I actually did have him pee once in the middle of a dead sleep while on my lap.
I seem to remember reading a post here a while ago that someone figured out that their DC was having the same issues and discovered that they were sensitive to dairy?
I'm thinking that perhaps we may be dealing with the same problem, as DS has horrid smelling gas, and clay-like poo's (which happen once a week or less, but that part's normal for my babes).
I went mostly off dairy for a couple of weeks and I didn't notice the gas as much, but then I had some cheese 4 or 5 days ago and it's back full force again.
So do you think the peeing issue could be the dairy as well, or do I just have a babe who will have to be diapered?
I should add that he doesn't tolerate being wet, I use cloth, but even if I use sposies he gets fussy right after he goes...so it would seem he would be a good candidate, but honestly, absolutely no peeing signals other than occasionally grunting *while* he goes.
Any insight would be appreciated, I was so excited to EC this one and would love to figure out any way that it might still be possible!
I'm pretty sure that with some kiddos you can't be 'mostly' off dairly, you have to cut it out completely or else its not effective. If you don't think you can drop dairly entirely, maybe switch to goats cheese, milk and yogurt since it is supposed to be easier to digest than cow products. My Ds is sensitive to egg but its not bad and as he's gotten older I can eat them sporadically with no problems.
Ds never gave many signals that I could read either, unless he was nursing in which case he'd pop off and look at me like "Okay Mam, do your thing so I can do mine." Of course it took awhile to figure out what that look meant. Otherwise we just went on timing and intuition for a looooooong time.
Otherwise, it took us weeks of nakey bum for me to catch onto DS's signals, in the mean time, you could start by being consistant with cuing whenever you notice him peeing.
If you can go nakey bum for a while I'd suggest that, penises tend to look 'fuller' when boys need to pee, an incredibly helpful signal, and you really catch on to rhythms and timing and that.
So there's my suggestions, look into diet, cue, and go nakey bum if at all possible.
Laurie, wife to DH (Aug/04), mom toDS1 (Nov/05) and DS2 (June/12).
Ovi is allergic to dairy, and going off of it made a huge difference in how frequently he pooped (and in his skin, which was the motivation.)
But after lots more green mucusy poops, irritability, and now the diagnosis of "failure to thrive" (he weighed in at 12 pounds at 20 weeks), I'm now n dr.sears' elimination diet. This is only the first week, but I've noticed HUGE changes, including
a) fewer pees, but bigger ones
b) clearer signalling/abiliy to "hold it" til I get him to the sink.
I drink 2 liters or so of water everyday, too, and thought that was largely responsible for the every 15 minute peeing during every waking hour. but i'm still drinking that much water.
I would start by *totally* eliminating dairy. See how it goes (and keep your calorie count up!!!!) zthe max time I've heard is 4 weeks to get it out of both of your systems-- the min is 2 weeks. Then you can start by adding in one type of dairy at a time, starting w/ butter (which, since it is mainly fat is not too hard for most babes.)
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They're not like clay anymore (watery now, but that's because of the teething I believe), and he doesn't have that horrid gas!
Pees don't seem to be any less frequent though; and they're pretty small.
I think the past few weeks or so I haven't been eating/drinking enough, so I need to work on that and see if it helps any.
I have also noticed a difference in her poops since eliminating dairy and was beginning to think maybe that was it which is really sad for me because I LOVE MILK SO MUCH.
Anyway just so say... her pees haven't changed at all. Boo. Every 20 minutes.
So my question is this: do y'all know your DC's signals, and if so, did it take a long time to figure them out? or do you just go on timing and intuition like I've described?
Doing my best every day with DH , DD (11) , and DS (4)
My DS peed every 20 min for a long time and I had no dairy - I think it's just they way some of them are. But rest assured - they do get longer stretches and it's so nice when they do. Often it just changes one day and they get frustrated with you for trying to take them for a pee too often when they don't need to go yet.