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I think some mamas out there are kind of attracted to EC but are put off by the idea of having a nakey-butt baby around the house.<br><br>
I think it's too bad to get the wrong impression that sucessful EC means you have to have a bare-butt and diaper free baby.<br><br>
We did EC, but I only did the bare-butt thing for one day to get the hang of the whole thing. After that we always used a diaper as a back-up and I just took it off whenever dd signaled she had to go. It worked just fine.<br><br>
My EC daughter is 21 months old now. She could poo reliably in the potty at 6 months, and nowadays she only has a few wetting accidents. She usually wears dresses around the house and I got her some ltiny ittle cotton panties to wear with them. She comes to get me when she needs to go and I help her take the panties off, but she's learning to do it herself. I still put her in a diaper at night or if we are going for a long car ride. She yelps and complains if she has to go in the diaper, though.<br><br>
So I just want to encourage you mamas. If EC seems cool to you but you just don't like the bare-butt thing, there's no need to do it. EC works just fine with a diaper back-up.<br><br>
--AmyB
 

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too often lately it seems like the diaper isn't back-up, but the preferred receptacle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I will put ds on the potty & he won't go, then 5 minutes later his diaper is wet & he's screaming. So of course I change him & he doesn't need to go on the potty cause he just went, etc, etc.<br>
Same with poops that he used to almost always do in the potty, now he seems to wait until he has a diaper on. Even better if he's in the bouncy chair - that seems to be the <i>best</i> place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: .<br>
He has been sick with a UTI lately & his poo is a lot runnier than usual. Could he be having more trouble controlling it?<br>
Will this pass? Sometimes I just feel like giving up, but then I catch a pee & I'm hooked again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> .
 

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maybe not more trouble controlling it but a sick, tired, or hurting baby will almost always potty strike. I really wouldn't worry about it until he's feeling better and then ease back into it. as long as you continue to change him immeadiatly he'll stay used to being dry and should be back on the potty in no time.<br>
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Thanks for the advice, Amy & Selissa. Sorry to hijack your thread, Amy.<br>
Ds just had another poop in the bouncy chair - what's up with that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: He gives no indication until I hear it coming out & even then isn't upset about it. Actually, pee doesn't even seem to bother him too much when he's sitting there. I wouldn't put him there, but there's nowhere else to put him down in the kitchen & I don't like to leave him on the floor in the other room with dd if I can help it.<br>
Anyway, we're still putting him on the potty regularly unless he's very upset. He likes to sit on it on the counter & watch himself in the mirror. I've caught 3 pees so far this morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> . I'll just hope he gets more consistent with his cues soon!
 
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