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All About Poop!

Baby on potty smiling while pooping

We all know babies poop (a LOT). But what do you do when your baby poops while nursing, in the high chair, only while standing, or in his undies? In today’s episode, Nicole helps 4 mamas problem-solve their poop predicaments.


You Will Hear:

  • Common challenges parents have with poop and how to address them
  • Why babies poop while nursing, in the high chair, or in the car seat
  • How to shift undesirable poop habits like standing while pooping
  • What to do when your toddler poops in his underwear
  • When to seek help from a coach and how to find one


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Resource Recommendation

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

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Has poop been a challenge for you? Which of today’s tips are you going to try?


I look forward to discussing with you in the comments, below!

xx Andrea

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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 12 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.)


  1. Avatar April on February 8, 2023 at 1:08 am

    Actually, we find poop an easier catch than pee.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on February 13, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      That is awesome!!!

  2. Avatar Lauren on August 2, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Poop has been the hardest for us as of late! My 15 month old used to poop while I held him in the EC position and then we had a week of success on the mini potty. Now he doesn’t signal or poop in the mini potty anymore :( I taught him how to sit on the potty and he can do that independently- but only does it sometimes. And even when he sits he will rarely pee. It’s so frustrating because he used to rarely have misses. I’ve tried toilet seat reducer and a different potty. I started putting him commando in pants but he doesn’t even come to me when he poops in them :(

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on August 5, 2023 at 7:51 pm

      Hey Lauren! That’s super frustrating. It sounds like you have given him great tools for independence, so maybe shift your focus to privacy. The urge to do our business in private can kick in at any time, so he may just have hit that phase. Also, see if you can catch him in the act at any point and notice if he’s standing. Some kiddos find it much easier and more comfy to poop while standing, especially if he’s started eating more solids lately and his poop is changing again. If that’s the case, remember that this too shall pass. And try to pop him on the seat reducer and walk away (a pillow on the floor can help if you’re nervous about him diving off). Often that privacy piece is a game-changer. You got this, mama!

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