I’d like to know your experiences of baby wearing and EC. For me, it is just fantastic at getting the whole ‘EC Thang’ going on so easily.
With Maven I used a Ring Sling from about 7 months, and learning about the ‘Chi Pee’ was an astounding turning point for me. Before then we used pouches mainly in the cradle position, so less conducive to sign spotting at a high level. I was able to notice the ‘wriggly’ signs from about 3-4 months and that was very exciting to get right!
Here’s the story:
Each day we walked to the local Shopping Mall. There were about 5 really good Parent Rooms, so we could just range around the store and nip into a Parent Room quite easily. So this is where I practiced first using OneWet Pants when we transitioned out of nappies, and later in going nappy-free totally. That’s this story, so back to it!
I remember I had him in the red ring sling I made out of a single bed cover. He was naked on his bottom half and seated on my hip. I was wandering about, when I felt this warm sensation on my hip and went “Darn! how did I miss that?” and went to the Parent Room to put some OneWets on. But… there was no wetness! I pulled him out and held him over the sink (they have these big ones I guess for impromptu baby washing) and a big wee came out! I was so proud of myself, and in awe at this experience that I had heard about yet not recognised until now.
From then on, having him nakey bottom in the sling was how we went about things - it meant I knew straight away when he needed to go, and it was very quick to pop him out and in for a tinkle wherever we were. (Meaning a toilet and not needing to use a change-table) If he was to have independent time, I popped his OneWets on, for protection of surfaces in case of the accidents that were more likely with crawling and simply the distance of independent time.
Â I’ve more information about Baby Wearing and EC here, including 7 of my insights into EC and wearing my babies.
Â With Jett, I have had the awarenesses that I developed over time with Maven right from the start, so I recommend reading a bit more about this ‘EC Tool’ to benefit from baby wearing from as early as possible!