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How to use a top hat potty

By Andrea Olson | June 5, 2017 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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Help! My baby goes poop while in her car seat or high chair.

By Andrea Olson | March 8, 2017 |
Baby Poops In High Chair

Q: I have been practicing EC with my  7 month old daughter, June, for 2 months. I provide a number of pottytunities during the day, before nap, after waking, before and…

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Why I Don’t Want to be Called a Potty-Training Guru

By Alvana Cundey | May 17, 2016 |
17 months on the potty

This is a guest post from our Certified GDF Coach, Alvana Cundey, of Southern New Jersey. I love her story of how easy it is to do EC, from her…

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Preparing for Potty Independence (Montessori Inspired)

By Heidi Avelino | March 18, 2016 |

This is a Guest Post from our Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Heidi Avelino – she writes about EC and early potty training at Enjoy this very helpful post! xx…

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Getting back on track with EC [after falling off the wagon]

By Andrea Olson | March 15, 2016 |

So many parents completely fall off the EC wagon during months 8-14 when baby is becoming mobile, and mom and dad are getting back to “normal” life and work. This…

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Not All “Developmental Delays” Make a Child Potty-Delayed

By Andrea Olson | March 15, 2016 |
developmentally delayed potty training

This touching guest post is from a former GDF coach, Michelle Swaney. Thanks for the transparent sharing of your challenging journey, Michelle! xx Andrea A Challenging Beginning When I was…

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