Writing for NPR, the anthropologist Barbara King observes: “some parents, mostly in one area of New York City, as far as I can tell, are raising their children from birth without diapers.” She speaks to Meredith Small, an anthropologist from Cornell University, who explains: "Only Westerns make such a big deal about toilet training," and adds that the lack of diaper use in many cultures does not reflect a lack of diapers: “Of course they could use any cloth, but often this is the much easier way.”
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BARBARA J. KING
May 02, 2013
Thanks so much for the coverage! Please note the anthropologist I interviewed is MEREDITH Small. All best, Barbara
Thank you for commenting Barabara and apologies for the mistake – it has been corrected.