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First I want to say hi, since this is my first post on the ec board <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
I have been experimenting with ec for about three weeks now with my 5.5 month old. It seems that she cluster pees in the mornings, after we wake up. I'll catch her first pee in the morning from sleep, but less than 15 min. later she'll have a wet diaper. I'll put her on her potty again (she may or may not pee) but low and behold, about 15 min. later she will wet another diaper. This has been her routine since I started with ec.<br><br>
I have noticed slight improvement with the amount she will pee each time she goes though. When she does pee now she will pee a little, the flow will stop, she'll pee a little more, the flow will stop again, then she'll pee a little more (all in one sitting). Yet her diaper will still be wet 15 min. later.<br><br>
Does anybody else have this dilemma? Any advice for me?<br><br>
I ec'd my ds from 12 months on and he potty trained completely by 22 months. But, I've never done this with an infant before, so I truly need some guidance.<br><br>
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I think that's normal--especially in the mornings. It will get 'better' as she gets older I think. My daughter is 9 months old right now, and she still pees about 3 times (once every 30 minutes) after she wakes up. I think their bodies are just revving up for the day, and getting things flowing again after the night time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (Very scientific of me...hah! Can you tell I am just totally making this up? But it does seem to be very common to have frequent morning pees) You could try offering more often in the mornings (unless it upsets her)--maybe every 10 minutes right after she wakes up--and see if that works? I think that the more you catch, the longer she'll start to wait between pees. Good luck!<br><br>
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5 month old dd does the exact same thing in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think their bodies are just revving up for the day, and getting things flowing again after the night time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (Very scientific of me...hah! Can you tell I am just totally making this up? But it does seem to be very common to have frequent morning pees) You could try offering more often in the mornings (unless it upsets her)--maybe every 10 minutes right after she wakes up--and see if that works? I think that the more you catch, the longer she'll start to wait between pees. Good luck!<br><br>
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Sounds like a great theory to me! I will try to offer more in the mornings, but it's hard between trying to dress/feed my 3yo and myself. At least her poops are easy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks for the response!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">5 month old dd does the exact same thing in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Very reassuring!
 

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My 3 1/2 mo DD is the same, I just try to potty her several times. I don't mind, esp. when she's woken up dry. But, yeah, they sure can pee ALOT in the am!
 

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My almost 13 mo DD is the same, though the number of cluster pees has decreased since she was younger. We just hang out in bed for a while, and I offer several times (most of which she will actually pee) until I get a really BIG pee. Then I know I'm good for another maybe 20 min or 1/2 hour, but then she will pee again! There's a lot of pee for the first hour and a half of the morning. THere are usually cluster pees after naptime too, but usually only two and sometimes three. Same method, offer frequently, and wait for the "big one".<br><br>
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Amanda is correct. After they wake up (mornings and naptimes) they cluster pee. I usually just keep her with me in the bathroom while I get ready and take my shower and potty her ever 10 minutes or so. Once I'm dressed she's usually finished (and her brother wakes up). It's a great system! :)
 

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Yup, DD was/is the same way. From the time we started doing night-time EC, or at least that's when we started noticing it. Not long after the night-time EC started, she started staying dry all night -- or at least most of the night, most nights.<br><br>
The longer she's dry at night, the greater her 'pee frenzy' in the morning. There was a period of time, I think around the 4-6mo range, where she was extremely predictable. Wake up -- huge pee. 10-15 minutes later -- big pee. 20 minutes after that -- good pee. 30 minutes later again -- 'normal' pee. After that, back to her 'regular' daily pee schedule.<br><br>
We called it her 'pee frenzy'. And from everything I've read, it is totally normal, very common, and in fact something to expect and anticipate.<br><br>
Now that she's older, it's calming down a bit -- I think maybe she's able to hold the subsequent pees longer so they 'combine' into fewer, bigger pees lol... but she still definitely pees more in the morning than the later afternoon (where she'll often go HOURS with no pees at all).<br><br>
We usually have her in a prefold w/belt overnight, and usually will keep her in that for the duration of the frenzy (about an hour) before switching to her trainers for the day.
 

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Just a comment: MY 5.5 month old does the same thing in the mornings! I partially EC with him and he stays dry all night til about 5 or 6, then if I take him to the toilet, he pees for quite awhile and I can avoid several of those morning wet diapers. If I don't take him, he goes through 6 one right after the other!!!!!
 

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DD did that. I haven't been able to catch morning pee with DS yet, but I do find him peeing more often when he first wakes up.
 
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