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Some ideas for EC on the Go!

  • Posted on April 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

A friend asked some hypothetical questions for doing Elimination Communication while out of the house today… and I thought it would be fun to post my answers here as well! Now keep in mind that I’m answering from a past-tense kind of perspective since my daughter is now an EC Graduate.

Here are the situations she posed:

1.) at a friends house

2.) at a public event, car is nearby

3.) away all day, can’t get to the car at all, restrooms are few and far between (and privacy is hard to get too)

4.) away for a week at a hotel

and here are my answers! 

1. same as at home – but DD was fine using big regular toilets. if she wasn’t than I would have probably brought her baby bjorn little potty. But we’d just ask friend where the bathroom is and excuse ourselves, etc.

2. I’d have probably just found the public restroom (and covered the auto flush sensor with my hand!) we never really got into the groove of using the bblp in the car much. When she was younger we did a little, but it didn’t stick. and that was okay with me cuz I could hold her above a public toilet (kept her clean) and didn’t have to clean out the bblp either!

3. oooh, much harder. I probably would have put the bblp in the diaper bag with a bunch of paper towels. I would have found a spot as much out of the way as possible and then used my body to cover her a bit. She had/has no sense of privacy, so she wouldn’t have minded that part! But for the sake of everyone else, I would have tried to be discrete!
If it really really wasn’t possible to potty her, then I’d have just brought a TON of diapers and changed her as often as I knew she peed.

4. for hotels, I’d bring the baby bjorn little potty! and EC just like we do at home.

Now, all those answers are for doing those things while REALLY wanting to EC. Not everyday would have been one of those days. But like I said for #3, on days I didn’t feel like we could potty, I just tried to bring extra diapers so we could go through them fast. I would probably have brought sposies to an event like that tho – they pack smaller when clean and I could toss them in the trash when I was done with them so I didn’t have to haul a GIANT diaper bag all day.