I have been ECing part-time with my LO since he was about 3 weeks old. Around 12-13 months, he would at least try to pee for me even if he didn't have to go every single time I'd take him to the potty. I hold him over the potty or sink each time.
At 13 months he started walking, and we moved into a new house. Two pretty big things for such a little guy.
Ever since then, he has been 100% refusing to use the potty. Even when I KNOW he has to go. He will arch his back and fight me. He's become very independent on a lot of things here recently too - like feeding. He won't let me feed him ANYTHING. He has to do it himself.
Before this potty strike, he had just started to sign to me that he was pooping and I was catching those too, which was so great.
I don't want to force him to sit on the potty or turn the potty into a bad thing, I just want to reconnect and get back to where we were.
Is it the adjustment to being so independent? Is it the new house? I try to sit him on his little bjorn potty and he hates it. I thought that might make him feel more independent. He doesn't respond to any of my cues any more. I've been taking time now to just start over. We have some diaper free time after naps and after lunch because I know he's gonna pee then and i want to start over with the cues - him learning mine and me learning his. If he signals before he goes, I surely can't tell!! :(
I've just now gotten to be a stay at home mom, and I'm ready to go full time EC with him, but he's balking.
Suggestions?!? :-\ I feel like I was going so strong for a year, and now I've done something to mess it all up. :(