Originally Posted by seraf
Paigekitten, is your baby not leaking poop? I can't put mine in split pants with nothing under because he leaks a drop of poo randomly. We have been keeping the house around 70. We don't have many long sleeved shirts, either, but he seems comfortable in a t-shirt. I did make him a little wool t-shirt for when I think he's too cold.
If you can make split pants you can make an elastic belt! I made a few. They only take about 5 minutes to make. I can send you a link if you like.
It doesn't sound like you're bad at EC at all.
She had the skid mark thing going on for a while, but now she tends to get it all out in one go. But I ALWAYS have back up on her, even if it's just a teeny tiny preemie prefold tucked into the waist band of the pants. I'd get soaked if I didn't!
Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN
I wanted to try EC when Levi was new but he leaks poo randomly. And Sera, I would love the link for split pants.
This is the pattern I used, just out of an old pair of yoga pants. They are a little baggy, although the waist band fits her just fine. I think I want to try make some wool or fleece ones too. I've tried sweater longies,but they turned out kinda funny.
Why does a belt sound harder to me then the pants?
Originally Posted by Code Name Mama
I've tried to catch once - and caught it! Woot! But I think it was luck. Ailia eliminates a LOT while sleeping - soooooo . . . what do you do with that?? I don't want to wake her up in order to hold her over something! Is that just a sleepy newborn thing?
And do you just hold baby over the sink to catch (breastmilk) poo? Will it clog the drain? (I know, I know, dumb question)
I just make the pss pss cue even if I'm not catching it. I have some waterproof mat on the bed, but at night I just put her in a diaper and cover 'cause I don't like to sit up if I don't have to.
I just rinse the breastmilk poo down the sink or rinse out the poopy potty and wipe out the sink with a wipe after, I can do it one handed while holding her, easy easy.
Here is Éowyn in her split crotch pants with training pants over them. As I took this picture she pooped and got a little on the edge of the pants.
I love these teeny training pants. I only have a few, but if I had the money I'd get a bunch more.