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I have a silly question, for a four and a half month old..if we want to try EC wha do I use...the toilet or an infant potty?<br><br>
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Either. Many people find it easy to use the bathroom sink as well. If you are outside, baby can even wee on the grass/garden. My DD has a preference for the toilet at the moment. If you're just starting out though, don't wait to buy a potty, just start with the sink or toilet and buy a potty later if you think you'd like one.
 

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My DS is four months and we have been using the bathroom sinks, the front yard occasionally and even less frequently a bowl-like potty insert. We started with the potty insert and the sink but DS doesnt seen to like the potty bowl. I think later we will get a baby bjorn little potty but for now DS likes to look in the mirror and be held over the sink or go outside. I wonder if we should also familiarize him with the big toilet?<br><br>
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I've found a little potty sooo useful, I don't know what I would do without it! We switched from holding him over the sink to the potty at around 4 months. It's just so much easier for me to let him sit on the potty (sitting behind him) because the potty supports his weight, not me, and I can help him balance...we try the potty with an insert occasionally, and while ds thinks its a riot, its harder to balance him up there. Of course, we have 4 bblp...and keep one in the car for pottying out and about. I just find it easier to keep a potty in the same room as us than to completely interrupt whatever ds is doing to take him to the bathroom.
 

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DS has been using the Big Toilet for poos since 3 months, always facing toward the back with me sitting on it w/ him, but we improv for pees. Tupperware, bowls, yada yada... Avent 9oz baby bottles... whatever's convenient that we don't use for food/drink!
 

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We started with a plastic container and now DD, 6weeks old, is using a potty during the day and the container at night. When we are out a sink is perfect and sometimes a prefold layed out if we are in a hurry and she really needs to go.<br><br>
The smaller container for the nighttime is perfect and it doesn't disturb DH's sleep and I can rollover, pee her and then nurse.<br><br>
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I'll have to look for a potty. The other day after telling DH that I wanted to try EC he came running to me and said okay okay! I think she's ready if you wnt to try it's now! So I stood over the sink for ten minutes before giving up. Then I missed when she was playing on her activity mat. That was fun to clean up heheh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We've been using the Baby Bjorn insert in the toilet since dd could hold her head up. Before that we did the classic hold over the toilet, I sat with her facing backwards and dh stood to hold her facing backwards. We are even less interested in cleaning a dirty potty than dirty diapers (which is sort of funny, since I don't mind cleaning up the floor/couch/whatever if we have a miss).
 

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We use a BBLP in the living room where DS mainly plays, and also old ice-cream buckets in the bedroom, and in the car. The bucket has a good rim for supporting with the legs and DS's bum fits in it so I can tilt the bucket up to be sure to catch his upward pees. I love the convenience of having a container around and also find I can get him into position a lot faster than doing it over the toilet.
 

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we ended up getting a little baby bjorn infant potty and have been having success pee peeing 3 or so times per day. we decided to introduce but mix with the cloth diapers since we can't do it full time but so far it has been successful!
 
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