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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-03-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By KBug
Cutting back snacks is a big help for us. The...

Cutting back snacks is a big help for us. The kids are much hungrier at meal times. It is a challenge to wean them off it if it is a habit. When they do snack, I try to limit it to raw fruits and...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
My DD sounds similar. I let her sit on the...

My DD sounds similar. I let her sit on the counter while I cook or put her in the kitchen sink. I have to be really close to keep her safe but she likes to be more of a part of things and nibble on...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
These are all very stimulating and thoughtful...

These are all very stimulating and thoughtful responses. I appreciate the time people put into their posts on this thread.

For me, in addition to the things I need to do (cook, clean, garden,...
Forum: Parenting   07-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
It doesn't always happen, but it works best for...

It doesn't always happen, but it works best for us if my younger one naps on her own. It gives a chance to have some time along with the older child where we can do different things. Also the...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
I went to a "Coyote Mentoring" workshop about...

I went to a "Coyote Mentoring" workshop about helping ourselves and kids observe and be in nature. It seemed like such a natural extension of CC.
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-23-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By KBug
My only other tidbit to add is that having some...

My only other tidbit to add is that having some distraction or entertainment on the potty makes a world of difference for us. My DD loves books and we always look at a couple of her favorites while...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-23-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By KBug
My DD really needs some form of distraction and...

My DD really needs some form of distraction and reading books is what works for us. It may be a different form of distraction for you, or maybe she'd like to sit on the toilet or have her potty...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
I really like Scott Noelle's article and his...

I really like Scott Noelle's article and his philosophy in general which integrates CC into the reality of our culture here and now.
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-14-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By KBug
My kids are similar ages but I did EC my 2.5...

My kids are similar ages but I did EC my 2.5 year old DS (he's graduated, except for night time). They're both in bed with me. DS usually stirs when he needs to pee. I don't know if it helps but I...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-17-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By KBug
Nice to hear from someone else in the same boat!...

Nice to hear from someone else in the same boat! Hope someone else will chime in too.
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By KBug
My 10 month old DD likes to pee and poo standing...

My 10 month old DD likes to pee and poo standing up holding onto something. When DS was this age, I started to pee him standing up, but it was much easier with a boy. Any thoughts or ideas? I get...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By KBug
She seems to be a bit better today... I think I...

She seems to be a bit better today... I think I will try the pre-nurse to relax. She has been EC'd from birth and is in need of a bit of a change in my approach I think. I originally wanted to use a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-02-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By KBug
Yup, bblp and a couple of other ones, none of...

Yup, bblp and a couple of other ones, none of which she likes.
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-01-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By KBug
I'm having trouble with DD refusing right now...

I'm having trouble with DD refusing right now too... When my DS was that age, I started using a pee bottle (old juice bottle with a wider opening) and would pee him in it while nursing (this also...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-01-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By KBug
My 8 month old DD is refusing to be held in the...

My 8 month old DD is refusing to be held in the classic EC position and is not too fond of sitting on the potty either. I can gently coax her to pee when she REALLY needs to go right after waking...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-20-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By KBug
I always take the baby out and found it's...

I always take the baby out and found it's important to have an easy in/out carrier or sling.
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-18-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By KBug
My 2.5 year old DS still needs to pee at night....

My 2.5 year old DS still needs to pee at night. We have a pee bottle (old juice bottle with a wider opening) and just sit him up and hold it over his penis and make the cue-noise. It works well for...
Forum: Parenting   09-24-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
Near as I can tell, farming also marked the...

Near as I can tell, farming also marked the beginning of larger-scale human-caused environmental damage. It's not about raising children, but "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright is a very...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,309
Posted By KBug
Most hunter-gatherer cultures had a great deal...

Most hunter-gatherer cultures had a great deal of leisure time. In warm climates, it usually only required a few hours a day to get food. When we became agricultural, we had to work far harder and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By KBug
Just wanted to add an idea. For DS I use a...

Just wanted to add an idea. For DS I use a plastic juice bottle with a wider opening for peeing at night. I would sit up to nurse and hold the bottle over his penis so he could pee while nursing. I...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By KBug
Babies seem to really vary how much they pee. It...

Babies seem to really vary how much they pee. It increases with age, but my 2 kids have been very different at the same age. Usually there is a pee right after waking up. Often I find there is a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By KBug
I always carried spare training undies and pants...

I always carried spare training undies and pants instead of diapers when out and about diaper free at that age. With my DS I found a pee bottle really handy (just a plastic juice bottle with a wider...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By KBug
I don't have any good suggestions. I do much the...

I don't have any good suggestions. I do much the same with my DD and make the cue noise when she goes. If she nurses and doesn't go I take her after and she usually goes. I figure it's better for...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-22-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,692
Posted By KBug
Glad someone posted here again. At...

Glad someone posted here again.

At night-time my DS started to protest about being taken to pee at a few months old. Now we have a pee-bottle (juice bottle with a wider mouth) and he pees while...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-08-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By KBug
I was wondering/worrying if this might be caused...

I was wondering/worrying if this might be caused by labial adhesions. My DD is 7 weeks old.
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