Natural hygiene: understand what this method is for and for children
The "Communication of Elimination" (EC) method, published by Tamara Hiller, has been widely circulated among mothers and has been called here by Natural Hygiene. The main idea of the technique is for parents to see what signs the babies give by wanting to eliminate feces and urine, and instead of wearing diapers, take them to the penny at those times.
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Tamara basically preaches that parents do not use diapers, but interpret the signals given by your children that they need to urinate or defecate. Among the data exposed by it, there are interesting and many absolutely unrealistic methods that lack scientific proof. According to Tamara, this was a method used by almost all children, and is still widely used today.
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Currently the EC is very widespread Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, and she herself learned her method from an Indian lady who was in her home. And, according to her own account, she had already seen in India that families put their babies to evacuate and urinate in the field. In terms of public health and disease prevalence and development, we can not consider India or Sub-Saharan Africa as role models to be followed by anybody and these habits as really healthy.
So that we can
The most important thing is to learn to observe the baby for at least half an hour a day, leaving him undressed, lying on a towel, while tries to pick up signals that he can transmit before peeing or coconut. These signs can be: change from being calm to restless (when in the arms), being still and staring or bouncing (when you want to poop), grimacing, breathing deeper or yawning, shuddering, squirming, pushing with
After this observation phase, at any time you identify an elimination, make a "key sound" (psssss, shhhhh, brrrr) or say pee, so that, over time, he associates the sound with the act and is able to relax when he is taken to the potty.
One way that the author indicates to succeed is to take advantage as soon as the baby wakes up, take off his diapers and put it on the pinico or in the bucket ( equipment), making the "key sound". Or, right after the feed, remove the diaper and hold the baby on the pinico or bucket for a bowel movement.
By doing so, you will know the rhythms of elimination of your baby: if he poops at certain times day or half an hour after breastfeeding; or you pee every time you wake up or every time you take off your diapers.
When you realize all this, when he wants to go to the bathroom, just hold the baby and his thighs, with his back on his belly, breathing, transmitting to your baby your relaxation are your next steps and always testing different places (over the toilet, sink, buckets, pinicos, etc). And, finally, never forget the maternal intuition that can determine that even without the signs, one can put the baby to eliminate.
Now that you already know what the method is and where it was inspired, in my next article I will expose the positives and negatives of Natural Hygiene. Until then!
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