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OH, things were so GREAT! I had Eli dry all night, waking to use the potty and then right back to sleep. I had been sitting on the potty with him between my knees. He'd go immediately and then we'd go about our business. This lasted for a few weeks. Two weeks?<br><br>
NOW! I sit him on the potty between my knees and he flops up and down, knocking into my chin and making me bite my tongue. Grrr. Any time I put him on the potty now, he fusses. He won't settle down to pee, then pees in a diaper.<br><br>
I felt like we had really made some progress! Now, thppt.<br><br>
Any suggestions?<br><br>
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It's the age. Has he started cruising?
 

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Crawling, not cruising. *sigh* So I should expect this to last how long? And should I just keep trying?<br>
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Eli and Trinity are the same age! Trinity - 11/30 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
She does the same thing! I've just backed off and we don't catch as many right now. Still get the AM pee and the after nap pees, but she's completely stopped signaling during the day and if I take her and she doesn't have to go she freaks. Oh well. But here's a shocker - I took her to the Natural Products Expo in DC and we were out for the day and she used the potty with no problem all day! I didn't have to change her diaper once! Go figure. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that we were out and about. She wasn't nursing as often (too much excitement, too much to see) and she was in the baby carrier all day.<br><br>
She's been cruising for a while, so I mark it off as a stage. Hopefully she'll pick it up again soon. She's just started standing and letting go and standing by herself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
Hang in there!
 

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Hey Pam!<br><br>
When Katie is having an intense day (milestones, teething, whatever), she often doesn't go, and we aren't much in tune potty-wise. I just try to relax and forget about it for a day or two, and then we both pick it right back up again. I think sometimes they have too much other stuff to focus on!<br><br>
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almamama: I'm talking about nighttime, so I generally don't haul out the toys, but that is a great suggestion for daytime.<br><br>
I got tired of putting Eli on the little potty at night and then getting up to dump it, worrying he'd roll off the bed, etc, so I've actually been putting him on the adult toilet... as in I sit on the toilet with him sitting between my legs. That's how he bounces up and down and bonks my chin. grrr.<br><br>
It's gotten a bit better. I put him back in covers overnight for a couple of days. Got pretty rashy last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> This morning he was pretty dry and made a big pee in the morning. SO hopefully, as Ubertulip (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">) said, things will settle down.<br><br>
thanks for all your support, everyone! I still think EC is 'da bomb.<br><br>
xoox pam
 

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i don't know if this will help you, because our problem was wailing and arching back when i tried to pee ds in the middle of the night...not bouncing. i also pee him on the big toilet, anything else was worse. and i had to find a solution because he would otherwise whimper in bed for an hour or so before giving up and peeing in a diaper. so anyway, the solution i've found, which usually works, is to sit on the toilet backwards, set him kinda sideways on my lap, aim him correctly with my finger and nurse him while cuing. a bit awkward to get it all together, and he sometimes cries a bit as i put it into play, but it is often magic. he doesn't totally wake up, nurses and pees away. of course, we are moving and all the hubbub means we are in a worsening ec strike...so we'll see how tonight goes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> good luck yourselves!
 

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Hey Pamelamama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> I miss you and the other diaper moms -- I hardly ever get on the internet anymore!<br><br>
Anyway, I hope this helps you...<br><br>
I can *never* sit my DS on the potty at night. In fact, I try to disturb him as minimally as possible, but I am still aware of when he is going to pee pee, so here is what we do:<br><br>
He sleeps nakey on a lambskin in our bed, and after he "wakes" to nurse, I hold a premium size prefold over his front, and make the ssssssss sound. He pees, and then I discard the dipey. I have tried so many different solutions at night, and this works the best for us.<br><br>
Making his body erect just always wakes him too much, so I believe this scenario leaves him the most comfortable, which is really my only goal with EC.<br><br>
Of course, as I type this, his patterns are more erratic due to teething (at least, I think that's why). And we are using, like, a million diapers a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Poor Baby Daniel. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl">ing I just take it one day at a time, you know.<br><br>
Oh, one more thing -- and I actually think this is the most important part. I say to my Baby, "OK, Daniel, here is a diaper for you too pee pee in because I know you are too sleepy to sit on the potty." I do that for the carseat, too. "Daniel, if you need to pee pee, you just go ahead and go in your diaper, and mama will change it when we stop the car." I guess I really like to emphasize the communication part of EC, whether or not we make it to the potty! LOL!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
Jean
 
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