Hello, I am extremely new to this website and EC. I heard about EC through some local moms and know the basic idea of it. Regardless, I hadn't put much thought into it until our LO got the worst diaper rash ever. I decided that we would let him run around naked to help his rash, and then it dawned on me that this may be a good opportunity to learn and try EC. I have been reading The Diaper-Free Baby and doing some research online. LO will be 1 year on Thursday and wears disposable diapers. We are trying to work with what we have at home with the exception of a toilet seat in the bathroom. It is feasible to let him be naked most of the time because we have mostly hard floors and a carpet cleaner for the rugs. So far what I have learned is that he does not know/remember the sensation of peeing, he is fascinated with the bathroom, enjoys playing, reading, and singing on his new toilet seat, and will pee in the ergo when worn (long story) without fuss. I did catch him midpee tonight before bed. I told him he was peeing and I think he kind of freaked a little. I picked him up, went to his bathroom, sat him on the toilet, and we started reading. He relaxed enough that he started going. I talked to him some more about what he was doing and how proud I was, but I think he was more interested in his book. So that is all within the last day and a half. So if anyone has any advice or resources to recommend, I am all ears. TIA!
XM,: mama to ds (5/08), dd (9/10) and ds (6/12) ! :C.H.S & M.