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A Few Thoughts on Nighttime EC

Translations of this post: Italian


Is it ok to just nurse baby back to sleep in the middle of the night? Or should you offer the potty every time baby stirs? Will you ruin EC if you don’t offer? Will you go crazy with lack of sleep if you do? Today I address a hot topic in the EC community: whether to potty during the night hours or not, and how to go about it (or how not to!) so EVERYONE gets the best sleep possible.

You will hear:

  • when to do nighttime EC (and when NOT to!)
  • how to spot sleep deprivation in yourself and how it presents in baby
  • the ultimate goal of nighttime EC
  • how to pick your path of nighttime EC
  • when to consider sleep teaching
  • how to evaluate if co-sleeping is right for you
  • when to reconsider your nighttime/sleep philosophy
  • how to do nighttime EC with your child in a separate room
  • what to do if all else fails

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Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 10 yo) 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.)

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