Why I Don’t Want to be Called a Potty-Training Guru

By Alvana Cundey | May 17, 2016
17 months on the potty

This is a guest post from our Certified GDF Coach, Alvana Cundey, of Southern New Jersey. I love her story of how easy it is to do EC, from her unique point of view and the whole idea of “imperfection!” xx Andrea For those on the fence about Elimination Communication and whether it could work…

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Confession: Why I Potty Trained My Son at 15-Months-Old

By Robin Kinney | May 11, 2016
Ethanael on Potty with Book

This week’s guest post is from Robin Kinney, our EC Coach in Madison, Wisconsin. I love how Robin has learned how to weave EC with potty training and I hope you are inspired by her story! xx Andrea How bending the rules, believing in your child, and finding the right kind of support can make…

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How EC Helped Ease My Mommy Guilt

By Jessica Barra | Apr 21, 2016
Owen on Tiny Potty

This is a guest post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jessica Barra. I hope you enjoy her honest explanation of how EC has helped ease her mommy guilt (and how gracefully she does EC while also working outside the house). xx Andrea Oh, mommy guilt. That horrible beast that strikes…

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Preparing for Potty Independence (Montessori Inspired)

By Heidi Avelino | Mar 18, 2016
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This is a Guest Post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Heidi Avelino – she owns and operates ECpeesy.com – convenient baby and toddler clothing for elimination communication and quick diaper changes. Enjoy this very helpful post! xx Andrea How can we prepare the bathroom environment to promote potty independence? These tips apply to…

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#26: Getting EC Back on Track

By Andrea Olson | Mar 15, 2016
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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

By Michelle Swaney | Mar 15, 2016
developmentally delayed potty training

This touching guest post is from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach, Michelle Swaney, who runs The Potty School in Orange County, California. 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…

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The Unexpected Benefits of Early Potty Training

By Tracy Gillett | Mar 8, 2016
it's the journey

This is a guest post from Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Tracy Gillett, who blogs at Raised Good and teaches parents EC (and many other things) in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for the great article, Tracy! xx Andrea I discovered attachment parenting when I was pregnant. Techniques like co-sleeping, breastfeeding and…

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Potty Liberation

By Emily Pollokoff | Mar 2, 2016
ECing baby

This is a guest post from Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Emily Pollokoff, who serves families in Central New York. Thanks Emily for the wonderful article! xx Andrea My family thinks I’m nuts. This rumor probably started circulating when I was fifteen and went vegetarian overnight. Conscious eating led me to yoga, which led me…

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Night-time EC: Tips & tricks to help you and your baby sleep better

By Maja Kresotova | Feb 26, 2016
nighttime EC hold baby over bowl

This is a guest post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Trainee, Maja Kresotova, who hails from Croatia. Thank you, Maja, for a very insightful post and lovely pictures! When my daughter was about 9 months old, I was a sleep-deprived wreck. For the past 5 months we were taking hours to fall asleep,…

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What I’m loving this week…

By Andrea Olson | Feb 23, 2016
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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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