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I just saw it too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: And they didn't make us out to be wackos!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Here's the link to the Houston Chronicle article: <a href="http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5087420.html" target="_blank">http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5087420.html</a><br><br>
OMG the comments are AWFUL. I'm ashamed to admit I live here.
 

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The comments in the Houston chronicle are sad... but. I have to say I didn't ever pee my babies outside or in a public sink, and I kept them in diapers or at least had their bums covered, and I still ECed.<br><br>
It seems like the articles discuss the diaper free way of ECing and that gives many people a bad impression of it. I agree with some of them. I don't like the idea of baby poo being out in the yard (pee doesn't bug me so much). I guess I wish people knew that you could help your baby to always know how to use the potty, but you could do it while having your baby covered and not dealing with accidents on the floor. You don't have to be totally committed to going diaper free in infancy to EC.
 

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The comments in the Houston cronicle was really rude and hurting. I feel that those people just wanted to show off to others and were trying to be too funny (which was really idiotic). They assumed all EC moms to be nuts and dont even think about the society. If they dont want to try EC, well and good. diaper your kid to 5 years even. We dont care. Why are you pissed of that our kids are out of diapers (with no accidents in public like you all have commented) by 2 years? Thanks for all the people who have supported EC on that article.
 

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Funny thing is, my grandparents generation routinely would strap kids to a potty chair until they produced. And now people are criticizing a much gentler approach.
 

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It IS frustrating to read the comments...the thing to remember is that these people are the ones who are bored enough to be responding to the articles online. They aren't responding because it's an issue that they know or care about. They are doing it to try to be "witty" and feel superior. It's sad.<br><br>
It makes me really bummed that the thing that sells newspapers is writing about the extreme ends of things. Promoting understanding and acceptance doesn't sell papers. An article on "elimination communication" or "diapers-as-backup babies" wouldn't be nearly as sensational as "diaper free!" And writing about the mainstream mama who diapers all the time, but gives her kiddo a chance to use the potty if he needs to, isn't nearly as sensational as a mom who lets her son pee on a tree (although it really isn't clear that the boy is PEEING NOT POOPING---grrr).<br><br>
It's frustrating, but ultimately, screw those people anyway. Most people I've actually been able to have a real conversation with are willing to listen long enough to hear that it can be very sanitary, respectful, and effective. Alas, that's not what newspapers or most internet forums are about. And the people hanging out waiting to insert their "witty" comments probably would find something else to be revolted and superior about anyway--they aren't there to learn about new things, they're there to feel superior.<br><br>
*sigh*
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Funny thing is, my grandparents generation routinely would strap kids to a potty chair until they produced.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Okay, so it isn't really funny, but a few months ago, my son was finally getting back into the groove with EC after a long strike when he suddenly figured out how to climb off the big toilet. He would climb off mid-elimination, mid-stream, just because he could. I remember thinking, while mopping the bathroom floor for the SIXTH time one day, that potty inserts needed to have some kind of strap to hold the child in place.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Okay, so it isn't really funny, but a few months ago, my son was finally getting back into the groove with EC after a long strike when he suddenly figured out how to climb off the big toilet. He would climb off mid-elimination, mid-stream, just because he could. I remember thinking, while mopping the bathroom floor for the SIXTH time one day, that potty inserts needed to have some kind of strap to hold the child in place.</div>
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Okay, now I have a picture of all these little ec babies running around the house with their potty inserts strapped to their bums <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Does anyone have a link to the yahoo! article? It didn't come up for me and now I can't find it.
 

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this quote from the houston article bugs the crap out of me:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"To be truly toilet-trained, the child has to be able to have the sensation that they need to go, be able to interpret that sensation and be able to then tell the parent and take some action," said Wolraich, who is also editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics' book on toilet training.<br><br>
"And that's different from reading the subtle signs that the child is making when they have to go to the bathroom."</td>
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it's the whole parent training thing again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Unfortunately, it's not only readers attacking the concept of EC. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed a column with similar comments:<br><br><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07244/813834-51.stm?cmpid=lifestyle.xml" target="_blank">http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07244...=lifestyle.xml</a><br><br>
I don't understand why they insist on being so opinionated about our baby's pottying when it's really none of their business. And comparing EC to eating decaying carcasses!? I don't think so.<br><br>
-Marla
 

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