Hello EC'ers! I'm new to these boards,and am enjoying lurking so far.
DH and I have been part time ecing little man since about 4 weeks old and really
Ike it even though we aren't super dedicated to it. He is just now able to sit up on his own, so we've been offering the potty bowl while he's on the changing table. I show it to him, hold it up against his bum and cue him- it's really satisfying to see him grin, get still and concentrate...often we get a pee, sometimes a poo, and frequently a fart (which I take as a success, because it means he associates the cue with activity down below. We offer the potty after every nap, after spending time in the sling or wrap and at every dipe change, even if it's already wet. Sometimes he fusses before going, and we can catch one then.
The few times I've held him over the big toilet or placed him on his little potty he has burst into tears, but today he sat (with assistance) and tinkled on cue with no protest at all!!. I was very proud, he had no idea how marvelous he was.
Earlier in the day I had read a post here about letting LO play with his potty before asking him to use it, so this afternoon he had time with the bowl, banging it around, handling it, sitting on it, with no cueing. I think it's possible this play time helped him be more accepting of sitting on it later, so thanks ladies!!