Posts by Andrea Olson

The baby care cycle

Hiya. Today we’re going to talk about The Baby Care Cycle, or rather – what to do, in which order, with a new baby. When your new baby gets fussy, you (like I used to do) may start grasping at straws trying to figure out what she wants. You might first try the boob, then…

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How to play with a baby

Congratulations! Your baby is here! (Now what?) Today we’re going to talk about how to PLAY with your baby.  The meal trains have ended. The relatives have left. Other than nursing, pottying, and napping what exactly are you supposed to do with your sweet little bundle all day?  If you are having these thoughts, or…

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Counting catches and misses

Should you keep track of every single catch and miss throughout your day? We’re going to talk about that with today’s topic: catches and misses. I recently saw an image on Instagram of a parent who was meticulously keeping track of catches and misses on their phone. Afterwards, I had some strong feelings about that…

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The purpose of a diaper

Today we’re going to talk about diapers, or more specifically: the purpose of a diaper. “Well, isn’t the purpose of a diaper quite obvious, Andrea?” Well, I actually have a really strong opinion about this one…an opinion that I’m going to share with you here today. Let’s do this! You will learn: The very brief…

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Teaching baby to signal

You may have been wondering how to teach your baby to signal. Pottying your baby is a whole lot easier when they can tell you that they need to go…but if your baby doesn’t already signal, or has suddenly stopped signaling, how do you teach them to do so? Today we’re going to talk about…

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The re-set

What should you do when EC feels overwhelming, or you’re feeling unsuccessful, and you just need a break from it all. Or, what I like to call: The Re-set. Maybe there is resistance at potty time, or maybe you are feeling stressed. Whatever the reason, if nothing seems to be going your way with pottying…

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How do you potty train a baby?

Today we’re going to answer the BIG new thing on everyone’s mind: How DO you potty train a baby? Sort of a big question, right? Although I’ve spent yeeeaaaarrrrrs breaking this topic down into smaller nuggets of information, today I’d like to share my extra-super-simplified answer to this ginormous question…the way I explained it to…

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Why newborns cry while peeing

So today let’s talk about why babies cry while peeing. You hold your newborn baby over the potty, as carefully and calmly as you’ve been taught…and then your baby begins to cry! Talk about something that can both unnerve you and cripple your confidence in elimination communication. Why does this happen? And what can you…

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