The diaper free baby book
Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene - The Natural Child ProjectWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Imagine infants free from painful diaper rash, new parenthood without thousands of dollars wasted in diapering costs, toilet training that is natural and non—coercive, and, most importantly, happier babies and parents. As Christine Gross—Loh reveals in this progressive, enlightening book, all this is possible and more. Infants are born with their own methods of communicating their need to "go" just as they communicate hunger or sleepiness. Sudden restlessness, squirming, arching of the back, and vocalization But what parents may not realize is that these seemingly random actions have a purpose and meaning.
Newborn EC from Day 1
The Diaper-Free Baby
Digital book is an instant download PDF. For paperbacks, we ship with USPS. Go Diaper Free is richly illustrated and is an invaluable compilation of information. Over half the world's children are potty trained by 1 year old, but the potty training age in Westernized countries is getting older and older, leaving parents wondering: What did people do before diapers? Elimination Communication, also known as infant potty training or having a diaper free baby, is the natural alternative to full-time diapers and conventional toilet training. Go Diaper Free empowers parents of month babies with accurate information and step-by-step guidance to EC with confidence, whether full time or part time, with diapers or without. With this book new parents can avoid years of diaper dependence, potty training struggles, diaper rash, and unexplained fussiness.
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Imagine infants free from painful diaper rash, new parenthood without thousands of dollars wasted in diapering costs, toilet training that is natural and noncoercive, and, most important, happier babies and parents As Christine Gross-Loh reveals in her progressive, enlightening book, all this is possible and more. Infants are born with the ability to communicate their need to "go," just as they communicate hunger or sleepiness. Gross-Loh, a mother of two children who were diaper-free at eighteen and fifteen months, uses the tenets of "elimination communication," or EC, to teach parents how to identify and respond to their baby or toddler's natural cues. Unlike the all-or-nothing approach of some parenting books, The Diaper-Free Baby addresses three categories of parents: full-time, part-time, and occasional EC'ers. Parents can practice EC as much or as little as fits their family and lifestyle.
I was eager to counter these misconceptions with some real, solid information that would get people to consider giving EC a try. People have been wonderfully positive and interest is constantly growing. It just makes my day when I hear from a reader who decided to try EC after reading my book. EC is an age-old practice born of a human wisdom that we all possess and can tap into if we choose to. Also, many parents actually find pottying their baby to be less messy than cleaning up messes from a baby and a diaper. And you can begin very part time if you want to and then ramp up later on as you gain more experience and confidence.
There are as many different ways of approaching parenting as there are cultures. However, in cultures where mothers are still parenting in the same gentle ways they have for generations, the similarities are also striking. Nurturing practices such as natural weaning "extended nursing" , co-sleeping, carrying the baby in close physical contact, responding promptly to cries or distress, and never leaving a baby alone, are all virtually universal in traditional societies that have not become overly "westernized". In the majority of non-industrialized cultures, mothers also know how to tune into their babies' elimination needs, and how to keep them clean and dry without diapers. Since I discovered this, I've had to re-examine everything I ever believed about toilet learning.