Chinese toilet training involves holding a baby by the hips over a potty while whistling softly to imitate the tinkle of urine. Parents begin to toilet train their child as early as one month and by the time they can walk, most babies know how to squat down in their pants whenever they feel the urge. While this sounds great in theory, in practice this means this usually happens in the most inappropriate public places, such as on public transport, on the sidewalk, in restaurants etc.
|Numbers two's on the Great Wall of China|
|Even statues of children have crotchless pants!|
While the sight of tiny baby bums is in fact very endearing, I do feel sorry for those little bottoms in winter time as temperatures in most parts of China drop to sub zero temperatures! I also can’t help but think that carrying your child around on your arm is just an accident waiting to happen…
See you next time!