Me At Accustomed To Chaos: Adventures in Late Starter EC

October 12, 2010 at 11:14 Leave a comment

I am so excited to have completed my first ever guest post this week! Devon from Accustomed to Chaos has recently started a blog series about diapering,  she will be featuring several guest posts from parents who diaper in different ways and has asked me to write about our adventures in Elimination Communication. Go on over and check it out!

“Looking back, I think I may have been a little ambitious about the whole thing. My intention was never to ‘potty train’ my infant, I knew that EC is a slow and gradual process for families, and especially families who decide to get started after their babies are 4-6 months of age. I knew that toilet learning wouldn’t be an overnight success. What I didn’t appreciate is WHY it is a slow and gradual process. It’s not because using the toilet is a learned skill that evolves as children develop (although it is and it does). It’s because teaching a child how to use the toilet is a learned skill that evolves as parents develop.” (Read more)

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