Posts by Andrea Olson

Easy Catch #2: Diaper changes

If you’ve ever gotten peed on when changing your baby’s diaper, you will probably benefit from this easy catch (#2 of 4). Let’s not get peed on again! When you change your baby’s diaper, you can offer the potty even if baby is already wet. Oftentimes, our babies only let out a pre-pee to save some…

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Easy Catch #1: Wake up + pee

There are 4 sure-fire “catches” in Elimination Communication. This is the first. The wake-up pee works because of basic biology. Every human emits the AntiDiuretic Hormone (ADH, or Vasopressin if you wanna get scientific with me!) during sleep to prevent them from peeing or pooping themselves during that time. When you wake up, and when…

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Baby Signals 101

Yesterday I was at my 3 year old, Isadora’s, t-ball game and I whipped out my top hat potty to see if Branson needed to pee or poo. He’s just 10 weeks old. The other mom in the dugout noticed what I was doing (and clearly had no idea what to think). So she asked…

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#26: Getting EC Back on Track

So many parents completely fall off the EC wagon during months 8-14 when baby is becoming mobile, and mom and dad are getting back to “normal” life and work. This is 100% normal! However, if you’re in this situation, you may feel like you’ve failed, or like a loser, or completely overwhelmed. “How in the…

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What I’m loving this week…

Hi! I’ve been into such a variety of useful things lately that I figured I’d round em all up and share them with you today! It’s kind of an eclectic list, so bear with me. :) Here goes…. Making Baby FoodI’ve been blending either steamed sweet potatoes, raw pear, or avocado into a smooth (or…

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#25: Nighttime EC

  http://media.blubrry.com/godiaperfree/p/content.blubrry.com/godiaperfree/GDF025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Pottying your baby in the night hours can be very hard, especially with sudden resistance after months of doing it without a hitch. Today’s episode covers Nighttime EC in-depth, along with how to do it, what you’ll need to do if things go poorly, and what I’ve…

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Note to Self: Prunes really do work for constipation

I re-learned a very important lesson today with my 3rd ECd baby. Even when doing Elimination Communication with a very young baby, things can get backed up. Constipation happens when moving to solid foods. Somehow I’d forgotten that! Yes, the deep squat position of the EC hold is extremely helpful in preventing baby constipation: Yes,…

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