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I did part time ec with my first born now almost 3. We started at about 9m. At the time, i only did night time and at home because when out, he didnt like the portable potty, and it was a nuisance getting it out.<br>
Now with baby, 3m, i dont even bother witht the potty since we're using a bowl. I just let him pee where its comvenient, like through the fence, or in the grass, or behind a car, whatever.<br><br>
It dawned on me, why bother with the potty at all. Isnt it about not training them to use diapers (yes, its about communication, but its also about them being in touch with their own bodies, and not being trained to pee only in diapers)<br><br>
As long as the baby is peeing somewhere other than the diaper, then s/he will be in touch with that feeling, and will more likely signal the caregiver.<br><br>
Thoughts anyone?<br><br>
Anyway, my latest idea for out and about is a bag, and in the bag is a plastic bag and some paper to absorb the pee/poop. He could pee quite discreetly in there. Who wants to haul out a potty...?
 

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You could use a wetbag...we bought one at continuum-family.com just for this purpose...stick a prefold in the bottom and voila, a very compact portable potty, and washable as well! I wish I had found that system earlier, actually, because DS was kind of old when I did...
 

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i say if it works, do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
i personally like the little potties, because i find them very handy to keep scattered through the house and to keep in the car. and i think once they're older and are able to sit independently, having the potty there allows them to take control of when they potty more so than the full-size potty or most other receptacles because they can get on and off by themselves. i really like using the little potty also so that there's a consistency for the baby no matter where we are - i have found that, while she likes the sink at our house for instance, going in another sink sometimes freaks her out. so having that common receptacle no matter where we are is making EC while out and about easier.
 

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I don't think it matters that much, I think not at all when very young. Maybe it matters more as the child gets older. But I don't know yet, mine is still only 11 months. It probably matters more to the people around you than to you or your child! LOL.
 

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...some great ideas in the 'peeing in the bottle' thread. That reminds me, i must try that at night. I hate getting up to put him over the bowl. I 'know' he's going to pee, but i just dont want to get up. But how can i not get up? (we're co sleeping)<br><br>
Anyone tried a bottle type receptacle on a baby boy at night?<br><br>
Anyway, another reason i bring up the subject, is that ds1 used a potty at all times. The problem arose, when he would ONLY use a potty, up until recently. That meant i had him in diapers outside, because he wouldnt use a toilet. I only recently started holding his penis to shoot across the fence, and now he does that himself.<br><br>
Also, what about potty strikes? The baby doesnt always like the potty, but likes the bowl...<br><br>
I agree that the potty is convenient at home...
 

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Also, what about potty strikes? The baby doesnt always like the potty, but likes the bowl...<br><br>
I agree that the potty is convenient at home...</div>
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We had this problem too. DS1 will still ONLY use his little potty at home. For the longest time, this meant he'd ONLY pee at home, or at my mom's house or DH's mom's house - they both had little potties like the one we have. If we went anywhere else, he'd hold it ALL.DAY.LONG and go absolutely nutso by the end of the day, then finally pee on himself if we were out too long. We just recently hit on the idea to let him pee on the ground outside the car, since he still won't use most public toilets.<br><br>
I'm trying really hard to get him to use the big toilet because I am really sick of cleaning toddler poop out of the little potty!
 
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