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Fringe Benefits of Elimination Communication


You’ve heard about the popular benefits of Elimination Communication, like saving money on diapers and a deeper bond between you and your baby. But that’s not all! There are over 70 more advantages to practicing EC, and some of them may surprise you. Tune today as we share a handful of the most interesting and unexpected benefits of EC!


You Will Hear:

  • A brief overview of the more popular benefits of practicing EC
  • Ways in which practicing EC helps to reduce stress in medical situations
  • How EC can impact breastfeeding
  • How pottying your baby can support your babywearing goals
  • Why noticing your baby’s elimination patterns might help you detect illness earlier


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Have you experienced any of these bonus EC benefits? What would you add to the list


xx Andrea

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Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 12 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)


  1. Erica Erica on October 31, 2023 at 7:35 am

    I love this! When my son was like 6 months old they thought he had a UTI and were concerned trying to figure out how to tell and I asked if they wanted a clean catch urine sample… the DR was super confused until she saw in action you can catch urine from a baby no need to admit them and give them a catheter :) Baby wearing is also legit I baby wore a ton the first few months and my son would always push away from me when he needed to go potty such a great tool!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on November 1, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      Yes!!!! Our littles are so capable!!!

  2. Avatar Valerie on October 31, 2023 at 8:46 am

    You get really strong biceps (especially when you hold baby over a sink)! :)

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on November 1, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      Lol yes it’s a great work out!

  3. Avatar Diana on October 31, 2023 at 10:19 am

    My baby was 4 months old when we were in ER. They wanted a urine sample and I said I can get one easily next time he needs to pee! We do EC and we catch pees. THEY DIDNT LET ME. And instead invasively took one themselves. I was so heartbroken. Their reason was “it needs to be sanitary.” I wish more hospitals knew about EC

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on November 1, 2023 at 6:35 pm

      I’m so sorry! That’s an awful position to be in. EC is such an amazing tool and more hospitals should be aware of all the great benefits.

  4. Avatar Elizabeth on February 2, 2024 at 2:18 am

    I’m new to EC! Just started this week and one fringe benefit I’m loving is that I’m on my phone less with my baby because I need to be tuned in to her signals! It’s amazing. So thankful for this benefit, as she’s 4 months and was just really starting to notice my phone and get interested in it.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on February 13, 2024 at 5:33 pm

      That’s amazing! Good Job Momma!!!

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