EC’ing Honor – 7 Week Update

Things are going really well with Honor and elimination communication.  It's different at this point than it was with Galen, but I'm still happy with it.

I don't catch as many pees with Honor as I did with Galen.  I think a big part of this is because at this point I just kept Galen sitting on my lap with a prefold diaper under him and a little blanket over him (he was born in the fall and it was quite chilly).

Honor is a fussier baby and hasn't really gotten to where she likes sitting in my lap just being still.  She wants to be moving – in the carrier, draped over my arm, or in the swing.  So I diaper her up in a prefold and cover and that's how she is most of the time.  I offer her the potty most frequently in the evenings when the day is winding down and not so busy, or if she seems fussy.

Even though I don't catch a lot of pees, I usually catch most poops.  Honor goes once every day or two most of the time.  In the past month or so we've caught all poops but one.  And that one was yesterday, of course!  She knew I was going to be writing this 😉  I don't feel too bad about that one, as we were nursing in the van between stores on a big errand run.  Normally she doesn't poop while nursing.  I'm guessing she got tired of waiting for me to pick up her cue and just went ;p

Overall I'm happy with how things are going.  I don't mind doing part-time diapering, but I really do like catching (almost) all of Honor's poops – I don't want her to have to poop in a diaper.  She seems to prefer the potty bowl as well, which is another thing that makes me really happy!

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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