La and Gemmy asked. I delivered.
The boy has been practicing running, but he’s been doing it on the bed. This leads to a lot of falling and general hilariousness.
Also…that last little (barely audible) grunt he gave at the end…that’s his “take me to the bathroom NAO” signal. There is (tasteful) footage of what ensued in the bathroom, but I’ll spare that for now.
The boy just went to sleep. He gave the diaper a big splat of pooh, broke two of my glasses from Ikea and now is sleeping like an angel.
This is what happens when you EC part time. Babies know the difference. LMAO.
I got a toilet seat reducer a couple of weeks ago because the kid is getting heavier and squirmy - not too great a combo for a classic EC hold (behind the knees, facing the bowl). He’d taken nicely to it, but only for #1. This morning, he finally (in the parlance I learned from SteenFox’s twitter feed this week) “made groceries” on the reducer. I did a little dance.
His night time patterns are becoming increasingly reliable. He goes once around 11:00pm and he can hold it until around 5:00am. Then again at 7:00am. I still have to pop out a boob between those hours (because HK refuses to sleep for too long without a snack), but at least I don’t have to wake up to pee him all the time. Because that would suck. HARD.
My life should not be filled with this much talk about my kid’s elimination habits, but I really wish more people would get up on this EC life. Yes, he still uses diapers (until I shrink down those Gerber training pants) but it’s great that he doesn’t need to use them all of the time…and that my house doesn’t have to smell like shitty diapers…and that I don’t have to throw away diaper sausages…or wash poopy cloth diapers…
To my pregnant readers and those with young babies, I urge you to at least give it a try. COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!
For the benefit of the folks new to the blog: Mr. Buffles uses the toilet. Yes, we use diapers, but we do not strictly rely on them. To learn more about this practice, visit EC Simplified.
We’re still with it. HOORAY! Dudeguy even potties him occasionally. This is HUGE considering where we started.
Night pottying is the truth. He sleeps so much better after a half-wakeful trip to the bathroom. Because of this, I sleep better. This is awesome. Some nights, he’s completely dry; Other nights, not so much, but he’s never soaking wet (or sitting in pee for too long).
The boy likes to experiment with his powers of holding and release. During a usual night pottying, he went and nursed as usual. I generally have him chill with his diaper off while he’s nursing and re-diaper him when he’s done. This time, he thought it would be fun to see if he could hold the last bit he’d saved. He did…until he peed on me. Jerk.
He’s more reliable after we’ve been at a destination. Getting there, though…not so much. I think once he realizes that I have his facilities with me, he’s more apt to signal. I’m not complaining. This past Sunday, we went to a birthday party for my friend’s daughter and he was dry the entire time…after I’d changed him when we arrived. He was soaking then.
I still can’t find infant chonies for under $8 a pair. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Diaper laundry has been cut WAY down. It used to be every other day. Now it’s once or twice a week.
Is anyone else out there doing this with me? Curious about it? Anything?! Tell me stories!
ETA: ok, I don’t know how to add the reply feature to this post…send me a note, or message, or whatever they call them on tumblr…
Yep. That’s my little man on his little potty. He’s taken quite well to the whole EC thing. Right now, we only practice it in the evenings when I get home. Dudeguy isn’t going for the whole idea (yet…), so I can’t get balls deep into it like I normally would. No matter though. They say some EC is better than no EC. =D
Don’t let your infants fool you. They can hold it. When they pee on you, it’s on purpose. Always on purpose. LOL.