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DD1 - 23 month update

* Age of your EC-child:  23 months

* We started at...  3.5 months

* Generally speaking we are doing... FANTASTIC, AWESOME!  Well, really we just are not doing anything!!!!!  We are full-time undies every day.  I am still getting comfortable with the idea that our journey has achieved this milestone.  Jane is a grad at 23 months.

* How do you know your baby has to go? Baby's signals? Timing?  Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?
She clearly signs for potty, pee and poop now.  She also signals for the baby too.  I try to recognize fluid intake and timing for potty suggestions, but she is quite independent in her decisions to go.

* Which positions/receptacles do you use?  We use the toilet with insert, BB potty chair, BBLP, toilet, squat outside, and squat in tub.  She is becoming a toilet monkey and often insists on mounting the toilet without any physical help, usually without a stool.

* Do you use diapers or training pants? On what occasions, what kind of diapers?  We use size 2/3 underwear.

* How are you doing away from home?  We do well away from home, but we still rely on squatting to pee by the car.  This is not the most desirable potty location, especially when she insists that she is going to poop there.  I even had to pick up her poop from my friendís yard one day.  But it was the same thing I would have done for my dog, so I figured it was all good.

* What are you doing at night?  We respond to her requests to go potty.  We have a potty by her bed, but she goes to the bathroom to potty at night.  I have enticed her to pee before she went to bed by suggesting she pee in the bathtub . . . it works.

* Who takes baby to the potty?  Herself, me, DH and teenage babysitter

* Accidents - how many do you have and what times are especially accident-prone?  Testing the waters that there are none . . .

* Other new insights:  Jane was ill and wanted to wear regular underwear.  She seemed to tune into her elimination needs as she consumed large volumes of fluids and had diarrhea.  She is still working on her 2 year molars (only 1 is visible).  She just seems different in her pottying now, but I am not sure what exactly it is.  She simply woke up one day and was a graduate.

* What do you like most about ecíing at the moment?  This recent bout of illness was not complicated by her needing to eliminate in diapers.

* Do you ever wish you'd have never heard about it?  No.  I still do feel funny though about peeing my kid beside the car, but it works . . . what else to do?

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