Not really sure?

Jessica - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Ok so Ive been reading about this EC thing and it sounds really interesting. I am thinking about giving it a try if/when I decide to have another baby. I still dont quite understand what its all about though. From what Ive read it sounds like you learn when baby needs to go and you just hold them over the potty/toilet and let them do their stuff. Is that right? Im just not really sure how that works? How do you learn the signs of when they need to go? I have an almost 2 year old and an almost 1 year old and I cant even decifer their cries for when they are hungry, in pain and so on. Is it hard to learn? How long did it take you?

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Jessica - posted on 04/13/2009

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not really, everytime my youngest cries (she is 11months) i have to go thru the list of what it might be.

Jessica - posted on 04/13/2009

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not really, everytime my youngest cries (she is 11months) i have to go thru the list of what it might be.

Emily - posted on 04/13/2009

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I am sure you instinctively know when they are hungry. It's that way with EC. Or do it manually. If it has been 30 minutes since they've peed they might need to go. I am risking being cliche here, but EC isn't a destination it's a journey. My kids were EC"d from birth. I sitll use principles  on them and they are 2 and 6. Sometimes when they are squirming I will ask if they have to use the bathroom and usually they do they just didn't want to stop playing.

Jessica - posted on 04/13/2009

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I am at SAHM and my kids are 2 and almost 1 and i still cant, kinda sucks lol. Did you have to constantly follow baby around when she was having her nappy free time?

Melissa - posted on 04/12/2009

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It is really doable, if your kids aren't potty trained yet, you could start with them now. The basic is this: enhancing communication with your kids by extending it to their elimination. I highly recommend reading "Diaper Free" by Ingrid Bauer, I just finished it and am getting started with my 6-month old daughter. I started by giving her some diaper-free time so I could observe her signals when she pees. It's just really a matter of time watching and learning. We're currently having BM issues, so I haven't been able to pick up on those signals yet. After a few days, I've just caught my first 2 pees! I was exhilarated! There are several options for receptacle use and positions for each. I'm currently using a wide trash bucket. But tomorrow I'm ordering a Baby Bjorn Potty Chair to use also. I'm only doing it part-time because we are not sharing sleep and it's the least stressful way for me. The most important thing is to make sure this is enhancing you relationship, not stressing any of you out.

Are you a SAH mom? Learning more about your kids will benefit all of you in the long run. If you can, spend several days just observing them...I bet it's just a matter of time before you learn to decipher their cries, etc.

Good luck!

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