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I just read through the late-starters thread, but I still have questions. DD is 15 months old...is that too old for EC? Would "training" her now just be considered traditional potty training?<br><br>
She is showing definite signs that she is ready for a change. Most obviously, she can take off her own diaper (and pants), she has done this a few times and then promptly peed on the carpet while flashing me a devilish smile. She also tries to copy everything I do (including trying to help me wipe myself). I think she would sit on the potty whenever I do just for fun. She also signs a few things and would probably pick up on signing to go potty.<br><br>
Just a few questions...what book would you recommend for working with a toddler instead of a newborn? What training pant works well for ECing and for going out in? Any advice on choosing a potty?<br><br>
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That's so cool that you're noticing your dd's sign! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> it sounds like your approach is a great idea--just put her on the potty when you go (or at diaper changes or right after she gets up). I don't have a specific book recommendation, but I know that there was a section on "late starters" in "Infant Potty Basics." It seems like you're already doing well just following your instinct though, you might not need a book! In terms of potties, we use the Once Upon a Potty, which works great for us (and is a bit taller than the baby bjorn little potty, so might be a bit better for an older babe), but we also have a little potty chair, which is nice 'cause dd is just starting to crawl on that herself occasionally. Good luck!
 

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Today she peed all over the apartment in her nakedness. I wish I had a backyard and that it was summer so we could enjoy some care-free naked time. She doesn't seem to get the potty (she is currently using it to stash favorite toys) but after she pees somewhere she will go get toilet paper to wipe herself. A few times she farted or grunted like she was going to poo and so I rushed her to the potty. That seemed to scare whatever it was back inside. I think I really may have missed the EC window. I still think it is a positive thing to get her out of diapers and the waste away from her body as soon as we can, but it is going to take a lot more than me reading her signals as she is old enough to put up resistance. With the next kid we are definetly starting earlier (like a year earlier) to avoid this problem.<br><br>
As a side note... why do all children's books on learning to pee in appropriate places have to involve diapers? She got herself out of diapers no problem. I need some board books on why not to pee on the carpet.
 
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