3 month update

> Age of your EC-child…

3 months

> We started at…

Birth

> Generally speaking we are doing…

Great, I can’t imagine doing it differently!

> How do you know your baby has to go? Baby’s signals? Timing?

> Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?

I just take him whenever the thought crosses my mind. I read on list (eliminationcommunication Yahoo group) at some point a suggestion to take baby to the potty whenever transitioning activities (like before putting in swing/chair/bouncy seat and after taking out of swing/chair/bouncy seat), and I really appreciated that suggestion – it is a good one. We typically do potty upon waking, but if he resists then I respect that. I do tend to offer against a tiny resistance because sometimes he is just grumpy on waking . . . like when his sisters wake him with their obnoxious noise LOL. And sometimes he resists a bit because he is uncomfortable with full bladder/bowels.

> Which positions/receptacles do you use?

Daytime is mainly potty with cover at the bathroom counter. We do also use the toilet on occasion. In the car we use a little potty with cover. Out and about we use public toilets – I hold him backwards at the toilet while stooping down and resting my elbows on my thighs – makes aiming easier. With the girls I always sat backwards on the toilet with them, but with a boy I am more comfortable having him further back on the toilet. At night we use little potty with cover on the bed.

> Do you use diapers or training pants?

> On what occasions, what kind of diapers?

We currently use wool SimplyCover with inserts – infant prefold, homemade 3 layer cloths the size of infant prefolds, smaller inserts.

> How are you doing away from home?

Great. We offer the potty when practical, especially if he signals, and change him when we have a miss. I find it easier to just offer him at a public toilet or the little potty in the car. I can’t bear to carry a little potty with me – I’ve got my hands full trying to keep track of 3 kids. Thank goodness I don’t need to carry a “diaper bag”. I can hardly manage to carry my purse these days.

> What are you doing at night?

We offer the potty at the bed. We change when wet. I had been thinking that my 2nd daughter that started at birth was having dry nights at this stage, and we typically have several misses. We took a recent trip that presented a change in eating our regular foods. After coming back home, we had a dry night – our first ever. It was a combination of reduced volume and frequency, as well as a seemingly longer holding time in waiting for my response. I think that there is something food related to figure out from it, but it has not been obvious or easy. I am still trying to figure out the combination of conditions that got us there.

> Who takes baby to the potty?

Me, DH, nanny

> Accidents - how many do you have?

> What times are especially accident-prone?

I really don’t pay attention. I have lots of backup, enough to be lazy about washing. I change when wet and offer when it occurs to me.

> Other new insights:

I was starting to transition to up/down backup at this point with my DD whom we started with at birth. I have tried the up/down backup with DS, but I feel it is less practical. With a girl you can pull panties down to knees to offer, and I wouldn’t worry about her peeing on her panties. With a boy, I feel that I need to take them completely off – so it is just easier to do the SimplyCover (note we use the one snap, wool version) with inserts. My girl was also an April-born baby, so she had a bit more freedom from clothing at this same stage. My boy is an August-born baby, so we are always in wool splits that make up/down trainers a wee bit more difficult anyway.

Also, I have enjoyed this infancy so much, and I do think that part of that reason is related to dietary changes that we have made. We are dairy, wheat and now corn free. It has been a wonderful and amazing journey, and my baby seems more content and easy-going. Of course, it helps that I too am enjoying the benefits of those food eliminations. Some days, I wish I had been able to do the eliminations sooner, but all in all, I am just glad that I managed to do them when I did.

> What do you like most about ec’ing at the moment?

I love taking him to a potty and caring for him while he eliminates. I love that we do not catch much poo in our backup as a lot goes in our potties. I love that when we are out and about that I don’t have to lay him down anywhere to keep him clean and dry.

> Do you ever wish you’d have never heard about it?

No.

> Tips for this stage . . .

Go with confidence to the potty when it crosses your mind. Even if it seems like you were just there and/or there is no *good* reason. *That* just caught me a poo!! And every time I go, I am confident that we will have a great time.

-Keila

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