Easy Catch #1 Wake up + pee

Easy Catch #1: Wake up + pee

By Andrea Olson | May 15, 2017

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

By Andrea Olson | May 2, 2017

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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Baby Poops In High Chair

Help! My baby goes poop while in her car seat or high chair.

By Andrea Olson | Mar 8, 2017

Q: I have been practicing EC with my  7 month old daughter, June, for 2 months. I provide a number of pottytunities during the day, before nap, after waking, before and after most feedings, before and after car rides, etc and we have many pee catches during the day. She only poops once every other day,…

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17 months on the potty

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

By Alvana Cundey | May 17, 2016

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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Ethanael on Potty with Book

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

By Robin Kinney | May 11, 2016

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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Owen on Tiny Potty

How EC Helped Ease My Mommy Guilt

By Jessica Barra | Apr 21, 2016

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

This is a Guest Post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Heidi Avelino – she writes about EC and early potty training at ECpeesy.com/blog. Enjoy this very helpful post! xx Andrea How can we prepare the bathroom environment to promote potty independence? These tips apply to families practicing elimination communication with a young toddler; parents…

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Session #26: Getting EC Back on Track

#26: Getting EC Back on Track

By Andrea Olson | Mar 15, 2016

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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developmentally delayed potty training

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

By Michelle Swaney | Mar 15, 2016

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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it's the journey

The Unexpected Benefits of Early Potty Training

By Tracy Gillett | Mar 8, 2016

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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