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Old 07-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Any ECing Book Recommendations for a newbie?

Hi MamMas,

I didn't EC my first baby, but want to with my second, but don't really know where to start. Please give me some advice of where to start. What books should I read, what supplies do I need ect.

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Any ECing Book Recommendations for a newbie?

I have only just begun Ecing with my 14 month old, and don't know too much about it, but I did find Bauer's Diaper Free helpful even if I didn't agree everything she wrote. It doesn't have an overwhelming amount of "how-to," but more encouragement for Mothers (and Fathers) to trust their instincts, and it is currently out of print, but you can find it used. I think I'd like to read more books on the "how to" part, but haven't yet.
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Hi Mama! I also read Ingrid Bauer's Diaper Free, and I agree a lot with MestherMa - can't wholeheartedly embrace everything she writes, but helpful. There are a bunch of websites devoted to the subject though, so you can do a lot of learning online. Just check out the EC Resources sticky at the top of the forum.
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We really liked Early Start Potty Training, and I've heard really good things about Laurie Bourke's Infant Potty Training. GL!
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Re: Any ECing Book Recommendations for a newbie?

I highly recommend Diaper-Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh. Very easy to read and accessible. Much more mainstream and accommodating than the Bourcke and Bauer books (e.g., part-time, etc). That's the one I recommend to everybody, by far. I only read the other two books when I want additional examples or want to get into more detail.
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Re: Any ECing Book Recommendations for a newbie?

thanks Mamas, I will try these books out!
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Re: Any ECing Book Recommendations for a newbie?

I haven't read any books - but maybe I should?
We just started offering potty opportunities at normal dipe-changing times (after nursing, first waking, etc). If I happened to catch a poo or pee I'd say "pushpushpushpush" After about 2 weeks, I started cuing before my daughter went and it worked! She has learned to associate the cue with releasing and she'll let go of anything she has

We've been ECing for 8 weeks now and I get 100% of the poops and maybe 50-80% pees in the potty. She wears dipes full time otherwise.
Good luck!
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