Elimination communication on the go

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Elimination communication on the go

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So if you want to try elimination communication when you’re traveling, it does get a little bit trickier. One of the best things that I found is to buy a portable potty – they make some that you can fold up and keep in your diaper bag – we bring that with us if we’re going to the airport, if we’re visiting the in-laws. That’s what we do so that it doesn’t have to change from at home. If you are at more of an event or at the mall or even Disneyland, that same little potty, we’ve often just put a diaper underneath it and put it in the backseat of the car so that he has the place to go. Honestly, sometimes, you’re just going to have messes and that’s okay as long as you don’t get disappointed or communicate that to the child, because the whole point of elimination communication is that the baby knows where he’s supposed to go, but it’s not about punishment, or disappointment, or forcing him or anything like that. It’s just to get him comfortable with going where he’s supposed to go. So if you have a miss occasionally, you just put it in the wet bag and go back the day.

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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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