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#1 of 3 Old 12-30-2013, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all, I did occasional ECing with my first from four months on and found it was great. He quickly started pooping exclusively in his potty and we'd catch a pee most days. By occasional I mean potty time at every diaper change and eventually lots of naked time.
My second is now seven months old and has been spending time on his potty since he's been 3 1/2 months old. He caught on quickly and poops almost exclusively in his potty. We catch pees at most diaper changes. He's been dry when I go to change his diaper on quite a few occasions. He's also got sensitive skin and a diaper rash from wetness that just seems to linger. So I'm wondering if I should make the leap to full time, for day time hours at least. He's likely going to start crawling very soon as he's starting to go a few feet sometimes. I'm wondering if his newfound mobility will make this transition easier or tougher.
Any advice? I haven't noticed any signs for when he needs to pee so far.

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I have no advice really but go on what your gut tells you to do. I say go ahead and make it full time and maybe you will start to see those signs on when he has to pee!
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Whether mobility makes it easier or tougher depends on the baby. Some babies will start crawling over to the potty and hit it or call for you to make it clear they need to go. Some babies will refuse to sit still now that they're able to move. For some babies, it makes absolutely no difference (it made no difference for us). Walking can be more helpful- you can teach your baby to go over to and sit on the potty without your help, starting the progression to complete potty independence.


You can try to go full time and, if it just doesn't work, go back to part time. I think it's worth a try, especially with diaper rash- getting naked time will probably help that a lot.

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