Thanks for linking the two threads 1st for Jess.
To answer your questions -
>How old are your bubbas? 5 weeks old
>- Would you start trying to incorporate EC from newborn age (like day 1)? A few weeks, a month..?
I'd start as soon as possible - we started at 2 weeks after I'd recovered enough from the emerg c/s and had the hang of breastfeeding. Mind you, it did actually help breastfeeding because he was needing to toilet and popping on and off, falling asleep or wriggling (his signs) and once I'd realised it made feeding him much easier.
>- Have you told people you are doing EC? What have their reactions been?
I've told my parents and in laws - mum is from Hong Kong so has heard of it before and thinks it's great - thinks DS is so clever! And the in laws have been interested but never heard of it before - and encouraging.
I've discussed with a friend who has an 8 month old who was already thinking of starting to toilet her little one (but thought it was too early) as she knows when she needs to go - she just hasn't heard of 'EC'.
>- Have you been using a toilet at all? Basin? Potty?
We've been using all three - I bought a little potty which is great from thepottyshop.com?.au, however he goes in all three - just needs to be put in the position. I haven't needed to cue for a week or so now.
>- Do you use EC when you're out and about or just at home for now?
I haven't been out so much - but have toiletted him at my parent's house. Will see how we go in the future - Mum's already bought me a foldable potty! (mothercare)