Elimination Communication: Pottying 5 month baby, including signals

By Andrea Olson | Aug 18, 2014

Noticing your baby’s signal is one of the toughest parts of doing EC. Your baby may signal strongly as a newborn and then stop signaling at 4-5 months of age, and may not pick up again for many months thereafter. If your baby continues to signal during this period, great! It just might look different…

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#16: My Birth Story: An Almost Unassisted Birth

By Andrea Olson | Aug 11, 2014

My Birth Story: An Almost Unassisted Birth listen to the audio podcast here: or read the full story below: 1) early September 2013 I gather the 3 books out there on unassisted birth and read up…or rather try to. Completely unimpressed. There is not a single “how to” in the whole lot. Just a bunch…

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#15: Preparing for EC with a New Baby

By Andrea Olson | Jul 14, 2014

We had our daughter Isadora on September 24, 2013, at 4:14am. Weighing in at 8lb even and a short 18 3/4″ long, she’s a beaut! I’m preparing a series of instructions/storytelling on starting EC from birth…so stay tuned for that. The day before going into labor, I recorded this episode #15 of the Go Diaper…

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#14: When does baby need to pee? Part 4 of 4

By Andrea Olson | Jun 9, 2014

This week’s show is Part 4 of 4 of our series “When does baby need to pee?” In past sessions, we’ve discussed the other 3 Roads to Potty Time: 1. Baby’s Signals 2. Baby’s Natural Timing or Rhythm 3. Generic or Common Timing and this is the final piece to the puzzle: 4. Your Intuition…

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#12: When does baby have to pee? Part 3 of 4

By Andrea Olson | May 12, 2014

As I’ve said many times before, it’s so important to understand all 4 of what I call “Roads to Potty Time.” This episode covers the 3rd way to know it’s time to offer the potty to your baby. Generic (or common) Timing. Most babies hold their pee in various situations, so pottying them before or after…

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#11: My Elimination Communication Story

By Andrea Olson | Apr 14, 2014

Sometimes we just need to share our stories! Today I share my entire EC journey with my son, Kaiva, from beginning to end. Since Kaiva turned 3 years old, I thought it must be a good time to share our whole infant potty training story, beginning to end. I hope that my journey ECing Kaiva…

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#10: When does baby need to pee? Part 2 of 4

By Andrea Olson | Mar 10, 2014

When does your baby need to pee? Four ways exist. Today’s episode covers #2: your baby’s natural timing. Every baby has an inherent pottying rhythm; a certain amount of time lapses between feeding and peeing, and between waking and peeing. And between each subsequent potty thereafter. If you can get acquainted with your baby’s natural…

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#9: Elimination Communication Myths + Misconceptions, Part 1

By Andrea Olson | Feb 10, 2014

Infant Pottying is somewhat rare in most Western countries. People have strong reactions to what seems odd to them: A baby without diapers? Pottying at that age? Asking to go to the bathroom…at birth? Mostly, these reactions involve the creation of myths and misperceptions. I’m going to try to clear up some of these myths,…

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#8: When does baby need to pee? Part 1 of 4

By Andrea Olson | Jan 13, 2014

Let’s dive right into the 4 ways to know that your baby needs to pee. EC is great…if you know what to look for and if you’ve got some information on-hand about the different ways to know baby has to potty. More often than not, my readers come to me after so many months of…

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#7: EC Vocabulary and (ec)bonics

By Andrea Olson | Dec 9, 2013

This week’s episode of our EC podcast covers the vocabulary that most people use when talking about doing EC/infant potty training with their babies. Funny how there are so many little sub-languages out there. This one is sure to entertain…and hopefully will clear up some of the questions in your mind. What is a miss? What…

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