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DD1 - 25 month update

> Age of your EC-child...
25 months

> We started at...
3.5 months

> Generally speaking we are doing...
Fabulous.  Jane graduated at 23 months, and we are still thrilled.  We do have occasional misses.  Sometimes they are in the bathroom in front of the toilet, and other times it is when she is completely distracted or unable to take care of the pottying herself (like at the park or new friendís house).

> How do you know your baby has to go? Baby's signals? Timing? Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?
She just goes or she signals clearly.  Many times she does want me to come with her, and I understand most of the time.  I sometimes ďrefuseĒ to go with her because Helen is nursing and has just fallen asleep.  Of course, then she will pee in front of the toilet because she procrastinates having to go by herself, and I will have to go help with clean-up.  So, I am trying to just take care of it when she first asks, regardless of what I am doing.

> Which positions/receptacles do you use?
We use the toilet with insert, BB potty chair, BBLP, toilet, squatting outside and sometimes the baby potty bowl (she made a mess the first time only!).  She goes less often now without our help or knowledge and sometimes empties the potty herself.

> 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 very well away from home, and we are doing better at relaxing when I hold her up on a big toilet (note this is usually done while I also hold her baby sister in a sling).  Of course, our random misses are mainly away from home (now that I think about it).  She prefers to have an insert for sitting on the big potty if one is available, but she is accepting of a big toilet if we donít have an insert with us.

> What are you doing at night?
We respond to her requests to go potty.  We have a potty by her bed, but she often just waits until we get up for the morning to use the toilet.  She has been going all night without needing to potty for several weeks now.

> Who takes baby (toddler) to the potty?
Herself, me, DH, teenage babysitter

> Accidents - how many do you have and  what times are especially accident-prone?
Occasional accidents do occur.  The ones I remember in the last month:  morning wake-up when she didnít want to use potty when we got up, new friendís house, at the pool while waiting for her class to start (she waits while I am swimming with her sister, and she is wearing her 1-piece swimsuit that she cannot get off to go potty herself Ė why are 2-piece tankini suits not made for her size?).  These are all pee misses.  I donít remember the last poo miss . . .

> Other new insights:
I canít believe that my daughter is unusual in her pottying, but she is.  She has better elimination control and practices than the 3 year olds that we encounter.

> What do you like most about ecíing at the moment?
I had to change her wet pants at the pool today.  They were wet because she had fallen on the wet floor, not because she had peed her pants.   I panicked because I wasnít sure if I had any extra pants with me.  But I found some stashed in the car from some day long ago.

> Do you ever wish you'd have never heard about it?
No.  I love it.

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