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Baby Signals: Part 1 of when does my baby need to pee – one of the four ways to know it’s time to go


Let's dive right into the 4 ways to know that your baby needs to pee. EC is great...if you know what to look for and if you've got some information on-hand about the different ways to know baby has to potty.

More often than not, my readers come to me after so many months of doing EC based on just timing alone (which can and will shift over time), or just signals (which have now disappeared), or just their intuition (which can sometimes turn into paranoia).

Because they didn't have any additional tools, they became stuck in the middle of their early potty training endeavors with no way out of their troubles.

We simply need to learn how to practice EC from a larger repertoire - and these 4 ways are it!

This podcast episode will teach you Part 1 of this 4 part series. This one covers Baby's Signals.

There are countless signals and I give real-life examples, how to figure out what they are, and more.

You will hear:

  • How to identify your baby's potty signal (or "peepee dance" in an older child)
  • What to do if your baby doesn't signal
  • How your baby's signals might progress and develop over the course of doing infant potty training with her
  • Over 50 of the most common EC signals
  • What other ways you can tell your baby needs to pee
  • Plus much more...

Links and other resources mentioned today:

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If you can't listen to this episode right now (um, sleeping baby!?) and read the transcript here:

Transcript download: When does baby need to pee? Part 1 of 4

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What is your baby’s current signal? Share in the comments!

I look forward to discussing with you in the comments, below!

xx Andrea

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This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on January 13, 2014

Resource Recommendation

Potty Time Master is my minicourse about the "when" behind pottying your baby.

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 12 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)


  1. Avatar Sandra on November 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Great podcast! My 6 week old baby girl has changed her signals (yet again) and thanks to this podcast, i now realize what they are. Heavy breathing, rubbing her nose and face against my breast during feedings, shivering (especially her bottom lip quivering) and hiccuping I now realize are her NEW ways of signaling. These are all very subtle but i have noticed them in the last week or so and now I’m putting two and two together. I’ve also noticed her natural timing to pee is beginning to space out after feedings. It used to be almost immediate but now she seems to be holding it longer. Looks like I need to go back to logging her timing after feedings during diaper free observation. Thanks again, great podcast!

    • Avatar Andrea Olson on November 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Hey Sandra! I’m so glad that this podcast has helped you out…there are some pretty unheard of signals out there. And the timing does space out indeed. We have a 5 week old…she pretty much just grunts or cries for everything! :) Keep it up! xx Andrea

  2. Avatar Lauren on March 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I could never see signals from my son but After having 18 mo old naked around the house for a month i noticed his signal is a brief pause sometimes he would pause and look down. I font think i would have caught such a sudden signal without having him naked.

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