Unfortunately, for me that means that when we do have a poopy diaper I often end up feeling very frustrated, and I get cranky about not having been better at reading his signals. I understand intellectually that I am extremely lucky to be only occasionally dealing with poopy diaper clean-up, but at the moment that I'm having to do it I just feel annoyed. Any wise words for me?
So, the bright side is that your baby is going in a diaper.
It probably has nothing to do with you missing signs and everything to do with him adjusting to new foods he is eating.
I try to think about it by counting catches, not misses. If my son goes in the potty 2x/day (and really, he does waaaay better than that, even during not-so-good times...and now he's nearly a grad!), then I save washing OVER SEVEN HUNDRED DIAPERS A YEAR.
Yeah, do that math.
So that's how I keep from getting frustrated during times when there's suddenly lots of poo in diapers.
Oh, and also, it does always pass, and suddenly (usually when I'm just about to say heck with it!) he starts getting it all in the potty all the time.
Do you have a diaper sprayer? They really took the ick factor out of cloth diapering for me (assuming you're using cloth), and they're nice for rinsing out a potty.
Mama to Silas Anansi, born 9/9/10 and Petra Eadaion, born 10/1/12.
I love all your bright sides for me:
at least it is in the diaper, not on the floor
at least I'm still catching some, and saving having to wash some diapers
at least he's not constipated!
Don't get frustrated or that could lead to other potty issues. Some misses will happen. Maybe your expectations are too high to be upset when you have a miss? Remember too that it's not about your feelings. Don't let how you feel get involved with the EC and don't let baby feel your upset over a miss.