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#61 of 74 Old 05-24-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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When was baby born?

May 1

Is your child a boy or a girl?

Girl

When did you start EC / when do you want to start?

A couple of days before she turned 3 weeks old

What are your issues with EC right now?

Getting started! It's pretty new to me. The pooping is going well - I catch about 4 per day on average - which I think is pretty good as it has been a busy week with lots of trips out of the house during the day. I can't tell when she's going to pee until RIGHT before she goes, but I'm not too worried about it, I'm taking a mellow approach.

Is this the first time you have EC'd?

Pretty much. With dd #1, I did put her on the potty a few times when she was about 6 months and she pooped, but I was a stressed single mom who worked (was blessed to be able to take babe with me)and was pretty proud of even coping with cloth in those days. I just couldn't stay consistent and wrote it off as a fun idea, but not for us at that time.

Do you know anyone in real life who has done this?

Not really. My sister does, but we live far away from each other.

Do you use backup? What kind?

Yes, we use cloth - prefolds with covers and AIOs.

I'll be reading and learning! Happy to find this thread.
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How often do you do laundry? You have literally almost three times as many diapers as I do. I guess you change baby every 1/2 hr. at night, too?
Initially, I washed a load of dipes every other day. We used close to 20 diapers per day during those first few weeks. Most of those were day time changes. Night changes were probably hourly. Someone had mentioned 15 minute wees earlier. That was pretty much us during those weeks. And we changed with every single wee. We didn't catch many initially. We'd hold him in the classic position when we got up in the morning and a couple of times during the day. He would wee and sometimes poop when we held him for a wee. Then it just kind of fell together on it's own. He started pooping pretty much only when we held him and we seemed to figure out when he needed to poop. He doesn't wee so much now and it's regular. He wees when he wakes up. If he's awake for a bit, he'll wee before nursing and going back to sleep. He rarely wees while sleeping and that happens during the night after an active day. We catch most wees and poops. We mainly just have dirty diapers from wet farts. We're using about six diapers a day now.

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We used close to 20 diapers per day during those first few weeks. Most of those were day time changes. Night changes were probably hourly.
Okay, so we are just washing more (24 diapers every day). Fewer night changes though- she sleeps for at least two hour streches, bless the Lord!

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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#65 of 74 Old 05-26-2009, 01:09 PM
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jmj- do you have poop misses? b/c pull-offs are a HUGE pita for poop.

i use fitteds w/snaps & can pull them up and down or unfold & they are super convenient.
Haha! I'm sitting here reading this, thinking about how we're catching almost all her poops (besides our incredibly out of sync weekend), and my beautiful little girl deposits one in my lap, not 5 minutes after she refused the potty. I was hoping to get synced back up today. I've just been missing so many, and when I put her on the toilet after a miss, it's like adding insult to injury.

So, does anybody know of any organic training pants that have snaps on the sides? Otherwise, I may want to get more confident about her poops before we make the switch.
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Nope, but motherease sells snapping fitteds, I think bamboo organic, that are easy to pull down...

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So, does anybody know of any organic training pants that have snaps on the sides? Otherwise, I may want to get more confident about her poops before we make the switch.
Continuum Family makes their own side snapping bikini style trainers that feature bamboo & organic cotton: http://continuum-family.com/index.ph...roducts_id=235 They are hella expensive, though. Then again, so are the eco nix, so there ya have it!

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When was baby born?

April 14

Is your child a boy or a girl?


Girl

When did you start EC / when do you want to start?

One month old.

What are your issues with EC right now?

ECing two babies at once!

Is this the first time you have EC'd?

No. My daughter is an ec baby & dfd is the third newborn with which I have practiced ec.

Do you know anyone in real life who has done this?

Yes. My best friend is the Pittsburgh DFB mentor, so I know a few people.

Do you use backup? What kind?

Yes. We use prefolds and covers. On dd, she also wears waterproof trainers sometimes. She will also be wearing a lot of fitteds and wool this summer.


Lexmas, congratulations on your baby girl!! Man, that went fast!

I have seen that a lot of you have mentioned having wet farts (also known as "sharts") causing a dirty diaper. If you are using prefolds and it is not wet, you can refold the prefold so that the little poo spot is on the inside & then put it back on your baby. You can also flip it over if you are using a cover. You can get through a couple of wet farts by refolding and flipping

We have been pretty laid back w/ our foster babies when it has come to pee. This is b/c of two reasons: One, it is too much work to watch a baby to see when they pee, or to put them on the pot 91483 times per day when I have another baby to watch, too. Two, w/ dd we tried to catch every pee. This seriously cut into the amount of fun we were having together as I became way to preoccupied w/ constantly monitoring her diaper & putting her on the potty. This is a very easy pattern to fall into, new mommies, so beware! I change dfd regularly and dh or I put her on the potty every day to poop ~ she has had no misses in a week, big girl! I have put her on once or twice for pee, but we will get around to pee more when she is bigger. DD is poop trained and we are working w/ her more to get all the pees in the pot, too.

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Okay, so we are just washing more (24 diapers every day). Fewer night changes though- she sleeps for at least two hour streches, bless the Lord!
Like I said in the original post, I'm limited to one load of laundry per day for electricity reasons. I cannot wash dipes daily, unless I hand wash.

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w/ dd we tried to catch every pee. This seriously cut into the amount of fun we were having together as I became way to preoccupied w/ constantly monitoring her diaper & putting her on the potty. This is a very easy pattern to fall into, new mommies, so beware!
It's nice to have you join us Dogretro. And thank you for these words. I've tried to be relaxed about this because I want it to be a pleasant experience. But I must always keep this in mind because things become compulsive for me easily.

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dretro- our girls are "twins".

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dretro- our girls are "twins".
I know, I saw from your post! How cute, heehee!

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I'm late getting in on this chat. I have not been on MDC much but this is the only forum I belong to with so many ECers. We plan to start soon so I need all the info I can get. Tho I prefer to lurk a lot :P

When was baby born?
040309

Is your child a boy or a girl?
Girl

When did you start EC / when do you want to start?
Soon. No specific time frame.
What are your issues with EC right now?
N/a

Is this the first time you have EC'd?
Yes

Do you know anyone in real life who has done this?
Nope

Do you use backup? What kind?
Cloth diapers, pockets and AIOs, starting to use fitteds
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Yay, finally joining the thread

When was baby born?
Three days ago :

Is your child a boy or a girl?
Boy

When did you start EC / when do you want to start?
Well we caught a wee on his first day but didn't really start until today.
What are your issues with EC right now?
Getting started, we've caught two poos today but I'm hopeless with wees. TBH it was the same with my older DD, I always thought she just needed milk so missed them but DH is the EC king. The reason we've had two catches today is because he pointed out DS's signals to me

Is this the first time you have EC'd?
No

Do you know anyone in real life who has done this?
Yes

Do you use backup? What kind?
DS is still yet to be lotus born so we are finding prefolds tucked between his legs to be least annoying to his cord.

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