|View Poll Results: EC and me....|
|I came across that by accident!||19||40.43%|
|I had read about it and made the active decision to try it!||28||59.57%|
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Did you come across it by accident?
Or did you read about it and make an active decion to give it a go?
I came across it by accident! Heard about it from my mother in law - but she didnt call it that and I thought she was crazy. Until I knew my son needed to poo around a week old and to save washing more cloth nappies, I would hold him over some toilet paper to do it and then flush that. I didnt know that was technically 'EC' at the time. When he was 11 months is when I read about it and then made a more active decion to do it full time! lol
My next will be completly active decision from birth!
Mama to Abby (Sept 2004), Vera (Jan 2008), and Penny (Apr 2011)
Here I am, with a delightful 4-month-old. I wanted to start from birth, but there was a lot to deal with and so she was about 2 months old before I started trying, and three months old before we could do it with any regularity.
I found a number of websites about EC and thought they were a joke, but then wondered who on earth would take the time to put together such an elaborate joke, so I tried it on my daughter who was 1.5 mo at the time. She peed the very first time I tried it and i was hooked.
it was a woman who traveled back ti india to visit family and her relatives were appauled that her baby wore a diaper. her family showed her ec and she continued with ec when she returned to the west.
dd1 was 3 or 4 months when we first began our journey. dd2 was 1 or 2 months when we started.
i'm sooo happy to find such a wonderfull alternative to diapering!!
and i swear my girls are smarter than other babes thier age...or it just could be that my girls are the best in my eyes.
i think that i happened to read about it somewhere, and at first i thought it was a little odd and couldn't get the logistics.
but i looked into it a bit more, just out of curiousity and how certain aspects made sense, and i decided that it was a really good idea and that i wanted to try it.
i'm pregnant with my first; i havent' tried it yet.
i have decided to ask for diapers (cloth), so that i can use them as i get my head around the ECing process.
people at my church are getting turned on to it because we are a very enviro friendly congregation and into simple living..the older people actually think it makes a ton of sense because of early their kids were out of dipes...but i ramble..
My big turning point came just a couple weeks ago when we took a long road trip from Texas to Wisconsin. A couple of the bathrooms in restaurants and truck stops along the way had the changing table inside a handicapped stall, and once I had his diaper off it was easy to just try and see if he needed to go in the toilet - and he ALWAYS did! He peed in several midwest parking lots on the way up, too. I realized that at home, I'm so distracted by all the things I "should" be doing (dishes, laundry, sweeping, email?) that I don't pay as much attention to ds's signs as I need to to make ec work. In the car, I was looking at him and paying attention to him all day, so I noticed when he squirmed and when he was uncomfortable.
We're back home now, and working it out - hopefully it sticks! (Although he just peed in my lap as I was typing this last bit, so obviously I need some more work on it)
lover of K mom to S b.12/07 and C b.6/11
Christian mama to one dear girl, and wife to a Jesus - loving husband
Yarn-aholic Mom to 2 cutest little girls. Dec 06 and May 09 Looking for time to and . Will always remember my missing babies too
She had her one year Early Intervention evaluation a couple weeks ago. There were 2 therapists and a service coordinator at our house when she signaled that she needed to go. I took her and she pooped. They were amazed. I asked them were was that on their checklist of things she could do?! Yup, she won't put a ball in a container, but she puts poop and pee in the potty!
I was spending time researching other mommy stuff like babywearing after DS was born and then I kept on coming across "diaper free baby" or "elimination communication" until I finally thought to myself, "Well what is this really?" I read Laurie Boucke's infant potty training page and I thought "This makes so much sense!"
DS was 9wks when we started - and now I am a DFB mentor!!
When I was 6 months pregnant I told my mother I wanted my babies to be diaper-free. She didn't respond and changed the topic. The following day she called me on the phone to tell me she had a nightmare of her unborn grandchild covered in poop in his crib and begged me not to do it. I don't know why I listened to her...
I put EC out of my mind and when my DS was 7 mo. old I made a friend here on MDC who was a part-time EC'er. She recently became full-time and her wonderful experience and definite bond with her DD convinced me to give it a try. The first day we caught 5 pees, 2 poos and we were hooked.
We've been EC'ing with my DS for 2 months now and it's fantastic! We don't catch them all but my DH and I sure have a blast when we do. It's amazing what get's us excited these days. :P
Right now, this method suffices for us. We're going to move and have 2 bathrooms, at which pont the 1/2 bath will be just for ds and I will get a baby toilet seat and my dad will make a wooden step stool with ds's name on it (cute cute cute!) and I may be up for more than just inidental ECing to avoid messy dipes.
i just finished ready Diaper Free and it just seems to make total sense. so, i don't need to be as nervous as i was the day that i wrote the previous post--which was a reaction to the way people were responding to me ECing (negatively, of course! LOL).
now, i'm really psyched and i know it's going to be no problem.
My grandmother had a FIT that my 1st wasn't "trained" by 12 months-according to her most 50's babies were, you had several and you didn't want to do diapers all your life! You started early years ago.
I read about it when I was researching cloth diapers (before I was pregnant, even!) and knew it was something I would be doing.
I was looking into CDs also but I was pregnant at the time, saw some info on it and then got the EC book from the library (well I had to do some borrowing thing for $1 so they can ship it from Illinos(sp?) the closest state library that had it)