(Closed) Elimination Communication (aka infant potty training)

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Post # 122
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Sugar bee

Thanks!  We got a baby bjorn potty trainer seat that goes on top of the regular toilet and I really like that. I was worried she’d be too small for it but even though she’s only 5 months it makes it so I only have to hold her with one hand and she seems really comfy on it.  I finally caught a poo, which was super not to have to clean it up, she only poos every other day or so. I can sometimes catch a couple sprinkles a day on the potty now.  

It seems that if she’s going to go it’s always in the first 30 seconds.  I was leaving her on awhile longer before and just sang to her but now I’m thinking I might stick to shorter times.  

Post # 123
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

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@troubled:  Nice victories!! Great to see you on your way! I can imagine your little one all sleepy eyed waking up to peeing with mama’s YAY! :)Mine goes similarly to yours, within the first 30 secs or so.

@Mrs. Spring…thanks for all YOU did to encourage us!!

So my latest incident: Emi was dry when I checked her so I kept her diaper off and encouraged her to crawl behind me from the living room to her potty that is in the back bedroom.  I decided to quickly stop off in the bathroom for myself and just as I peed, she heard the sound and also started peeing (diaperless!!) on the floor of the bathroom. Arghhhhh, I had to cut my pee short and take care of her b/c she started slipping with her hands in it!! πŸ™  EC Rule #342  Mamas shalt not pee themself, while baby is diaperless.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@808bride: Tee Hee…made me chuckle…will file away this little tip…

Post # 126
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

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@808bride: Too funny!

Warren went through an “I can stand up by myself and I don’t want to sit on the potty phase” and one time with my husband he got up off the potty and was walking around the bathroom. He stood against the wall – peed on it – then pooped on the floor! Luckily it was in the bathroom and easy to clean up. I think he’s pooped without his diaper on twice for my husband πŸ™‚

I guess I don’t give him as much diaper free freedom!

Post # 128
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Oh, great! This is what we have to look forward to! I love your stories!

Post # 129
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Sugar bee

Thanks for the encouragement and looks like there’s some fun? stuff to look foward to as she grows.

So she’s 5-1/2 months and is a peeing machine.  During the day when I put her on the potty and go ‘pssssss’ she goes almost every time.  And it’s not even always right after a nap or feeding.  I’m crazy impressed she caught on so quickly.  My mom and sister got to see her go pee pee in the potty this weekend and were very impressed.

Once the sun goes down though she’s not quite as willing, not sure what it is, maybe it’s just sleepiness.  Also I think I taught her to fart but not poop on the potty.  She likes to fart on the potty and does that a lot but the last two times I haven’t caught her poo even though they’ve been within 5-10 minutes of taking her off the potty.  I don’t know if the potty farts get stuff moving or what.  She farts more than half the time she goes on the potty so I think she’s actually trying to fart on there.  But then occassionally it leads to a poo it’s just awhile later.  Hmmmm…… 

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Bumble bee
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@troubled:  Yah, that’s a great little pee-er you have there! πŸ™‚  I agree with Mrs. Spring..it’s coming down the pipes, so standby. A little more playtime and then next stop, poopytime.

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Sugar bee

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@Mrs. Spring:  Congrats, that’s terrific and so encouraging to know!  Bet it’s great to know you won’t have two in diapers at the same time.

We’re about the same as we were before.  Little girl pee pees pretty well on the potty, people were really surprised over thanksgiving but when family were watching her and stuck her on the potty on her seat she went for them too.  I haven’t caught anymore poops though.  She still farts on the potty but it’s not really an indication of when she’s going to poo, I’ve tried waiting longer or putting her back on after a few minutes and no luck.  The last few times she’s gotten really silent when she’s gone so I’ve missed the signals and the time before that she went first thing in the morning.  I’ll keep trying.

Post # 135
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Bumble bee
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@Mrs. Spring: 

Wow! I’m soooo happy for your family!! That’s great. I totally look forward to hearing your stories but now you are in graduation mode!

I have a question…when did you start trainer pants? I got those Potty Patties for Emi and something just didn’t feel right when she looked all confused as I was taking them off soaking wet.  Plus, she was super wet (and I had just checked her).  I’m thinking I’ll wait for another month or two unless it’s just something I have to get used to. This is hard to explain, I felt like she was enduring the consequences of me not changing her or pottying her when she needed to so it felt junk. With wearing the diaper, I was fine, because she was dryer and just went on not noticing.

By the way, she hates diapering and is always pulling it off which is why I tried to move to training pants b/f she can talk or signal. I was just going to do a two hour potty check along with naps and feeding.

@troubled: 

My daughter poops once a day on the average. I get a couple a week, but I noticed she usually likes to go in the morning after her pee or after morning feed. Facing her, I put my hands on her thighs (so she’ll focus) and make a poop sound, say do-do since she can say that (not sure if she knows what it means) now. Afterwards, I show her the hand signal. Sometimes I put ever-so-slight pressure on her stomach just to feel if it’s hard or soft and I make an exaggerated flexing of mine to copy (like I’m bending at the waist).  Last month, she made me late for work because I didn’t expect her to go and she had other plans. She just kept going and going and going!!

 

Great to hear the updates…

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