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post #21 of 28
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I completely understand now, with the diapering two kids! A mom at LLL the other night changed her almost three-year old (in sposies), and I about vomited! I have never changed any baby besides my own little six-week-old EBF one. That big-kid poop was sooo stinky and grody! I, too, think I would lose steam changing those and a newborn.

Yep, those big kids are nasty! Abby had spinal cord surgery at 5 mo and it put her behind in things like walking and potty learning. (She also has a kidney pressing into her bladder.) So here we are at 3 and STILL diapering. She pees through everything super fast, strong and often. A newborn is soooo much easier. Needless to say, she is wearing a paper diaper now. Too hard to keep up with 2, I am always at the changing table.

But I keep telling myself that even using just 1 cloth/day is worth the effort.
post #22 of 28
I'm going crazy posting here. I just saw that we are still posting in the ddc.

I am okay on cding the nb (flats, bsww, wool). It is the toddler poop that is grossing me out. We are trying the potty again for her. She has mastered the phrase, "Uh-oh, too late, sorry momma."

BSWW - you may need to strip those if they are wicking. Check out their site and the info on detergent residue.
post #23 of 28
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2. I completely understand now, with the diapering two kids! A mom at LLL the other night changed her almost three-year old (in sposies), and I about vomited! I have never changed any baby besides my own little six-week-old EBF one. That big-kid poop was sooo stinky and grody! I, too, think I would lose steam changing those and a newborn.

YES! I really think that is what is wearing me down. Dacey is almost 3 and the GROSSNESS of those diapers combined with the fact that she has zero interest in the potty . . . *sigh* It just gets to a mama after a while!
post #24 of 28
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I guess I am just picky. I don't like the look or fit or trifolded pfs in a cover, so if I use pfs, I have to pin or snappi them on. And with a kooky toddler always needing something (and still having major jealousy issues) I just don't have time for a two-part system . . . I am mostly using pockets right now. I love pockets, but we are having a lot of leaks at the leg. DD2 pees fast and strong . I know I would probably have better luck with pfs and covers, but I have tried and tried to make them work and just can't seem to get it down. I think it would be a lot better if I didn't have two in dipes right now.

This is us, exactly (except the 2 in diapers bit because she is pled)! The jealous toddler, pockets that leak at the leg, always having to tend to the toddler when changing the diaper, etc. I'm not really burned out on CDs but I do want something better for nights. He doesn't poop as much as dd did (we cd'd her from birth), so I am already not changing diapers at night, but I don't want him sitting that long with wet right up next to his skin. I may try wool. Do any of you use hemp prefolds? I have some but they are so rough. I was wondering if they are more absorbent than cotton????

I do wish there was a better nighttime system. We were both drenched this morning in the pocket I tried last night.

As for the toddler and potty learning. Dd has been using the potty since 16 months, but sometimes I think it would be easier, when Waylon is almost asleep at the breast and Haylee yells, "Potty", for her to still be in diapers. I know in my heart that's not true, but sheesh, it seems like she only has to use the potty when I am nursing and he's almost asleep. And what do you tell the toddler who has to potty? "You have to wait until I can put the baby down?" Nope, you get up, hope you can keep him on the boob, somehow one-handed get the tiny toddler up on the potty. Now that I am writing this, I'm thinking--duh, solution to that would be a little potty for the living room that she can use without my help. I may just have to do that!

As for changing toddler poops--yeah, nasty. I don't know how mama's do it. We were really really fortunate because our little high needs baby made one thing easy for us...she hated being wet or poopy and that made for an easy potty learning experience. It took a week.

As for EC'ing... to you mamas! We did it a little once dd got older, which I think contributed to her being easy to plearn, but right now? Yeah right . You mamas rock!
post #25 of 28
Babe has grown out of his newborn diapers and right into the next size I have available. Which is called small, but I think they are considered mediums b/c the next size up is toddler size. Anyways they are ALL all in ones which is sooooo great. No more folding and I have a ton of them!! So my cd'ing days just got a lot easier. Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a relief. And I can resell my newborn stash for a decent amount I think. And that rocks too!
My husband and I are so pleased right now. Except I think that makes my baby huge to already be in this size?! Lordy...
post #26 of 28
Oh, and I plan on starting to potty train ds1 soon. I hope, I hope it takes!
post #27 of 28
I can't imagine ecing at this point. Wow!

We were needing three changes during the night just to keep the bed dry so I am now using two flats with a hemp doubler and a tie-on diaper under a newly relanolized aristocrat cover. He'll need the larges if I have to put any more diaper on under that cover. This works for about 8 hours.

Good luck with the toileting take birth back. I tried during my first tri and it didn't take but it is going much better now. It is so nice not have toddler poop in the diapers for a little bit.
post #28 of 28
I had always thought there was no way I could EC. I was too lazy, too slow etc. After doing a lot of reading and lurking in the EC forum I realized I don't have to be so rigid about it and I can do it part time. Once I took that pressure off myself to do it perfectly it just fell into place. I also think she has the perfect personality for it. She knows exactly what to do and really seems to like going in the potty. She is really clear with her communication and will hold it so she can go in the potty. I have her bblp up on the changing table and I give her the chance to go each diaper change. It only takes an extra minute. We have been catching about 75% of her poops and it is so nice not to wash poopy diapers. Now that my dh is on board and actually doing it too it is going much better. I think as she gets older it will just get easier because she will be able to hold it longer and let us know when she has to go. I seriously thought EC was crazy before and never thought I would be doing it. If nothing else it is helping me feel much more connected with her at an early age.
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