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I just finished reading Early-Start Potty Training: Books: Linda Sonna - which was a really good book but it really stressed eating and drinking on a schedule. We're nursing on demand and at night - how are people with nursing toddlers handing potty learning and ec? I am not going to put his nursing on a schedule.
 

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Hey Daniusa~<br><br>
I'm not sure why the book would suggest that, either! My DS (15 mo) has been EC'd since he was 6 mo, and he is an on demand day / night nurser and co-sleeper. I really don't see where nursing on demand could possibly prevent good pottying! Sometimes it helps, I think, because DS nurses right on his potty many times, whatever it takes to make him sit for a minute to piddle! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So, if you aren't comfortable with a schedule (I sure wouldn't be!) then don't do it! EC is all about communication and what fits for you and your babe!<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Best of luck to you both!<br><br>
Brightest Blessings!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> Heidi
 

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I believe, though don't quote me on this, that Dr. Sonna's book is not an AP book. So I think it's a good policy to ignore anything that doesn't match with AP philosphies (nursing on demand, etc). And you may want to look for a copy of DiaperFree! which is a very AP book <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I did read Diaper Free but I wished I had read it while I was pregnant! It made me feel like it was too late to start ec...
 

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I've read DIaper Free and Infant Pooty Training (Laurie Boucke) and neither stress nay kind of schedule. I have been EC'ing with dd (8mo) since week two and she's great. We combo EC'ing with wearing cloth diapers between potty trips. She's down to only 2-4 wet dipes a day...generally when she's at the sitters (who does do EC with her).<br>
Sorry for the tangent...<br>
As for the books above, my hands down favorite was INfant Potty Training...
 

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The above advice about just ignoring anything that's not AP-aware is good advice, I think. We have NEVER fed on a schedule and have two successfully ECed children. We don't make our babies wait to pee when they have to pee, why should we make them wait to eat when they are hungry? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Demand feeding can work just fine with EC (we do it!) it just means that it's less predictable (by the clock) when your child will eliminate. It can be very predictable by your child's behaviour or somewhat by the clock based off when you fed them last and not necessarily by when they pottied last. Almost sure fire times to offer the potty are immediately after sleeping/napping and that is not affected by whether you demand feed or schedule feed.<br><br>
I also totally agree that you should ignore anything non-AP/that doesn't sound right to you. Good for you for not putting your child on scheduled feeding!<br><br>
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