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How to Handle Changes as Your Baby Develops

How to handle changes

How do we handle the ups and downs of EC with a growing baby? Today I share THREE ways to respond to changes as baby develops plus tools for YOU, the parent, and the magic mindset piece for confidently rolling with change.

You will hear:

  • three ways to respond to changes in your EC rhythm
  • how to successfully use outside potty time
  • how to introduce changes in your EC practice
  • a bonus tip for rolling with EC changes
  • three thoughts for YOU, the parent, during times of change
  • the magic mindset piece in responding to change

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How have YOU handled changes as your baby developed?

I look forward to discussing with you in the comments, below!

xx Andrea

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. Avatar Reyna stevens on June 28, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you so much, your podcast and Videos are truly amazing. You have given me so much support and made me more courageous along with so much patience not just for me but for my little one. I’m glad I found this because it has pushed me to start him before 18months as I was going to wait until 18months or 2yrs old. I waited until 2yrs old with my other two and they were both potty trained by two. But I wanted to do earlier because I can tell my last baby did like being dirty he’s now 16months and 90% potty trained. We started at 14months old. As will as knowing other parents wanted and where doing it, also gave me courage knowing I wasn’t alone on wanting to do it. Because I didn’t have that strong support , I will say my husband was all for it , but it wasn’t enough because he didn’t know really what to say when I wanted to give (hahaha). Listening to you has helped tremendously. Again Thank you I will continue to watch you or listen to your podcast until we are fully potty train along with letting others know about you.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on June 29, 2022 at 7:39 pm

      You totally just made my day! Thank you, for being part of this community I am building. I’m so happy you have found everything to be helpful. Thank you again, I appreciate your kind words so much! It is my pleasure to be here helping you along your EC and potty training journey!

  2. Avatar Kimberly J on July 14, 2022 at 11:43 am


    Thanks for this post, I’m glad I read the transcript! My 9 month old has not been using his toilets as much lately so I took your advice. I took the mirror away from in front of the mini potty and turned it around to face outward. This morning, he started grunting so I put him on the mini potty, gave him a board book to look at, and went to sit in the rocking chair on the other side of the room to “read” a magazine. When he seemed done I came back and discovered it worked! Lots of #2, and 100% of it went into the toilet, no need wash the cloth diaper at all. This was the first time we went without me holding him on the toilet. A great first to celebrate!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      Firstly, Thank you so much for reading! And secondly, You go momma!!! That is awesome! I’m so happy that it worked for you!

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