Elimination Communication Update + Resources

In May I discussed Elimination Communication and the start of our journey. Now that it’s September I thought I’d share were we were and how we’re doing!

Believe it or not we’re still doing EC! Every morning we wake up and I bring Kyla to the potty and she uses it. I also bring her at various times throughout the day. In the last couple of weeks we have seem to have hit a plateau of sorts Kyla’s patterns are changing which means her bathroom patterns are also changing. At the same time we catch WAY more pees then we ever used too. A part of that is consistency.

on the pot

I want to reap the benefits of Elimination Communication but sometimes, to be quite honest I don’t want to put the effort into it which I admit isn’t even that much. I’ve decided that this part time stuff while GOOD isn’t what I need to be doing, instead I need to be taking on a more full time approach which with being a stay at home Mom isn’t that hard.

It’s been helping that I’ve been reading up more on Elimination Communication and WHY it’s important for your baby. I’ve been reading Diaper Free Baby. I love that she refers to it as “Natural Infant Hygiene”.

I also want to start utilizing Sign Language. We’ve been signing “Milk” when she nurses and will also start signing “Potty” which is demonstrated here:

Potty from Baby Sign Language on Vimeo.

The more I read the more excited I get about having Kyla truly be diaper free! We’re getting the Joovy Loo soon and I’m excited because I feel like having the potty in the living room or even on the go will make things easier for us. It will also enable Kyla to crawl to the potty when she wants to use it.

Here’s the websites I’ve been utilizing as well as products I think may be useful!

Websites:

Nappy Free Baby

Go Diaper Free (Digital Book Available & Member Community)

DiaperFreeBaby.Org

Books:

Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene

The Diaper Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative

Infant Potty Training

Potty Whispering: The Gentle Art of Infant Potty Training

Potty Seats:

Joovy Loo (what we’re getting)

Baby Bjorn Potty Chair

Baby Bjorn Smart Potty

Summer Infant Lil’ Loo Potty

Froggy Potty

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Comments

  1. says

    I am totally impressed! Seriously! I read a book about this, when my oldest was a baby (almost 8 years ago) and thought… “really? people do this?” I couldn’t imagine doing it then, and certainly couldn’t imagine being able to keep up with my twin boys. But, I can see how it could be done!

    Kudos, Mommy! Looking forward to reading more about your progress.
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