diaper free babies

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My mom used cloth diapers and had most of us potty trained by 18 months because she just made sure to put us on the potty at certain times. She started when we turned 1 and put us on a potty chair when we woke up, right after meals, and if we went she would take us in again every 30 min or so. She didn't do this day in and day out, only when she was home with us all day which was most of the time. I tried with my oldest and it only lasted a few days because it is a lot of work.

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My first was 12 months out of them her choice not mine.My second would be out of them but shes afraid of the potty and toilet shes 20mths but went once in the potty so i think were getting there..lol..each to there own i guess.If my girls were not ready i wouldnt be forcing the situation.I wouldnt be up for cleaning up poop and pee all day ..leave the nappy on until there ready i say.:-)

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Not all babies wear diapers. What did people do before they were invented or in rural areas around the world that can't get access to them? This is just a different way that real people in different parts of the world live. But if you live in our Western culture with all our technological advances, it's totally understandable that you have no interest in living like this. That doesn't mean that other people who chose this way, or do this out of necessity, are wrong.

C. - posted on 09/30/2010

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Heard about this a while back. All I have to say is I find it disturbing. Just let a baby be a baby. Babies wear diapers. A child will potty train when they're ready. No sense in forcing them to do it.

Ez - posted on 09/30/2010

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I have no problem with EC, but it's not for me. I don't think it's making them grow up too fast, but I think EC Mummas must spend the majority of their time dealing with and thinking about bodily excement /:)

Kylie - posted on 09/29/2010

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I dont mind having nappy off days with my toddler at least hes outside most of the time and only poos every second day plus he can tell me when and where hes done a poo so no one steps in it. I remember how much my kids pooed and wee'd as babies...I think you'd end up spending half the day trying to catch it in a potty and cleaning up what you missed.

Kylie - posted on 09/29/2010

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I think EC is common practice in china..which is a great thing for the environment.

Becky - posted on 09/29/2010

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I've read about it a fair bit, but it just seems like too much work to me. It seems like it'd really tie you down too, if you were hardcore. I mean, you can't have your kid peeing on the floor of the fancy restuarant you're out for dinner at!

Johnny - posted on 09/29/2010

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Lots of cultures do this. I've met quite a good number of recently immigrated families here that do it. Mostly people from southern India, Vietnam, and eastern Africa. They've all got cool little tricks to make it work, although there is occasional accidents.

I did EC but used cloth diapers. I'm just not that dedicated and didn't grow up watching other people do it so it doesn't come naturally to me. I really didn't want to spend all my time steam-cleaning piss out of my wall-to-wall carpeting.

Sharon - posted on 09/29/2010

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WTF is with the string thing?

The only other cultures I've seen doing this have been like the fucking zulu tribes and cannibals in forests - none of which really care where a baby shits or pisses. Shit gets tossed outside and piss gets dirt dumped on it. If you livfe that way in the modern world - ew.

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Two things: Emma, a STRING? That sounds like it would cut off circulation and does someone stay up all night to "redirect" the urine? I don't get it, sorry lol Just sounds.....odd to me.
JuLeah : How come you didn't put a diaper on the first few days? Just wonderin'.

Jenny - posted on 09/29/2010

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I already have dogs to piss on my floor. I don't need the kids doing it too.

JuLeah - posted on 09/29/2010

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It sounds wet. Many cultures work this system, but they are more outdoorsey.
I didn't put my kid in a diaper for the first few days, but from then on.

Stifler's - posted on 09/29/2010

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I don't think it's making the child grow up too fast lol in some other cultures they do this and tie a string to little boys penises to draw the urine away while they sleep and all that.

Kate CP - posted on 09/29/2010

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Yea, my mom thinks this idea is fabulous. I told her if she wanted to try it she could have the baby. :P

Stifler's - posted on 09/29/2010

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LOL. There can be a happy medium like when thye start to walk just invest in terry towelling trainer pants for when they play outside or just let them run around naked in a house with wood floors. My mum did this with all of us. As soon as we could walk we were in trainer pants and playing outside so she could just wash them all instead of fold nappies and stuff and a nappy at night and we were all toilet trained by 18-24 months.

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I've read about it and thought the idea behind it was cool but it's just not something that appeals to me.

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Um, no, I never considered this option. I read about it when I was pregnant and remember thinking...Um, no. LOL

Heather - posted on 09/29/2010

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yeah...you all let me know how that works for you. I think I'll just buy diapers for a few more months. :D

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