Continuing on the theme of all things poo, I have asked my friend Rebekah from Thoughtful Momma to respond to the negative reactions people normally have to Elimination communication (in two parts). Rebekah has used EC with her three children, quite successfully.
Read more: Refuting the Cons of Elimination Communication (Part 1)
Today I welcome Sheila from A Gift Universe who has offered to share their experiences with Elimination Communication and how and why it did not work for them. Thanks Sheila! Of course, that means this is a post about poo, but don’t let that put you off!
EC was never my idea â€“ it was Marko’s from the start. I’d heard of the notion, but was never that into it. But when Marko was just shy of three months old, he let me know he felt differently.
Read more: Guest Post: For Us, Elimination Communication Means a Diaper
Before my daughter was born, I came across the term ‘Elimination Communication’ a few times. I looked at it, looked into it, and decided that we weren’t going to go that route with this baby. Somehow I felt that I had enough on my hands preparing for a home waterbirth, and the resulting newborn.
Read more: Mama Finally Talks About Poo â€“ Elimination Communication
So there it is. Day 1 in cloth nappies is over, and I’m sorry to say, was an absolute success. Yes, I admit. There was a part of me, the lazy part of me, that really hoped it wouldn’t ‘work’ for us. But this was not the case.
Read more: Adventures in Cloth Nappies – Part 3
Making the decision to join the fold (pun intended) of the cloth nappy community is only the first in a series of decisions that awaits the newly conscientious parent. In fact, the options and choices can be downright intimidating.
There are so many different styles, types and price ranges to choose from that it would be easy to give up, quite honestly. I searched through tomes of online resources, trying to find the ‘right’ nappy for us. The up-front cost of reusable nappies is substantial enough to not want to make too many mistakes, either.
Read more: Adventures in Cloth Nappies – Part 2, Getting Started
The mere thought of cloth nappies fills my nostrils with the smell of wet-pailed nappies soaking in antibacterial water and concrete back yards filled with large white terry squares flapping in the wind. Whether those are my own memories or Hollywood inspired daydreams, I may never know, but I’m pretty certain I’m not alone in my misconception.
Read more: Adventures in Cloth Nappies – Part 1