Helen Vallaeys

Certified Coach | Serving Palo Alto, California, USA




Helen Vallaeys - Certified Coach

About Me

When my son was 8 weeks old, I came across EC and was intrigued. Sceptical, but intrigued. So I bought a book, did my research and decided to give it a try. After a few days of observing my little one, I felt a little discouraged and reached out to the community on Circle of Moms for support. Unfortunately, some of the replies that I got to my “Help!” post were quite discouraging:

“Really!? At 2 months old there is NO WAY a newborn is ready to potty train.” and “Who came up with this quite unreasonable idea?”

Ouch! I am sure the mothers who replied are caring mothers, but they made me feel crazy for considering Elimination Communication – let alone trying it.

Since then I've successfully EC'd my little boy and am currently EC'ing my daughter. I've also been part of the GDF EC community for the last 2 years. As a Go Diaper Free certified coach my goal is to support other parents and caregivers with their decision to learn about and actually practice EC with their child. I am based, and practice primarily, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Serving San Francisco Bay Area (primarily Peninsula and South Bay).

Visit Helen's local Go Diaper Free Facebook Group here. See below for Helen's upcoming events.


My experiences with Elimination Communication

When did you first learn about EC? What did you think? What did you do about it?

What does it mean for you to teach EC?

What is your favorite piece of EC gear or clothing?

What book has inspired you the most on the path to becoming a more empowered mother?

What would you tell someone who is thinking of trying EC for the first time?