton copped out of the debate with that line in the Boston Globe article a while back; here it's some pediatrics official named Cheryll Adams. If you're attuned enough to sense when your kid's gonna pee, aren't you also already immersed in his thinking and development? This mutual exclusion point is disingenuous at best.
Is this baby too young to be potty trained? [timesonline, via dt reader buck]