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EC + Pregnancy: When you just can’t EC while pregnant (and other life lessons)

By Laura Durkee | July 14, 2020 |

This is a guest post from Laura Durkee, our certified coach in Lima, Ohio. Enjoy! xx Andrea Once upon a time, there was a mom who read the entirety of…

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Observation + Intuition = Success: Make Observation and Intuition Bookends to Support your EC Practice

By Kate Falk | July 7, 2020 |

This is a guest post from Kate Falk, our certified coach in Jackson, Wyoming. Enjoy! xx Andrea Here’s something I have learned from personal experience and coaching families who practice…

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EC with boys: how things are different, how things are the same, infant potty training boys!

By Andrea Olson | June 30, 2020 |

Today I’m going to talk about boys and EC – if you call your child by another pronoun, I invite you to replace ‘boy’ with their ‘pronoun.’ (If you don’t…

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When will my baby resist the potty? A little peek at when babies in our community resist the potty

By Andrea Olson | June 23, 2020 |

When starting elimination communication with your baby, you probably have a bazillion questions, like: How often will my baby need to pee? When can I expect my baby to be…

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Twyla’s 18 month update + amazing nighttime success: An update on Twyla’s last 6 months being totally diaper-free.

By Andrea Olson | June 16, 2020 |
Twyla's 18 month update + amazing nighttime success

Hey there! For those of you who’ve been following our journey with our 5th and final baby, ECd from birth – Ms. Twyla Bean – here is our 18 month…

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Dream pee: How to potty your baby or toddler at night to keep them dry til morning.

By Andrea Olson | June 9, 2020 |
bedside night potty training station with potty and book

If you don’t want to use diapers at night, want your child potty trained at night, but keep having accidents (or, in elimination communication lingo, “misses”)…look no further. The “dream…

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Normalization: How early potty independence makes for better toddler behavior, freeing up the brain to learn

By Andrea Olson | June 2, 2020 |
Normalization - How early potty independence makes for better toddler behavior, freeing up the brain to learn

Early potty independence can cause better toddler behavior, freeing up the brain to learn. It’s called “normalization” in the Montessori school of thought, and something I feel compelled to share…

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Simplicity Parenting + EC: The secret to a slower, more meaningful foundation to your potty practice (and your life)

By Andrea Olson | May 26, 2020 |
Simplicity Parenting + EC

Today we’re going to talk about the lessons I’ve learned from one of my favorite books, Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, and how his advice can create a slower,…

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Potty Training Triplets: How Betsy potty trained her triplets in 8 days, total.

By Betsy Petry-Johnson | May 19, 2020 |
Potty Training Triplets in 8 days total

This is a guest post from Betsy Petry-Johnson. Enjoy! xx Andrea How I Potty Trained Triplets My husband told me I should be careful googling ‘tiny undies.’ “You might not…

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Infant Potty Training in Indigenous Arctica + America: How people potty their babies in countries without diapers (Part 3)

By Andrea Olson | May 12, 2020 |
Infant potty training in indigenous arctica and america Jean Liedloff and the Stone Age Indians

Jean Liedloff and the Stone Age Indians she lived with, Continuum Concept, image (c) This is part 3 of our 3-part series sharing stories from a few groups of…

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