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<p>Well, I think we're there! DS will be 20 months old in a few days, and I think he's decided he's done with diapers!  <img alt="jumpers.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1332734407350_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jumpers.gif"></p>
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<p>Here's our story:</p>
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<p>Before DS was born, I'd heard of EC on another parenting forum.  I thought, "There's no way!  Those moms must just run around after their babies all the time!"  Then, by the time DS was a few weeks old, I realized it was really obvious when he had to poop.  I remembered EC.  I was bored one week, did some research and decided to give it a try.  At first we did really well, and poops were really easy for us from the starts.  We had very few misses within a week or so.  Pees were another story.  I tried figuring out DSs cues for pees, and other than when he'd pause in the middle of nursing, I never figured them out (despite much diligent watching).  After about a month I was offering too often and DS started refusing for pees.  I backed off completely for a week (for pees) and re-started, just offering at peak times.  This worked well for us for pees, and it continued to be really clear when he had to poop.</p>
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<p>By about 7 months, we were having only 2 or so misses most days, sometimes less.  I sewed training pants for DS, and we only used diapers over-night.  Things went along for several months.  We had another short pee strike when DS was around 10 or 11 months, and a week where he "tried out" pooping in his pants instead of on the potty.  Then DS was back on track for several months, and about 3 months ago I thought we were really close to graduating.  Then, without warning or any real changes I could see, we had a LONG strike, about 8 weeks where we went from very few misses to only catching MAYBE 1 in 10 pees (but still all poops).  This was very frustrating, but eventually I just realized I had to back off and let him be in charge.  It was still 6 or so more weeks before the strike ended and things started going well again. </p>
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<p>Then, last Friday, something clicked!  I had essentially been telling DS that he was a big boy and he could tell mamma when he wanted to go potty.  He started telling DH and I every time he had to pee.  We've had one miss since.  Last Saturday, when DS wanted to play in the sink.  I asked him if he wanted to go pee pee first, and he said no.  Well, a little warm water and running water changed that!  But, other than that one time, we've been dry.</p>
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<p>I'm so glad to have EC'd DS and to have been able to respond to his potty needs.  I'm also so glad that we've avoided struggling with potty training and have been able to get to graduation peacefully and respectfully.</p>
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<p>Woo HOO!!!  Congrats :)</p>
 

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<p>Congrats!</p>
 
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