Looking for any thoughts/advice/support/etc since we are just starting after reading Diaper Free Baby from the library.
She HATES getting her diaper changed and her bum wiped. She seems to catch on fast to most things like giving me her toothbrush when she's done, helping to clean up a bit, kicking a ball, etc. Much faster than I expected anyway. So that's why I figured we'd try this - plus I feel TERRIBLE about letting her go in her own pants for so long now.
We've made some pee catches in potties the past few days. Just none the other day when LO wasn't feeling well. But she willingly sat on her potty later that day a few times - just no pees. The most on a day she spent the most time out of diapers.
She likes sitting on her own potty while we read books most of the time when offered. Just not right upon waking from overnight or naps.
The few times we've had "misses" she becomes visibly upset and/or scared if it's a lot of pee and if it's on a non-carpeted floor. Maybe it's the noise that startles her and or the feeling? The few times she's gone in the potty it seems to surprise her and she'll go a little bit then kind of hop up and want to run away. Maybe I will put some paper towels or cloth in the bottom of the potty so it doesn't make a startling noise for her.
We've been using disposables but just ordered a small stash of cloth diaper supplies since that will help her feel wetter when needed.
I'm planning to let her go diaperless or in a loose cloth diaper as much as possible when it's just her and I at home. I'm a SAHM who teaches yoga once a week and likes to go to the gym to exercise 1-2 mornings a week so that would be the only time she'd be in a diaper besides running errands or when daddy's home in the evenings and on weekends - shhh! Don't tell :-) (he's not as keen on the diaper-free stuff - mostly due to accidents. Still trying to convince him.)
I use cueing sounds and ASL for toilet when she goes and when I go and I nag daddy to do the same.
Any thoughts or advice are greatly appreciated since there's not a local group I can go to like LLL or babywearing. Does it seem like my daughter has still retained some aversion to soiling herself? And is there anyway I can encourage her to sit on the potty upon awakening?
Wish I'd started EC sooner when I read about it for the first time 2-3 months ago. I almost wanted to start a month ago when she had some random "accidents" before bathtime while visiting family who have a fairly messy, hoarder-ish house because it's almost like she knew it wouldn't matter if she peed (because there was still a dog and dog pee smell in the house and the dog has been gone for almost 2 months!) and it never happened before or after our visit.
THANKS for your time, help, and support!