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Forum: Elimination Communication   04-01-2010, 11:12 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By georgiamum
they aren't made by Baby Bjorn, they were made...

they aren't made by Baby Bjorn, they were made by a German company that has gone out of business. The EC Store bought up the remaining stock of them and then sold them all. Baby Bjorn doesn't make a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-17-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By georgiamum
hey, if your son is pointing at the potty when...

hey, if your son is pointing at the potty when he needs to go and cooperating - go for it! don't miss this opportunity. It might be much harder to get him using the potty when he is older and saying...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By georgiamum
how about using those gerber training pants from...

how about using those gerber training pants from target? they're like thick underwear and will prevent puddles
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-06-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By georgiamum
another little idea - whether he is wearing...

another little idea - whether he is wearing underwear or trainers, maybe he can always wear a pull on waterproof cover over it (like bummis or dappis, both cheap) and then at least you won't have...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By georgiamum
here is an interesting article by a psychologist...

here is an interesting article by a psychologist who specializes in child behavior about how to use positive reinforcement
http://www.slate.com/id/2188744/pagenum/all/#p2
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-04-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By georgiamum
the one thing that I didn't see you mention...

the one thing that I didn't see you mention trying is positive reinforcement. this has been scientifically studied and you can read about the exact right way to do behavior modification with...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-16-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By georgiamum
I have to disagree with kermit about...

I have to disagree with kermit about congratulating the baby for peeing in his diaper. babies learn that pee is supposed to go in the potty because we give them positive reinforcement when they pee...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By georgiamum
we are having a serious potty strike over here....

we are having a serious potty strike over here. it's not the first time, and I know it's because he is learning to walk and getting two teeth, but it is so frustrating...and messy. I've tried all...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-16-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By georgiamum
Be careful how you wash them. I realized...

Be careful how you wash them. I realized recently that I shrank and ruined all of my babylegs by washing them in hot water with the diapers and machine drying them. and I was wondering why they were...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By georgiamum
thanks kermit. you are definitely right about...

thanks kermit. you are definitely right about their moods. we've been using the potty since he was 10 weeks and he's 13 months now, so peeing every 15 minutes isn't typically what he does at this...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By georgiamum
zoebird, thanks for the encouragement. normally...

zoebird, thanks for the encouragement. normally he pees more in the morning, but I think the undies made him pee all day! and it's too cold for nakey bum where I live.

SG, that does sound exactly...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By georgiamum
so, I've been meaning to stop using diapers on...

so, I've been meaning to stop using diapers on my 13 month old for a while and it seemed smart to wait until after the holidays. he's been in cloth dipes and I always checked him frequently and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By georgiamum
dr sears gives a positive quote on the back...

dr sears gives a positive quote on the back cover of "Infant Potty Training" by Laurie Boucke
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By georgiamum
thanks for the input everybody!

thanks for the input everybody!
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-08-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By georgiamum
is this normal? I always thought that switching...

is this normal? I always thought that switching to training pants was supposed to help with EC because the baby would feel more wet and not like the feeling. But my baby doesn't seem to mind it, he...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-08-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By georgiamum
i'm a bit late to this thread, but I wanted to...

i'm a bit late to this thread, but I wanted to say that I have the same problem with babylegs and my baby is skinny! I have a pair of "my first babylegs" from Target and they are much stretchier...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By georgiamum
my 12 month old will only nap in the sling. He...

my 12 month old will only nap in the sling. He is getting so big and so heavy that I just can't keep doing this for much longer. He takes two naps of at least an hour every day. About half of the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By georgiamum
I'm contemplating taking the next step on our ec...

I'm contemplating taking the next step on our ec journey, and wondering whether it's best to go nakey bum at home or if it is ok to use training pants with my one year old. I would rather use...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,357
Posted By georgiamum
i don't know if anyone is still paying attention...

i don't know if anyone is still paying attention to this thread but i wanted to reply, because I found The 90 minute Sleep program VERY useful in one way (naps) although it is very bad in another...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-24-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By georgiamum
I just started the No Cry Sleep Solution to...

I just started the No Cry Sleep Solution to encourage my 8 month old to wake up less at night, but it occurred to me that if he wakes up because he needs to pee, it might be counterproductive for me...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-30-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By georgiamum
hi! I am certainly no expert (been doing this...

hi! I am certainly no expert (been doing this since my 7 month old was 2 months) but I'm sure you can put her on the potty right now and catch some pees. Try putting her on the potty right after she...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By georgiamum
thanks for sharing - anybody else want to?

thanks for sharing - anybody else want to?
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By georgiamum
I'm curious how other people manage nights. ...

I'm curious how other people manage nights.

My little guy (7 months) has always screamed his head off when I try to potty him at night - when he wakes, he wants to nurse back to sleep and that's...
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