Today on the Go Diaper Free Podcast we're talking about how to know when your baby is done using the potty.
Specifically, we are answering a listener question from Kelly in Florida:
“Hi. My name is Kelly and I'm in Stuart, Florida. My first little one is now eight weeks, almost nine weeks old. My question is we've just started doing a little bit of EC with her, mostly just if she's nursing, and I can tell she's about to go number two, I'll grab the Top Hat Potty and use that for her. What I'm never sure about is when she's done. At this age it kind of just goes for a little while off and on and I'm not sure if I should just wait forever...that's what I've been doing. I just wait ten minutes or so. She tends to get kind of uncomfortable just being held on the potty like that or held over the sink like that, so I'm wondering do I just wait five minutes and say, "Okay, maybe she's gonna end up going in the diaper after this," or...how do I know when she's done? She doesn't seem to be giving me any clear signals. Thank you so much.”
Does any of this sound familiar?
You've put your child on the potty, maybe a little bit has come out, but you aren't sure if your baby is done.
You wait...and wait...and wait...forever...and really don’t know if what you’re doing is right...or ridiculous. It’s really taking a loooooong time.
Today, we'll talk about some of the common ways to know when your baby is finished eliminating....and how long is too long to hold them over the toilet.
Listen to the full podcast episode for a special musical surprise at the end!
You will hear:
- The easiest way to find out if baby is “all done”
- How to integrate sign language into the mix
- Common signs that your baby is finished using the potty
- The secret ingredient to establishing a routine
- How developmental milestones may impact...everything.
Links and other resources mentioned today:
Top Hat Potty at TinyUndies.com
Mini Potty at TinyUndies.com
Easy Start Guide for EC (Free Download)
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