I did EC for a short time with both R2 and R3 but didn’t stick with it. This time I did more reading and gave it a shot, and almost quit again until I realized that even though I tend to be an all or nothing person, it IS possible to do EC part time. I figure I’m not the only one like me so I wanted to share how EC is working for us to encourage others.
Honestly the only time I’m consistent is every time she wakes up. I put her on the potty first thing in the morning (she FILLS IT UP!) and after every nap. There are other times when I can tell she’s getting ready to poo that I put her on and am sometimes successful in catching but, really, I don’t know what her cue is, if she has one. I’m busy with 4 kids, getting ready to move, then we’ll be home schooling… so I’m not going to beat myself up about “not being in tune” with her. I know when she’s hungry, tired, etc and that’s enough! LOL
The way I see it, EC is a chance for her to be more aware of her body and be used to the potty when she’s ready to be done with diapers.
Even the big kids get are into it!