There are 4 sure-fire "catches" in Elimination Communication. This is the first.
The wake-up pee works because of basic biology.
Every human emits the AntiDiuretic Hormone (ADH, or Vasopressin if you wanna get scientific with me!) during sleep to prevent them from peeing or pooping themselves during that time.
When you wake up, and when every human wakes up, that hormone wears off.
Healthy babies don't pee or poop during sleep.
(Neither do you.)
They pee when they begin waking up, sometimes between sleep cycles.
Thus, at wake-up is the perfect time to potty baby because the hormone wears off and the bladder fills.
Watch the video to learn more about this easy catch (which, mind you, is a GREAT way to start elimination communication with your babe!).
It is just 3.5 minutes long:
You'll also learn:
- why cavepeoples' caves were dry and clean
- how to know baby needs to pee if she's in another room
- whether to nurse or potty first after waking, and why.
Do you use this easy catch with your baby, and how is it working (or not) for you? Leave your answer in the comments below.