7 month EC update


7 months update on EC: I know that there is a huge gap between my last update and know but I did write more than 3 page essay for a five month update but I did not save it before publishing and it was lost. I was very frustrated but that’s life and things happen. So here is the 7 months update on EC…

When is a child considered potty trained? One person online said “A child is considered FULLY potty trained when there are NO accidents during the day”. Some people consider being potty trained when a child asks to go to the potty before he makes an accident. And then there are others who say a child goes to the bathroom by himself when he needs to go. Well Aurelius is only 7 months and he can’t walk, so he can’t take himself to the bathroom but he does communicate that he needs to go and we also have whole days when he stays dry and even sleeps through the night dry. Thus, I do not know when we will pronounce him ‘potty trained’ but we don’t believe that is the main point for now.

We would generally have on and off days where, for example, he would be dry for two days straight and pee in his diaper on the third day or one wet diaper every two days. But the past three days he has been completely dry and out of four nights he had one wet diaper. He strictly goes on the potty for number 2. We have one poppy diaper about once a month. During naps, he either wakes up to go to the bathroom and then goes back to sleep or holds it till when he wakes up. Most of the time he will not fall asleep if we do not take him do the bathroom before nap time or bedtime.

Yes he cannot talk yet but he has a certain cry/noise that he does when he has to go. And when we take him we just hold him on his potty or over the toilet (or on the grass). This saves us a lot of diapers and baby wipes! I have noticed that we practically do not use baby wipes anymore because we are not constantly cleaning up messes. Most of the time I would just use one baby wipe to clean his bottom or even toilet paper or just warm water with soap. If we throw diapers away mostly it’s because they do not close from constant opening and closing. But he mostly wears cloth diapers that I made or real underwear. We put disposables on if we go out. But he really hates them and tries to pull them off. I used this very easy pattern to make wool diaper covers and put a pre-fold diaper inside. When it was colder he would wear wool pants that I made as well. I buy 100% cashmere sweaters from goodwill and cut them up and make these adorable (if I may say so) diaper covers. They are super soft, warm, natural, and don’t let water through.

As I mentioned before, Aurelius cannot walk yet, therefore he relies on us to take him to the bathroom; just as he relies on us for food and protection. He is a human being and we need to treat him with dignity and not let him sit in his waste. And in return he is a happy baby who is rarely fussy and so far hasn’t cried ‘just because’. We believe that a lot of the unknown crying happens because babies are just asking to go to the bathroom and are holding to the last minute. Or maybe we are imagining things. What do you guys think?

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3 thoughts on “7 month EC update

  1. Thankfully you have a calm baby but there are babies that cry for reasons unknown to the parent- not just because they’re hungry, cold, hot, sleepy or have to go potty.

    That’s awesome that Aurelius is going to the potty so well! I keep trying to get my son to go #2 but he seems to always beat me to it! I watch for signs when he’s ready to go or sometimes just let him sit on the potty (hoping he might get the urge to go). Sometimes we get him to go on the potty and he feels so much better when he goes in his diaper because he’s able to relieve himself fast and completely (because in diapers he can’t do it all at once- not enough space).

    Question about your previous post- you mentioned you don’t eat dairy or meat. Why did you chose to do that? Are you going to do the same with Aurelius? Have you started feeding him solids?

    • It’s nice to hear from you!
      We have been vegetarian for almost 4 years but I stopped eating dairy when we found out that Aurelius is sensitive to casein that is found in dairy (I breastfeed him). We have not really started solids for him just licks of avocado and sweet potato.

  2. I waited to start solids with Nathaniel till he was 7.5 months (he’s going to be 9 months on June 8th). I noticed he wanted to breastfeed ALL the time, he was cranky after he was done eating and he didn’t gain any weight for 1.5 months so I figured it’s time to give him some real food. I wanted to wait till 1 year to start giving him solids but the little man is hungry!! I try to make home made baby food for him- basically anything we have for lunch or dinner I put in the blender add some goat milk and he’s good to go! Oh and I noticed that Nathaniel is sensitive to dairy too- especially if I drank milk (which is not often) so I just never drink milk anymore. Ironically enough he’s fine with goat milk. His stomach hasn’t hurt from it and he’s still able to go to the bathroom fine.

    Let’s catch up! I’m curious how you’re doing and I would love to meet your son! I know we tried to get together a long time ago (I think around Danik’s wedding) but it never worked out. Let me know how to contact you! My email is yrudnits@gmail.com (don’t want to advertise my phone number online).

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