Re: All those ECers - how are you doing?Hey, look at all the new members on this thread! Did you come here just to talk about EC?? Welcome to MDC! This is a great place for talking about EC and all sorts of other things.
We started at...between 2.5 and 3 months, don't remember exactly (mommy brain). Evan is now almost 4 months.
Generally speaking we are doing... OK, we catch most poops and some pees, but to me any catch is a major accomplishment!
How do you know your baby has to go? Baby's signals? Timing? Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?
.....Poops are pretty much timing (first thing in the morning, he toots quite a bit while nursing); pees are pretty much luck (he doesn't signal for pees as far as I have been able to tell). We put him on the BB little potty whenever we change his diaper.
Which positions/receptacles do you use?
....The little BB potty on top of the changing table. I think he's going to pee or poop whenever he hears his mobile music as a grownup! I've tried the real potty but it's uncomfortable for both of us when I try to hold him over it.
Do you use diapers or training pants? On what occasions, what kind of diapers?
.....(Blushing) I use sposies. Just can't bring myself to deal with CDs. The shame, the shame.
How are you doing away from home?
....Haven't even tried to potty him away from home. Then again, we don't go out much yet.
What are you doing at night?
.....Haven't even tried to potty him at night. I'm so exhausted, I sleep really deeply. Then again, I'm thinking maybe he's fussy during the night because he needs to go, so maybe I'll try peeing him at night and see what happens.
Who takes baby to the potty?
....Either DH or myself. I had a hard time convincing DH to try yet another wacky AP idea, but one poop in the potty instead of smeared all over DS' nooks and crannies and DH saw the logic!
Accidents - how many do you have and what times are especially accident-prone?
....I don't know that I can call them "accidents," since that would imply that we're mostly getting pees and poops in the pot, which we're not.
Other new insights
....Probably not a new insight, but reading the EC threads here at MDC, that there's more than one way to skin a cat, and more than one way to make EC work for your family.
What do you like most about ecing at the moment?
....Not wiping poop out of every nook and cranny! Woo-hoo!
Do you ever wish you'd have never heard about it?
....Nope. Even if I doubt that we'll never achieve the success that some of you EC wonder mamas have, every caught poop counts as a victory to me!