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The "the're <b>potty training</b> him" comments...REALLY bother me. Sometimes I leave it be and sometimes I try to explain that for us EC has little do with him using the potty and a lot to do with communicating with our son...and that I really don't' care when he uses the potty consistantly etc...but they just don't get it!! Most people think it is pretty cool what we are doing, but it just bugs me that they don't understand why we are doing it, yk?<br><br>
Hmm..and while I'm complaining, I can't stand the dirty looks peole give after I spend 5mins in a public restroom stall because it takes my little guy a while to go sometimes (I hate it so much that sometimes I don't even take him potty in public, even if I know he has to go).
 

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yeah, I tried to explain to my dad that it's not like normal potty training, but he didn't get it. He did think it was cool, though, so I guess that's something. As for the public restroom thing, I'm still too intimidated to try it, especially in colder weather with all those clothes on.
 

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The potty training thing does bother me a lot, especially because that's how my mother broadcasts it to the world. Or did, when DS was small and I was much more embarassed about it. I mean, it is kind of potty training in a way, but I feel like the term "potty training" is so loaded, you know? It's not about all that. But yeah, you're not alone.
 

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Definitely. And the younger the baby, the more crazy people think you are. Another reason why we're in the closet on our ECing still.
 

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My DD is older and only part-time EC, so I haven't gotten many negative comments. But I did want to share my favorite positive one, if that's okay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">...<br><br>
My sis & BIL were in town for a weekend and it seemed every time we saw them DD had a naked bum. BIL would say each time "where's your diaper?" Not in a mean way, it was just his immediate reaction. So finally my sister spoke up and gave him like 5 reasons why we let her go without a diaper. It was really cool to hear someone else's explanation, which always seems to sound better than mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, and to hear how she interprets EC. Kinda cool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Oh yes...and "I'm training" my DS to save the earth by not using so many dipes, save me $$$ bc we wash less cloth and buy less dipes. I say to the nay-sayers....Whatever! Ignorance is.....ummmm.....ignorance. At least in the case of EC.
 

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Just this weekend at my BF's house, with a number of other friends, someone commented on my 23 mo old wearing undies and going to the toilet. I said, yes, she's been doing it a while (since 20 mo's). And my best friend said, "Yeah, but she's been potty training since she was 3 months!" Geez. So what. (And we didn't start until 14 months anyway.)
 

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Now that Ds is older, it doesn't bother me so much. If I care enough about the person then I explain in greater detail, but for people who are hostile to EC (including some of my friends with PL/PT kiddos) then I don't bother because I end up super grumpy and then am a bad advocate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br><br>
In fact, the most irksome comment is that 'You're being trained, not him' one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: That one sets me on fire and is sure to earn some snarky response.
 

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In fact, the most irksome comment is that 'You're being trained, not him' one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: That one sets me on fire and is sure to earn some snarky response.</div>
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What do ya'll say to this. I've gotten this one too and it really pisses me off. Does anyone have any really good replies to this?
 
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