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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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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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#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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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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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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Potty Liberation

By Emily Pollokoff | Mar 2, 2016

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

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

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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How To Start Your EC Day Right

By Jen Cutright | Feb 11, 2016

This is a guest post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach, Jen Cutright, who teaches parents EC in Apple Valley, CA, the surrounding high desert, and part time in Bishop, CA. I hope you enjoy her pragmatic, fun suggestions for your morning potty routine! xx Andrea You know those days where everything (including EC)…

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