My DS is almost 4 months old. We just started ECing a few weeks ago and he did it the very first time no problem! It was very encouraging to continue the efforts and so we did! He even pooped on the toilet which for me was a BIG deal! We got so good at it that he would wake up JUST to go pee, which would be fine except it was every two hours or so and we were only doing part time EC at least for now. we decided we wouldn't take him to the toilet in the middle of the night, we would just change him and nurse then back to sleep like before and eventually he would get the point. He did, but now he doesn't want to go on the toilet anymore. I offer it to him when I get a cue but he doesn't go then I lay him down with the intention of either trying gain in a few min. or waiting for the next cue but right after I lay him down, he pees! I'm not sure if it's because we don't take him at night anymore or maybe he doesn't want to go on the big potty? I don't know what happened? Anyone experience this? Any advice ?
P.s. Luv ur pic!
thank you for the encouragement! I guess I was just so excited about how natural it was for him at first that when it became difficult I figured I did something wrong. I have to remind myself to stay lighthearted and just have fun :) I bought him a little potty to sit on, I think it might help, we'll see!
my pic was taken mid-labor in between rushes :)
I agree with PP, don't stress. I think you will find that there are ebbs and flows with how many catches/misses you have with EC. When DS was about 6 mos old, we were having only 2 or 3 pee misses most days (sometimes no misses at all!) and virtually no poop misses. Fast-forward a couple of months later and we were having tons of misses daily, even some poop misses. Fast-forward a few weeks again, and we were back to no misses. Now, with a (almost) 15 month old, we have some days where DS is interested and we thus have few or no misses and others where he doesn't want to participate at all (although we don't usually miss poops).
You'll find your groove again. Remember, its about the communication not the catches. Just cue DS when you do catch him in the midst of a miss.
N, wife to my goofball K and mamma to my EC grad D (July 2010) and my new little love S (May 2013). Exploring the uncharted territory of tandem nursing with my two boys.
I am having a similar problem. We started at 3 weeks and my daughter is 10 weeks now. From weeks 5-9 or so things were going great; I could get her to pee on cue at least three times a day and I thought we had things down pat. Now for the last week she doesn't pee at all when I cue her, but instead pees immediately after I set her down! I thought initially that I wasn't holding her in the potty position long enough, so I waited longer and longer, but I keep getting the same response now. It's as if her cue to pee now is being set down! How do I re-establish the correct cue?