...that your baby prefers the potty? I think Nolan does. He was squirming and squirming in the bed this morning, so I took him to his Little Potty, even though he fussed a little on the way. As soon as a got his diaper off and set him down, he went "Ugh" (big grunt) then relaxed and out came pee and poop. Then he smiled...
I've noticed this preference lately and now looking back since he was born, he's always squirmed and fussed when he's been 'going'. And I always thought it was because he had gas and it was stuck in there or something. But I'm wondering - and bear with me here! - that maybe it's an instinct to be in a position where the pee/poop doesn't get all over you. So the squat is natural for eliminating. When he's lying down, it seems to take forever to poop, but on the potty he's gotten to a point - in just a week - where he goes almost right away and it doesn't take long for him to finish.
So for babies who aren't EC'd, then it seems natural that they would learn to ignore that instinct that tells them they are eliminating AS WELL AS the instinct to get in a position so that it's not going to be all over them...? I've just been so intrigued that he's done so well in just a week (even though we tried it at birth and quit but continued with grunting when he grunts/poops). But I don't think that he's learning anything new - I think that it's just that WE have learned to respond to his cues better. The instinct is kinda like how a little kitten will go in a litter box right from the beginning - it's instinctive for them to go in sand or somewhere where they can bury it.
Okay - I hope I haven't rambled to the point of losing my train of thought here. And I hope I was able to express this new revelation clearly
: . I know that EC involves communicating about the elimination - duh, hence the name - but Nolan seems so relieved, like - "So you finally get it - I need to go AWAY from my body!"