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We’re starting over

Surprise! We are re-launching the podcast! With over a decade of guidance, questions from the community, troubleshooting tips, encouragement, and more, we’re refreshing the original episodes and bringing back all shiny and new. Whether you’re wrapping up your last kiddo or just hearing about elimination communication for the first time, there’s something for everyone. Tune…

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How to hold a newborn for elimination communication

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on February 16th, 2018 Many parents want to start Elimination Communication with their babies as early as possible. When they find out that EC can be started at birth, the first question is: How do you hold a newborn baby over the potty?…

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How to tell when it’s Potty Time

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on November 18th, 2018 When you’re doing EC with your baby you’re gonna need to know how to determine when your baby needs to pee. In potty training language, this could be considered your baby’s “PeePee Dance.” In EC language, it’s what I…

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Diapers are not full-time toilets

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on April 21, 2018 Primitive “diapering” methods often involved placing soft, absorbent materials under baby’s bottom inside the sling or papoose. Their purpose was to add extra protection during times of cold weather, travel, and busy-ness. Their purpose was NOT to serve as…

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Part-Time EC with a Newborn for New Moms (and Dads!)

So you want to try elimination communication, but you’re worried about new parent overwhelm and it being “just one more thing.” Or maybe you’re already there, but you just can’t shake that gnawing feeling that EC might be right for you. Tune into this week’s episode and hear how the magic of part-time EC could…

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Teaching a toddler to climb onto the big potty

Has this ever happened to you? You’re trying to wrap up elimination communication (or you’ve started potty training), and your kiddo INSISTS on using the big potty. Not only that, she refuses to let you help her get up there! How the heck are you supposed to encourage independence without letting her hurt herself? Tune…

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How to ditch diapers during the holidays

Okay, time for some tough love. Some of you will use any excuse under the sun to delay ditching diapers. A big one we hear a lot is the holidays. We get it, there’s a lot going on. But the holidays could also be the PERFECT time to wrap up elimination communication or start potty…

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Elimination Communication Signaling 101

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on December 14, 2018 Q: My question is: I don’t think my baby (6 months old) gives cues when she needs to pee (although she does for poo). Is that common? Or am I just not paying enough attention? Or did we inadvertently diaper…

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Mompreneur Life with Andrea

Andrea’s back to share what she’s been up to over the last year – besides freebirthing and ECing her 6th beautiful baby, Marilyn, of course. Tune in for this special episode as Andrea and Nicole chat all things mom-ing-while-running-a-business (or two). Hear how Andrea got to where she is now, what she’s learned along the…

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How to encourage self-dressing

Have you seen the Bear/LEARN undies over at Tiny Undies? Cute, right? But what are they for and how do they help with Elimination Communication? Hint: it has to do with self-dressing and overall potty independence. Don’t miss today’s episode, when we’ll talk about how, and why it’s important.   You Will Hear: Why self-dressing…

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