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How much play on the potty is too much?

Toys and books can be helpful tools to encourage your kiddo to sit on the potty and stay there… until they become a distraction! Today Nicole breaks down how and when toys can help the process, and what to do when they start to hurt it.   You Will Hear: How to identify whether play…

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Night, Night, Night Potty

Nighttime pottying can be a great addition to your EC practice, but only if it helps everyone get more sleep. In today’s episode, Nicole troubleshoots 3 questions from mamas who want to catch more pees while still catching their z’s.   You Will Hear: Important considerations for nighttime EC Which back-ups work best for nighttime…

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How to start EC with a stealth-pooping baby

You want to try EC, but your baby is a sneaky pooper and hates the potty. What do you do? Today Nicole explains how you can still begin EC, and even catch a few poops!   You Will Hear: What to expect when starting EC during the newborn phase (0-4 months) The difference between a…

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How To Start Potty Training

It’s time to start potty training! But wait… HOW? Today Nicole talks about how to start potty training off on the right foot, and shares tips to help the process go more smoothly for everyone.   You Will Hear: How to decide whether to start with EC or potty training Tips for easing-in to potty…

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How long should I keep baby on the potty?

You did it! You offered your baby the potty and she peed! But how can you tell if she’s finished? In today’s episode, Nicole will break down how long to keep baby on the potty, plus how to tell if your wee one is, well, done weeing.   You Will Hear: Common signs that your…

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Teaching “Get to the Potty”

Your toddler tells you when he needs to pee, but what can you do to teach him to take himself to the potty? In today’s episode, Nicole shares some helpful tips to get your LO moving in the right direction.   You Will Hear: Steps to take if the pee isn’t making it into the…

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Newborn EC with an Older Sibling

Wanting to EC from birth when your newborn arrives, but worried about how you’ll focus with an older sibling at home? We’ve got you (and your baby’s bottom) covered! Today Nicole will share helpful strategies to make EC with your second babe a little easier.   You Will Hear: Helpful ways to manage your expectations…

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Starting with a Delayed Newborn

How do you start EC with a newborn who has been in the NICU and may have delays? Today my new guest host, Nicole, will discuss some strategies and considerations for practicing EC with a delayed or special needs child.   You Will Hear: An introduction from our new guest host, Nicole Cheever What adjustments…

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“Help! We have complete resistance!” (part 2)

Everything was going just great – what’s up with the sudden resistance? Today I share part 2 of the “what, how and why” of sudden EC resistance, and how you can interpret and respond to it like a parenting pro. you can interpret and respond to it like a parenting pro.   You Will Hear:…

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Newborn Cries While Pottying

You’ve looked forward to this experience, but now, baby cries when you offer the potty. What is wrong? Does crying mean EC is a lost cause? Today on Ask Andrea I address the very common experience of newborns crying during pottying and offer tips to make the experience much more comfortable for baby and parent.…

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