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Old 10-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #31
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Re: Defining EC for people who haven't heard of it.

Sounds great if you don't have to work outside the home. Good luck getting ANY care provider to go along with it...

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #32
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Wow! This is very interesting. I had a great aunt who potty trained all her children by holding them over a coffee can as babies. Thanks for all the info.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:21 PM   #33
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I usually tell people first of all that "it sounds really weird, but we really like it". What resonated with me was the idea that humans don't want to sit in their pee and poop, but we sort of condition them to, and then later we train them out of it but it's hard on everyone. I compare it to when adults have to pee or poop in the woods. Mentally it's just hard to do. Same for toddlers who are used to squatting in a corner; it's hard for them to make the switch to the toilet. That makes sense to a lot of people. I also let people know that it is crazy easy to get a baby to pee on the potty, and that it's a common method in many cultures. We did disposable diapers and conventional PT with my first 2 sons, but a friend recommended EC for our 3rd since we were using cloth. We tried it and we like it. He is 2 and 80% PL'ed, but I tell people that although PL'ing early can be a side benefit of EC, we will do it with our 4th even if #3 is not PL'ed early. As the 3rd kid, pottying was attention he would not have had otherwise, and we spent a lot more time reading books. It is true that it's tough if you do daycare (my own mom had very limited success), but there are benefits even if you only do it part-time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #34
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Re: Defining EC for people who haven't heard of it.

Woah, I didn't realize this was possible!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 AM   #35
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When people ask me about EC, I direct them to the tribalBaby web site
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #36
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Good luck getting ANY care provider to go along with it...
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #37
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Re: Defining EC for people who haven't heard of it.

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Sounds great if you don't have to work outside the home. Good luck getting ANY care provider to go along with it...
You don't have to do it full time. I work full time and EC when I'm with my babies, but don't expect my care provider to do it. I wrote up my son's progression from EC to PT'ing: http://smallkidsbigadventures.com/bl...aining-part-2/

I now have a 9 month old and I've taken a similar approach and she's doing really well on the potty.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #38
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Thanks for the explanation. I bought a training potty when DS was 4 months old but did not have success putting her on it the first time. I will keep trying and looking for the cues.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #39
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Very interesting. I had no ides what EC was or why until now. Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #40
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Little one is 6 months. Is that too late to start?
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