EC

Ashley asked about the little potty Leif was sitting on… We are trying something called elimination communication. It’s where we watch the signs that Leif makes when he is about to go potty and make a noise when he pees or poops (like a tssssss, or a little grunt). At certain times of the day, or when we see those signs, we sit him on the potty and make that noise and he goes into the potty! That way, he spends less time in messy diapers. It’s really simple, I just haven’t taken the time to do it enough with him. I should be putting him on the potty when he wakes up and after he eats. Problem is that when he wakes up he is usually starving to eat, so he ends up going while he is eating. And after eating he usually falls back to sleep, so I don’t want to wake him up to go potty 😉 Still, it’s really cool when I do sit him on his little throne and he goes into it!

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2 thoughts on “EC

  1. This is ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!!!!! I’d never heard of this before!!! Get ready, once I’m pregnant, which hopefully will be around this time next year, I’m going to be all up in your business with questions!!!!

  2. One thing that is useful for this (our son used to poop whenever he breastfed) is a potty bowl. You stick it between your legs and with a bit of practice, you should be able to get his little bum (and mind the penis!) pointed in the right direction while nursing (I am assuming you are nursing here… I suspect it would be easier to position with a bottle though).

    It is just a little easier to use when they are really young than the potty.

    Have you read “Diaper Free”? I kind of wish I had read it before I started EC. Lots of interesting tricks in there that my family didn’t really know about.

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