I'm expecting #3 in March, and I'd like to try part time EC with this one. With both my other boys, I gave them lots of naked time from an early age and even tried putting them on the potty around 6 months. They were both terrified by the experience.

Any advice on how to teach a baby that the potty isn't scary?

My other question is that both my boys gave really clear signals AFTER they went, not before. And they didn't seem to go at predictable times at all. That doesn't jive with the EC literature I've been able to find. Am I supposed to start by teaching them how to signal before?

I know this is totally doable, I just haven't been able to find advice that fits my reality.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.