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Do You Have This Potty Training Fear? Fear no more!

July 10, 2012

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When I think of potty training my children my mind goes one place, “I’ll never leave the house!” I hate the thought of going somewhere and hearing that little voice say they need to go potty. When you live in the country there are no quick trips to town.  A 30 minute trip for a […]

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Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers Part 3

March 9, 2012

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The final installment of the Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers. You can catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 for info on cloth trainers beginning in letters A-K. As mentioned before, this is a work in progress that will be added to as reviews are discovered and experience is had. Feel free to offer […]

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Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers Part 2

March 7, 2012

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If you missed Part 1 of the Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers, you will want to go back and check out the cloth trainers starting with the letters A-F. Today I bring you Part 2, G-K. Again, this guide is a continuing work in progress. Your reviews are MUCH appreciated. Thank you for all the […]

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Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers Part 1

March 6, 2012

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Tired of wasting money on expensive, disposable trainers?  Or is your cloth diapered child ready to move into training pants? Cloth trainers, although not a necessary item, are a healthier, as well as, a more environmentally and financially responsible alternative to disposable training pants. Due to the large amount of information contained in this guide […]

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Imagine Me Practicing EC: The Why and How

January 26, 2012

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Today’s post is written by Michelle Barber of New Mercies.  You can read Part 1: Imagine Me Practicing EC and Part 2: The Who What When and Where of EC for more information.  Part 3 picks up where Part 2 left off… WHY? Why do I practice EC? Not only is practicing EC easier than […]

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Imagine Me Practicing EC- A Devoted Working Dad

January 23, 2012

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Imagine Me Practicing EC – Part 2 By Michelle Barber In this part 2, I will discuss who, what, when, where, [In Part 3 coming Thursday January 26th you can read the why, and how I and my family practice EC. In addition, I will touch upon the different options in degrees of practicing EC, […]

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Imagine Me Practicing EC – Part 1

November 26, 2011

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Today’s post is written by Michelle Barber from New Mercies.  Chances are if you are cloth diapering you have heard of the practice of Elimination Communication (EC). Simply stated by Wikipedia, “Elimination Communication (EC) is a toilet training practice in which a caregiver uses timing, signals, cues and intuition to respond to an infant’s need […]

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My Favorite Swim Diaper Works as a Trainer

May 7, 2011

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I’m not a big swimmer and I don’t love potty training. But, potty training is inevitable and it’s hard to avoid water when the south Texas summers are scorching hot. Last year, when we went to the beach I took along our Monkey Doodlez swim diaper.  If you want speedo tight (in the legs) then […]

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What is Elimination Communication?

September 29, 2008

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Last week at MOMs group I sat down at a table and a mom said “you’re that diaper freak, aren’t you?”  She was smiling and I was flattered!  Yes, I am a diaper freak and proud of it.  She said she has read my blog but she practices Elimination Communication. What is so awesome is […]

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The Art Of Potty Training. Are You A Van Gogh?

September 9, 2008

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Does one ever truly figure out any parenting chore?  And even if you think you have, wait until the next child comes along and you discover you have absolutely nothing figured out.  Potty training is an excellent example of such a chore. Yes the word “chore” carries with it a negative connotation, but have you […]

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Most Popular Cloth Trainers

July 23, 2008

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For more current trainer information check out the three part series Ultimate Guide to Cloth Trainers (link is to part 1). Potty Training/Potty Learning can be an exciting yet highly stressful time for mom and child. We want the child to feel wet but not so wet that we’re cleaning up accidents all day. During […]

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