Nappy free at 7 months. Would you test the waters?
My little one is almost 7 months now, and I want to take EC (Elimination Communication) seriously. So, what do I mean by seriously? I mean no nappies. Scary. yup. Having wooden floors can be beneficial which means I can clean up messes quite easily. So far so good, it turns out she pees a lot more than I thought. I started to note down the time she had a pee and a poo. It was about every 30min- an hour. So I’m obviously not changing her nappy enough (I still wouldn’t as I would go through atlas 13 wet nappies to keep her dry all the time). She only poops 3 times a day now, so the misses potentially won’t be poop as I’m quite confident in recognising the signs that she is ready to poop. Its been 3 days now and haven’t missed a poop, apart from in her nappy this morning. Missed quite a few pee’s, due to not concentrating, 2 were on me. 🙁
Here’s a little rundown of having no nappies on. Its been 3 days now and haven’t missed a poop, apart from in her nappy this morning as she wears nappies in the night. Missed quite a few pee’s, due to not concentrating, 2 were on me. That’s just something I am getting used to. I still keep the nappy on while she is in the sling(still not confident for that), at night and when we go out.Something I have noticed though is that she doesn’t pee in the sling. She seems to wait till she is out of the sling. If doing nappy free time is possible, I just have to be aware of the time and her. If it’s been about 20 min, then I know she is due for a pee/poo.
She doesn’t seem to mind not having a nappy on, even though its winter. The heating is on and it’s warm inside, I haven’t got the money to buy Flapper wraps, which are designed for taking the nappy off quick. I also don’t want to cut crotch holes in her clothes as her clothes are pretty cute. So what do you use? Socks, mummies socks. They make great thigh highs for little ones. Works a treat. She looks adorable as well.
Quick tip: Nappy free time is the fastest remedy for nappy rash.
Have you tried nappy free time? Here a post about my first 3 months of Ellimination communication.