A was EC'ed from 2m-4m, catching 3-5 pees, 1-2 poops each day- basically everything except for when she was sleeping or if we went out. She peed in the sink in the infant hold, or over a basin, in the same hold. Usually on my first cue- almost always within 90 seconds. Right around 4 months old, it started taking longer and longer to catch the pee, and then we started having more and more timed offers w/out catches and many more misses. Eventually, I started skipping timed offers because we were never catching. She is 6 months old now, and from the time she quit going on cue until now, I've made her noises everytime I hear her pooping in her diapers, and if I happen too see a pee during naked time.
I'd LOVE to start back up, but I'm not sure where to start. We've never had a seperate cue for poop, and I'd like to have one, I think. I'd also like to have her going on the bjorn this time around- she's getting a little big for the infant hold ALL THE TIME!
Where would YOU start back? Back at square one- naked time for a few days with new cues? Timing based and just see what happens?
Thanks ahead of time- I could really appreciate any advice here :)
I would do a timing-based at first. She already has a background in EC, babies have a muscle memory she might just surprise you! Put her on the potty, make your sound and see what happens!
For introducing a "poo" sound, I'd do it when she's actually pooing, so she can associate it with the action.
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