My DD just turned 5 months and before she was born I wanted to try EC. I bought a little potty for her and explained to my DH so he wouldn't think I was crazy. Unfortunately I also told my family who immediately thought I was crazy and of course made fun whenever I brought of EC or even cloth diapering. When DD was born I tried to potty her several times. Each time she would scream and cry, arch her back, and throw an absolute fit even when I KNEW she had to go. I gave up, especially since my family would call and ask how it was going. When I told them it wasn't working out yet they made fun of me.
Anyway, skip forward to last week when my DH goes out of town on Wednesday. I decide that since the weather has warmed up that I'm going to leave her in the nude to sleep and see how it goes. Since she can sit up now, holding her on her potty was easy and the very first time I tried it she peed when I cued her She went 3 times peeing that first day and 1 poop in her potty. By the time he got back on Friday evening she already has gone so many times and I was shocked it seemed to come so easily. Of course I missed several poos because she prefers to go lying down but I've caught many pees even though I don't recognize her cues very easily. The mornings is very easy and she always has a huge pee right when she wakes up that I've been able to catch.
I told DH what was going on and told him he had to try it and she peed for him too (he wasn't prepared it would work and she kinda got it all over)! Now he doesn't think I'm crazy but my parents are still making fun of me. They think I'm trying to make her grow up too fast and that there is NO way she knows what's going on or that she waits for me to cue her. How can I explain this to them? I leave her in a diaper for most of the day but leave her naked at night and during naps/feedings. Sure some have gone on a towel but I've used so few diapers in the last few days it's incredible and quite addicting.
Where do I go from here? Should I just continue to leave her in diapers during the day and when going out? Or should I try and do this full-time? Also, should I make a different cue noise for poop and pee or just the same?
Thanks! I honestly never thought this would work so it came as quite a surprise she's doing so well. I'm very excited if you can't tell