I just learned about EC and I'm excited to be giving it a try. I've been trying it for about 5 days now and I just don't know if I'm going about this the right way. I've been trying to write down anytime DS eats or goes to the bathroom so I can see if he has any patterns. The first and second day I was actually able to catch a few pees and on day 3 I caught my first poop. It was very exciting. The last 2 days he seems to get upset if I take his diaper off and take him into the bathroom. He loves to play diaper free, but he seems to dislike the bathroom/shower (where I've been giving him opportunities to go).
Another thing is that he does not seem to give any cues at all. I've been trying to watch him closely and I can't discern any sort of acknowledgement that he has to go.
I know EC takes a lot of time, but I'm a little disheartened. If he doesn't cue, how do I catch him (even in his diaper so I can verbally cue him)? If he get's anxious about the bathroom, what do I do? I also don't feel like he is very comfortable in the hold.
I really think EC is great, but I don't want him to get worked up by going into the bathroom to try and I'm having a hard time telling if he is going to the bathroom or not if he is in a diaper. It actually seems like he prefers to go IN his diaper because we haven't had any accidents during diaper free time, he'll get fussy, I'll see if he has to go, he complains more, I put the diaper on him and wait, as soon as I stop trying to feel for pee, he goes!
Any tips or tricks?