Originally Posted by akind1
EC - I think it's awesome. But , being a WAHM, I can't pay attention that closely to catch those cues. I just can't. So .. . we CD which I love doing, and they are too stinking cute.
Father's day . . . any ideas?
Oh, I totally get it. When I first started talking about EC, Rob was like "Uhhhh what about our DIAPERS?" He was genuinely distressed. No way I'd be doing EC if it meant I had to give up my fluff! lol And yes, I miss tons of cues. I'm sure if I felt the need to, I could pay more attention and catch almost everything, but I'm not concerned about it. We catch when we think of it, that's all.
We won't end up doing anything for father's day. Didn't do anything for mother's day either, which disappointed me, so it's slightly bitterness that has me not planning anything for father's day.
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
Ok, so I'm with you. I can't pay attn to all the cues, or intro the potty and wait 15-20 min. It's just not possible right now. But. If I see the look on his face and he's about to go, I still just...idk. I guess I can see with an older kid, like a 2 year old, I would say, "Tell me when you have to go potty," and wait for him to be ready to tell me so he could learn to recognize the cues. To me EC is more about ME being trained than the baby. I don't mean to offend anyone. I know you all love doing it and all the power to ya! Maybe I'll be eating my words in 2-3 years when all your EC babies are PL'ed and Finn is still in dipes. Ha!
Yeah, and I totally get that too. I don't know how I'd be present enough to do it full time or even really "part time". Even right now we're considered "casual" EC'ers and that's about all I can commit to. Add in another toddler and I'd be hooped!
It's really no more training than them being in the diaper though- you hear/smell/feel them go in their diaper and are then required to change it right? The only difference is that you're putting in the work before they pee/poop instead of cleaning it up after. And same as T cues me to nurse, she's starting to sign for potty a bit too.
Originally Posted by annie2186
ECing is something that really interests me. I really don't get cues for pee though. Poop I can get, but I have *never* seen a baby that is *about* to pee. Now sticking them on the potty and waiting to see if they go I can kind of get.
Maybe I will start trying that.
We started out just putting her on and waiting. By fluke, the first two times I put her on, she peed immediately. It really reinforced it for us. The big thing that helped us, was someone saying to pay attention to -all- her cues, if she's fussing- there's a reason for it. The only pee cue I really notice now, is when we're nursing or cuddling- if she starts squirming and multiple times popping off the breast (without it being outside stimuli), or pushing me away, that is almost always a sign she has to go potty.
Originally Posted by MarineWife
So, I thought I caught Dylan getting ready to poo and rushed him in to the bathroom. He wouldn't sit on the toilet but didn't mind standing on it. He farted and thought it was the funniest thing. He really laughed out loud! Then he kept trying to fart and would laugh and laugh. Never did poo or pee in the toilet, though.
That is adorable!
Originally Posted by annie2186
**I don't even want to say this**
She'sbeensleepingthroughthenightformonths - shhhhhhh!!
*Sticks fingers in ears* lalalallalalalalaaaaaaaaa ! I'm just telling myself everyone has babies like this, and sleeping through the night is a myth! lol
Tenley is so freaking close to crawling, it's crazy. She's planking all the time, and will push herself up to downward dog. She can move herself up to 3-4 feet away by a combination of pushing backwards, rolling and just shimmying.