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#1 of 2 Old 04-14-2014, 01:19 PM - Thread Starter
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My husband and I have been ECing with our son since he was about 2weeks old--he communicated so clearly right from the start that I actually caught a poo on his first day of life and a pee the first week before reading "Diaper Free" and intentionally cueing him.

I'd say we tend to catch about 60% of the time, keeping him mostly in cloth diapers and taking off when he cues us for potty time.

In the past week he seems to have discovered that he has the ability to stop his stream and often now he will pee only a tiny bit after cueing us. He will fuss if we hold him longer, even thought it is clear he still has more peeing to do, so we will diaper him and he then will end up peeing the rest in his diaper a short while later.

Just wondering if this is a normal stage of development? And if there is anything other than what we are doing that could be helpful?

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yeah, that sounds pretty common. We were using a small potty (a Baby Bjorn) pretty much from the start and I would find a way to comfortably seat them and then distract (or nurse) so they'd relax and not play games. But, really, it's likely a pretty short phase and continuing to follow his cues and changing wet close asap is going to work out fine =)

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