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The “almost grad” and the “non-signaler” March 7, 2009

Posted by Judy in EC adventures.

These are the nicknames I could use for my LO’s.  DS is almost an EC grad.  He’s been doing great for the past month or so.  This week, I don’t think we had any accidents on the floor.  I’m pretty sure that’s because he gets lots of nakey butt time.  As soon as he wears undies, it’s a different story.  I wonder if in his brain he thinks, “okay, the undies will catch he pee, no need to zoom to the potty.”  So I’m still trying to come up with a way to help him fully graduate to undies.  But given that he takes himself to he potty, I’m gonna consider him an “almost” grad.

DD, on the other hand, is totally a non-signaler.  For the longest time, I had no clue when she had to pee.  Then someone suggested I try timing – every 15 minutes after waking or eating for an hour, then every hour after that.  Man, it’s been working like a charm!  Yesterday, she was in the same dipe until 5:45pm!  That means no misses almost the whole day!  It was totally nuts.  Now I know that if she wakes up mid-nap, it’s because she has to pee.  So I give her a pottytunity, complete with paci and a toy, she goes, then back to sleep she goes.  I can’t believe how well it’s working!  The poos are a different story.  But hey, one victory at a time, right?

I’m contemplating starting to EC DD at night.  I’m starting to think that she wakes at night to pee, not so much to eat.  She’s such a little porker, though, never rejecting milk when it’s offered, so she’s been eating.  But make I’ll give her a pottytunity.  I need to read more about it before actually trying it, though.


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