So I'm coming to ECing a little late (8 months) . Not out of lack of awareness or desire, but just because I had my little one on my own and I just thought it was one more thing (besides CD, cosleeping, non-violent sleeping, etc.) more than I could handle.
And truth be told, I'm *terrible* at non-verbal communication. I'm very verbal and very into words and I'm awful at recognizing her signs. I have pretty much never once been right -- either way (think she's going when she doesn't; think she hasn't when she has). My much more corporeally aware friend who has only seen her once can tell better than I can!
Still, I would like to try a very rudimentary form of EC. Maybe it's not even really EC. But I just read through Diaper Free Before Three, and I really like the idea of starting to use a little potty together and giving her a chance to go between diaper changes. I have no idea if she'll know what I'm talking about when I put her on the little potty and sit on the real potty and make psss, psss, whoosh, whoosh sounds and pee myself, but we'll see
I've been looking through the messages, but there is so much information, and I can't seem to find the posts that mostly pertain to our situation. So any and all advice and tips is so super appreciated!!
Also, I will post this separately, but in case you only read this post, I'm wondering which kind of potty to get (EC place is sold out of the clear ones). Is there a difference between the teeny Baby Bjorn and the (almost equally teeny looking it seems) Baby Bjorn Smart Potty?
Also, where do you clean your potty. Bathtub seems like a potential feces-while-bathing issue. I clean my CD in the toilet, but not sure how I'd clean a potty in the toilet!
Thanks all so so much!