Posts by Andrea Olson

#43 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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#42 Why babies resist the potty

Today let’s explore why babies resist the potty and what you can do about it. When your baby resists the potty while doing elimination communication, it can be a frustrating experience. You might be wondering what is going on, and if there is something that you did to cause the resistance! Don’t worry. Potty resistance…

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#41 When to move from diapers to undies

You may be wondering  (along with 25 other people who email me every day with the same question): when should you transition from diapers to undies? Of course it’s a popular question. Eliminating diapers from your daily routine and your budget is something we all look forward to as parents. Obviously, the decision is ultimately yours,…

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#40 Transitioning to the big toilet

Today on the Go Diaper Free Podcast we’re talking about when to know that it’s time to transition to the big potty and how! Whether you are going straight from an in-arms hold or from a mini potty, transitioning to a big potty is an important, often confusing, step. It can feel a little intimidating…

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#38 Sound association

Today on the Go Diaper Free Podcast we’re talking all about sound association! You may have heard the term sound association tossed around the EC community, and are wondering what this means. Or, maybe you already know what sound associations are but want to know how you start utilizing this great technique with your baby.…

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#37 The poop enigma

What in the hey do you do when your EC’d, potty independent child starts resisting the potty…and pooping her pants? Maybe you can relate to Kate from Eugene, Oregon, who has a 20-month old daughter: “Hi Andrea. My name is Kate and my child is almost 20 months old and she has not pooped in her pants since…

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#36 A camel

Today on the Go Diaper Free Podcast we’re talking about what to do when starting elimination communication with a mobile baby who hardly ever pees…and waits for naptime to go. Or, what we call this here at GDF – a camel. Specifically, we are answering a listener question from Anne from Minneapolis, Minnesota who is…

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Twyla’s 16 week Elimination Communication Update

Twyla's 16 week elimination communication update

It’s been a bit since our 6 week old elimination communication update with Twyla…and now it’s time for another update! Twyla recently turned 4 months old, and things have been going as expected with our EC journey…mostly amazing with lots of learning going on, for sure. Today I’ll share the story of our last 2.5…

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#35 Starting but not catching a thing

Today on the Go Diaper Free Podcast we’re talking about what to do when you’ve started EC, but are having trouble getting a catch. Specifically, I’m answering a listener question from Debbie from Layton, Utah who has just started EC with her 8-month old daughter. “Hi. My name is Debbie. I’m from Layton, Utah. My…

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