RE-starting EC (w/ a 6 month old, after a LONG pause/break) - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 01-24-2011, 09:38 PM - Thread Starter
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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 :) 

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#2 of 2 Old 01-25-2011, 11:40 AM
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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.


Good luck!

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