Elimination Communication: what's that?
I used disposable diapers with our first. I never thought about cloth diapers. With our second, we fumbled our way around and figured out how to cloth, but I also recall hearing then about "Elimination Communication", aka "EC". Eek - what's that? Could it be possible to really have a diaper-free baby? I was grumbling yesterday via twitter about all our dirty dipaers, and Milagros reminded me about their regularly occurring Diaper Free meetings (every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2-3pm, next on is next Wednesday May 19th). They said, you can even EC part time!
Diaper Free Baby of Portland is a local, free support group that helps promote a natural approach to responding to babies’ elimination needs. This practice is followed worldwide and is known as Elimination Communication, Natural Infant Hygiene, and Infant Potty Training. The process involves observing one’s baby’s signs and signals, providing cue sounds and elimination-place associations, and can be done with or without any diaper use.
I am no expert, but I want to learn more! Has your baby been diaper free, full-time or part-time? How does it work? What are the basics? Inquiring mamas want to know!