Certified Coach | Serving Santa Monica and West LA.
My name is Lorena and I have been lucky enough to live in different parts of the world and be able to care for and teach children in Mexico, USA and France. This has helped me understand different learning approaches and backgrounds.
However, it was only when I moved to LA 2 years ago that I was introduced to Elimination Communication (EC). My daughter was 5mo and after reading (and hesitating a lot…) I decided to give it a try a month later. It really changed my (and my family’s) life and my way of thinking about babies’ elimination. (I just wish I had known about it before my daughter’s birth!).
In my culture we have networks of strong family ties and close friendships and there is always someone ready to help. I, however, decided to move and live abroad, and had to leave my family and friends. I know the feeling of doing things but feeling lost and not having anyone to help out and having to build your own network. That is why I became a coach. I want to be able to help out families that need support and someone to be there. Also, we can help the environment along the way!
I learned about EC through a mom I had just met when I moved to LA. My baby was 4 mo and I was intrigued when she told me she was doing EC with her baby. She told me about GodiaperFree and I started reading about EC and got the GoDiaperFree book . When my baby was 6 mo I finally took the leap as I was very nervous to start the process.
For me it means making a difference. For families, showing them there is another option and helping them putting it in practice. For the planet, since the use of disposable diapers takes a huge toll on the environment.
My favorite EC gear is the potette plus with the reusable liner! It makes EC on the go so much easier and it is very practical.
"No-Drama Discipline" by Daniel Siegel. It helped me learn that kids are not making it hard on us on purpose, they are just having a hard time. How is so important to be patient and understanding even where they are driving us crazy. It helped me make better decisions when reacting to different situations.
I would say, go for it! Give it a try and be consistent with your action plan. Life is full of surprises that we couldn't discover if we don't take a leap. I almost didn't do it because I was scared and nervous and I'm glad I tried because I discover such an opportunity for my daughter to eliminate her needs in a better way and to built up a stronger connection with her...plus less dirty diapers to change ;)