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post #141 of 281
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Originally Posted by grammy_ann View Post
My granddaughter took a "break" for a couple of months after we thought she was totally onboard with using the toilet. She went back to using the toilet 100%...she just needed to assert her independence for a while.

Something that helped alot was BabyLegs...these are cute little leg warmers that she wore under her dresses to keep her legs warm. It made it so easy for her to go potty by herself. She did not have to bother with pants or tights (or even undies most of the time). I just found a coupon code called MayDay...you get $12 off if you order $24...it's like a pair free. I ordered twice, so I got two free pair. You can use it at babylegs.net...I might order again.
Ooh, thanks for the tip!
post #142 of 281

Yeah!

So, this thread has been immediately helpful to me! A few weeks ago, we tried to start gentle, part-time EC with my soon-to-be-1 yr old son with mixed results. (Catching poo was easiest because he's really regular and has very obvious signs but when we would sit him on the potty, he would end up holding it for the rest of the day!) So, during his nap today, I decided to check out this thread and was motivated to try again, esp.since I hadn't thought of immediately post-nap as a good time to try catching pee. So, when he woke up, he sat for a few minutes on the potty and actually peed! I was soooo excited! So I'm going to try him without diaper covers or naked while we're home now and see how it goes! thanks for the support and info!
post #143 of 281
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Originally Posted by J's Mama View Post
So, this thread has been immediately helpful to me! A few weeks ago, we tried to start gentle, part-time EC with my soon-to-be-1 yr old son with mixed results. (Catching poo was easiest because he's really regular and has very obvious signs but when we would sit him on the potty, he would end up holding it for the rest of the day!) So, during his nap today, I decided to check out this thread and was motivated to try again, esp.since I hadn't thought of immediately post-nap as a good time to try catching pee. So, when he woke up, he sat for a few minutes on the potty and actually peed! I was soooo excited! So I'm going to try him without diaper covers or naked while we're home now and see how it goes! thanks for the support and info!
My almost-11 mo old started doing this about a month ago. I thought she was too young for this and it was something older toddlers did. : I felt so bad that I "missed the window" with her. It's tough to keep faith. Very nice to have this thread for support.
post #144 of 281
So it's been an interesting few days! I'm glad I "re-started" over the weekend when I'm home with him all day. I left him naked almost all day every day and kept notes. I learned soo much! We caught almost every after nap pee and I discovered that he pees just about 20-25 min. after nursing. I really think being bare-bummed helped his awareness too. A few times when he peed he would look down or grab his diaper, if he had one on.
post #145 of 281
We seem to be on a plateau this days - can't quite get to diaper free. I tried in the car a couple of times, and washing the carseat cover gets old. Nights he is staying dry, though. Here's my issue - in the morning, he sits on the training potty and reads. I wish he liked the bblp for this, because the position is better, but he really doesn't. So, anyway, usually he poops. If he doesn't, though, he cues all day but won't go, then sometimes goes randomly (but won't tell me he has to), or just holds it until tomorrow but is farty. Any thoughts?
post #146 of 281
Wallacesmum, could the pooping just be related to what he is eating? I know certain foods (ie bananas) will "stop up" my ds and then he won't go for 2-3 days, but has lots of farts during that time. Maybe he feels like he needs to poop, but can't yet?
Just my first thought. HTH!
post #147 of 281
Yeah, I think he does get bound up. Just can't stay off the bananas. The problem is that he goes on food strikes and all he wants to eat is bread and bananas, which can't be good for the plumbing. I try to get him plenty of applesauce during these periods. I wish he wasn't so into bread. I never offered it, but he always asks now that he has molars.
post #148 of 281
We started at around two weeks ago. DS is 8 months in 8 minutes. I can almost always catch a right after wake up and right after nursing. we are hit/ miss with other times. I think his main cue to pee is for me to put him down on the floor after holiding him having him sit on his potty. I put him down he wants to pee immediatley. So frustrating. Anyway we are trying to have fun with it.
post #149 of 281
Ah, yes! The old "as soon as we are done on the potty" trick.
post #150 of 281

just starting with 11 month old

My grant is turnign 11 mo tomorrow...and we are going to start learning how to go on the potty. Im so excited! After reading all the EC info...Im really encouraged. I work full time...but after I get him used to the idea...im sure my day care provider will go for it! Thanks to everybody adn i look forward to learning from each other.
post #151 of 281
Caught first pee!
Took almost 3 months of potty talk and asl potty sign, but he peed on the potty yesterday.
We put the potty in the living room, to make it accessible and that helped.

Books are a big help, as is patty cake and itsy bitsy spider.

Hang in there everyone!
post #152 of 281
Yay, congrats!
post #153 of 281

first weekend success!

After being encouraged by this thread....this weekend we put little grant (11 mo)on the potty for the first time and let him run around diaperless...and he did great! first time i sat him on it he pooped! i hadnt seen my DH move that fast in the morning ever! hehe. he went 3 times on it saturday only once on sunday but then this morning...he pooped and peed first thing...on the potty! im really excited about offering the opportunity to him! THANKS everyone for your support!
post #154 of 281

started at 6 mos.

We initially started when dd was newborn but quickly got discouraged and I was too overwhelmed raisng baby on my own.

However, we started again,part-time around 6 months of age. First we worked on just catching the morning pee. It took about 1 week to become consistent. About 7 mos. we added catching pees after naps and that quickly became the norm. So much so that I think she actually held her bladder fo 20 minutes adter a nap when I forgot to put her on the potty right away.

A week ago she did the first poop.

And now at 8 mos. I think my intuition has just kicked in and she goes on the potty many times a day. We've cut diaper use in half. Even more than half on a good day. If I was really vigilant I think we could go the whole day with maybe the odd accident.

Just don't think about it too much. I think it's highly intuitive.

Start small and the way will open up for you.

I am thrilled with our progress. I can't believe this is such a secret. It's so easy I don't know why everyone doesn't try.
post #155 of 281
Hi, I just started EC'ing for my 7 mo old. She was starting to pee after I took her dipe off so I figured it was time. I got a potty seat to go over the toilet. So far I catch 1-2 pees a day. Which is usually always after a nap. With limitless time (I'm a SAHM), what would you say the best approach to EC'ing is? How many times should I put her on the toilet? Other tips? Thank you!
post #156 of 281

Thank goodness!

My Miranda is 10 months and two weeks. I read about ECing and got really excieted. I HATE disposable diapers and think I have only used them maybe a handful of times. cloth is great but still bad for the environment eventhough I make EVERY effort to be kind. I also have a lot of trouble with diaper rash. She is soooo sensitive to everything and breaks out so bad all the time no matter what I do. I started this weekend using a BabyBjorn infant potty. She has used it a few time but like you all said usually pees as soon as I take her off. haha. She also loves to go in her high-chair! I know this is going to take a ton of paitence and work on my part...and I think its good for her so I am in! but I need some advice...should I leave the potty in the bathroom? I read some accounts where they would let the kids play with the potty and would have it in the room they were in. I kind of think the bathroom would be more stable. your thoughts? I also want hear about your thoughts on this. Miranda did really well, but I still have not yet figured out her ques so I just put her on the potty every hour or so, she is getting a bit annoyed with it...she is a fisty one to begin with and I don't want her to dislike the experience. I tell her the psss noise, sign potty and ask her to pee on thepotty. then if she want to get up I let her....is this good...am I pushing too much? FYI I think after the few accidents and poops we had this weekend my husband thinks I am nuts!
I am also curious, now I know my dd is not a dog, but when my pup was in the act I would move her outside, should I use that technique and put Miranda on the potty when I see her peeing (on my floor!)? THanks soo much all.
post #157 of 281
hi! : can i join you?
We tried ECing at 6 mo, and caught most of her poops for a few weeks, but we never got the peeing down, and after we went on vacation it was over
However, yesterday, DD developed a dipe rash/yeast infection that blistered, and there was NO WAY I was going to let my babysit in pee/poop on open blisters/inflamed skin!! We got some nystatin for the rash and put it on a few times a day, and have letting her run around naked. The rash is a ton better today, but last night I bought her a little potty so I think I want to continue with this and try ECing. She just turned 12 months.
So far shes pooped on the carpet twice and peed on the carpet once, and I havent caught anything in the potty
Last night I had her sleep in a sposie to keep her dry w/ the rash, but we usually CD, I think I need to keep diapering at nighttime for a bit, as DH would be quite upset to be peed on but hes been ok with her dipe free during the day. Shes had two diaper free naps too and didnt pee through them.

a question: yesterday, I took her diaper off for the day at about 2pm, and she only peed once from that time until 8pm when we put on the bedtime dipe. She did poop twice however, which is unlike her (shes a once a day pooper generally). Do you think her patterns were thrown off from not wearing a dipe? Do you think thats ok for her to do that?
post #158 of 281
I'm a SAHM witha an active 1 1/2 year-old DD. In the course of young life I've experimented with endless brands of cloth and disposable diapers to avoid her recurring diaper rash. I found Kirkland (Costco) diapers and Target senstive wipes work the best. Despite this I'm just tired of diapers, the impact on the environment, etc.
I starting potty training and came across EC in my research. I'm incorporating the "sssss" sound when she goes. She has starting repeating the sound to communicate to me when she needs to go. While not always consistent I was amazed at how quickly she starting "telling" me she had to go potty. Anyway, I'm looking for advice in my adventure in EC'ing/potty training a toddler. Is she too old to EC? Should I just focus on potty training? If so, do I keep her in training paints full time? what about night time training? Help!!!
post #159 of 281
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Originally Posted by jms77 View Post
Anyway, I'm looking for advice in my adventure in EC'ing/potty training a toddler. Is she too old to EC? Should I just focus on potty training? If so, do I keep her in training paints full time? what about night time training? Help!!!
I am starting with a 17-month-old and am wondering the same things!! :
post #160 of 281

help!

My little girl is 14 months. We started ec when she was around 8 months and she consistently used the potty. When we hit her first birthday, she started walking and we weaned. Since then we really haven't gotten her to use the potty at all. Any suggestions or helppppppppp?
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