So we had our baby back in December.
The first week or two was pretty normal in terms of a new baby. Of course, I say 'normal' based on what we've read or heard from our friends. family etc... We are first time parents.
Anyways, a few times per day our baby would just freak out. She'd kick her legs up and down and straighten out and stiffen up, and it would go on and on for a while. Eventually, she'd calm down, but it took a long time.
We started to ask around and the answer was the same everywhere... Gas and reflux. Our friends tell us gas. The Doc said it's gas etc...everyone said gas. Give her Oval, Give her Gripwater they'd say....
Anyways - after a few more days of this I started to take her to her change table the moment she started getting upset, and take her diaper off. Immediately, she'd do #1 and then minutes later #2.
This went on for another week and that's when I started to researching EC. I bought nearly all the books for my Kindle and read through them all. It's funny. About 3 months before she was born, we got an email going around about EC and how someone we knew was going to attempt this. It was being sent between a bunch of moms and preggers that thought it was the funniest and weirdest thing ever... Sure, good luck we all said..
But then comes my daughter, and in a nutshell, she was telling us from day one when she had to go.
Would she go in her diapers at all? Sure - if we let her cry and get extremely upset - but for the most part, she didn't want to.
After reading the books, I started making cueing sounds. Sure enough - she started to go, every time.
Since then, we've moved on to going in the sink, and just yesterday we got a baby born potty.
I tried holding her over the potty yesterday and she didn't like it, but the sink or toilet, no problem.
So where do we go from here? She's now 7 weeks old and I haven't changed a poppy diaper in over 5 weeks. SHe's happy when I'm holding her, but unfortunately, I'm not going to be here 7 days a week, 12 hours a day to hold her every time.
She will pee in her diaper overnight and will pee in her diaper during naps, but if she's awake, forget about it.
Anyways - looking for advice and suggestions. After reading the books, we're both pretty committed to sticking with it and giving this a go. Heck, it would be great to have a potty trained baby in under a year.
Do you think we can do this part-time and be successful?
I've read some of the criticisms of EC, and that scares me a bit. I don't want to cause her an undue stress of feeling she can't go in her diaper. Unfortunately, since literally the first few days she has refused to do so.
Any other suggestions moving forward?