Posts by Andrea Olson

Won’t sit

Today we’re going to talk about what you can do when your baby won’t sit on the potty (or won’t stay seated on the toilet).  Does your baby fuss every time you put him down to sit on the potty? Does she stand up right after she’s seated and either crawl or walk away, before…

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Passing the baton

You might be wondering how to pass the baton to your child and give her the gift of potty independence…like, when to do this and what exactly you should do so you don’t screw it up. Well first, don’t worry. You can’t really screw this one up. But, I do have some really solid answers…

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A peek into my work/baby/EC balance

Last week we talked about what goes on behind the scenes at Go Diaper Free, and today I’m gonna share how I maintain my work-baby-EC balance. Because: when you’ve got a lot on your plate, EC does not have to fall off onto the floor! Quite the opposite. EC can actually simplify your super-busy life.…

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Behind the scenes at Go Diaper Free

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Go Diaper Free…and whether I am actually related to Wonder Woman? I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions such as “Andrea, how are you able to reach so many EC parents?” “how do you run your business without being a crappy mom?” and “what…

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A day in the life: ECing a young toddler

We’ve talked about newborns, we’ve talked about mobile babies, and today we’re going to talk about a day in the life of elimination communication with a young toddler. Your baby is walking, busy learning and developing, and maybe already going to daycare or preschool. Obviously, during this time of rapid change, your EC routine is…

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A day in the life: ECing a mobile baby

Today we’re going to stroll through a day of doing Elimination Communication with a mobile baby. Is your baby starting to pull up, rock on all fours, or show other signs that full-on mobility is just around the corner? Are you wondering how EC might change once your baby is mobile…or what a full day…

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A day in the life: ECing a newborn

Let’s walk through a day of doing Elimination Communication with a newborn baby. Maybe you are pregnant and are considering elimination communication, but just can’t picture what your routine might look like. Not to worry! I’ve practiced EC with five babies from birth, and I am going to let you know what to expect. This…

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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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