First of all, boy am I glad I didn't read this book until my dd was 16 months and I had already been doing EC for 14 months. Apparently I am a "lazy, ineffective" parent because I am not completely anal about an EC schedule, and I DIDN'T use an elimination chart, the horror! According to the book I should have failed miserably at ECing and just given up months ago.
I just sort of stuck the baby on the potty once in a while, and just came off an almost four month break after we moved and I was overwhelmed, and guess what? She's almost a grad! We only have one or two misses a day, she's been completely consistent with poop since 8 months, and she's learning to pull her own pants up and down now at 17 months.
Anyway, the other wierd thing is that in the stories section there is a whole section about the Pearls!!! Yes the baby-beating, evil pearls apparently ECed (or forcibly trained?) their babies and their books are mentioned WITH pictures!!! Too creepy for me.
Has anyone else seen this? Am I way behind and y'all have already discussed this?