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Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

Learn how (and whether) to potty your baby at night.

Have you ever (ironically) stayed up all night wondering whether you should be doing nighttime EC with your baby?

Do you feel surges of guilt when your baby wakes up with a sopping wet diaper, whereas during the day you are on it with EC?

Or, worse, do you feel strongly about extending EC to sleep time but have no idea how to begin (or whether it will mess up that picture-perfect sleep)?

You are not alone.

One in every three parents who do infant pottying grapple with nighttime EC and generally feel (pardon the pun) in the dark.

I totally get it. I've been there, myself. I've gone from no EC at night to EC every 2 hours at night with my own 6 babies, and I've helped countless parents make this decision for themselves.

You can figure this out, too! Imagine if... knew that what you're doing at night is the RIGHT thing for your baby at this age

...when you did attempt to potty at night, it worked effortlessly felt genuinely good about the care you give your baby during sleep time.

Yep, you can absolutely take steps toward optimal nighttime EC over the span of an hour's time, and start implementing what you've learned tonight.

Since 2010, I've helped 100,000s of parents start EC with their little ones...and I can tell you that 1/3 of parents are confused about nighttime EC.

Take Mary, for instance. Here was her struggle:

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"My 11 month old daughter pees and poos in the potty most of the time, and is doing so well with it that she wakes up from sleep when she has to go. This may seem great, but I feel like she sometimes doesn’t get all the sleep that she should because of this. At night she goes back to sleep after peeing, but during the day, naps are over if she has to wake up and pee. I am having a hard time figuring out the balance between these two very important needs – EC and sleep."

Maybe you've been in Mary's position. Or are in the same boat right now!

Now for the good news. With my help, Mary was able to find balance in when to offer the potty, and when not to offer, during the sleeping hours.

If reading Mary's story seems like I grabbed it directly from your situation, let's get you enrolled in this course, pronto.

3 things you've got to know:

1. Nighttime EC is an art, not a science. You are not good at knowing when to potty (or not) during sleep because no one ever taught you this before (and how great you'll feel when you have the confidence to choose, without the guilt).

2. Nighttime EC is directly related to sleep - and without that sleep, your baby is a mess. And so are you. I don't need to explain how important it is to get the whole big nighttime picture under control. It is essential to your baby's day-to-day well-being.

3. Battling about pottying at night can put a wrench in your daytime EC success. Baby will push you away if you're not clear about his night needs, so you'll want to know when to skip the night potty situation, too, so daytime EC remains all good.

No, there isn't one-size-fits-all solution to night EC. But you can absolutely take steps TODAY to come into balance with your baby's sleep + EC needs.

Introducing the Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse...

Learn when and how to potty your baby at night.

In the Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse, you will learn how to create a nighttime pottying routine that works for your current situation (whether that means full-on or none-right-now).

By the time the hour's up, you'll learn everything you need to know, whether or how much to do, and be ready to implement changes tonight.


Now, let's move into more details, shall we?

, we'll cover whether nighttime EC will work for you right now and how to decide, what gear you'll need, and getting into the right mindset.

Next, we'll cover a hodge-podge of information, including normal vs. abnormal sleep + waking, night signals, and night potty techniques.

Finally, we'll cover setting up the environment for success (Montessori-style), the small shifts that can make a big impact, and troubleshooting this topic, so you're not left hanging.

By the time the hour's up, you'll be more clear than you've been in days (or months).

Sound good so far?

Let's take a peek at the curriculum next.

Here is a sneak-peek at the curriculum inside this course:

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Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

The *magic* in how this course happens

I am a mom (of 6 kids spanning 12 years) - and I get it.

This minicourse is set up exactly the way I would prefer to learn, as a busy mom with very little bandwidth for time-consuming luxuries + over-the-top experiences.

Here's what I've planned, with you in mind. (Trust me, you need these features to get thru the course, mama/daddy.)

(roll over or click to flip and read the 6 cards below)

read, watch,
or listen

truly multimedia

This course comes in 3 formats! Video saves your place and autocompletes (because: interruptions!). Audio can be downloaded to your phone or listened to in the course. A full written transcript for those quiet night learning sessions.

all new

this is all new stuff

If you already have my book, this course takes a deep dive into what's presented there about nighttime EC and takes it even further. (If you don't have my book, you'll get a generous coupon within the course itself.)

lean course

because you're busy

You're a busy mom (or dad) this course is bite-sized and lean. It only includes what you need to know, and it's all presented as though I'm in your home, coaching you face-to-face.

learn from
any device

feel free to device-hop

My learning platform can be accessed from any device, and it *magically* saves your place. So, learn on the toilet (in those rare alone moments), while folding laundry, while at the playground, or all 3 at once!

mingle with
other students

support starts here

You'll have conversations with other students, a Certified Go Diaper Free Coach or two, and occasionally me, throughout the course with our handy commenting system (read: support!)...because you don't know anyone who does EC, and certainly no one trying to do night EC!

immediate lifetime access

begin learning today

When you click "add to cart" + complete your purchase, you can begin learning right away. You'll have lifetime access so you can take the course at your own pace, and re-use it for future kiddos.

Watch a little preview

Here's a sample lecture from the main part of the minicourse - so you can experience this minicourse, for real.

It's called What to Expect, by Age.

A bunch of hands-on bonus material

After you finish the course, I won't leave it to your imagination...I've added several bonuses that I wish someone had given me long ago, including:

Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

6 bonus videos of actual nighttime and early morning pottying with my own babies

the nighttime potty training wrap-up from my potty training book (PDF excerpt)

6 sample bedtime and night potty routines, by age

my unreleased digital board book (a sequel to Tiny Potty): Night Potty (PDF)

a handful of downloads, simple supply lists, and photographs that equip you with what you more, no less.

Ready to get more sleep +
help baby potty at night?

Let's go...

Buy the MiniCourse

For less than date night, you can own this minicourse for a lifetime and learn how to balance nighttime EC. Buy the course now for $27 and begin learning instantly - or get it inside the 7 MiniCourse Bundle for a limited time at $97:

Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

  • 59 bite-sized videos / approx 47 minutes
  • full audio version with 59 formatted chapters
  • full written transcript
  • interaction with peers + instructor
  • 6 bonus demo videos / approx 30 minutes
  • unreleased Night Potty board book (PDF)
  • 30% off coupon for all my books
  • instant lifetime access from any device

The 7 MiniCourse Bundle

$97 (save 51%)
  • Wrapping Up EC MiniCourse (this course) $27 value
  • Diaper Free at Daycare MiniCourse $27 value
  • Getting EC Back on Track MiniCourse $27 value
  • Potty Pause Resolution MiniCourse $27 value
  • Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse $27 value
  • Potty Time Master MiniCourse $27 value
  • EC While Out + About MiniCourse $27 value
  • 30% off coupon for all my books
  • all MiniCourse bonuses
  • lifetime access from any device

See you in class!

When you click "Add to Cart" you'll be asked to enter your payment details and check out.

Once you've paid, you'll receive a receipt and a separate email with your login information - my Mighty Network community/program platform is called "Andrea Olson Productions" and the email will reflect that.

Note that this email could take 15-30 minutes for the Internet Robots to deliver to your email!! Please be patient. :)

Just follow the super-simple instructions in that email from our Mighty Network, and begin the Welcome Module immediately!

I very much look forward to seeing you in this intimate, hands-on, in-depth class!

If you have any questions or hesitations, please check out the FAQ section, below.

If you still need help or have any other questions for me, please email me at I strive to answer all emails within 72 hours (it would be sooner but I answer all emails myself).

You mean the world to me and I do this all for you and your baby. Thank you so much....

Frequently Asked Questions

What others have asked before jumping into the Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

What media does the course use?

We use video, audio, and written media to deliver this course. You never know what your baby will "allow" you to get done today, so we've got all your various formats covered, and you can use them on any device. We are parents, too! We get it. :)

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Is this course limited to a certain age range?

Although this course was created for parents who do Elimination Communication (EC) with their babies of ages 0-18 months, the tips can also be applied to potty training with children over 18 months.

Does this course replace your book?

Nope! This course takes a deep-dive into nighttime EC. My book covers the whole big picture, plus all the interlinked areas of doing EC. Go Diaper Free is multimedia, too, and you get a generous coupon for it when you buy any of my minicourses. I want you to be equipped, so def get the book, too!

What type of device do I need / do I need to be tech-savvy?

Since the MiniCourse is hosted on a website, and is responsive to your screen size, you can simply watch/listen/read on any device (and switch between them - we'll save your place). There are specific walk-throughs of how to best view/hear/download things in the course, and I make it 100% easy to navigate. Tech will not be an issue, and if it is, I'm an email away.

What if I am in desperate need of sleep?

No worries - this course will give you a solid foundation on which to build healthy sleep and night potty habits. What I don't cover in the course, I've included links to resources I trust that can get you and baby sleeping well each night. My department is night pottying - their department is night sleep. I will, however, give you some big picture info about sleep and those valuable referrals to the smarty-pants who help my babies sleep thru the night at 14 weeks old!

Will this course cover x, y, or z?

This course is all about nighttime EC. It doesn't cover potty pauses, part-time, or out and about in much detail (although these things are mentioned) - we've got other courses in the Academy for those subtopics of EC, plus courses on EC completion, potty training, birth, and much much more. This particular course is a super-specific MiniCourse - it is chock-full of all things night potty. Consider the bundle if you want more than this single deep-dive.

What's up with the bundle deal?

If you think you're going to need at least 4 of the 7 MiniCourses at some point along your EC journey, you should definitely get the bundle of courses now. The 7 bundled MiniCourses are actually the top 7 EC challenges that my audience ranked in a survey I recently gave. If you don't need one now, you are certain to need it later!

What is your refund policy?

I want you to be happy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me within 5 calendar days of your purchase and I will give you a full refund.

Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson

Your Instructor
Andrea Olson, M.A., is a pioneer in helping parents reduce diaper dependence with any age child or baby, from birth through toddlerhood. She has her Master's Degree in Psychology and presently lives in Asheville, NC, with her 6 children, all ECed from birth.
Nighttime EC 101 MiniCourse

"I can't thank you for all your work!! You helped me realize my firstborn could do this and this time around I started right away!! Little one sleeps so long (sometimes all night) and a couple of times woke up dry. Lately she wakes up from naps totally dry and tinkles."

- Bethany

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