What is Elimination Communication for babies?

I’d never heard about Elimination Communication before someone added a comment to this site. They were running a blog which documented their experience of E.C. I suddenly discovered a whole new area that I’d never even really considered. Now I get how Indians used to be able to carry their little one’s in Papooses for such a long time! lol.

It was a fascinating subject and I was surprised I’d never heard of it before. Although, when you think about who runs most of our media and the advertising we see it’s not surprising that EC isn’t more widely known off, as nobody in Business benefits from it. The Nappy companies don’t make any money if you don’t use nappies, the nappy cream companies don’t make any money. So I guess the concept of EC isn’t more widely known because there aren’t huge companies behind the advertising trying to drive the knowledge.

I would have loved the opportunity to try this out with my little one, but by the time I found out about it I was back to work and it wasn’t really feasible. However, I’m thinking that now the weather is warmer (Summer? What summer?) and we can spend more time outside, where nappies aren’t always a requirement, I might do a bit more research into this and see if we can try it out. I’ve also been spurred on by reading a blog where the Mum potty trained her little one at 15 months old. I didn’t even know that was a possibility! In fact, the whole potty training experience scares me as it just seems to be a bit of a drama. I am wondering though if I’m putting myself under more pressure because I’ve also read plenty more posts about how seasoned Mum’s (Mum’s with 3+ children) recommend waiting until your little one is really ready.

 

Further Reading

http://eliminationcommunication.wordpress.com/

http://ecomamasays.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/ecnatural-infant-hygiene/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elimination_communication

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