When I was pregnant with ds I read a bunch about EC and decided to try it. I was so happy to have discovered it while still pregnant. We started at about 6 days old! And it worked beautifully for about 9 months. Then ds started hating the potty- crying and refusing to go! IT petered out to where he would pee in the potty but only occasionally poop. then he started freaking out about even peeing in the potty, forget aobut pooping! now at 14 months we have completely given up for now. it sucks! he is fully diaper baby now. For the last 3 months or so. We hve two different potties- a wooden one and a baby bjorn one- he will not sit on them. he won't be held over te toilet in any position or distracted by singing or toys. I knwo when he has to poop= and he usually likes some privacy to do so! I Will be able to tell if he has to poop= and where as I used to then take him to te toilet, if I do now h just cries and won't go. he likes to go off into a corner when he is relaxed and poop. I tried for a while cuing pees over a towel or flat diaper. but he even resisted that. he is not walking yet- he will be 14 months in a few days, but he is very mobile- crawling and climbing anf furniture walking.
So what do I do now? I still want to toilet train/ potty learn him asap- but I don't want to have him associate toilets with fear-- I know he likes to relax when he poops or pees and I can see how someone holding you over a toilet is not the most relaxing-- so I have just sadly given up for now.
Any suggestins on how to bring it back? When he poops I acknwledge it, I say- you pooped- and he says "bop!" for poop.but I can't manage to get him to go in the tolet- it used to work so well until e got kind of willfull. he is very opinionated and stubborn abot his opinions (just like me in that way!)