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I'm just so ecstatic. Today i decided that DS was going to be naked (all except socks, shirt and his choice...his frog boots) so that he could get the idea that he pees. Cuz lately he's been telling me poo poo but only made it a few times, usually as he gets to the potty he poos in the diaper.<br><br>
SO, even tho he has never seemed to care about being wet, i thought this would be a start. I wasn't going to push, just let him be naked, be willing to clean up messes, and talk to him about the potty.<br><br>
One pee today on the floor. no biggie.<br><br>
Then TWICE he showed me his pee in the potty.<br>
Then he went poo in the potty later!<br><br>
I'm amazed. shocked. excited! I know that this is just the beginning...but he learns so fast. I didn't even TAKE him to the potty, he just went and sat down and told me after. Its really exciting as i've been hoping he'd get into it before the baby is born.<br>
I feel like this is a good age b/c he's so into pleasing me and so obedient, rather than getting that stubborn streak (yet or ever? i'm very optimistic). Also, its the last few weeks of one-one time with mama before my mom comes and before the baby comes. Then we move to the USA and i can't see doing potty training when we're living between families for a few months before we settle somewhere.<br><br>
This would just be a dream if it were this "easy".<br><br>
So from now on, naked time at home and diapers only at night and away from home. wahoo! Eventually i'll just go to big boy pants and when he has accidents be ready to have a lot of wash till he figures it out. i'm very proud. can you tell? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><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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Cool!<br><br>
If you take baby to the potty also, that will probably reduce regression of new potty skills. Some toddlers start spontaneously potty-training if they have a new sibling who is EC'd, just like some fully-potty-trained kids will ask for a diaper if they have a new sibling in diapers.
 

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cool! yay!<br><br>
as usual, ITA with Ironica. for the first time i'm going to try to EC from birth. i started late with DD (9 months) because that's when i first really learned about it, then started with DS around 6 or 7 months just because.... i dunno.... i perceived it to be more difficult than it was. i did at least keep him coverless and change him as soon as he was wet/dirty. i don't know how i thought that was less work?!
 

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Oh great tip about the baby thanks! i wondered about that.<br><br>
i'm still shocked. i mean, i only explained it once (he's had the potty in our bathroom for probably 7 months almost pretending) but once today...and he takes HIMSELF every 5 minutes and tells me when he's done. He's had no accidents. its incredible! he's a fast learning and i decided to do this nakey time with ultimate patience and NO forcing.<br><br>
i'm not sure if i'll do EC from the beginning with the baby...i have read about it and i think its great for those that do...but i probably won't. He's at such a teachable, wanting to please age. His reward is a hug. which is funny b/c we hug ALL.THE.TIME. But when he's done he runs and says "Mama? Hug? Happy?" He just learned the words Happy and Sad and uses them all the time too. i'm thrilled! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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