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July 21st, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Anyone planning on elimination communication?

I didn't with my first and she just potty trained a few months ago ad is doing fabulous! I think with new baby I'm going to do part time EC to save some diapers and if it goes well and easy as my friends who do it- maybe well have potty training done naturally by 16-18 months. I've been reading Diaper Free Baby and there are so many good points and it seems pretty simple. And who doesn't want less dirty disposable diapers to toss or less cloth diapers to wash. I plan to part time cd too
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July 21st, 2012, 11:36 AM
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We CD, so I guess it's not too far off. I've heard of it, but never done it and don't think I will, especially with having 2 older school aged children and their schedules, lol!
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July 21st, 2012, 01:31 PM
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It's very interesting to me. For me, the good thing about them being potty trained is them being able to pretty much go by themselves without being asked or told. If i have to take them every 30 mins to sit on the toilet or they will wet, that's not my definition of potty trained but thats just me. And with us having so many kids and several younger ones, potty training isn't an issue for us. Once they get the idea, they are pretty good about going. my last ones have been super easy with almost no effort on our part. Plus, I work now so it would be hard for us. It's not for our family but I thinks its pretty neat.
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July 21st, 2012, 04:48 PM
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havent really looked into it, but want to.... will check out the book you mentioned.
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July 21st, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Nope. I have a friend who did it with her kid and she's now 4 and still pees and poops in her pants and isn't potty trained at all. All that work/time for nothing.
I went to an informational meeting where they talked about it, but I don't have time to watch my kid for their cues for the entire day. I have 2 older children and we have busy school/activity/social lives.
I am however, strongly considering cloth diapering.
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July 21st, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Nope. I have a friend who did it with her kid and she's now 4 and still pees and poops in her pants and isn't potty trained at all. All that work/time for nothing.
I went to an informational meeting where they talked about it, but I don't have time to watch my kid for their cues for the entire day. I have 2 older children and we have busy school/activity/social lives.
I am however, strongly considering cloth diapering.
Wow that's interesting that her 4 yr old is regressing. I've read it happens. I do have probably 6-7 friends who ECed and those babes now are toddlers who are potty trained fully. So don't let your 1 friend change your mind. My thinking is if I can save a few diapers and baby is used to going on potty- its easier to potty train. We had a few hard wks a month ago with my 3 yr old dd when she had a fear of releasing poop and pee in potty. And screamed for her diapers. And EC babies learn to signal before going in diaper and at birth don't want to sit in there pee and poop and that's why when you change a newborn baby - they pee before you put new diaper on them. I was peed on alot by my dd. this is one thing they talk about in diaper free baby.
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July 21st, 2012, 07:28 PM
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I'm not too interested in it. I think it's a bit silly to rush an infant to the toilet. Of course, that's just my opinion. I'm not at all saying that the parents who practice EC are silly. It would make my life hectic also, because I'll be chasing around an almost 3 year old.

My daughter just turned 2.5 yrs, and once she has her poops in the toilet down, she'll be fully trained.
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July 21st, 2012, 09:24 PM
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^^ Couldnt agree more. I dont like when people push their children to do something that they are not ready for. IE beauty pageants, sports, different clubs, learning different languages, yada yada yada.. At the same time we are parents and we chose what is in the best interest of our child and kids do not come with a book on how to parent.
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July 21st, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I don't plan on using EC, but I do plan on starting potty training early. Once Oliver is walking, and I can recognize when he's *going*, I'll start offering the potty and highly encouraging it. In my mind, theres no reason why he can't learn what the urges in his body are telling him, and how to properly respond.
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July 22nd, 2012, 05:55 AM
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I don't plan on using EC, but I do plan on starting potty training early. Once Oliver is walking, and I can recognize when he's *going*, I'll start offering the potty and highly encouraging it. In my mind, theres no reason why he can't learn what the urges in his body are telling him, and how to properly respond.
You might want to read up on EC because it does discuss early potty training as part of EC and how to recognize cues and tips.
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July 22nd, 2012, 04:17 PM
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I don't plan on using EC, but I do plan on starting potty training early. Once Oliver is walking, and I can recognize when he's *going*, I'll start offering the potty and highly encouraging it. In my mind, theres no reason why he can't learn what the urges in his body are telling him, and how to properly respond.
This is what we did/have been doing with Eli We had a lot of progress with him learning and understanding more about his bodily functions around 15-16 months, but at this point (22 months) we've realized he's just not ready for full on potty training yet and I don't want to push it on him.
I'm another who can not imagine rushing my infant to the toilet all day
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July 22nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
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You might want to read up on EC because it does discuss early potty training as part of EC and how to recognize cues and tips.
I've done extensive reading on EC. Personally, I don't consider 14-18 months "early potty training". In my family, thats just when we've started doing it. My younger brother was fully potty trained before he was 2 (he's 8 now), and my 10 year old sister was by the age of 2 I believe. Maybe a couple months after. I babysit a 14 month little girl, and she's being encouraged by her parents to use the potty all the time at home. Her mom says she's having some success with it as well.

For me, its more strange that some parents wait until their child is older than 3 years before they attempt. Its just not how I've ever seen things done before. I just want to add that my statements are not meant to offend anyone at all! I just personally have never seen potty training start any later than 14-15 months. But that doesn't mean that if it is, I think its wrong. Just different to me
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July 22nd, 2012, 09:37 PM
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It's not for me, but I'm not against it, either. I'm sure it's what people did wayyyy back in the day and they do it in other countries, so why not? It's just not for us though, I love my baby cloth and I don't mind the wait.
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July 23rd, 2012, 07:20 AM
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I have heard of it, but it's not for me. My kids have all potty traind between 22 months and 3 years.
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