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A day in the life: ECing a newborn

GDF Podcast 54

Let’s walk through a day of doing Elimination Communication with a newborn baby.

Maybe you are pregnant and are considering elimination communication, but just can't picture what your routine might look like. Not to worry! I've practiced EC with five babies from birth, and I am going to let you know what to expect.

This is the first in a three-part series where I’ll share what a typical day of EC in my household looks like...newborn, mobile, and toddler. Consider it a peek into our home! (In case you missed them, here are the mobile baby and young toddler episodes.)

You will learn:

  • What to expect upon waking
  • How pottying fits into the day
  • How I incorporate baths and babywearing into my routine
  • How to use whatever receptacle is closest for pottying
  • How to integrate baby, and EC, into your pre-baby life
  • Where siblings can fit in to the potty process
  • Tips from a few of our readers

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What questions do you have about doing Elimination Communication with a newborn baby? Please leave a comment below with your experience!

I look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

xx Andrea

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my husband and 5 children (newborn to 8 years old) 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. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Taya on August 14, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Very helpful podcast episode. I have a 4.5 month old and we started EC around 3 months. We went strong for a while but have recently petered out. Today motivated me to get started again! I appreciate you sharing your schedule, I’d like to give it a try. My baby normally wants to eat right after waking up, he fights the potty until after he feeds. Any tips?

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