During the next four weeks of the Go Diaper Free Podcast I'll be going over the four easy catches! Today's episode is all about Easy Catch #1 - The Wake Up and Pee. If you've just started EC, it may feel a bit overwhelming, and that is perfectly normal. Easy catches are a gentle and easy way to test the waters, so to speak, and begin to experience what elimination communication(EC) is all about!
We'll go over methods for implementing Easy Catch #1 with children of various ages, from newborn through toddler. Whether you want to eventually transition to full time EC, or you just want to familiarize your child with the potty and eliminate a few diapers, you can take advantage of a time of day when you are likely to experience success - when your child wakes up from a nap or nighttime sleep.
You will hear:
- All about the antidiuretic hormone, and how this knowledge can help you understand your child's potty signals when they wake
- How to cue your child to potty once they wake
- What to do if your child wakes up wet
- How to establish an after-waking potty routine
- How to balance wake-up nursing/feeding with wake-up pottying
Links and other resources mentioned today:
Easy Start Guide for EC (Free Download)
Go Diaper Free by Andrea Olson
Top Hat Potty at TinyUndies.com
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