It’s been a while since I posted. I had my second daughter, Natalie Joelle on May 27. Big sister Isabela is now 28 months and is doing great with the potty, a huge blessing as I’m trying to get the hang of mothering two little ones. I thought I’d post an update of ECing Natalie…
Age of your EC-child
We started at…
Generally speaking we are doing…
OK. I just discovered that she relaxes better on the baby bjorn potty instead of the bowl that we were using. That has seemed to help lately. Natalie sleeps well at night, so she often wakes up dry. My issue has been figuring our how to get her to relax and pee when all she wants to do is nurse. I’m going to have to try nursing over the potty or a prefold or something.
How do you know your baby has to go? Baby’s signals? Timing? Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?
I’ve tried to watch for signals, but I’m still learning there. Mainly I offer the potty at logical times (after nursing, upon waking or if it’s been a while since the last potty). Also, if she is content, but then starts to fuss I try the potty.
Which positions/receptacles do you use?
Classic position, held over the BBLP or a bowl. We’ll also use the sink or toilet at times.
Do you use diapers or training pants? On what occasions, what kind ofdiapers?
Prefold and a snappy. Wool cover or other diaper cover if we’re out.
How are you doing away from home?
Fine. I’ll offer the potty in the public restroom or the grass.
What are you doing at night?
Prefold and snappy. She sometimes wakes up dry, but I have a hard time getting her to go unless while nursing, so maybe I’ll just leave her diaper off and have something under her…gotta get around to figuring that one out…
Who takes baby to the potty?
Me or my husband.
Misses - how many do you have and what times are especially accident-prone?
Lots of misses, and I’m just trying to learn her signals and timing/get in a rhythm. Not too worried about misses right now.
Other new insights:????What do you like most about ecing at the moment?
It seems like a logical and natural part of our lives.
Do you ever wish you’d have never heard about it?