Posts by Andrea Olson

#27 Baby signals: stopping, starting + changing!


Today’s episode of the Go Diaper Free Podcast is all about baby signals. How will you recognize when your baby needs to potty? And, how can you teach them to signal? Baby signals can differ depending on the developmental stage of your baby, so today we’ll cover some of the common signals you will see…

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Twyla’s 6 Week Old Elimination Communication Update

6 week elimination communication update

We’ve been doing Elimination Communication from birth with baby Twyla. You may have been following our progress and are curious about what it’s been like over the last 6 weeks ECing her from birth… Or, if you haven’t been following us on Instagram or Facebook, you may be curious about how Elimination Communication looks with any…

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The unassisted waterbirth of our 5th baby: Full Birth Story

my unassisted birth waterbirth andrea olson

PLEASE NOTE: The below post contains graphic photographs and some nudity. You’ve been warned! :) As this was a natural birth, it is natural that I include some unedited documentation of what happened. Also, if you’d like to be the first to know when my next book, The Unassisted Birth Manual, is available in the…

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Tantrums…I’m at my wit’s end.

branson toddler meltdown in preschool picture

Our 4th baby, Branson, is 19 months old now and he has turned into our Master Tantrum Thrower, Honorary. Luckily, regarding potty time, he is not resistant. (This is mostly due to the fact that we consciously took him out of daytime diapers at 12 months old.) Everything else? OMG. He throws himself on the…

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Branson’s 17 month Elimination Communication Update

Branson 17 months

Perhaps you know that my youngest is now 17 months old…and may want to know where we are these days regarding his Elimination Communication progress. (Even if you’re only on this website for potty training, definitely read the below as it can show you what young toddlers are truly capable of…even if yours is older…

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At what age can I potty train my child?


New parents in the western world are constantly wondering: when can I begin potty training? (Some don’t even realize that, with the right information, they can even begin potty training their baby.) In this article I will share what ages are best to begin potty training your child. We’ll look at options for the first year…

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