Learn Elimination Communication, the eco-friendly alternative to full-time diapering & toilet training, in the simplest way possible.

Go Diaper Free: A Simplified Handbook for Elimination Communication, by Andrea Olson, author of EC SimplifiedWho Elimination Communication is for

Could Elimination Communication, or infant potty training, possibly work for you? Whether you’ve got a full time job or 2 hired nannies, 5 kids or one on the way, you want to go completely diaper-free or continue using diapers til you’re ready, you live in the rolling Ozarks or in downtown Manhattan…Elimination Communication can absolutely work for you and your 0-18 month baby. (18 months and up? See our potty training book for toddlers.)

Want to avoid dramatic potty training struggles and 3 years of diaper dependence? Are you on board with wanting to do Elimination Communication but confused about how to begin? I used to be in the same exact boat. If you’re with me, please read on…

About the Book

Go Diaper Free: A Simplified Handbook for Elimination Communication was created by DiaperFreeBaby Mentor Andrea Olson, MA, to be more than just a book…it is a hands-on experience of exactly how to start, how to maintain, how to complete, and how to fend off challenges inherent to the practice. If you learn best by seeing, doing, and experiencing…Go Diaper Free will help you learn Elimination Communication hands-on, how it’s meant to be learned. Consider this a passing down of tribal wisdom.

More about the book:

    • a vibrant 450 page digital book (only about 200 pages will apply directly to your baby’s age, so don’t worry about length!), it’s easy to search and hop around. Read your book instantly on any computer or mobile device & save trees.
    • covers starting EC with your baby, at any age from 0-18 months, now divided up by newborn, mobile baby, and young toddler ages (no one else teaches starting EC “older” the way this book does).
    • includes ground-breaking advances in the EC field, such as conclusive sections on starting at older ages (5-18 months), Troubleshooting and Potty Pauses, The Building Blocks of Potty Independence (the only existing guide to graduating EC), Responsible Diaper-free Time, correcting peeing-on-the-floor habits, and more.
    • 100s of full-color photos, easy-to-follow flowcharts, and clear drawings demonstrate exactly how to do Elimination Communication
    • Covers the most common challenges of EC including: Part-time EC, Nighttime EC, Starting EC Older (5-18 mos), Praise, Potty Pauses, and ECing while breastfeeding, in the city, in nature, or while traveling.
    • Join our Readers’ Area to get access to resources including:
      • 20+ Private Video Library – upgrade to the Book Package for over 45 minutes of private instructional videos
      • 35+ Downloads Library – upgrade to the Book Package for a collection of tools (from learning your baby’s signals to a guide for fathers) and other helpful downloads
      • Access to our Private Facebook Group where 100s of Andrea’s readers gather to share advice and successes
      • Private Q+A Submission for the twice monthly video Podcast via our Members’ Area
      • Google Hangouts with Andrea – get invitations to an every other month virtual gathering via video and Google Hangouts
      • Private Support Forum Archive featuring over 1,000 posts of Andrea’s advice – upgrade to the Book Package for access to my forum archives from the last 3 years (note: other sites may offer an older archived forum but GoDiaperFree is the only place to get the most recent one!)
      • Online Learning and Community Tools – upgrade to the Book Package for lifetime access to the Go Diaper Free Program, a mobile-friendly online tool for learning, troubleshooting, and connecting about EC, including extras not found in the book.
      • The Audiobook (upon future release) – upgrade to the Book Package and get 5 hours of professionally recorded audio…learn EC on-the-go, while at the playground, or while doing laundry.

Click (or right click) here to download a free sample of the new book. (PDF version, 21 pages)

Buy the Book

Just the introductory Elimination Communication class at most natural parenting centers usually costs about $35 for 2 hours…and what are diapers going to cost? You can download my book instantly and begin Elimination Communication today. The cost for the Go Diaper Free Book is now only $47 $9.99.

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About the Private Readers’ Area (which comes with the Book Package)…

andrea olson authorAbout the Author

Hi! I’m Andrea and I am mother of 2 ECed babies and one of the only people on this planet that thinks and writes about baby pee & poo every single day! I am dedicated to teaching parents like you how to start and maintain a lovely potty practice with your baby, and my book is the best guide for starting in a visual, simple manner. I’ve had years of experience as a DiaperFreeBaby Mentor and I thank you for trusting me to teach you this process!

Book Package Owners’ Tools

  • Step-by-Step Guide

    Learn exactly how to start and continue EC with your baby with our comprehensive and easy-to-follow, visual instruction, including the most up-to-date EC techniques. This improves upon the basic concepts presented in our original works years ago, ideas which have been thoroughly updated and further divided by start age (0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months). All you’ll ever need…ever. (This is the online, mobile-friendly copy of this ebook!)

  • Video Library

    Over 25 EC videos that demonstrate and teach in the best learn-EC-format available: video! It’s like learning from a tribe member…remotely. Plus, Andrea shares her thoughts and tips on a monthly VLOG available only to Go Diaper Free Members. It’s like having her in your living room, cheering you on.

  • Positions Gallery

    Ever wondered how to hold your baby while ECing…or have you hit a roadblock with the one you’ve been using and need some creative options? With over 70 photographs of EC positions used worldwide, we’ve got you covered.

  • Downloads

    Confused about your baby’s signals or timing? A whole library of tools that will help you record your baby’s rhythms and signals, over time, and others that will remind you of the most important indicators in EC. Totally indispensable, this library is referred to often within the ebook.

  • Troubleshooting

    Finally, “The EC Answer Book” we’ve all been waiting for! This is a collection of the top 30 most commonly asked questions, all of the troubleshooting topics from my ebook, and more added monthly. If you have hit a bump, we’ve got you covered with clear, simple answers that are easy to find and implement.

  • Private Facebook Group

    Our personal support now runs through a private Facebook group where we’ve connected our readers in the easiest, most efficient venue of today’s world.  This group is for readers only.

  • Q+A Podcast

    Only our readers get to submit questions that Andrea will answer on her twice a month Q+A podcast episodes.

  • Hangouts

    Our readers are personally invited to Google Hangouts with Andrea Olson every other month…our virtual EC group!

  • Newsletter Archives

    Unique tips that come out weekly in our newsletter, all at your fingertips for easy reference. Follow along at your own pace and see what 1,000’s of subscribers worldwide have been so excited about.

  • And More...

    You get lifetime access to all of this and everything new we add. All easy to access from any device. You can truly learn Elimination Communication anywhere in the way it was meant to be learned: hands-on, visually, and with good support.

  • Audiobook (forthcoming)

    When the Go Diaper Free audiobook is released, all book package owners and those who’ve gotten the readers’ upgrade will be sent a copy for free.

Did you know that Elimination Communication Starts Early? (or: why you should not wait to read this book)

Elimination Communication (like offering nap time and breastfeeding) just plain starts early. Babies are born signaling, born wanting to stay hygienic and dry (to not sit in their waste)…born ready! Conventional potty training theoretically begins when baby is “ready,” ranging from 18-36 months of age. You might not be aware that Elimination Communication can start on day one, even in tiny, doable ways (though you may start at any age – 0-18 months – that works for you)….

  • I know first-hand how difficult it is to be pregnant, have a newborn, or just to be living your life, day to day. We live in such a busy time (and are often doing it all alone)! That said…I would not put off starting Elimination Communication…and skipping out on changing most of the poopy diapers makes the up-front work worth it. : ) Whether you choose a part-time or full-time Elimination Communication practice, if you are able to start today (even in some small way), you’ll someday look back and be grateful you did it!

Most new parents regret that they didn’t
start (or learn about) Elimination Communication sooner

Pregnant? Consider this your best research source and read up.

Brand new parent? Start Elimination Communication before baby gets mobile and you both become reliant upon the diaper.

Have a mobile baby (6-12 months)? It’s the perfect time to start reversing that diaper habit.

Have a young toddler (12-18 months)? Many of my readers follow my guidelines for starting Elimination Communication with this age and find great success. It is honestly never too late to start….you’re right on time.


Buy Go Diaper Free and start reading today

Just the introductory Elimination Communication class at most natural parenting centers usually costs about $35 for 2 hours…and what are diapers going to cost? You can download my book instantly and begin EC today. The cost for the Go Diaper Free Book is now only $47 $9.99.

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Want to see more? Here’s a sample…

I wanted you to have an interactive set of tools to learn Elimination Communication quickly and easily. Because I purposefully do not offer a paperback book, you can’t flip through it at a bookstore. So, here is the downloadable free sample again which will help you see what you’re going to receive:

Click (or right click) here to download a free sample of the new book. (PDF version, 21 pages)

Yeah, but Andrea…What if it doesn’t work for me?

I understand why folks fear that Elimination Communication won’t work for them or their unique baby. The fear lies in the unknown, my friends! But get this: over half of the world’s infants are toilet trained by 1 year old. Elimination Communication does work. For over 200,000 years, in some way or form, it has worked. Elimination Communication works because your infant was born ready.

However, if you don’t decide on a solid starting point and put a tiny bit of effort into it in the beginning (even just one solid day), just like learning to breastfeed together, Elimination Communication might not work so well, and you probably won’t want to maintain it. But you know what? I believe in you. I’ve made it simple for you. Billions of caregivers across the world have blazed the trail. Start Elimination Communication with my book today and you will not regret it.

And remember…toilet training is time-consuming
and lacks convenience no matter when you begin.
You may choose to start today or just wait 2-3 more years…
I’m certain it will still be there once all that time passes. :)

Start EC today with my book

Just the introductory Elimination Communication class at most natural parenting centers usually costs about $35 for 2 hours…and what are diapers going to cost? You can download my book instantly and begin Elimination Communication today. The cost for the Go Diaper Free Book  is now only $47 $9.99.

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What parents are saying about my book

Just caught a pee based on what I’ve read…can’t wait to read more and get better at this…I find your book so helpful, especially the info about obstacles at 5-6 mos. and 10-14 mos…FANTASTIC!!

Lindsey S.
Thank you for all your help and support! Sometimes I can’t believe that we are doing this. It has been so much easier than I expected. And I owe it all to you and your book.

After a few days of poring through your member forum, I am feeling so much more informed and hopeful. I haven't even spoken with you personally & I already appreciate how much personal one-on-one help you offer just from reading your conversations with others. THANK YOU!!!

Candida M.
I began when my son was 3 weeks old. I knew about it before I had him but couldn't ever really figure out how to hold him and just kinda felt weird to potty an infant. Much less talk about it. Since its not the 'norm' here in America. So I waited. We started and BAM! he goes the first time! How awesome! I continued and we were doing pretty well then a downward spiral...So I got back online and found YOU and your work. WOW how much that helped!! (Thank You Andrea!) I love every bit of it. Challenging but enjoyable (if you can say that about pottying an infant ???). I'm thankful I stuck with it. What a wonderful bonding experience it is.

Hello Andrea, Thanks so much for helping to make my EC journey simple and beautiful. 

I have read a few books on the subject, but found your book to be the most helpful and practical. Your book and videos have become my EC guide.  I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been to find this way of connecting with my boy. It’s easy for fathers to feel a little left out at times. But EC and baby wearing have made me feel like my wife and my baby know I’m doing everything I can to meet their needs! I love it!

Jason H.
Monterrey, California
Sometimes I can't believe that we are doing this. It has been so much easier than I expected. And I owe it all to you and your book. Thank you SO much for your help and providing this site! I can't imagine still changing diapers at this point!

I really appreciate all the hard work you put into your book! It's been a great resource once I discovered it.

Andrea-I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your wonderful book, blog, newsletter and forum. Well...all of it.

Megan and Kate
Hey Andrea, I want to give you a huge shout out for the work you do AND let people know that EC does not have to be hard! We started ECing at birth, but very casually: We always used diapers at night, and many times for daytime outings. My son is now 19-months and aside from the occasional accident, I haven't cleaned up a poopy diaper in more than 9 months! With both of your books, it was pretty painless and we've been totally diaper free including nights for about a week. Thank you so much and I hope the wedding is just right.

Highly recommend! Andrea is wonderful and provides lots of support. Good luck!

In honor of Go Diaper Free Week I made the leap of using gerber training pants with my now 11 month old. The transition to training pants was the best thing for us. Twice this week he has started to crawl towards the bathroom to tell me he needed to go.

I am happy to have found this book. I have read a couple of EC’ing books but really feel confident now that I have read Andrea’s. I am just starting with my 5 week old and things are going well. I can’t wait to see where this takes us.

I can’t help but get excited and be amazed every time we catch a poop and pee on the potty. It used to be rare to catch something. When we first started just over a month ago (at 5 months old) I was washing a load of 25 diapers every day. Now we are down to washing a load of 30 diapers about every 4 days. It feels great! (And helps cut down the water and electricity bills haha).

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I’ve read the new sections of your new book and they are AWESOME! Thanks so much! So specific, and it felt like it was just for me.

Your Go Diaper Free book has helped me get through a “potty pause” with my 13 month old daughter. Thank you!

I’m ECing our 5 week old. No poopy diapers for 3 weeks!!

Chelly S.
My baby was supposedly colicky. What made the crying stop completely was starting EC with him at 5 mos. EC also helped my son gain quick control over his BMs, which seemed to be what upset him so much. At that time he had been pooping in 5-6 diapers a day and quickly went to happily going on a little potty about 3 times a day. No more crying.

I’ve been reading your website and emails for weeks now and trying to do EC… and I have just finally decided to commit and buy your book so I can do it right! Now, I have the Go Diaper Free ebook open on my iPad, and a bare baby bottom on my lap! :) I haven’t read more than a couple pages in one sitting of any book since she was born 3 months ago.

Elizabeth G.
Dallas, Texas
Your book has helped me take the leap into EC.  Had I known it’d be so easy, I’d have started earlier.  My baby is now 13 weeks old.  I started only a week and a half ago and he’s already waiting. I haven’t got much time to read these days…the reason I like your book so much is because it is a much more concise, easier read than all the others out there.

Andi B.
I CANNOT say enough about your book. I catch more than I miss and I haven’t changed a poopy diaper since starting (YAY!). Your book made this process SO much easier for me since I’m more of a “hands-on, let’s get right into it” sort of person. You have no idea how…empowered…I felt after reading it! Seriously. I refer to your book almost daily for reminders and tips. I love that it’s so easy to read.  =D

Alicia W.
Los Angeles
Just caught a pee based on what I read in your book…can’t wait to read more and get better at this…I found your website helpful as well, with the info about obstacles at 5-6 mos. and 10-14 mos…FANTASTIC!!

Lindsey S.
Andrea, I’ve spent the last hour or so perusing your book with a half-naked baby sleeping on my lap! :)

I decided to give modern technology a whirl and get your ebook. As you predicted I am enjoying it (especially the convenience of the links throughout). When he was born, I attempted EC with my now 2.5 year old but being a new mom, lacking the needed how-to details and being discouraged by my family (who thought I was nuts), I, unlike you, did give up. We’re now struggling with unlearning diapers and I feel bad when I get frustrated because I’m the one who contributed to it. We now have a 2.5 month old who I’ve been trying to EC and I think your book may help me  fill in the blanks – so thank you!

Stephanie O.
Hi Andrea, I’m enjoying reading your book! My boy isn’t due til December so I’m slowly reading, planning and imagining how I’ll use EC. I find the book great - simple and informative - really helps make things clear. Between this and the private EC forum I think I’ve got plenty of support when the time comes for me to implement it! Thanks again for creating this book!

Jo W.
I got your book and found it very useful. Actually I’ve been ECing my daughter for 5 months before getting it and still found some very useful tips in it.

Larissa G.
I highly recommend this beautiful and excellent resource for EC families. The Go Diaper Free book is richly illustrated and is an invaluable compilation of information. It is the first multimedia version (bravo!) and thus enables readers to quickly find things throughout the book.

Laurie Boucke
author, Infant Potty Training
Your book is really fantastic! I love it, especially how immediately usable it is. It really inspired me and gave me some practical tips for Honor. We had been doing well with poops but not so well with pees – but now we are catching tons of them. I like to think it’s helping Honor be a little less grumpy.

Also, you convinced me to re-evaulate the feasibility of nighttime EC and I’m happy that Honor and I have had several dry nights, and we’re still getting a good night's sleep! Anyway, it really is a very practical, ‘user-friendly’ guide. I think out of all the EC books and websites I’ve read, Go Diaper Free is really the best resource for how to get started right away.

Kristen B.
mother and owner of Natural Birth & Baby Care
Andrea, What an amazing resource! I congratulate you on all the work you’ve done to pull together this beautiful, easy to read and follow book. There was a mom in my class who is ec-ing and I mentioned your resources to her today and voila, she was already a book owner.

She praised it for its simplicity and said yours was more useful than other books she bought.

Kim L.
mother and owner of Tum-e-Time in SF Bay Area
Andrea, we absolutely love your book!!! Its the first resource about EC that is really about the very practical side! I can feel all the experience of the many mothers that you gathered on email lists and other exchanges with mothers. Really excellent! Thank you for your inspiring work.

Tamara H.
mother, midwife, homeschool & babywearing educator, Brazil
I was especially impressed by the section on praise– the best I’ve read on that complicated issue yet. Way to go!

Melodie S.
DiaperFreeBaby Assistant Director and mother, USA
I’m just working my way through your book now and boy, I wish I’d had this to read when first starting out with EC 8 years ago! It’s amazingly hands-on and visual, and features tons of photos and diagrams. It’s loaded with great information and tips…and I love Andrea’s warm style of writing.

Deirdre G.
mother and owner of Continuum Family, Canada
Hi Andrea, I really enjoyed your book, and even though I had read several others books on EC, I still found lots of info and tips in yours, so it was extremely helpful. Even though I have only been practicing EC for two months I can’t imagine going back to diapers. My relationship with my daughter is so strong and connected and my life is so much simpler. I know you know this…EC is so much more than potty training. Thank you again for taking the time and energy to put together such a wonderful resource on EC.

Jenay B.
mother and owner of the NaturallyDiaperFree EC store
I am amazed by how well you’ve managed to cover every issue and question I myself have asked about EC, as well as just about everything I have ever seen come up on message boards and in real-life discussions with moms practicing, or thinking about trying EC. You have truly thought of everything! Your inclusion of great photos make it much easier to visualize everything you talk about. By the time I made it halfway through, I felt as though I was listening to advice from a trusted friend.

I was really thrilled with the digital format of your book. It enables me to click through to the many valuable links you’ve taken time to provide within the text itself, putting all kinds of great resources right at my fingertips. The beauty of the digital format in this case is that it provides you with an easily searchable resource. Trying to remember what Andrea suggested for the baby who protests pottying at night? Do a quick search within the book for the word ‘night’ and you have what you’re looking for in no time!

Overall, I can honestly recommend this book to any parent interested in EC, even if you already have a routine in place that’s working.

mother and writer, The New Mommy Files

About the Author, Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson, MA, is an Elimination Communication Mentor who has condensed all the good info on EC out there into a concise resource, vivid and clear, to help make it easy for parents of 0-18 month babies to start infant potty training with ease. She has spent the last few years working with 1000’s of parents, one-on-one, to solve the biggest EC challenges and make the practice of pottying a baby efficient, effective, and most of all…enjoyable. She holds a Master’s in Psychology and is endorsed by DiaperFreeBaby.org…and is newly a mother of 2. The GoDiaperFree ebook is the successor of her popular (and now retired, unavailable) ebook, EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy (2011), adding and simplifying her work further via a whole bunch of updated information and community tools, revolutionizing the way we potty our babies…and how we connect with others across the world who are doing the same thing.

If you have any more questions about the book, please see our FAQ page or shoot me an email. I’m happy to personally reply!

Thanks for taking the time to read this info on starting Elimination Communication with your baby. I wish you a very happy journey!


Andrea Olson



Andrea Olson, MA
Mom, DiaperFreeBaby Mentor, & Author

PS – As a work-at-home mother (WAHM), I appreciate the immense gift you give through your purchase today. Click here to get the book onlyhere for your book package, or here for your kindle version today.

PPS – If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of my book, you may request a full, no questions asked refund within 5 days of your purchase (not download) date.