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Maybe it's just to early, I'm not sure, but I REALLY want to EC and have been paying attention to my brand-new 5 day old daughter to tune into her cues, but she gives NONE!<br><br>
When she goes, it's completely random. She doesn't have a "schedule" like other babies who will go right after feeding (or whatever their schedule is). She goes just whenever and it's almost always when she's completely zonked out. She makes absolutely NO cue that she's going whatsoever. No funny face, no wiggling, no grunting, tooting, ANYTHING! I can never tell when she's gone or is about to go. I just have to keep checking the diapers every ten minutes or so to see if she's gone.<br><br>
Even if she DID give me some kind of cue as to when she needs to go, it would be while she was very deep in sleep and my making the "cue sounds" back to her would be pointless.<br><br>
Is my baby doomed to a childhood in diapers? I'd really love to at least start teaching her the cue sounds because she dirties about one diaper per hour. This laundry thing is starting to get out of hand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Our DD is pretty subtle about her signals too. I give her some bare-bum time each night & make the cue sound when I see her go. Yesterday, after one of her naps, I offered the potty & made the sound & she pee'd! It was cool! Might've been a coicidence, but I thought it was pretty neat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hang in there - your little Peanut's still tiny. You'll have plenty of chances.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Our DD is pretty subtle about her signals too. I give her some bare-bum time each night & make the cue sound when I see her go. Yesterday, after one of her naps, I offered the potty & made the sound & she pee'd! It was cool! Might've been a coicidence, but I thought it was pretty neat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hang in there - your little Peanut's still tiny. You'll have plenty of chances.</div>
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That's an idea, thanks! I give her nakie time, but I keep her covered because her poos are spraying at this point <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I'll try to maybe spread out a plastic sheet or something on the bed.
 

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Five days is not much time to consider a childhood of diapers! It takes patience. Your daughter will catch on. Good luck!
 

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It took us a while to get into the groove. DD2's signals got bigger as she got bigger. <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 thank goodness! Thanks everyone!
 

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The first two weeks MINIMUM are for getting to know each other - relax! Just keep staring at her perfect face and enjoy this time. Cue whenever you notice her eliminating, give her opportunities frequently (on waking, coming out of the sling, etc), and just relax.<br><br>
I remember DP saying something very similar to that around that time, and I just reiterrated that the first two weeks are all about adjusting to each other (and baby adjusting to being out in the world!) - and sure enough, around two weeks we started getting into the swing of things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I agree with everyone else--it's still really early!<br>
Go ahead and cue even when your daughter is asleep though. It can't hurt.<br>
Anytime I change my dd's diaper after a miss, I always offer the potty--even if she seems sound asleep. Sometimes she will go when I cue her even though she never even opens her eyes!
 

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I'll try doing that, thanks! We'll see how things go.
 
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