The concept of potty training infants who are just a few months old is gaining momentum with one group of mothers. It's called 'Elimination Communication', and it relies on visual cues which indicate when a baby may have to go.

"The idea is that babies are born not wanting to soil themselves, not wanting to soil you," said one mother who believes in the concept.

Not all pediatricians are on board. "There are potential psychological stressers for the baby," said Dr. Deb Lonzer of the Cleveland Clinic. She says mothers may misread cues, and that the practice may inhibit the development of other skills.