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I'd love to do EC with my daughter. She's 6 months old tomorrow. Can anyone give me any starting tips? How long does it take to catch on? I already know the faces she makes right before she goes so I kind of have a head start, I guess. I'm just really scared for some reason to do this. I don't know why. Maybe it's because it's against the norm, but almost everything I do is against the norm. Can someone just give me a rundown on the whole thing and how to be succesful at it? I saw her making her pee face the other day so I hurried and stuck her on my neices potty and she went in it. That's what really got me interested in this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Hey! It's totally cliched but just jump in there, and above all - relax! Awesome that you can recognize her signals, that's half the battle, the other being just getting her to an appropriate place to go.<br><br>
For some reason I kept putting off starting, but now that I'm doing it it's just so natural. It seemed like such a big deal, but it's really not.<br><br>
So whenever you see her make that face (or if it's been a while since she's gone, if you think she might have to go, or , scoop her up and hold her over the toilet, sink, bucket or whatever, I generally hold my son by the thighs, his back towards me over the toilet but it doesnt really matter, whatever's comfortable. Sometimes I rest his lower legs on the toilet seat and hold him under his arms (rib cage area). Make a cue sound if you feel like it. I usually say "pssss" and talk to him about peeing/pooping on the potty.<br><br>
For me though, the most important thing is just to go about it like it's no big deal, because it really isn't. Relax & have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Melissa<br>
(ds, Liam 4.5mos)
 
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