Join Vivian Rider, MD, pediatrician — and grandmother of an infant in potty training — as she discusses how to identify your baby’s body signals and nonverbal cues for elimination.
Where: Stellis Health-Albertville-St. Michael Clinic
When: Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
A Q&A and open discussion will follow the presentation. This is a free event but space is limited so please reserve your spot by calling 763.684.3600 today.
Infant potty training begins at a very early age, typically between birth and four months. Benefits include eliminating diaper rash and diaper-related infections, and reducing the use of disposable or cloth diapers. It’s also known as elimination communication because parents become sensitive to the nonverbal signs that their baby is on the verge of voiding.
Why potty train your infant?
It’s a natural process that promotes baby-parent bonding and brings you closer to your child. Observing your baby’s signals before voiding becomes part of your routine, just like signs that your baby is hungry or tired.
It’s the norm in much of the non-Western world where most infants are potty trained within six to 12 months.
How to potty train
- Observe what your baby does before voiding, e.g. squirm, make faces, breathing pattern changes.
- When you recognize your baby’s signal, hold them over a receptacle while they eliminate.
- Teach your baby to associate cues or specific sounds and gestures with elimination.
Stellis Health is committed to supporting nursing mothers and assuring they have the needed support and resources to continue providing breastmilk to their babies after they return to work from parental leave. “Healthy families are at the core of our mission and breastfeeding is vital to the health and development of children and families,” says Douglas Hanson, CEO of Stellis Health.
The Minnesota Deparment of Health (MDH) recognizes workplaces that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program and Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic was recently designated as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by MDH. Specifically, Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic provides support from supervisors and colleagues for breastfeeding women as well as:
- Time including leave after birth and flexible scheduling to accomodate lactation breaks during work time
- Education for mothers, fathers and supervisors about the benefits of breastfeeding
- A private place to express milk
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About Stellis Health, PA
Stellis Health has been caring for community members in and around Wright County for over 65 years with locations in Buffalo, Monticello, and Albertville-St. Michael. Orignally named after the individual communities in which they were located, the organization was renamed Stellis Health in July 2016. Comprised of over 60 primary and specialty physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, Stellis Health is an independent group practice continually growing, adding more doctors and expanded services including Urgent Care on evenings, weekends and holidays. To schedule an appointment at any Stellis Health location, call 763-684-3600. Learn more at stellishealth.com.