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post #1 of 21
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Is anyone here attempting EC? For some reason my posts won't submit in that board and I needz support!!

post #2 of 21
I tried a bit in the beginning but this one is so fussy it is hard to "read" her. I am going to wait until she can sit on her own and then just keep a potty in my bathroom for her to use any time I go. It is easier as they get older, I believe.
post #3 of 21
I'd love to see how this is going for others. I never thought I'd do EC from day one, but I considered starting if I begin to see clear cues. So far nothing for when she is peeing, but a funny frog face and grunting for a poop. However, by the time I notice the face, she's already "in action" so idk how I'd get her over a potty quickly enough.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by cynthiamoon View Post

I'd love to see how this is going for others. I never thought I'd do EC from day one, but I considered starting if I begin to see clear cues. So far nothing for when she is peeing, but a funny frog face and grunting for a poop. However, by the time I notice the face, she's already "in action" so idk how I'd get her over a potty quickly enough.

That's exactly what I wanted to post about! Most of the time I don't know until she's already pooping but the last couple times she's cued with grunts. Because my house is so cold I have a bunch of layers or a bunch of snaps on her plus snap diapers. I just ordered a bunch of aplix kawaii so hopefully that will make me less nervous. I've though about buying babylegs but urgh. I don't want to spend a lot of money since I'm trying to convince H to repaint the house since it's all lead currently =/

 

I'm only trying to pt EC and do poop though I accidentally caught pee when I put her over the toilet after poop and Jaya thought it was funny.

post #5 of 21

I was just wondering the same thing! I get NO cues at all for pee until she's wet. I did order a little potty yesterday, though, because I'm ready to start trying to work on the "communication" part of EC. I think part of the idea is that if you keep offering potty time and working on getting the baby to understand pees and poops, then the baby will start helping out by signaling/holding it for a few moments? In any case, I think I'd like to at least try, maybe offering potty time when she wakes up at first. I sort f thought it would be easier to tell by now, but I am pee-clueless, hahah.

post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by zeeohee View Post
 

I was just wondering the same thing! I get NO cues at all for pee until she's wet. I did order a little potty yesterday, though, because I'm ready to start trying to work on the "communication" part of EC. I think part of the idea is that if you keep offering potty time and working on getting the baby to understand pees and poops, then the baby will start helping out by signaling/holding it for a few moments? In any case, I think I'd like to at least try, maybe offering potty time when she wakes up at first. I sort f thought it would be easier to tell by now, but I am pee-clueless, hahah.

 

I'm also pee clueless. Only help I have is when we are in sposies she ALWAYS waits till a new one or mid change to pee. But I'm not about to buy sposies just to EC. Seems a bit of an oxymoron

post #7 of 21

We got our potty and I've been catching a couple pees a day! Yay! I'm less clueless than I thought. I usually get them when she's having naked/bottomless time on the floor. I also got one after a nap. It feels pretty awesome! Anyone else had success?

post #8 of 21

i did this a lot with our first-- i started around 3 months and he was a regular pooper in the morning so we got lots of pees and poops. i did keep him in babylegs with not much on bottom for easy access. we had a fitted, without cover most of the time. i'd often catch on after nap and upon waking...then just whenever i got the feeling to take him. when he started to crawl at 6 months--he would have none of it. :( but i kept doing lots of naked time, kept offering. he never went back to working with me--until he potty trained at 2 yr old. 

 

i still have the little potty and have caught a couple of pees with zoe...but haven't gotten serious about it. i did really enjoy it...with two, i'm not as motivated to ec or cloth diaper. :( 

post #9 of 21
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I'm thinking of getting babylegs of cheap versions of them on ebay. I just had ANOTHER "I know you are about to poop but it would take too long to undress you" moments. I felt so bad watching her grunt and poop i her diaper when I was one room away from the toilet. 

post #10 of 21

I have a couple pairs of those ebay babylegs. They are actually pretty good quality, nice and thick. And adorable. 

 

Still having fun catching pees after naps and during naked play! I get no help from this one with the poop cues these days. I thought poops would be the easy part!

post #11 of 21
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I give up till solids.

post #12 of 21

I've temporarily given up, too. She's rolling both ways and does no signaling at all for pees anymore; she cares MUCH more about newfound mobility/ trying to get up on her knees than letting mama know that pee is coming.

post #13 of 21
Griffin definetly has pee grunts and poo grunts but I find that he is too bundled up in our cold house to catch them on time. once it gets warner ill be able to. Do all of you that keep your babies in baby legs live in really warm climates or houses?
post #14 of 21

It;s not super cold down here, and Elliott is a very, very warm baby

post #15 of 21

It is very cold here, and most of our house is cold. We do diaper-free time in front of the woodstove. I think it's really important for her, though, and she loves it a lot. She lets me know when she's ready to be bundled back up!

 

(It's generally so cold that I use babylegs under pants, that way when we do pantsless time she's still got part of a layer on)

post #16 of 21
Here is my shining moment. I am so proud we have had only maybe 6 poopy diapers since I started EC. I think I started around 6wks old. She was so small I felt like I couldnt hold her over the pot& now its getting hard to hold her with one hand against my body , we're running out of room. I was motivated by our rash problems which i was coming on to write about tonight. Now I worry I have made her dependent on me if she needs to go poop b/c she never goes in her diaper anymore. I almost hope mobility will let me know. I read a discouraging article by a urologist that said it does major damage sometimes. I also still hardly never take her out so I dont know how it would be. If I dont respond when I think she has to go, maybe she doesn't go? It takes so much time to offer at each diaper change but i feel good knowing she knows what to do. But its too cold:cold. Now I snuggle her in to me but sometimes I think she wont go b/c she's cold & I have to feel it out if its time or not. Maybe I never shouldve started, I dont know!?
post #17 of 21
I'm still hunting for cotton babylegs or hemp would be great. Someone was making sweater legs ones but how to stay on? I just saw the socks thread, gotta get over there. We need cotton socks that dont fall off. Many so that I can change when they get peed on.sometimes the pee aims all over if we dont angle righy. I wonder how to keep up EC or how to stop. I could try getting a little potty. I guess it will just have to be another change.

Before I go. Cynthia moon, where do u get bumbo disposables? Last night we tried 7th generatiob & got a heatrash I think. Poor babies bums.
post #18 of 21

here we are, I think it is awesome that you have had so much EC success! My baby is still way to busy trying to crawl to give me any kind of signal for peeing that I can discern :-/ And she doesn't poop every day or even with any regularity, so the only time I know she is pooping is when I hear her actually doing it. I thought poop signals would be easy to read!

 

Also, I have made some sweater babylegs, and I just use the cuff of the sweater sleeve -- it's stretchy, so it stays on by itself. You could also use a string or crocheted chain to weave through something looser to use as a tie. 

post #19 of 21
Thanks ! It is so satisfying. When she has her daily dump, something inside me feels a release just as I would for myself. And she uses the cue noise but sometimes I wonder if in her mind she's saying "I want you to pick me up so I'll make the cue" or "My diaper is soiled or is about to be or just was " or "I need my milk so I can wet mydiaper again". Its the ccenter of our world. I like how you can do naked time by a fire. I often feel like the onky time her diaper comes off, she doesn't have time to just be& is starting to protest.

I wanted to check with people about mobility stuff too b/c I dont give her much floor time either, still battling clutter on top of cold floor worries. I'll have to start a new thread. I dream of getting yards of fabric & making a rug. It's like she doesn't get a chance to crawl or move much but she sure is strong when she does. Maybe its her diapers which I'm going crazy about. They dont allow her to pull knees to chest.

What about fraying when you cut the sweater? It feels like no matter what I do shes either underdressed or overdressed&sweaty.

Ok soon will come my babyproofing ideas thread.
post #20 of 21

here we are, knit fabric doesn't fray, so there is no need to hem it if you don't want to, though you certainly could. I tend to lightly felt all the wool I use for baby things so I can wash them if I need to, which also makes them a little sturdier.

 

As for floor time, Clover is an *extremely* active baby, and lets me know when she wants down. I have known other babies her age that don't want as much floor time. I think you're fine if you're following your baby's signals :)