Re: Very new to this-more harm than good?
Ditto everyone else. There is nothing harmful about paying attention to your DSs cues and letting him go outside of a diaper! I always try to think back to how people did things before washing machines and disposable diapers...I'm sure those women wearing their kids in the field all day took breaks when they noticed their kids had to go!
DD was a predictable pooper when we started at 6m and since then she rarely went in her diaper. I absolutely loved ECing and look forward to start from the beginning with DD2, due in March.