Posts by Andrea Olson

Easy Catch #4: Getting in or out of something

Easy Catch #4 Getting in or out of something

Do you pee before a long road trip or at a pit stop? So do babies. Getting into or out of a carseat, high chair or your arms is the perfect time to offer baby the toilet. Let’s face it…transition times are awesome! This easy 5 minute video will explain more: You’ll learn: how babies…

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How to use a top hat potty

top hat potty demonstration

Hi. It’s time to share my favorite potty with you. The top hat potty, or baby potty bowl, is s really the only thing I recommend as “essential” for ECing from birth or in the first year. It is discreet, comfortable, and lightweight. Great for nighttime. On the go. Nursing. Travel. Car pottying. Indispensable. Incredibly…

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Easy Catch #3: Poop

Easy Catch #3 Poop

Today we’ll talk poop. Not much else to say other than helping baby poop in the toilet vs. his diaper is a no-brainer! Who likes changing poopy diapers? I don’t. If you want to avoid changing poopy diapers, use elimination communication’s easy catch #3. We’ll dive deep into this topic for about 3 minutes. Enjoy:…

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Easy Catch #2: Diaper changes

Easy Catch #2 At every diaper change

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

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

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

Session #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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Not All “Developmental Delays” Make a Child Potty-Delayed

developmentally delayed potty training

This touching guest post is from a former GDF coach, Michelle. Thanks for the transparent sharing of your challenging journey, Michelle! xx Andrea A Challenging Beginning When I was 35 weeks pregnant with my second child, I found out something was quite wrong with my baby girl. She had essentially stopped growing in utero. I…

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What I’m loving this week…

monkey wubbanub

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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