Saturday, August 29, 2009
We have been partially ECing now for a good while now, maybe 9 months, give or take a month or two. He does really well, and loves to go potty. We taught him to sign "potty" recently, and he lets us know quite often (sometimes he signs, but only wants his diaper off, lol). We do need to use diapers sometimes, though. We use some disposables, but I hate them, and so does Caelin.
The best option for us if we NEED to use something are cloth diapers. They are soft, multi-purpose and reusable. They also allow children to remain aware of being wet and soiled.
In my experience, cloth diapers are very good at keeping in mess, and very simple to use. There is a learning curve, but a small one, not really much more than disposables.
They are healthier for the earth, and healthier for our children.