Attachment Parenting worked in some ways for Emily @Holistic Squid…but not in others. This is a photo she made: Attachment Parenting worked for me. It pretty much rocked and I’d say it worked for me…mostly. There are a few techniques I’d adjust next time around, and a bit more balance I’d bring into it all.…Read More..
Here’s my first son when he was 17 months old signaling that he needs to use the potty by squatting and then grabbing his crotch. Loved this post? Here are a few more: Not All “Developmental Delays” Mak… The Unexpected Benefits of Early Potty T… Resistance: My baby resists the potty an…Read More..
As a preface, this post is about how we parents have been trained to wait for our babies to go in their diapers. Which is different from noticing that our babies have gone in their diapers and then changing that dirty diaper. This is about watching them, waiting for it to be done, and then…Read More..
Practicing EC on the go is one of the biggest challenges for most new parents. Here I am pottying my then 5 month old baby over his tophat potty in my car, using transition times (aka Generic Timing per my book) to potty him before putting him into the baby carrier after taking him out…Read More..
If you’ve been doing Elimination Communication and things were going smoothly, and all of a sudden your baby is simply resisting, full-force, to sit on the potty (but you’re certain that you are paying attention. In fact, you pay attention so much that this SHOULD be working, right? You put aside everything else and make…Read More..
Q: I would LOVE to know more about how people in places like the desert or the arctic have done EC for thousands of years? I don’t think they would have nicely contoured potties for little babes to sit on. ~Niladri H., Brighton, UK A: Hey Niladri…although potties are pretty recent inventions, apparently the Ancient Greeks…Read More..
As if doing EC isn’t (at times) tricky enough for Western parents while at home…taking it on the road can add a-whole-nother dimension. Have you ever had the joy of changing a diaper in an airplane lavatory? How about a sitting amidst a giant poopie diaper blow-out while you’re on a bus (with no bathroom…Read More..
I’ve been doing this long enough to know what parents can do to derail potty training. I collected each and every thing parents stated they could have done differently and I’ve compiled it all into a video, which you’ll find below. There are roughly 5 potty training mistakes, in total, that you’ll want to avoid…Read More..
NOTE: If you want to be notified of my new book, The Unassisted Birth Manual, when it is published, please add your name here. Also, the below has some graphic images. Please use discretion. Thx! It’s the morning of July 22nd. I woke up at 7am and my husband got my son ready for Jumpstart…Read More..
Where have we been over the centuries regarding diapers? When did they hit the scene? And how have they affected potty training, our environment, our children, and us as parents? EC educator Andrea Olson answers these questions and more in this brief, 12 minute history of diapers. Download the MP3 here. Please leave your comments…Read More..