Separation anxiety: My baby will no longer sit on the potty or let me hold her over the toilet.

By Andrea Olson | November 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

Branson at 18 months…Separation anxiety? Totally. Q: We used to have a guaranteed catch whenever Unya woke up in the morning or after a long nap, but now she is…

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Location: Should I potty my baby in the same place every time?

By Andrea Olson | November 14, 2018 | 35 Comments

Q: I potty my 3.5 month old all over the place. First thing in the morning she seems to need to ‘go’ at about 5am so I ‘potty’ her on the…

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Tantrums…I’m at my wit’s end.

By Andrea Olson | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
branson toddler meltdown in preschool picture

Our 4th baby, Branson, is 19 months old now and he has turned into our Master Tantrum Thrower, Honorary. Luckily, regarding potty time, he is not resistant. (This is mostly…

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How to send your young toddler to preschool or daycare, without diapers

By Andrea Olson | October 2, 2018 | 11 Comments
how to send your young toddler to preschool without diapers

One of the biggest questions that can trip up your Elimination Communication or Potty Training efforts is: How do I send my toddler to daycare or preschool without diapers? Hands-down.…

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Branson’s 17 month Elimination Communication Update

By Andrea Olson | August 6, 2018 | 17 Comments
Branson 17 months

Perhaps you know that my youngest is now 17 months old…and may want to know where we are these days regarding his Elimination Communication progress. (Even if you’re only on…

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At what age can I potty train my child?

By Andrea Olson | July 23, 2018 | 43 Comments

New parents in the western world are constantly wondering: when can I begin potty training? (Some don’t even realize that, with the right information, they can even begin potty training their…

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The dangers of early potty training: Do they really exist?

By Rebecca Mottram | April 23, 2018 | 19 Comments
The Dangers of Early Potty Training - do they really exist? 1

This is a re-post of an article originally published by Rebecca Mottram here on March 16, 2018, at Most British terms have been replaced with US terms for ease of…

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Make a paradigm shift: Diapers are a back-up, not full-time toilets

By Andrea Olson | April 21, 2018 | 12 Comments

Primitive “diapering” methods often involved placing soft, absorbent materials under baby’s bottom inside the sling or papoose. Their purpose was to add extra protection during times of cold weather, travel,…

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This is how we got Cooper to stop peeing the bed at night at 2.5 years old.

By Andrea Olson | March 14, 2018 | 23 Comments
how we got 2.5 year old to stop peeing the bed at night

Hi. It’s time to take a peek into my household today and see what Andrea’s doing to potty her 2.5 yr old and 1 yr old at night. As you…

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How to hold a newborn baby over the potty

By Andrea Olson | February 16, 2018 | 13 Comments
pottying newborn branson from above

Many parents want to start Elimination Communication with their babies as early as possible. When they find out that EC can be started at birth, the first question is: How…

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