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What I'm loving this week…

By Andrea Olson | Feb 23, 2016

Hi! I've been into such a variety of useful things lately that I figured I'd round em all up and share them with you today! It's kind of an eclectic list, so bear with me. :) Here goes…. Making Baby FoodI've been blending either steamed sweet potatoes, raw pear, or avocado into a smooth (or…

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How To Start Your EC Day Right

By Jen Cutright | Feb 11, 2016

This is a guest post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach, Jen Cutright, who teaches parents EC in Apple Valley, CA, the surrounding high desert, and part time in Bishop, CA. I hope you enjoy her pragmatic, fun suggestions for your morning potty routine! xx Andrea You know those days where everything (including EC)…

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The Whole Nine Yards? EC for working mums/families

By Caroline Helbing, MPhil | Jan 31, 2016

The whole nine yards? EC for working mums/families As a GDF Coach I am used to talking about Elimination Communication to people who are acquainted with it  – or at least they have heard of EC before. I am 100% convinced of the importance of EC, but I am not a missionary; I would not…

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#25: Nighttime EC

By Andrea Olson | Jan 14, 2016

  Pottying your baby in the night hours can be very hard, especially with sudden resistance after months of doing it without a hitch. Today's episode covers Nighttime EC in-depth, along with how to do it, what you'll need to do if things go poorly, and what I've done with my own babies. Download the…

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Resistance: My baby resists the potty and pees on the floor right after.

By Andrea Olson | Jan 6, 2016

Q: What do you do if your infant does not want to use the potty at all? My baby went through a period of fussing and fighting it when I tried to potty her. I did not want to force her, but I knew she had to go–shortly after we stopped trying she would go pee…

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Note to Self: Prunes really do work for constipation

By Andrea Olson | Jan 6, 2016

I re-learned a very important lesson today with my 3rd ECd baby. Even when doing Elimination Communication with a very young baby, things can get backed up. Constipation happens when moving to solid foods. Somehow I'd forgotten that! Yes, the deep squat position of the EC hold is extremely helpful in preventing baby constipation: Yes,…

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When EC Stops Working: The Elimination Communication “Potty Pause”

By Andrea Olson | Dec 21, 2015

Potty Pause. A not-so-great word. Let me share what it is and what to do about it…. So you're doing Elimination Communication with your baby and everything was going great for the last few weeks or months. You caught every poo and almost every pee, or the majority thereof. You may not even have studied up…

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How to Know When Your Baby Needs to Pee

By Andrea Olson | Nov 18, 2015

When you're doing EC with your baby you're gonna need to know how to determine when your baby needs to pee. In potty training language, this could be considered your baby's “PeePee Dance.” In EC language, it's what I call “The Four Roads to Potty Time” and it includes 3 other things in addition to…

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Dr. Sears, Diaper Rash & Natural Diaper Rash Treatment

By Andrea Olson | Nov 4, 2015

Natural diaper rash treatment…it's possible and simple. In this article I'll share why and how through the lens of practicing infant pottying. I'm a pretty avid follower of Attachment Parenting practices. We cosleep, breastfeed, babywear…we do Elimination Communication, which is in-line with AP principles (albeit missing from the AP books). In fact, I bought 7…

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Video: 5 month old baby's pee signal

By Andrea Olson | Nov 2, 2015

My 5 month old baby signals that he needs to pee by fussing. This is the most common baby signal for elimination communication.

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