Can you successfully part time EC? When dd was about 3 months old (she's almost 5mo now) I decided to start - and it stressed me out so badly. I was constantly watching her and thinking about whether she had to go or not, trying over and over just in case, running to the sink/pot/toilet/bowl tearing off the diaper, it was getting in the way of me getting anything done - it was stupid, really... but yeah, totally stressing me out, and I thought it isn't worthwhile if it's going to make me crazy over it! So, we've been doing a sort of half or part time EC, every time I take her to change her diaper, I hold her in position over the diaper pail and cue her with a psss. We cloth diaper and I generally change her a LOT, so I catch a lot of pees and almost all the big poops. Is this half diaper half EC thing going to confuse her?
I would love to do EC all day but it was really making me anxious over it. She definitely knows the cue and almost always goes on command, but I feel like I can't deal with doing it all the time. Maybe that's selfish of me - I feel bad that she should have to go in the diaper half the time because I am freaking out over it. Now that I know about EC and that it works, my conscience is giving me a really hard time about using diapers, but my weird anxiety over EC is making it really hard too!
So. I guess this ended up being a two part question - advice on my stupid stress over ECing, how to make it easier for me so I can make it work - Or if I can really just keep part-time ECing and still have it benefit us in the long run, without any stress.