Certified Coach | Serving Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton), BC, Canada
I started doing EC with our son at 4 weeks old after he got a bad diaper rash. I had discovered EC when I was pregnant and was just waiting for the "right" time to start. This was it! I wanted to gain a better understanding of when my baby was eliminating in relation to when I was changing his diaper so that I could minimize the length of time he was in a wet/dirty diaper. The first pee "catch" in the sink and I was hooked! It wasn't long before daddy was on board and getting more catches than me. Those long early days when my husband was at work and I was at home trying to stay sane from sleep deprivation, I loved this new challenge of learning another aspect of my baby's communication. When every day is already full of new things and amazing moments, of learning your baby's cues for hunger and sleepiness, it made perfect sense to me to also learn his elimination cues. Our EC journey has been full of challenges and hiccups, but we've come out stronger, wiser and more in tune with our parent/son relationship.
I love EC and hope to share it with as many families as possible. Parents deserve to know there are options to diaper dependence and that this other aspect of communication exists.