Cloth diapers and elimination communication

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Cloth diapers and elimination communication

You don´t have to cloth diaper if you are going to do elimination communication but honestly I do think it makes it a lot easier. Disposable diapers have a wicking mechanism or chemicals in them to keep the baby dry, which probably helps prevent diaper rash and is great and is why people use them. But for elimination communication you want the baby to feel wet. You want him to kind of know the consequences of his bodily functions. So you really do want cloth diapers so that he is getting the message that he has gone to the bathroom. A lot of times people will sort of use disposables if they are going out or they will use disposables at night so that the baby will sleep through the night, and that is sort of part time EC, which is fine to do. But if you are going to do it full time, cloth diapers honestly make it a lot easier. In my case, I am also a big cheapskate. And when you are changing diapers that often, I commented to my husband more than once my lord if we were using disposables and I had to throw this diaper out every day, I would have been so livid because you are going through a dozen or two dozen diapers a day when you are first starting out and trying to get the hang of their cues.

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Megan Hyndman is the mother to two-year-old Finnegan and a newborn, Saoirse. She is a writer, yoga teacher and private tutor and has recently started her own tutoring company, Honors Educational Services.  She and her husband Jason have been married since 2006, and since that time they’ve gone from a couple who thought they never wanted kids to a family of five, if you count the dog – and the 60-lb Rottweiler mix is definitely one of the kids.  The first baby under six months either parent ever saw was their own son, after a home birth, so they had to learn everything from scratch.  As a home birthing, cloth-diapering, infant potty-training, breastfeeding, sort of co-sleeping parent planning to home school, who also vaccinates, circumcises, disciplines, watches TV with Finn way more than she should and works full time, Megan doesn’t really fit into any “Mommy groups” – and that’s okay with her. Megan’s parenting philosophy is the same philosophy she tells her tutoring students: Use What Works for You.  

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