Friday, March 19, 2010
Dads Can Do EC Too!
EC = Elimination Communication.
The basic idea is this: a human baby is born with the instinct not to soil the nest, just like other primates and almost all mammals.
But in America we've lost the ability to recognize and respond to when a baby needs to pee or poop.
A very small group of moms and dads, however, have gone back to a more natural way of parenting and are responding to their baby's signals and taking them to the potty.
It's truly amazing. Some people call it being "diaper free." But whether your baby is diaper-free or not isn't the point. The point is to communicate with your baby, listen to his or her signals, and also help him or her recognize the need to eliminate.
Here are some places you can read more about the concept of elimination communication:
An Interview With Infant Pottying Expert Christine Gross-Loh
Misses and Catches
The Incredible Pooping Baby