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What is Elimination Communication?
Quite simply, EC is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby’s natural pottying needs, from as early as birth, which honors her instincts to not soil herself, her caretaker, or her sleep space. Just like responding to a baby’s request for food or sleep, you can zoom out a tad and also respond to a baby’s request for diaper free potty time.
Elimination Communication helps us learn how to tune in to what they’re asking for, provide it however often we can, and build the trust that builds two-way communication along the way. Eventually, we can teach them the building blocks they’ll need to “graduate” from Elimination Communication and be totally diaper free. (Kind of like with eating and sleeping.)
EC is what parents have been doing for 100,000's of years, before diapers were invented. Babies are born signaling their desire for hygiene, just as a wolf pup won't soil his den. Pottying your baby can make life with a little one cleaner, easier, and much more connected.
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