Dec 13, 2010

Her potty & diaper life

Miyu and her diapers
Do you know EC (Elimination Communication)?
I'm trying "omutsu-nashi ikuji" and it's like EC.

I first began it at her first month. At first I let her free from diapers, but not always, only when I could see her. Put cloth diaper under her hip and see how and when(how often) she eliminates.

Then I got a chamber pot and when I notice her sign (move, crying etc...) I put her on it.
From the first time, she could pee. At her second day with the potty, she did a poo three times in it.

Miyu and me
Now she uses paper diapers when she goes out and sleeps, cloth diapers at the daytime and the chamber pot 5-7 times a day. Because it's so cold, she doesn't want to sit on it so often these days. But every morning, she does a poo in it soon after she wakes up.

I enjoy it very much. Because of it, I can communicate with her more deeply. I have less diapewrs to wash. Usually I have no diapers with a poo.

Now my mother knits her diaper covers and wool soakers (* v *)!

Today we took a class of baby massage and Yoga. We enjoyed it for two hours and now she sleeps on my lap.
Miyu on the ground

She likes the sea.
Miyu by the Yokohama bay


Broccoli Ginger said...

Wow... so early on potty training. :) She's so cute. I love her smiles.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Mai, she is sooo adorable! It's wonderful to hear about your potty trainning and how it's possible to start early! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

elizabeth said...

Your little girl is so adorable and you both get an A+ for using the chamber pot so early! From the look of things it seems motherhood suits you. She is so precious. Enjoy this time as it flies by quickly.

^A^ngel said...

She is adorable Mairuru...and I congratulate you for showing that is never to early to start potty training ... We sometimes underestimate was babies can do..

Have a wonderful week ...with less and less poo diapers ;-)



Anonymous said...

Hello Mai,
It's so good to hear about Miyu's progress and how you both are bonding so well.
So much love ... beautiful
Happy hols to you
Mena (*V*)

Grace Ng said...

I love the photo of her looking up into someone's eyes. She is such a beautiful baby.

Nilgün Komar said...

ohh my dearrrrr

Helena said...

She is lovely! What a progress!
I wish you and her all the best.

pâtes et pattes said...

Thank you to tell about your life! She is wonderful with her hairs and her smiles! Helga from Italy

Gra said...

She is just so cute, like a doll!! I wish you ...the three of you the best!

Thuraya Lynn said...

She is a dear!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are all doing well and so happy!

perches said...

She is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing her potty training experience, I would like to try infant training with our next child.

Yumeko said...

i am glad to see u update and how well u are all doing!

Chicken Willow said...

She's gorgeous!

Kyoko said...


Nilgün Komar said...

I love to get a lot of sewing techniques,
impressed you most about this blog,
and admired,
I'm staring from the cover,
published dedicated to you..

I kiss you and baby too..


Lisa said...

This is all very interesting!

Maya Kuzman said...
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Maya Kuzman said...

She is so CUTE!
I am admiring your progress with Miyu and enjoy reading about it!
Wishing you many poo-less weeks in future!

dian said...

miyu is a smart little girl and you're a great mom, Mai. successful potty training at her age, that's wonderful :)

Victoria said...

wow she´s growing fast and beautiful¡¡¡

Mila@Rimbun said...

cute miyu...
such an early potty training... but everything is possible..

jacqueline said...

Coming over to wish you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..thank you for all the blessings you have given me this year. Love to you!

Evelyn said...

I love that you're using a type of EC and sharing your experiences with it. I've read so much about it and it is fascinating!

She is absolutely darling -- thank you for sharing her with us!

NENA MATOS said...


Sono nena e abito na Italia. Mi piace molto tuo lavoro. troppo bello... tuo figlo e bello, bello




.tif said...

We love EC! It just makes so much sense and is so easy. We use cloth diapers, and started with EC at 6 mos. Little E's birthday is next month and it's been so fun. I agree that it's a great way to communicate more with our babies. I can't wait for him to sign "potty" for the first time. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Mai, how are you, Miyu and hubby? I hope you continue writing and posting photos on your blog - can't wait to see how Miyu is doing.