I would love to know what responses you have for people when they question what you are doing and why. I feel like I am always having to defend my sanity, if you will, about using CDs and ECing.
What brought this up is bc I posted on FB that DS had gone on the potty for the first time (about a month ago) and how proud I was of him and that it was one to write in his baby book... He was just over 3 months old at the time and I was thrilled that the practices I had read about were actually working. Of course, there are tons of skeptics and the biggest one is my b*tchy SIL who thinks its her job in life to tell everyone if she thinks they are wrong. She immediately commented and asked how on earth my 3 month old had gotten up, walked to the potty, and stood there peeing in it... I tried to make it funny and said of course he didn't walk to it and stand at 3 months old, that would just be crazy (can you see the humor here?). So she said that I can't write it in his baby book then and that it doesn't count. :rolleyes:
THANKFULLY I have AMAZING friends and they all came to my rescue and started attacking her (for lack of a better word) and that it was so rude and its not her baby book and that I was clearly just excited and looking for encouragement and that if she can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. One of my high school friends (who it turns out uses CDs and ECs) posted a youtube video of her son at 6 months old using his potty in perfect fashion, even though she has to lay him down, remove his dipe and set him on the potty (b/c of course at 6 months he can't walk!) She even said that he was been pooping on the potty twice a day for months (he is about 9 months old now).
I get comments a lot about using the potty. We only EC part time and really just at home... but i'm just wondering how you ladies explain it. I have a hard time figuring out how to not only defend it, but educate those who don't understand what its about and think I'm trying to "potty-train" my 4 month old.... :confused: