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Old 08-31-2013, 08:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We didn't know about EC before now, but we've been aware of our baby's pooping cues for pretty much his entire life, but we really haven't notice any peeing cues. There've been quite a few times when he's peed while changing his diaper, and the only way you can tell he's about to his by looking at his genitals (we would have picked up on other cues if possible, if only to avoid the mess!). Even if we went diaper free- I don't really want to have to stare down there.

 

I know there are some times that babies are more likely to pee, and will try using the potty at those times- but are there some subtle cues we may just be missing? What do you do when a baby doesn't really show cues? 


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the big one that I notice all the time with other people's babies is fussing at the breast, latching on and off and sometimes what we lovingly referred to as demon baby where they'd shake their head hard at the breast screaming like they were starving but refusing to nurse. I've noticed that pee cues tend to look like pain, like high-pitched scream-y cries (which my oldest stopped doing at about 2 - 3 mo old right around the time I figured out what he meant :irked )

 

You might also notice a sudden vacant look. If you think they might be going (cover-less cloth dipes are handy for this), you can ask "are you going potty?" do you need to go pee?" etc.


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Old 09-01-2013, 11:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you for the reply! I'll keep an eye out for all of those and see if that's what's going on! :)


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