#17: How to Potty Your Baby


Now that we've learned which 4 things lead to potty time, in this session we're going to learn how to potty your baby.

Again, The 4 Roads to Potty Time are:

  1. Baby's Signals (covered in Episode 8)
  2. Baby's Natural Timing (covered in Episode 10)
  3. Generic (Common) Timing (covered in Episode 12), and
  4. Your Intuition (covered in Episode 14).

Once one of these 4 things occurs, you then get to potty your baby.

You'll remember from our vocab session that, if we potty successfully, it's called a "catch." The other potty situations could result in a "miss," where the back-up is wet or soiled already and there is no more inside baby to let out, or a "mis-guess," where we find out that baby didn't have to go after all.

These possible outcomes make sense. But how to potty, exactly?

Listen to this session to find out how to potty your baby, whether you have a newborn baby, a mobile baby, or a young toddler. In less than 12 minutes you'll hear the general overview of this relatively simple process.

You will hear:

  • What I did as a profession prior to becoming an infant potty training mentor
  • The nutshell overview of what "pottying a baby" looks like
  • The variations of pottying babies of different ages
  • Whether to use a cue noise or a prompt word, depending upon baby's age
  • How to know when your baby is finished peeing or pooping
  • How to hold a newborn in position
  • How to get a mobile, creeping baby to sit on the potty
  • The trick to keeping the young toddler's potty activity in the bathroom
  • Plus much more...

Right click here to download the MP3 or click the play button above to listen to the full episode.

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Do you have any tricks for how to potty your baby? Anything you'd like to add, please type below in the comments.

Thanks for listening to my show! xx Andrea

Resource Recommendation

Potty Time Master is my minicourse about the "when" behind pottying your baby.

The Bundle: 7 deep dives into the challenge areas (Newborns, Nighttime, Outings, Potty Time, Potty Pauses, Back on Track, Wrap Up) you may face while doing EC with your baby.

Go Diaper Free: my popular EC book that simplifies EC, beginning to end

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 4 children (7, 4.5, 2.5, and 1) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day.


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