My Elimination Communication Mini-Blog

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In the interest of this site, my “elimination communication aversion” is officially over. I decided to put my experience to good use and document the ups and downs of my first successful (yes, I am hopeful) EC attempt here at My Natural Motherhood Journey. You can follow along and leave comments. I could use all the encouragement I can get!

If you know someone who’s interested in elimination communication, invite them to join you and read along. Meeting the needs of my baby in this way is worth it and if can also help another Mom stand up with determination and drive to begin her own EC experiment, that’s the icing on the cake!


My EC Mini-Blog

Hello. I’m Chante, creator of My Natural Motherhood Journey. I have five children and have never successfully EC’d my babies. I’m determined to change that with my fifth child. This is where I will be documenting the EC journey I take with my fifth child.

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Elimination Communication Blog
Someone Wants To Graduate
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When I last wrote, we were taking a bit of a break from EC due to the complaints of my husband.

Since then, my husband has given us the green light …

Chill Mama! I Got This! Not rated yet
I’ve been accepting that I may have an EC failure on my hands as our baby has regressed more than moved forward, but I will have to revisit that idea. …

Almost There….Almost There! Not rated yet
Recently, our 20mo. seems to get the whole idea of going to the potty, but she’s not quite consistent enough to stay dry for days on end.

This has …

Toddler Signs Not rated yet
I saw this video posted today by Andrea Olsen of EC Simplified . She shows us what toddler signs look like. This video is quite remarkable since the EC’d …

This Is How THEY Do It! Not rated yet
Our 19mo. has been doing really well with her EC’ing. She usually goes diaperless during our days while I’m home schooling. She and I both miss at times …

She’s Tasted Freedom! Not rated yet
Our little girl is 18 months now. She’s gotten so used to me having her go nakey butt or clothes without diapers that it’s a struggle to get her to be …

Pay Attention, Mama!
We EC part-time, but recently it seems my 16mo. wants to step it up a notch.

I’m comfortable just giving her pottytunities when we wake up in the morning …

Toddlin’ To The Toilet
Now that my baby is toddling, our EC’ing has changed again! This time it’s the cutest adn sweetes thing.

We still only EC part-time. Usually it’s …

Solids = Uncomfortable Not rated yet
Our little one is finally eating solids regularly. As is to be expected, her poo is changing as well. Her typical grunt signal is now accompanied by a …

The Diaper Free Baby Not rated yet
The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative

I’m reading this book FINALLY for the first time. This book is a classic and I’m …

Taking The Big Plunge Not rated yet
So far I’ve been EC’ing occassionally with much success. As my daughter nears her first birthday, I notice she’s becoming a bit dissatisfied with our corrent …

Unconventional EC’ing? Not rated yet
One very funny moment happened recently. I brought my baby to the bathroom in the morning as we usually do. This morning I had to go just as bad as she …

It’s A Tad Bit Chilly Not rated yet
Now that the warmer months are behind us, I’m learning how to EC through the cold. I can’t just have a onesie on her for easy access, but the bulk of warmer …

Just A Bit Off Schedule Not rated yet
I have noticed that our morning catches are changing.

We still go, but there are more times that she’s just depositing her water in the toilet than …

I Just Got “Told” To Hurry Up!
This morning, I took my baby’s diaper off and saw that she was starting to release her liquids. I told her to, “Wait. Hold on”, and she did. Although before …

Controlling Elimination
Now that my 4mo. has developed control over her elimination, I’m thrilled and amazed at the instances where she showcases her mastery.

One morning after …

Is she working with me? Not rated yet
On two separate occasions, I was urgently telling our 3mo. baby to, “Hold it! Hold it!”, while I took her cloth diaper and cover off and position her over …

She’s 3 months! Not rated yet
I’ve been EC’ing for roughly over two months now. I can read her signals and decide if I want to potty her (since I’m still only doing part-time). It also …

Continuing On Not rated yet
I’m noticing as we continue on in our EC’ing, that I’m starting to notice a pattern like other mothers said I would. I can always count on morning poos …

Becoming more familiar Not rated yet
Our little girl is two months old now and I’ve been EC’ing for a solid month. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. I wake up and she wakes up. I …

The Emotional Side of EC Not rated yet
I’m getting used to taking her to the toilet during a diaper change if I don’t catch her before. She doesn’t seem to have any cues except movement though …

Getting Comfortable with Part-Time Not rated yet
It’s been a few days and I’m getting into a routine of pottying in the mornings and when she wakes up from her naps. Usually during the day I seem too …

It’s amazing! Not rated yet
I FINALLY caught my first poo!!! Here’s what happened…

We both woke up this morning. I went to the bathroom first. When I came back I started wondering …

Caught One! Not rated yet
I’m so excited! I finally caught one of her pees!

Little One was sleeping and when she got up I took off her diaper, asked her if she wanted to pee-pee …

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Timing A Little Off Not rated yet
Today was a day full of misses! I’m okay with that though, because it did show me that I knew when she had to go. It’s hard to explain, but a Mama knows …

It’s A Start Not rated yet
I started EC’ing today with my 1mo. by just laying baby down and opening her diaper. Soon after I had done that I turned to put something away and she …