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EC - The nappy free baby. Who does it?

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    Posted: 21 April 2017 at 9:18pm
Hi there!

I am due my first baby in October and I am super excited!

I am really keen on the idea and principles behind EC (elimination communication). We are from the UK but now based in Palmerston North and I just wondered if it is popular in New Zealand? I can see there seem to be some support groups in Auckland and Wellington but not much else!

So I thought to myself how am I going to find other people who have gone through it or who are also looking to start and how can we support each other and share stories. Then I thought I would find a forum! Hence this being my first ever post here.

I even did a search of the forum and nothing seems to come up. So please please if you do it/want to do it please get in touch! I would love to know your experiences and get advice on where to buy training undies for small babies and suitable potties ect!
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Imogen,

That definitely sounds like a challenge :-) Great thing is you have a summer baby so he won't need many clothes - I think that will make it a lot easier. So EC sounds like a mixture between sign language and potty-training - but I have never heard of anyone successfully starting that before at least the age of 4 months. I recently went to a great talk by the Nappy Lady, which was both hilarious and really helpful - but focussed much more on reusable nappies. http://www.thenappylady.co.nz/ This may be a useful stepping stone to your EC ambitions when the little critter is several months old, able to see more than 18 inches away and more receptive to its surroundings.

PS. we are moving to Palmy in June with a newborn (touch-wood)! Would love to find other new mums and dads to talk to.
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Hi Anna

Thanks for your message! Great that you are moving to Palmy! We love living here :)

I have just been reading a book called 'the diaper free baby' which advocates that you can start EC from a new born up to around 18 months, but earlier the better if it works for your lifestyle! Have a look into it :D I have also met a lady who said her baby was dry from 6 months onwards through EC. So I don't doubt that it works and I can't wait to give it a try!

I follow the nappy lady on facebook. I really want to go to one of her talks but she has recently stopped doing them in Palmerston North frustratingly, so we may have to head to Whanganui for an evening. We will certainly use cloth nappies as precautions when needed. I want to steer clear from disposables as much as possible.
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