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What's More Convenient: EC or Diapers?

By Andrea Olson | Jul 8, 2015

Elimination Communication is often seen as inconvenient. It's different. Unknown. Mysterious. Potentially…{gasp}…dirty. The Truth Let me debunk this myth clearly and calmly: pottying your baby (when started and practiced properly) is actually less messy and takes less time than dealing with diaper changes. It causes less struggle throughout the day (um, yeah, most babies *hate*…

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Session #23

#23: Potty Pauses: A Refreshing New Perspective

By Andrea Olson | Mar 30, 2015

A potty pause in Elimination Communication is similar to a potty strike in potty training. Neither are fun. But in EC, potty pauses can have a deeper purpose. You see…

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Infant Potty Training Session #22

#22: The Pottying Trailblazer: Laurie Boucke Interview Part 2

By Andrea Olson | Feb 23, 2015

Book Author Laurie Boucke Last time on the Go Diaper Free Podcast I shared the first part of my interview with author Laurie Boucke, the woman whom I consider to be the absolute trailblazer in bringing infant potty training to the Western culture back in the late 70's and onward. Laurie has been an EC mentor…

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Infant Potty Training - Session #21

#21: The Pottying Trailblazer: Laurie Boucke Interview Part 1

By Andrea Olson | Jan 19, 2015

  Book Author Laurie Boucke I am absolutely honored to have a guest on the show for the next few episodes of my EC Podcast. Today I'll be sharing part 1 of a wonderful interview with Author and EC trailblazer Laurie Boucke. Laurie was first to write about EC back in 1979 after discovering it…

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Session #23

#20: Cold Weather EC

By Andrea Olson | Dec 8, 2014

Doing cold weather EC? Tricky…so much that sometimes parents just pause their practice til it's warm again, or don't start til spring hits. I'm posting this podcast episode now that it's finally 18 degrees outside here in Asheville, NC (when I recorded this episode in December it was still a warm 50 degrees!). Wherever in…

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Session #19

#19: Shopping Diaper-free

By Andrea Olson | Nov 10, 2014

Running errands with our babies. Does it make you worry? Now consider this: Running errands with our diaper-free babies. Have I pushed your anxiety level up a few notches? Not to worry moms and dads! Doing EC while shopping does not have to be terrible, or terrifying. In fact, just as with travel + EC, shopping…

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Session #18

#18: Travel + EC

By Andrea Olson | Oct 13, 2014

‘Tis the season for traveling…and this means traveling with our babies and making EC during the holidays easier for you. ECing while traveling away from home, whether domestically or internationally, doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can often go much more smoothly than EC at home does! Take a listen to this episode for 15 wonderful…

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Session #17

#17: How to Potty Your Baby

By Andrea Olson | Sep 8, 2014

Now that we've learned which 4 things lead to potty time, in this session we're going to learn how to potty your baby. Again, The 4 Roads to Potty Time are: Baby's Signals (covered in Episode 8) Baby's Natural Timing (covered in Episode 10) Generic (Common) Timing (covered in Episode 12), and Your Intuition (covered…

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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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Session #16

#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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