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Old 04-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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I have no idea how this works. One of my friends told me about it after I posted on fb that my DD pooped in the potty for the first time bc I am feeding her on the potty and she's 9mo.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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I learned all about it by reading the book, Diaper Free, by Ingrid Bauer. You can also get more info from the http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/ Eating stimulates the digestive system which also stimulates the need to go poo, if there's some waiting. I started EC when my children were newborns, so if I thought they had to poop, I would nurse them over my baby potty on the sink. (So I didn't have to bend over..less mess that way) Most every time, eating would equal a poop. =-> Good luck! Enjoy the journey.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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hi there armymom31!

I am glad Aubrey suggested the Diaper Free book and the website. I am a mentor for a Diaper Free Baby group here in PA and I also own that book. Both are great starts.

There are SO many different ways to EC, you just do what works for your family. I know some families that EC part-time and use the potty. Others may only use the big toilet and some use a combination of the 2 things. You can try taking your DD to the potty when you think she has to go based on timing. Some babies go more frequently in the AM. You could see if your DD gives you any signals like getting fussy, patting her diaper or staring off into space. Some families give their babies a little bit of bare bottomed time to try to observe the cues before they go and to get the baby more aware of their elimination.

Do what works for your family and feel free to ask more questions. Best wishes!
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Welcome to the world of potties! EC is amazing! There will be some speed bumps. And what we EC moms call "potty pauses". but it is so worth it. The book and website already mentioned are great resources. I also recommend godiaperfree.com. Andrea, the WAHM who runs the site and blog, has a great eBook and a forum where you can ask questions and get feedback, help, and support. She and her book were my first intro to EC.

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Welcome to the world of potties! EC is amazing! There will be some speed bumps. And what we EC moms call "potty pauses". but it is so worth it. The book and website already mentioned are great resources. I also recommend godiaperfree.com. Andrea, the WAHM who runs the site and blog, has a great eBook and a forum where you can ask questions and get feedback, help, and support. She and her book were my first intro to EC.

Good luck!
I, too, found her ebook super helpful. So much practical advice and lots of pictures!
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