How to learn your baby's patterns

By Andrea Olson | August 14, 2017 | 9 Comments
How to learn your baby's patterns

Over the many years that I've been teaching Elimination Communication, I've learned one thing above all else: When you feel lost or unsuccessful, re-learn your baby's patterns. Every single time…it…

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Why I bought a package of size 5 diapers 3 days ago

By Andrea Olson | July 31, 2017 | 49 Comments
the diaper as a tool for EC

I have a confession to make. A dirty, filthy, so-not-PC-for-EC, confession. I bought a pack of size 5 Seventh Generation disposable diapers 3 days ago. Let me explain…and in doing…

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How often do babies need to pee or poo?

By Andrea Olson | July 21, 2017 | 21 Comments
How often do babies need to pee or poop

Today we're gonna talk about the very mysterious timing of babies' elimination systems…fondly known as #1 and #2. How often do babies pee? How often do babies poop? How often…

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July Ask Me Anything About EC (watch the replay)

By Andrea Olson | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
AMA GoDiaperFree Cover Image - JULY 14

Every month I host a “live” Q+A where you can ask me anything about Elimination Communication. It's our chance to mingle and learn about EC together. (Because who do you…

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Easy Catch #4: Getting in or out of something

By Andrea Olson | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Easy Catch #4 Getting in or out of something

Do you pee before a long road trip or at a pit stop? So do babies. Getting into or out of a carseat, high chair or your arms is the…

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How to use a top hat potty

By Andrea Olson | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
top hat potty demonstration

Hi. It's time to share my favorite potty with you. The top hat potty, or baby potty bowl, is s really the only thing I recommend as “essential” for ECing…

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Easy Catch #3: Poop

By Andrea Olson | June 2, 2017 | 16 Comments
Easy Catch #3 Poop

Today we'll talk poop. Not much else to say other than helping baby poop in the toilet vs. his diaper is a no-brainer! Who likes changing poopy diapers? I don't.…

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Easy Catch #2: Diaper changes

By Andrea Olson | May 22, 2017 | 13 Comments
Easy Catch #2 At every diaper change

If you've ever gotten peed on when changing your baby's diaper, you will probably benefit from this easy catch (#2 of 4). Let's not get peed on again! When you…

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Easy Catch #1: Wake up + pee

By Andrea Olson | May 15, 2017 | 32 Comments
Easy Catch #1 Wake up + pee

There are 4 sure-fire “catches” in Elimination Communication. This is the first. The wake-up pee works because of basic biology. Every human emits the AntiDiuretic Hormone (ADH, or Vasopressin if…

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Baby Signals 101

By Andrea Olson | May 2, 2017 | 50 Comments
Baby Signals 101

Yesterday I was at my 3 year old, Isadora's, t-ball game and I whipped out my top hat potty to see if Branson needed to pee or poo. He's just…

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