I'm so happy to find this thread! I just started EC with my DS yesterday after meeting a wonderful mom that I met here at MotheringDotCommune. I had thought about going Diaper-Free before Croix arrived, but was put in my place by my mother and MIL. I regret listening and for not following my early intuition.
Just connecting with someone who makes EC part of their life made it seem possible. It's was way easier than I thought, I just wished I started sooner.
We got home around 3 pm from our swimming lesson and I let my DS roam without a diaper. After two pees on the floor we quickly got the hang of it. I started noticing signals that our DS was giving us since birth but we hadn't really recognized them until we looked for them. That first night resulted in us catching 3 poops and 2 pees. We were so impressed!
I am looking forward to being able to let him nap without a diaper. Baby steps.
Today, day 2, we were pretty busy. Out and about with no real time to EC. We switched to our normal routine of disposables while out and cloth at home and didn't go near the potty today. We're going to start up again tomorrow. I think it's best for us if it's done without stress if we regress a little here and there.
We'll try to introduce signing ('t' for toilet) and the cueing sound together. Meeting with my new EC friend today helped tremendously! Great tips.
Not only was this easy, it was a great way to bond with our DS in a positive way. And to think what we're doing for the environment.
There are only winners with EC. Way to go everyone! Keep it up.