Posted by: OC1246
In most other cultures they do not let their babies sit in a piece of plastic for their own convenience. They take their baby to the toilet when needed.
I don't think anyone would just send their toddler off to the toilet by themselves when they need to go for "convenience". Even when they are toilet trained, you still need to take them to help them. My niece at 5 yrs of age still asked her mum to go to the toilet with her!
Most people are just saying they won't be toilet trained in the true sense of the word at 6 mths of age. Is a 6 mth old going to hold on if you're out of the house and can't get to a toilet quickly? As most people mentioned, there's nothing wrong with sitting them on a potty and letting them watch you but it's not going to be true toilet training at this age. We did this when our son was 12 mths old - not really to toilet train, just to get him used to the idea.
[Edited on 16/09/2009]