Elimination Communication Archives

Nine Months Old (EC update)

Diapers before and after

Canceled diaper service Just after Peter turned 6 months, I hesitantly canceled the diaper washing service. We went from the huge stack of prefold diapers on the left to the tiny stack of organic prefold diapers on the right. Typically, the 30 diapers last us a week before I have to wash them. They hang […]


Six Months Old (EC update)

Peter in a long sleeve shirt and long socks

Ins and outs Since the previous month, I had been suspicious about some changes in Peter’s stools (but had been told not to worry, and that it was just because of excess saliva from teething). When he got worse the only change I could think of was that he was often nursing in shorter bursts. […]


Five Months Old (EC update)

Peter wearing a perfold belt and laying on a wool puddle pad

EC at night (with a little background) When I was pregnant, I planned to use a crib because I didn’t even realize there was another option. We bought a mini crib second hand and an organic co-sleeper mattress to fit it (odd that I didn’t even think about what the name meant at the time!). […]


Four Months Old (EC update)

Peter was almost 3 months old when I last wrote about how we’re doing with EC. Since it’s been another 3 months, I thought it was time for an update. I’m feeling kind of long winded, so here’s the 3 to 4 months old update.


Our EC journey (so far)

Potty in front of mirror

We started EC when our son was 5 weeks old. This is the story of our journey up to now (12 weeks old).


Greener than cloth diapers?

What could be greener than cloth diapers?