Signaling: My baby doesn’t signal / How can I get my baby to start signaling? / My baby has stopped signaling.

By Andrea Olson | December 14, 2018 | 5 Comments
baby signals to big sister to pee

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…

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The unassisted waterbirth of our 5th baby: Full Birth Story

By Andrea Olson | December 4, 2018 | 92 Comments
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PLEASE NOTE: The below post contains graphic photographs and some nudity. You've been warned! :) As this was a natural birth, it is natural that I include some unedited documentation…

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Separation anxiety: My baby will no longer sit on the potty or let me hold her over the toilet.

By Andrea Olson | November 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

Branson at 18 months…Separation anxiety? Totally. Q: We used to have a guaranteed catch whenever Unya woke up in the morning or after a long nap, but now she is…

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Location: Should I potty my baby in the same place every time?

By Andrea Olson | November 14, 2018 | 35 Comments
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Q: I potty my 3.5 month old all over the place. First thing in the morning she seems to need to ‘go’ at about 5am so I ‘potty’ her on the…

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Tantrums…I'm at my wit's end.

By Andrea Olson | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
branson toddler meltdown in preschool picture

Our 4th baby, Branson, is 19 months old now and he has turned into our Master Tantrum Thrower, Honorary. Luckily, regarding potty time, he is not resistant. (This is mostly…

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How to send your young toddler to preschool or daycare, without diapers

By Andrea Olson | October 2, 2018 | 6 Comments
how to send your young toddler to preschool without diapers

One of the biggest questions that can trip up your Elimination Communication or Potty Training efforts is: How do I send my toddler to daycare or preschool without diapers? Hands-down.…

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Branson's 17 month Elimination Communication Update

By Andrea Olson | August 6, 2018 | 17 Comments
Branson 17 months

Perhaps you know that my youngest is now 17 months old…and may want to know where we are these days regarding his Elimination Communication progress. (Even if you're only on…

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At what age can I potty train my child?

By Andrea Olson | July 23, 2018 | 43 Comments
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New parents in the western world are constantly wondering: when can I begin potty training? (Some don’t even realize that, with the right information, they can even begin potty training their…

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The dangers of early potty training: Do they really exist?

By Rebecca Mottram | April 23, 2018 | 10 Comments
The Dangers of Early Potty Training - do they really exist? 1

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Rebecca Mottram here on March 16, 2018, at littlebunnybear.com. Most British terms have been replaced with US terms for ease of…

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Make a paradigm shift: Diapers are a back-up, not full-time toilets

By Andrea Olson | April 21, 2018 | 11 Comments
baby-on-pot-circa-1950

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,…

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