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Elimination Communication (EC) clothing & puddle pads

Leeds, England
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Rebecca Mottram

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About LittleBunnyBear

Sales 3,648
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Elimination Communication Clothing, EC and philosophy

When you are practising Elimination Communication, clothing is an important consideration and there are definitely things you can do which help or don't help.

Nappy / diaper free time with your baby is the best way for parent and baby to learn, and work towards nappy independence. Of course, nappies have their place when you are not able to give EC your full attention, but learning slows down when there is a barrier between your baby’s eliminations and your awareness. Even in training pants or regular clothing, you won’t know what’s happening. You may also worry about how to maintain your child’s dignity and avoid exposing them. That’s where clothing and accessories that are specially designed to support your EC practice can really increase your confidence and speed up the learning process.

Little Bunny Bear's wool puddle pads, mattress protectors and split crotch baby trousers can help you learn your babys cues without the worry of letting your little one get cold or spoliling the carpet.

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> Open-crotch baby tights or trousers allow you to respond immediately and your baby will have the sensation of being nappy-free during eliminations. You will be able to cue them with your chosen sound at the right moment, and because you will know the exact moment they go, you will be able to catch most if not all of it in a potty or receptacle; reducing waste and washing. For part-time pottying, open crotch baby tights can even be worn with a nappy!

> Discrete Split crotch trousers provide extra coverage to protect your baby’s modesty. They can be used from stage 1 but are particularly useful as your child starts to crawl or walk to the potty to sit independently. When baby crouches or is held in the pottying position, the crotch will open up allowing you to potty without undressing.

> Wool puddle mats / mattress protectors
Designed to soak up those misses and save you washing. Due to wool's amazing antibacterial and wicking properties, it doesn't need to be washed after every miss. The wool will either soak up the liquid like a sponge, or repel the liquid and make a "puddle" which can be tipped off into the toilet/potty. Lie baby on it anywhere, or use under bed sheets to protect mattress.

Size Guide
Items sizes are based on the 50th centile (average weight and height). Therefore, you can order clothes according to the size your baby currently fits. Remember though, that they are designed to be worn nappy free – so the waistbands are smaller than regular clothes (but with plenty of growth/stretch room). If your baby is large or small for his or her age, you may wish to size up or down, or contact me for a custom order.

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  • Rebecca Mottram


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  • SpiderFlyClothing

    Wirral, England


  • Yat-On Lo

    United Kingdom

    Yat is a seamstress from Sewganic and also works for Little Bunny Bear as a seamstress

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Last updated on 18 May, 2022
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I ship all packages within 1-5 business days except in the case of a custom order. All packaged are sent with Royal Mail / Parcelforce worldwide and are tracked. Domestic orders are sent second class signed for.

LOSS/DAMAGE: Little Bunny Bear is not responsible for any items lost or damaged in shipment.

Please contact me if you have any special shipping requests and I will do my best to accommodate them. That does not influence the production time, but I can ship items via priority or express mail if you need the item earlier.

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Please note that whilst care is taken to check all buttons are securely attached on upcycled clothing, Little Bunny Bear cannot accept responsibility for the safety of buttons or other small fixings. If your garment has small parts that could be a choke hazard, I do not recommend using them for unsupervised play or nap time.
Always place your baby on their back to sleep and follow safe sleep guidelines.

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

All about puddle pads

Q: Are puddle pads pre-lanolised?
A: No. See below for more details on lanolin, and why you should lanolise you pad.

Q: Which size puddle pad is best for me?

A: The puddle pad only needs to cover the area where the baby might wet, therefore they dont need to be the size of the whole mattress. Smaller pads can be used in slings and in seats, or as changing mats. Larger pads can also be used as play mats, baby massage or yoga mats. I do make custom size pads but see the other FAQ below about custom sizes .

Q: Should I buy single or double layer?

A: REPURPOSED WOOL: single layer (large or small) are usually best for younger babies, or for use as a mattress protector under the bedsheet, unless stated in the listing - some single layer pads are good for all ages if they are really thick (the listing will tell you). Double layer pads are best for older children or babies who have larger urine output, since the two layers give the best protection against liquids.
ORANANIC WOOL: suitable as a single layer for all ages.

If in doubt, just check the product listing or convo me.

Q. Organic or repurposed wool puddle pad?

A: Organic puddle pads are super soft and can be used directly against babies skin. This makes them the best option for situations where you want to lie your baby directly on the pad without a cover sheet, such as when you are using the pad for nappy free time, as a play mat, changing pad or in bed for night time EC and breastfeeding. They are also best for use in a sling or seat beacuse they are so soft.
Repurposed wool can be irritating to the skin for some people - it depends how sensitive you are - but I recommend that for use in a bed they be placed underneat the bed sheet. This will protect your mattress. Some repurposed pads are very soft, and if they can be used against the skin it will say this in the listing itself.

Q: How do I wash a Little Bunny Bear Wool Puddle pad?

A: All the wool pads in my shop (organic and repurposed) can be washed in the washing machine on a wool cycle, or by hand. A gentle wool detergent is recommended and washing below 40 degrees is important to avoid shrinkage.
Remember, you will only need to wash it if it is soiled or once it starts to smell - since wools natural properties will mean it can go through several wettings without needing a wash.

Q. Which brand of lanolin do you recommend?

A. I love Sheepish Grins Lanolin which you can buy for around £12. Solid lanolin also has the advantage of being non-diluted in other fats, so you get more for your money. Liquid lanolin, I like Disana.
But there are plenty of brands available and as long as they are 100% lanolin it will work fine.

Q. Do I have to lanolise my pad?

A. No, but doing so will help it work to its best. Lanolin (originally on the sheep) is nature's way of waterproofing wool and will really help keep your item leak-proof and fresh-smelling. In small amounts it will moisturize and soften wool, in bigger amounts it will repel water. It will mean you do not need to wash it after each wetting, which will save you time and money.

Can you make larger/custom-sized puddle pad eg single , double or king size ?

Yes I can BUT I only recommend sizing up to 100x100cm. Larger pads can be costly, are more cumbersome to change , wash and lanolise , and you only really need them under where your child sleeps . If they roll around a lot , a few strategically placed pads will work and save you time, effort and cost. Alternatively , I also recommend buying 1-2 smaller pads and placing them side by side under where your child sleeps.

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