Posts by Andrea Olson
What to do when your child won’t sit on the potty
EC has been going great and then suddenly, out of nowhere, your baby just won’t sit to go potty. What exactly are you supposed to do with that? Tune in to this week’s episode as we troubleshoot questions from three mamas who are going through this exact, super-frustrating dilemma. You Will Hear: What may…Read More
Road trip success for EC and potty training
I hear it every summer: “We want to start potty training, but we’re going on a road trip.” – “We’re going to be on vacation, so there’s no point in starting until we get back.” – “We’re just going to have to put her back in diapers for the car ride anyway, right?” Hear the…Read More
What age should a child be potty trained by?
With all of the conflicting information – and opinions – out there, how do we as parents set realistic expectations for EC and potty training? Tune in this week as Nicole cuts through all the noise to bring you the facts about what age you can expect your LO to be wrapped up by, and…Read More
What if I can’t read my baby’s timing?
EC was going great. Then… BAM! Suddenly you’re out of sync and you just can’t catch a break – or a pee! Tune in to today’s episode, where we talk all about why this happens, and what you can do to get back on track. You Will Hear: Why baby’s timing can become tricky…Read More
Surviving Potty Meltdowns
Everything seems to be going just fine with EC (or potty training), when suddenly your LO has a total nuclear meltdown about using the potty. What gives? Join us for today’s episode where we talk all about what can cause potty meltdowns, what you might be able to do to try to avoid them, and…Read More
How to Start Elimination Communication: A Beginner’s Guide to EC Gear and Techniques
Starting Elimination Communication but not sure exactly *how* to start? This week’s episode of the Go Diaper Free podcast is here to help! Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced parent, our beginner’s guide will take you through all the gear and techniques you need to get started on this natural approach to infant hygiene.…Read More
Elimination Communication for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Infant Hygiene
EC doesn’t have to be complicated! In this episode, we’re breaking down the basics of Elimination Communication for beginners. You’ll learn how to make this simple practice a part of your daily routine with your little one. It’s not rocket science, and anyone can do it! Whether you’re a new parent or looking to try…Read More
What to do when baby spits up while pottying
When you’re pottying your baby, you don’t usually expect anything to come out the other end! But spit-up can happen any time, including during potty time. In today’s episode, I share some tips for handling (and hopefully preventing) spit-up during EC. You Will Hear: What might cause baby to spit up while using the…Read More
My baby resists the potty and pees on the floor right after. What do I do?
This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on January 2, 2016 Q: What do you do if your infant does not want to use the potty at all? My baby went through a period of fussing and fighting it when I tried to potty her. I did not want to force…Read More
Shifting from EC to Potty Training: What’s the difference?
You’ve heard there’s a difference between EC and potty training, but what is it, and why? Is there a point when it’s better to shift gears? In today’s episode, Nicole breaks down when it’s appropriate to use EC vs potty training, and how you can transition from one to the other. You Will Hear:…Read More