You Are Browsing ‘Toilet Stuff’ Category

  I was down at the beach last week.  Joshi was playing in the water with this other little boy, also 18 months old. I was chatting to his mom.  She asked me, “When are you going to start toilet training Joshi?”  “I’m not,” I said, “We’ve been practicing elimination communication (EC) and responding to Joshi’s toilet needs since he was 10 days old.” I also shared how he’s been nappy free at night since he...

You know he knows what that is. For the past 13 months we’ve been practicing elimination communication (EC) with Joshi. There have been times when it’s been easy, times when it’s been hard and then really exciting times like last Tuesday when I feel that it’s paid off huge as we move into a whole new place with it.  Again Kate, thanks heaps for letting me know about this before Joshi was born.  (Kate has a great blog and writes about EC’ing...

Joshi asleep in his comfy training pants When Joshi was 8 months old it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t need to put a nappy on him at night. (The fact that it took a few months for me to realise this probably has something to do with the sleep deprivation that comes with mammahood).  I realised that for the past few months I’d been waking up, removing his dry cloth nappy, taking him to the potty, putting his dry nappy back on and going back to sleep. ...

At The Beach With Joshi We had our first car-boot-potty-experience last week!  It was such fun! I was taking Joshi to the beach and as soon as I’d parked the car I looked back at him and clocked that “I really need a number 2 mum” look on his face! I did a little dance in a my head, similar to the live one I do at home when I need to come up with a spontaneous plan of action, fast. I didn’t want to take him in the bush right next to where we were parked...

Sun-drying the thrush right out of those cloth nappies If you think I’m just leading a life of leisure, hanging out with my very cute little baby boy, making cooing sounds, you’re WRONG!  I’m sure I’m working harder now than I’ve ever done before, in my new role as mamma.  Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, feeding him, feeding me, washing up, cooking again, folding laundry, bathing him, dressing him, undressing him, etc.  (On this note,  if...

Night-time Potty Trip For the first few months after birthing my baby boy my back really hurt.  I mean really hurt. I found it difficult to move and especially difficult to stand up.  Sometimes I’d literally be stuck on the couch, unable to stand up without help.  And even with help it really hurt and had to happen ultra slowly.  By the end of each day I was simply knackered.  By 4pm I’d really be hanging out for Simon to come home so he could take over the...

Simon EC’ing Joshi I’m so pleased with how well this EC’ing thing (elimination communication) is working for us. We started EC’ing Joshi (holding him over the lid of a potty) when he was 10 days old.  For some unknown reason it didn’t work straight away, but we kept at it.  Four days later we had our first successful EC’ing experience.  We simply held Joshi under his thighs, hovering above the potty lid, with his back resting on our...

Joshi Being EC’d I first heard about EC (Elimination Communication) from a friend of mine, Kate. She started practising it with her daughter, Margo, when Margo was just 11 days old.  Kate sent me a link about EC when I was pregnant.  She said it was interesting reading. It was.  And it really inspired me. It was perfect timing as I’d been wondering what to do about my ‘pursuit of nappiness.’ A few factors concerned me: 1. I didn’t want my child...