I'm done some EC or Elminiation Communication Training/Infant Potty Training with Tommy and it's going well. Sometimes we can go for a few hours without our diaper and without an accident. And sometimes we get poop and Pee in his potty. Check out my blog for a picture of him on the potty! (The one where he has an ice popsical.)
Basically when I'm home with him I put a diaper on him for naps and when he gets up from a nap he usually has to go potty, so I take the diaper off and sit him on the potty, he usually goes then. Then we play with the diaper off till nap time and if I think he need to go I put him on the potty again, sometimes he doesn't go, sometimes he does sometimes we have an accident on the floor, but we have tile, so I just clean it up. If I'm concerned about him having an accident (at someone else house I put a prefold diaper on him with no cover) so I can tell when he went and so can he, but it doesn't get on the floor. When I go out in public I usually put a prefold on him, or if I won't be able to change him right away a fuzzi bunz. Sometimes I'm daring and we go no diaper under clothes, but I"m wearing him in a sling or carrying him the whole time. If he gets figity then he either needs to nurse or go to the bathroom, and we go find a hiding place and I've got my little bucket with me and I put that between my legs and sit him on my lap and tell him to go potty. (we did once out at walmart). I have a zip lock in the portable potty and I just zipped it up and threw it away when I got home. On the days I just can't handle it I put him in fuzzi bunz. It's reduced the amount of diaper laundry where I could wash once a week, but I've learned not to wash that little or I'll grow something in the diapers. So I still wash once a week. (BTW we've always used cloth never a disposable).
2 months ago