|hello there. it is called elimination communication. you do this by looking for your baby's queues that she has to go. it can be excessive fussiness or squirming before she pees, or a concentrating face and a grunting sound before she poops. people pick up on this and take their baby to an appropriate receptical in order for the baby to relieve herself. when the parent holds the baby over the receptical, the parent makes a queuing sound such as pssss, for pee and hmmm for poop depending on what the child seems like he/she will do. many americans are catching onto this ancient way of taking care of their baby's most basic need instead of just letting the baby go in a diaper and all of a sudden saying that using a diaper is wrong a tiny bit later in life. i mean if you think about it, if you take your baby to the toilet from the start, potty training battles would be nonexistent later on and less diapers will be used. people use cloth diapers as a back up in case they have what is called a miss (not catching the pee/poop in time.) i really wanted to do elimination communication with my son myself, but i cannot see his face to tell if he will pee or poop. he has been grunting lately when he is in the middle of pooping so therefore, i have not been getting him to the toilet in time unless he has a hard time expelling his poop. and believe me, i am extremely sick of dealing with smeared diaper poop. cleaning up after a poop in the toilet is much easier because obviously the poop does not smear. i want to do EC with our next child, but my husband does not think that it is a practical thing to do because i cannot see and will set both me and the baby up for failure. he is under the impression that babies cannot hold their waste so therefor must use a diaper. but if you take the infant to the toilet from the start, he/she will learn very quicly that that place is the correct place to go. if you use diapers, the baby will learn to ignore the feeling of having to go and stop trying to tell you that he/she has to go and will just use those instead.
i hope this lengthy explanation helped.