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Potty power: Picking the best potty for elimination communication

Hey everyone! We are going to talk about the best potties for elimination communication today…and give you up-to-the-moment advice on which potties are the best for each age and stage of toilet learning. Recently, we’ve talked a lot about reducing friction for you and your baby – by teaching parts of the process starting at…

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Should you potty train at Christmas?

­­With most people having at least some time off work, Christmas (or Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, or simply “the holiday break”) may seem like the perfect time to get on with potty training, but here are 5 things to consider before making your decision. Potty training is a major developmental milestone of childhood and your child…

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Forget about goals: How being focused on the diaper-free goal can hinder your EC progress (part 1 of Atomic Habits + EC)

Teeny, tiny changes can massively impact your baby’s potty habits and also affect your long-term outcome with elimination communication and potty training. (Like, will you fail or will you succeed?) Today we are going to take a look at Atomic Habits, a book by James Clear, and how James’ theories apply to elimination communication and…

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7-Day Holiday Giveaway by Go Diaper Free and Tiny Undies

Over the next 7 days you are invited to enter our contest to win 14 potty-related prizes (US) or 4 prizes (international). Potties, books, Bear, undies…literally alllll the good stuff. Choose one of the giveaway widgets below and start your entries! There are MANY ways to earn extra entries…have fun! xx Andrea (The 14 prize…

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Preparing the environment for easy toileting: Part 4 of our Montessori-inspired EC series

Hi again. Today’s episode is the fourth and final show in our four-part series based on the Montessori approach to toilet learning, starting at birth. Over the course of four weeks, we have been deconstructing Merry Hadden’s fantastic Montessori toileting article and emphasizing how elimination communication is a truly Montessori-friendly toilet learning method. We talked,…

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