He had nursed to sleep on my lap but then started fussing in his sleep. It was pretty obvious he had to pee but I didn't know what to do w/o waking him! I sat there, watching him and wondering what I should do til the problem solved itself and he peed in his diaper and fell back solidly to sleep. I took the dipe off but didn't want to put a fresh dipe on him and wake him up (he sleeps in a dipe w/no cover).
So, I grabbed 2 prefolds and headed to bed with him nakie butt He sleeps on his side and doesn't move much, so I just balled up one of the prefolds and placed it against his crotch. It worked! Early morning I woke and it was damp, but the bed was fine.
He actually had a big peeing night which is not usual for him. First the pee I mentioned, then the damp diaper. He also peed in the potty in the middle of the night for the first time I woke and he obviously had to go and, um, so did I, so we both headed off. He was mostly asleep so I very gently held him (which he usually doesn't like) and quietly said "pssss" in his ear. It took a little bit (less than a minute tho) and then he piddled off a few tiny squirts. But he fell back asleep and everything was happy!
So, any other stories ?
I've got a question for you- My DS goes naked around the house alot. EC is not coming easy for us but I'm not really trying too hard either. I bring him in the bathroom with me when I shower and I notice when I turn the water on he pees. Is there any way to use this one triger to our advantage? Like putting him on the potty in the bathroom and turning on the water? DS is 8 months old. And I am the poopy carpet scrubbing queen
kimi - who doesn't try too hard to EC because then she wouldn't have an excuse for her Fuzbaby buying addiction.
Congrats on a diaper-free night!
My dd is 15 months and on the second or third day of a potty strike. Over the holidays, we were away from home, and I think everyone, baby included, was on guard. We were averaging only one miss a day. Now that we're back, it's a pee free-for-all. She has even been wetting the bed (we had been having dry nights for five months, since we started Ecing, actually).
Anyway, I was kind of depressed about the strike. I was going to post a thread about it, but I'm in a better mood now and it no longer seems like a big deal. This too shall pass!
I look forward to hearing everyone else's experiences.
I have heard of running water to help cue the baby. I haven't tried it tho.
Dodo, yup, this too shall pass From what I've read lots of kids have potty strikes at some point. I am thinking it's just inevitable. You've got the right attitude about it!
Hee hee, so I'll still be a board hog
Poor little boy had some solids last night and had an awful time pooping today. When it did come out it was gooey and STANK. Man am I glad I got to flush it down the toilet and not put it in the diaper pail!
Earlier this week, I took DS to the ped because he's been throwing up. My mom thought his poop looked strange, too, so I took a sample with us. The doctor was very interested in how we got the poop in a jar . He actually thought EC sounded like a great idea .
I only use 4-5 diapers max per day because of being naked so much but somehow I have more diapers than ever. I finally figured out what fitteds I like, built a stash, and now when I use diapers I use the prefolds!!
Melanie, good luck tonight! I hope my ds goes back to *not* peeing at night so I don't have to do it again (but it was nice to know it's possible for us!). How is he by the way? What did the ped say?
Speaking of cute dipes, Owen is asleep in my current favorite. A whale print, Liz's Cloth, hemp side snap
I got the Baby Bjorn Little Potty in the mail today!! woohoo!! no more uncomfy positions and no more mirror distractions! I put him on it after his nap time and he peed in it for the first time (an EC Kodak moment, lol).
I am having a problem though...it's my mom
First I need to say this or I'll feel bad. She is the most WONDERFUL MOTHER!! She is so supportive of almost everything I do and even has enabled me to stay home with Noah while she supports me so I can take classes at home,be a great mom and then someday become financially independent! She is so helpful and loving.
o.k..that said, I HATE doing EC around her and my sister. II always feel like I have to hide it from them. It's really embarassing because I know she thinks it's silly. I really, really love ec and would love her support in this just like I have her support in other areas of parenting. even today with Noah's potty. I knew he had to pee, but instead of just putting him on the potty cause I knew he had to pee, I pretended I was just putting him on the potty to see how he "fit on it" and "by surprise" he peed. I feel so pathetic that I can't be more self councsious about this. It's not like my mom says really negative things about it. I guess it's just that I love and respect my mom so much and I know that she thinks it's silly, so I don't want to go against how she feels. Ugh, sometimes I feel like such a numpty.
To be honest, there are many things I just don't discuss with family and in-laws. Things that I *know* are right, but I just don't want to argue. Like long term breastfeeding, co-sleeping, gentle discipline and now EC. Parenting takes confidence and it can be hard to go against the norm in your family. Hang in there
I've gotten the courage to tell mainstream, doctor-worshipping MIL that we're not going to vaccinate and I'm going to bf til ds weans himself (she asked when this would be and I said "probably somewhere between 2 and 5 years"), when she asked leading questions. I was impressed with myself, but I do feel like she and other family members think we're making the decisions we are just because we want to be "different".
Last night went really well! He began getting squirmy around 4am, so when I finally woke all the way up, I sat him on his Baby Bjorn. He pooped a *lot*. Then he slept til 10. For several weeks, he had been sleeping restlessly, waking up two or three times to be changed, and then pooping after we got up at 10 or so. It looks like the poor guy has been holding it all night long! I'm glad I figured it out now.
Shannon, thanks for asking. Tristan is very healthy; the ped said that vomiting once or twice a week is nothing to worry about. And he's *big*--at only 3 months, he's doubled his birthweight and now weighs 16lbs (the same as his year-old cousin)!
I'm glad we're chatting like this. Helps me build up the nerve to try actually going diaperless.
ECing in front of other people, especially other parents of infant or toddler children, can be uncomfortable. I want to let them know about the practice without being negative about full-time diapering.
Oh, and I'm happy to say that our potty strike is over!
So I guess I'm still not getting how to tell when she's finished!
DD was waking up from a long nap and hadn't poo-ed in a while so I decided to try holding her over the sink. Voila!! She went and stopped, went and stopped, went and fell asleep, so I put her down and put on a diaper and then BLAM! another explosion.
Ah, well, I'm still going to be proud of us, it's a start!
Most of the time I can tell when he's done pooping. That's the one time I really messed it up (and we've had one poopy fart diaper in the past month and that's it). But I would definitely have done the same as you if he had fallen asleep, awww! How old is she? I bet it gets easier with age.
I really think that he's doing it because he's not used to the Baby Bjorn (we got it last saturday). Once he's used to it I'm sure he'll be more comfortable.
I'm getting more and mroe confident around my mom and sister. The only thing is that I sit beside him kind of and make the "sssss" noise so no one else can ehre it. Ugh, I'm pathetic, lol.
Anyway, it's so cute when he's sleepy after a nap or in the morning and leans his head on my shoulder while he's on the potty. This morning, though, he was pretty bright eyed and bushy tailed, and he hadn't pooped yet, so I thought - hey, I'll give him a little encouragement, and stood on tippytoes and popped a breast in his mouth! And sure enough, he pooped! My kid definitely goes for the gastrocolic reflex, aka what goes in triggers what goes out!
A new breastfeeding position and a new EC trick, all in one! (Not gonna make too much of a habit of it, though, because I can't stand on tippytoes with a breast in his mouth every time!)
Just thought I'd share.
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I think I'm afraid of getting peed on.
wish us luck!
Of course, the next day was not nearly as successful with pees. Oh well.
How old are everyone's children?
when did you start ec'ing?
and I need suggestions on how to keep ds(5weeks) warm enough in the house to go naked. We really can't afford to have the heat on that high, and I don't catch them in time with clothes and diapers on....
Jane, you're not alone! I've done that when I see he needs to poop but it's not quick in coming out. I find it easiest to sit cross legged on the floor with him facing me on his potty My dh got a laugh out of it and asked why he can't eat on the toilet. Uh, go ahead honey (ewwww!)
Pam, aww your poor baby I hope she's better soon.
Julie, my first ever 100% catch day was followed by a miss nearly every pee day, lol! It happens
Debi, Owen is 7 m/o. We started just around when he turned 6 m/o, so a little over a month. For warmth, can you just have her in a blanket? Or a baby gown is nice. Covers past the feet but is easily and quickly pulled up.
So Owen's peed in the morning a few times this week. He fusses a lot and I miss it and end up with him wetting his dipe. So I take it off, toss it aside and we snuggle back in bed with him nakie butt. Tomorrow morning I am going to make more of an effort to actually drag my butt out of bed and pee him when he wakes me fussing.
|Originally posted by Dodo
Back to the topic of running water as a cue: I also pee (or have dh pee) to get dd to pee. It is probably the most effective cue in my experience.
- This just happenned-
I have him in shorts, no diaper. As I'm typing I look over and I see him grabbing at his shorts and I run and feel, DRY. I pick him up and say "you have to go potty?" and start carrying him to the bathroom. By the time we get there his pants are getting damp. I hurry and pull his shorts down, sssssss, and I might have missed it all? The potty had some water drops from just rincing it out so I don't know if he piddled in it or not but then he passed gas too so I left him sitting on it while I peed just in case. Can he be already getting it?
Debi~ Kaiya is 10 weeks old and we started from birth. Fleece reciving blankets and the sling was what we used to keep her warm. luckily I have two slings so when i missed her pee que i had a dry one to wear her in. lots of skin to skin i found helpful in connecting with her... also i completely let the house go to pot and have an awesome husband who cooked for us . So i spent my days just tuning in to her. i'm just now accomplishing having her diperless and doing housework or...thank you notes
Lisa - who misses having signatures
|Originally posted by mamamoo
How old are everyone's children?
when did you start ec'ing?
DD Jutta is 5 1/2 months now. We started ec at birth, nights as well. I caught the first poos on her third day, still in hospital. She's still wearing diapers a lot, but usually diaperless a few hours in the morning (until I run out of dry fleece-pants or patience or we go out) and since she is around 3 months old often diaperless at night.
Nights are a piece of cake. We all co-sleep and she squirms and wiggles and I pick her up and hold her over the Baby Bjorn potty and "sssss" and she pees. I lay her back down and she harldy ever opens her eyes. I nurse her back to sleep and the whole thing takes just a few minutes. I'm pretty intune to her movements at night and her fidgiting wakes me long before she ever opens her eyes. I have her diaperless alot at night and she sleeps in those gowns that are open. We are still using the ones from when she was newborn, her feet just stick out but because she is sleeping so close to me and sharing my blanket as well as having one of her own, she stays plenty warm.
I have to dress her in long legged things during the day as we don't have soft carpets for her knees and I don't want them getting irritated when she crawls. It is hard to get her undressed to get to the potty with all the clothing during the day. I so long for summer!!!
I had heard that EC would get better when she got about 6 months old and did not pee as frequently and that has happened. She seemes to not need to go as often and has greater capacity in her bladder now. So for all of you ECing younger babes, it does get easier as far as frequency!