Cultural Relativity of Toilet Training Readiness: A Perspective From East Africa

@article{Devries1977CulturalRO,
  title={Cultural Relativity of Toilet Training Readiness: A Perspective From East Africa},
  author={Marten W Devries and M R deVries},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1977},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={170-7}
}
Ideas about infant capabilities and toilet training practice have changed in the United States following cultural trends and the advice of child care experts. Anthropologists have shown that a society's specific infant training practices are adaptive to survival and cultural values. The different expectations of infant behavior of the East African Digo produces a markedly different toilet training approach than the current maturational readiness method recommended in America. The Digo believe… CONTINUE READING

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