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post #81 of 281

resisting the toilet

hi all, I am also a late starter...started at 12 months and now he is 15 months. We had a good start and he would wake up and go straight to the bathroom and would pee in toilet and we would have days where we would catch most pees and poos and then we would go through 4-5 days of catching maybe one. : Anyway, the last few days he will back arch and fight when i go to put him on the toilet....he has been teething...

I wanted to get any advice on those of you who have gone through something similiar...what did you do...what worked...what shouldn't we do
post #82 of 281

Using the potty

How did you get your son to use the potty when you started? How did you get him to use it for poop especially. My ds will pee in the potty right after a nap (usually) but other than that he pretty much refuses to sit on it. Any suggestions?
post #83 of 281
What we did was first thing in the morning after he woke up, I would say "good morning lets go pee." I would put him on the toilet and we would read a book together and he would go pee. Once he started walking he would get out of bed himself and would follow me to the bathroom...now he leads the way....however he needs prompting otherwise he will head straight to the livingroom to play. It's been the same for poop. If I can catch him before he goes into the diaper then I put him on and we read books.

My only suggestion is do you have some favorite toy or books that he really enjoys reading with you? The books that we read together is what worked for us. Lately though what is working is that i let him flush the toilet....he really likes that...
post #84 of 281
I only discovered modern cloth last month.
i have spent at least 500AUD and thenI start cottoning onto this idea of EC.
I have heard of it but more for toddlers.
I thought I could try it for my 3 year old.
For the past week i have been trying to watch my son for signs and we are hit or miss - once yesterday and twice today. So I am hoping he will get better- or should I say we will get better.
My baby is almost 10 mths and uponb reading for an hour on a site about pppl EC from birth it made so much sense
My baby hates nappy changes and tries to get away.
I don't think EC is more work than cloth as I have been washing.
I am thinking of getting a wrap sling and holding him in that without nappy.
Just til I get the idea.
I have always understood natural /attachment parenting but slings and EC is still new to me. I have no support in my area. They already think I am weird.

I am interested to know what clothees a EC baby wears to make it easier.
If I should get a couple of potties..?

I am starting EC part time tomorrow. Wish me luck.
post #85 of 281

late late starter joining up

Hi moms.

So ds is 19 mos old and has been watching me potty and saying uhoh when he pees on the floor for a few months. He's struggled with diaper changes since 8 mos old, so wish I had started this sooner. We've had the BBLP for a week and he has pooed in it once and peed a few times. Most of the time when I know he has to pee and lead him there he sits and sits and sits and then gets up and pees. I think he has a very hard time peeing sitting down.

So, should I teach him to pee standing up at the big potty? I don't know if he'll be able to stand still to do it though.

And should I started using cloth training pants instead of having him be naked? I think he thinks its fun to pee on the floor. Afterward we clean it up with a sponge and squeeze it in his potty and then he gets to dump it in the toilet which he likes.

Thanks
post #86 of 281
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post #87 of 281

Glad to find this thread!

DD is 13 months, and now that I've decided to stay home from work, I want to try EC. I met another mom this week that was so passionate about it, she inspired me to try it out. I think I'll spend this week teaching her the toilet sign, and verbalizing about body functions a lot more, then next week, try out the potty. She seems to pee right after a nap, so maybe I'll start with that one, and go from there. At the moment, DD jumps off the change may as soon as her dipe's off, and pees on the floor, so I'll put the potty out and see what happens. I like the idea of reading to her on the pot-sounds like a good plan!

I have some questions about signs they give-she doesn't seem to have any pre-pee signs, but she kind of shudders as she pees. What are some common "symptoms"? I can tell when she's pooing, and just before (she gets very still), but she poos while she's in the highchair, so getting her down ina timely fashion will be hard. Any suggestions?
TIA!
It's great to hear success stories-and also the realities of ECing. Good luck!
post #88 of 281
Glad to find this thread. Hi, Fridgeart!!

My baby is 12 months. We caught a poop yesterday and then this morning I was too brain dead to take her to the potty. She peed in her diaper. Drat. Tomorrow, I am taking her to the potty no matter how tired I am!

What should I be doing when I catch a poop? Act happy? Say "poop goes there" and point to the toilet?

Any suggestions are welcome.
post #89 of 281
Paddy turned 13 months old today While he isn't walking alone yet, I don't think there is any reason why we can't start potty training him now. He loathes diaper changes, and that is only getting worse as he gets older. I don't blame him, I wouldn't like it either. Any advice is HUGELY appreciated!!

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post #90 of 281
Since E. is obesses with songs right now, and he has his definite favs, the first time I put him on the pot we sang The Ennsee Wennsee Spider and everytime he sits on it he starts his 'spider' TOO cute!!
post #91 of 281
I am in too! I thought I couldn't do it because I have three year old (who is still having problems pooping in the potty due to really bad trauma from constipation as a babe) and a 7 month old. So busy! I tried when Haydn was 2 months and didn't feel like we were having any great break throughs and I was hardly catching any. Then we went away for 6 weeks and I stopped.
I've been trying again and I still am having issues catching some and I don't feel like she is giving me any signals about pooping. How long do you think it should take for her to get the idea of me putting her on the potty?

A bit discouraged.....

: : love to
post #92 of 281
I was sent the link to this site and thread from a mom I just bought some dipes from. I have a 9 month old girl and I think I want to give this a try. So far I only notice when she has to poo but the face she makes is when she is starting to go so by the time I get her diaper off she is pretty much done. She does watch me dup the poo from the dipe into the toilet and flush it. I dont know if that helps. I am just getting started and now I am going to browse through the posts here. I hope this goes well.
post #93 of 281
I just read your post and thought how similar it was to my day! My daughter is 13 months as well. We have been working on the potty for two days now. I have also been charting her potty times so that I can try and figure out the right time to put her on the potty. I turned up the heat and let her run around naked. Besides seeing her pee I don’t see any “signs” that she is going to go. I can’t tell you how much pee I have cleaned up today….I’m sure I don’t have to. The past two days we have been sitting on the potty every two hours and no success yet. But we are having a lot of fun.

There is almost no information out there for late EC or early potty training.

Good Luck!
post #94 of 281
It takes a little time for both yourself and dd to get into a rythym (and this also changes as she grows or goes through a stage of new interests) so don't let yourself get down if you have some bad days - the good days make up for it in the end and once dd realises what you are working towards you will see how her own confidence takes off.
What worked great for me for a stage was i would take ds and sit him on the potty everytime I needed to go (which was relatively often) soon our timing co-incided perfectly, and I did not frustrate him by taking him when not needed.
Note: there are some nice info sites and support groups (one specific to late-starters) for ec so let me know if you would liek me to forward you some links.


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Originally Posted by lilliansmom View Post
I just read your post and thought how similar it was to my day! My daughter is 13 months as well. We have been working on the potty for two days now. I have also been charting her potty times so that I can try and figure out the right time to put her on the potty. I turned up the heat and let her run around naked. Besides seeing her pee I don’t see any “signs” that she is going to go. I can’t tell you how much pee I have cleaned up today….I’m sure I don’t have to. The past two days we have been sitting on the potty every two hours and no success yet. But we are having a lot of fun.

There is almost no information out there for late EC or early potty training.

Good Luck!
post #95 of 281
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Originally Posted by Rafe's Mom View Post
It takes a little time for both yourself and dd to get into a rythym (and this also changes as she grows or goes through a stage of new interests) so don't let yourself get down if you have some bad days - the good days make up for it in the end and once dd realises what you are working towards you will see how her own confidence takes off.
What worked great for me for a stage was i would take ds and sit him on the potty everytime I needed to go (which was relatively often) soon our timing co-incided perfectly, and I did not frustrate him by taking him when not needed.
Note: there are some nice info sites and support groups (one specific to late-starters) for ec so let me know if you would liek me to forward you some links.
Please forward any info sites and support groups you know of. I have been ready any thing I can get my hands on about EC and potty learning.

Thanks!!
post #96 of 281

Just a thought on books and the potty

Just a thought....

I read to my DD all the time and she really learns so much from it. The other day I was ready a book to her that had different baby’s doing different things like eating, playing peak a boo and baby things. I put the book down and she picked it up and opened to the page that said "this little baby wants her mama"…..My DD said MAMA MAMA. So fun! Anyway I am looking for a book on the potty. I think it will help her understand more. I will let you know how it goes!
post #97 of 281
another newbie here!

i partially ec'ed (poops only) my son when he was 8 months old. i hadn't (and still haven't) read anything on ec'ing. it just seemed like the smart thing to do. i could tell when he was about to poop, and i took him to the potty, and he pooped. no big deal. we fell into a routine where he always pooped either when he got up in the morning or after his nap. except when he was sick, we were successful 100% of the time--even when we took trips and flew overseas. it was great.

then a couple weeks ago, my son and i went to visit my mother. she had a different and evidently in his mind inferior potty. he refused to sit on it most of the time. i still managed to get him to it for most poops, but we had our first diaper poops in 7 months. urgh.

i hoped this would get better when we got home. no such luck. i'm now lucky if i catch poops, and he is completely off his schedule. and being 15months, he is in the prime telling me "no" phase. so when i see him about to poop and ask if he would like to go to the potty w/me, he just screams "no" and pushes my hand away. i'm trying to stay calm and just do what i did 7 months ago to start this process, but dealing w/a 15 month old is a whole different situation from dealing w/an 8 month old!!!!

what happened to the good old days??!! can anyone make any suggestions for books/websites where i could get basic info on ec'ing? thanks!
post #98 of 281

just joining, need advice and support!

Ds is 8.5 months, just pantsless for most of the day starting yesterday. I am trying to read his cues and make the pssss sound; boy this is tough! Do you watch all day? I feel like I miss it. I can't even imagine making it to the potty yet! How did you start?
post #99 of 281

it beats changing diapers

if you have carpeted floors, you can't relate to this,
but attempting EC as a late starter beats the heck out of changing diapers!
we started at 14 months. got lots of pees the first few days. esp in the car, for some reason that is a strong association. (take the potty put her on teh seat every tiem we get in...)
now, over a month later, we have days where we have mostly accidents. today we wet 4 pairs of pants! i think it is mostly my laziness.
so i shifted my thinking. i am not totally focuses on catchign elimination in teh potty. but i am committed to my child not wearing her elimination around liek clothing. i would much rather clean her pee or poop off of hte floor than change a diaper. not only is it easier for me, but it seems so much more considerate of her.
it is still ess laundry than cloth diapers, too!
post #100 of 281
I told my husband we are testing a new floor finish - pee! Adds a nice honey color to red pine.
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