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A toddler + a baby. How to be successful ECing your baby when you have a toddler, too.

By Andrea Olson | February 11, 2020
a toddler + a baby

When you have your second baby, you’re definitely doing double duty from then on out. Who is with me? It can be a big challenge – keeping up with elimination…

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No signals, no patterns: What to do when observation time yields nothing

By Andrea Olson | February 4, 2020
no signals no patterns

Today, we’re going to talk about what to do when you get no signals, no patterns, no natural timing…no nothing…no rhythm, no intervals…from observation time when doing Elimination Communication. Whether…

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Doing EC with an injury: Some thoughts on modifying EC while healing from any injury (and preventing EC-related injuries, too!)

By Andrea Olson | January 28, 2020
doing ec with an injury

Doing Elimination Communication with an injury can be a daunting task. Taking your baby to the potty can feel overwhelming or impossible when you are hurting, healing, and perhaps limited…

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Diaper-free at 13 months: How we took Twyla out of diapers (and what we’re doing next)

By Andrea Olson | January 21, 2020
out of diapers at 13 months old

Many of you mamas and daddies doing Elimination Communication might be wondering how to take your baby out of diapers by around one year old. What are the steps to…

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Potty power: Picking the best potty for elimination communication

By Andrea Olson | January 14, 2020
potty power

Hey everyone! We are going to talk about the best potties for elimination communication today…and give you up-to-the-moment advice on which potties are the best for each age and stage…

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The EC wardrobe: What kind of clothing do I need to do elimination communication?

By Andrea Olson | January 7, 2020
the EC wardrobe

We’ve mentioned in past episodes that, when doing elimination communication, we want to reduce any “friction” for starting and keeping up with this counter-cultural aspect of baby care. Dressing baby…

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How to begin elimination communication: A little recap of how to start EC at each stage and age

By Andrea Olson | January 2, 2020
how to begin EC

Hello hello! Today we are going to address something you may have heard me talk about before, but in a little different way this time: how to begin elimination communication,…

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Tiny changes for good habits: How atomic habits can massively impact your baby’s potty success

By Andrea Olson | December 26, 2019
make tiny habit changes

Hello hello – we are going to continue with part two of our exploration of James’ Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, and how it relates to elimination communication and potty learning…

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Should you potty train at Christmas?

By Andrea Olson | December 24, 2019
Should you potty train at Christmas_

­­With most people having at least some time off work, Christmas (or Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, or simply “the holiday break”) may seem like the perfect time to get on with…

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Forget about goals: How being focused on the diaper-free goal can hinder your EC progress (part 1 of Atomic Habits + EC)

By Andrea Olson | December 17, 2019
how to botch potty learning & EC

Teeny, tiny changes can massively impact your baby’s potty habits and also affect your long-term outcome with elimination communication and potty training. (Like, will you fail or will you succeed?)…

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