Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's a Boy!

Pictures and some interesting info after the jump.

Our new little boy, Stone, born at home on November 26. 

Since I don't have a lot of time for writing just this minute, I'll leave you with some interesting information on Elimination Communication. This is a diapering alternative that we have started to use part time.

In brief, babies are born with the "instinct" to cue when they need to potty, and as a parent, you can learn these signals and, when you see them, hold the infant over a toilet, sink or other designated receptacle so that they can eliminate without soiling themselves or you. 

Why would anyone want to do this? Well, the most cited reasons seem to be strengthening the parent-infant bond, reducing diaper dependence, keeping baby cleaner/more comfortable/rash free, and reaching potty independence at an earlier age (usually at about 18 months for those successful with Elimination Communication).

Read more at one of my favorite sites: KK.org on Elimination Communication

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