Post # 1
Anyone read this book? I’m a good several chapters in & I have to say I recommend any mom interested in “going green” or just dreading the diaper changing in general should definitely read this book. The book gives great information on how in control babies can be of their own bodies, & are able to give mom signs of needing to go as well as how easy it can be as a mom to read their signals of needing to go. I’m definitely going to try to go diaper free as much as I can! We’ll see how it goes 🙂
Post # 3
Not anywhere near babies yet, nor is it likely one of us will be home at all times to work that out, but there’s a HUGE and informative thread on Elimination Communication here. I am totally intrigued by the idea, but unless our future circumstances change, I don’t know that it’s an option for us.
Post # 4
Thanks for the extra info 🙂 The book actually says that full-time working moms can also try this! So know that even when a busy schedule it can still be done! I just think it’s amazing that i’m just now getting information on this, or never even thought about it before. Countries around the world follow this method, especially those who don’t have the financial means for diapers. It’s a win, win both ways…saving money & no diaper rash!
Post # 5
I was a full-time working mom (just started the Stay-At-Home Mom mom thing 2 weeks ago 🙂 and we did EC with out daughter. We started at about 3 months, and made the final push to fully potty trained at 18 months. It was a really enjoyable experience for the whole family, and we plan on starting EC with our DS in a couple weeks (he’s 2 weeks old; we’ll start at 1 month).
Definitely join us on the EC thread NDBee linked! There’s a few of us around here who have been practicing EC, and all of us have really positive things to say about it!
Post # 6
I’m glad this works for some people- honestly I am impressed. But as a mom of two, I just can’t fathom this!
Post # 7
@Mrs. Spring: Wow, you can toilet train them from THAT young an age? I am actually impressed!
Post # 8
@Mrs. Spring: That thread has gotten me really intrigued about EC and I’ll definitely be looking into it more when Darling Husband and I start having kids.