Elimination communication for diaper free babies
What is elimination communication and its purpose?
Babies show all needs from birth by giving specific signs. The toilet is a basic need as well as sleeping and eating. Understanding the baby’s needs for toilet and satisfying an appropriate way is called toilet communication.
The aim to teaching the toilet is a natural need, going to the toilet is a natural. It is a long way. But the purpose here is not to leave the baby’s diaper as soon as possible. Early leave of the diaper is only a result of elimination communication. Now the question to be asked is “what is a suitable case”. Isn’t it just the “disposable diaper” that are widely used in a large part of the world?
At this point I would like to talk about the short history of disposable diapers. The first diapers were released in the 1960s and are being developed by a grandmother.The reason is to find the easiest way to care for grandchildren who came in early ages.Those who wish can review a more detailed history.So, in general, is it normal for us to use these diapers, which are about 60 years in our lives, to meet the needs of our natural toilet? Is this the natural and appropriate way? In about 2 years, our babies left hundreds of waste behind them until the toilet training which will not be lost hundreds of years in nature.
So our sweety baby, after a long, very long happy life, even the grandchildren of his grandchildren, will live with the waste which he left while he was baby. I wanted to talk about so long becouse this is why ,which I was impressed most, I want to grow up a baby by the this fact.
Yes, now I have tried to explain the reason why this kind of solution that has entered our last 60 years of life is not natural.Those who think that a healthy and normal child development and does not want to reach the solution easily, please continue reading.
Where does it come from?
There is a tendency to show babies’ toilets from birth. How?
How do you understand when your baby get hungry, their sleep, if you pay attention to a little, you can understand that they show the movements clearly. Sometimes, they leave their toilet when you open the diaper. This stems from the this instinct.People are born with the reflex of the suction and feeds the stomach.
The same instinct also supports not doing the toilet in his diaper. In fact it supports being clean. And they make their toilet immediately when you open their diaper. Especially, I observed that in my daughter’s behaviors in her first 40 days. I tried to keep her to peeing to her diaper. But this instinct passes so quickly and if you don’t support your baby to keep clean, it becomes so difficult to understand the signs. In short, this is a movement to teach them the normal toilets habits with using their signs.
If it still sounds silly to you, ask your grandmother who grown up her child without the use of a disposable diapers. Those who often use the toilets to not wash more dirty cloths will talk about you how their children learned toilet very fast.Here is the concept of diaper-free baby and the basic principles of this method are the same. In other words, it can actually be as old as human history.
However, because we are surrounded by products with the ambition of money and doctors who say they cannot keep their toilet before 24 months, these old habits seem to be new to us. When should we start?
First of all, this method covers babies between 0-18 months of age. It also needs to be psychologically prepared to implement the method. You should prepare psychologically yourself not your baby. Because this method is developed on their instinct and suitable for them. You have to feel ready to move . If you have a question about the method, I’ll try to answer. No, İf you stop, your baby will not affect. The negative side of give up, your baby can not find to chance support his or her gains. The sustainable layout creates a successful way.
Personally, I gave birth by elective caesarean section, and the first a few months were really difficult. Despite my first few try were accomplished, I delayed our toilet communication with my daughter to the later months. But my daughter did not live any negative thing from start to finish. So, your start is really important.
That is to say, do not feel you are late because of your baby 5 months or 10 months. According to specialists, you can start any months from birth to 18 months. By the way, after 18 months, you have to give your baby to toilet education, not waste of your time with trying to communicate about their toilet habits. And another point this duration, more toilet communication experience in your child’s life, the easier adaptation.
If you at home constantly, you can apply the method full time. Bur if you working, it would be best the support of your baby sitter. Sometimes no, no, most probably the nurseries do not want to pay attention to your baby specially. In this occasion, you can continue at nights or just weekends. Do not forget, our aim is to show, teach and adapt them to “the normal” about toilet habits.
The time intervals and signs to be considered in elimination communication
This duration changes depends on your child age, toilet communication experience and support about this issue. But if you follow them for a while, for example one week, you can easily catch the all pees and poos. Eventually, mothers have to observe their child from this point. To observe and understand their habits, get rid of their diaper, and let them on to the ground.You can write down to their wee times. Pursue one diaper-free week, and get notes about their sucking, eating activities times which about the digestion system. Now, you have a schedule, you will move depends on your inference. But first, have a glance to general signs that babies give before their necessity.
- Fidget and become restive
- Break wind
- Suddenly be stress
- Wiggling arms and legs
- Refuse to sit in a car seat, sling, or pram
- Try to go to toilet
We have experienced almost all signs in my daughter’s toilet communication experience. Sometimes may you live minor accidents to learn.
In addition to the below, there is a universal timeline for your child to understand the toilet hours. You can specify a general toilet time for your child by according to the following times.
Especially, you lived in the first months. When she has no diapers, she instinctively picks her toilet when it gets airborne. At the fist months, their bladder are really small, if you try often, it may easier to catch. And if you use disposable diaper, airing frequently, will reduce the negative effects of it on her/his baby.
In fact, in infants as well as adult people pee as they do. I mean, at nights they don’t pee in their sleep. Actually physically, its impossible. Because our body protect us while asleep by a special hormone. But babies they can wake up often to feed their selves or for the toilet need.
Generally, they pee in 1 or 2 minutes after their wake up. But sometimes they wake up so are hungry, and they try to pee while sucking. Some of parents who care elimination communication, they try to make their babies both of sucking and peeing.
Another universal time after dinner. The digestive system is activated when new food arrives and requests to remove the old, digested ones from the body. after your baby suck or eat his meal, if you sea a wiggling his arms or leg and become stressed suddenly, you can take him to the toilet and to catch his poop. It can takes time to understand your baby’s digestive system and times. But after a few times, you will understand perfectly, when he or she needs toilet.
After staying in the place for a long time
You took your baby for a stroll in the park and slept in his car for about an hour. The evacuation system is likely to be activated after he gets home.At the end of this period, and if possible before leaving the house. It may be good to keep your baby in the toilet before sitting for a long time.
Before or after bath
Peeing before bathing can prevent accidents during bathing. Relaxed muscles in the bathroom can cause your baby to pee.
How long does the child learn the toilet communication?
In fact, I want to emphasize a point here again. Our aim is not to give toilet training to our baby, but to meet the need for toilet in a normal way. So teaching is not the purpose, it is just an early output of the process. Baby understands that to be done in the bathroom and She tries to keep her pee / poop in to the toilet. Instinctively, for a while, after a while consciously.Therefore, it is important not to forget our purpose.
On another subject, The process of learning it and the leave the diaper totally vary according to the frequency of each child and the use of toilet communication. In some babies, poo and pee are started to be handled completely in the toilet at 15th month, while in some children 24 months.
Results of elimination communication
In my view, the biggest and most important benefit, we have at the end of this process. Our child is not experiencing any “TOILET TRAINING” crisis. Namely, We support they not to make their selves dirty since birth, they have learnt what the toilet is, there is no need to escape from toilet.
At the end of the period, they will be understood going to the toilet is part of our lives, will be learned and also they won’t give importance less or more.
Obviously, her cousin, who was 6 months older than my daughter, approached 4 and a half years old, still making her poop to use against to her parents. I’m chasing regrettably.
Other results are as follows; less number of soiled cloths, leaving diaper early, no gas, constipation and strain problem, not leaving a long lasting pollution to nature and get to know your baby better.
With a better assumption, you use 6-7 disposal diaper , it means minimum 180 pieces in a month.
I know their prices are changeable but by average, you can buy 2-3 re-washable diaper with a months disposable diaper expenditure. Generally the active users who are re-washable diapers mummies suggest roughly 20 diapers and 30-40 liners. Actually it corresponds to your maximum 9 month disposable diaper cost. And you can find really good discounts by getting by wholesale or try to find second hand.
Actually, I don’t want to give any specific brand it will change depends on your expectations and your usage habits. But you can reach the users comments and try to match with your demands to find the best diaper for your usage. I prepared 11-12 liner at home, and I overclocked at tailor. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos. And these are really long lasting products. If you want another baby, you can hide and use them for him or her. And also there are groups on facebook or special applications, you can sell them. From this vantage point, it becomes more economical.
As I said, I started toilet communicating with my daughter at the age of 5-6 months, my experience in another article.
Thanks for your reading, have a good week.
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