How adding solid food to the mix affects elimination communication
Today we’re going to talk about a fun topic: what to expect when starting solid foods with an EC'd baby!
Are you considering starting solid foods with your baby? Or do you know it’s coming soon? Yay! Starting solid foods is an exciting journey, and one I'm just starting with my six-month-old, Twyla.
So, break out the apple sauce, sweet potato, and banana. Today we're going to talk about what to expect when you start solid foods, and how it can affect elimination communication.
When what goes in changes, what comes out does as well...so let’s talk about what to expect.
You will learn:
- What will change when your baby starts eating solids
- Signs your child is ready to try solid food
- The foods we like to start with in our family
- How to adapt your potty routine
- What the poop actually looks like as you add solid foods to baby’s diet
Links and other resources mentioned today:
- The Go Diaper Free Book
- Baby Meets Potty MiniCourse
- Baby-Led Weaning
- Instant Pot
- Locker Mirror
- Episode 39 - Moving from in-arms to a potty
- Episode 40 - Transitioning to the big toilet
- Top Hat Potty Cozy
- EC Classic Hold
- The Baby Sleep Site
- Go Diaper Free Instagram Account
- Easy Catch #1
- Easy Catch #2
- Easy Catch #3
- Easy Catch #4
- Free Observation Log
- The Tiny Potty Training Book
- Top Hat Potty at TinyUndies.com
- Mini Potty at TinyUndies.com
- Easy Start Guide for EC (Free Download)
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As mentioned in the podcast, here are some photos for you:
Our first homemade baby food starting solids
Twyla's first solid meal
Newborn poop, exclusively breastfed (EBF)
Stage 1: what poop looks like when you start feeding baby solid foods
Stage 2: what poop looks like when you start feeding baby solid foods
Stage 3: what poop looks like when you start feeding baby solid foods
Stage 4: what poop looks like when you start feeding baby solid foods
Starting solids: poop cleanup step 1
Starting solids: poop cleanup step 2
Starting solids: poop cleanup step 3
Starting solids: poop cleanup step 4
Potty in the sink trick for starting solids
Twyla happy after a nice big bowel movement
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