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Hi all, I'm new here, but my DD is 7 months and we've been <i>trying</i> to EC since about 8 weeks. (I say "trying" because I am nowhere near as successful as it seems most of you are by this age!) I'd like to get some pants for her because it's become a little drafty to go around with nothing covering her bottom half. My budget is kind of tight and I'm a terrible, horrible seamstress (but I'm trying to learn!) so I'd like to know where I can get Chinese pants for her for the lowest price. Also, does anyone know where I could get a good pattern for them, so I can at least try? Yes, I'm actually so terrible at sewing that I couldn't just modify a regular pattern. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> Thanks for your help!
 

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try the ECSwap list on Yahoo<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ECSwap/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ECSwap/</a><br>
someone was doing a co-op for pants form China, don't know if he can get more...<br><br>
Oh and here's instructions for making some of your own<br><a href="http://cuddlebugg.com/misc/pants/pottypants.html" target="_blank">http://cuddlebugg.com/misc/pants/pottypants.html</a><br>
it does involve altering an existing pants pattern, but it's really straightforward and has good photos.
 

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Thanks for the pattern, Robin, I like the cross-over on the pants to keep the breezes out. We're adopting another baby and I'm thinking about EC again...when I went through Sarah's old clothes, I passed on a bunch because they aren't helpful for ECing and now I know what I'll replace the pants with!
 

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I'm planning on making some of them as soon as I have some time. Now that it's getting a bit nippy and we have wood floors, and Kieran is crawling, he needs a bit more protection and I get too tired of unwrapping him for pottying so I tend to leave him a bit too bare.<br><br>
congrats on the new baby, have I ever told you that you are my adoptive momma hero? I tell stories about you all the time <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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/offtopic.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="offtopic"> Aw shucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Thanks! We're still nursing, just a lot less and I don't make formula from scratch anymore...she just gets a bit of milk. I am hoping to make more milk next time and have less of those chores that made me your hero.<br><br>
I see you're in So. Cal. I go down regularly since my family's all down there...maybe we'll meet up sometime? It's always nice to meet like-minded families when I go down, since my family is pretty checked out on attachment anything (from politics to food to baby care)
 

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Oh, it's not the chores that I admire, per se, more the fact that it meant enough to you to do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And we have a nice little LA ECers group here (we're actually a DFB chapter now), though we haven't met a lot this fall, we're hoping to do so regularly in the new year, and we'd love to have you!
 

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what about just using baby sweatpants? with no diaper you just pull them down in the back, and bend baby forward in a squat- its really as easy as split crotch (i have some). mostly this is what we do, plus the sweat pants soak up most of the miss if you miss. you can get them at any thrift stare for CHEAP/<br>
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I haven't ever been able to potty a baby with pants on both legs. Maybe it's the way my boys are built but the best I could do was pulling the pants off of one leg, which is still more than I want to do.
 
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