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More About Poop: Blowouts


Blowouts are just part of life with a baby… or are they?? What if you could get through the baby years, all the way to potty independence, without ever encountering this explosive event? In today's episode, I explain how that’s totally possible, even with part-time EC!


You Will Hear:

  • What a diaper blowout is and when to expect them
  • What causes a diaper blowout
  • Common diaper back-ups and their leak-prevention features
  • How EC helps to prevent diaper blowouts
  • Tips for catching poops and why you should start today


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Resource Recommendation

Go Diaper Free: my popular EC book that simplifies EC, beginning to end

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How have you dealt with blowouts? Did you find a way to prevent them? How did your EC practice help?


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

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. Avatar Christine on March 7, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Hi! FTM here. I have a 3 week old newborn and we officially started EC when he was 2 weeks old. I’ve been lucky enough to catch 1 poop in the Top Hat potty and a few pees in both potty and waterproof pad. I felt so victorious! Problem is, now he screams for bloody murder every time I attempt to put him on the Top Hat potty, or even the sink in either the classic or cradle hold and we havent managed to catch any poops since then! Ill put on a fresh diaper, then minutes later he’ll end up pooping. What do I do? Am I maybe not holding him over the potty ling enough? I was also thinking.. It might be a bit cold in our Apt. So I just purchased some Tiny chaps. Just wondering if yall had any other useful insight. Thanks!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on March 13, 2023 at 4:20 pm

      Hey Christine! You are doing great! Be sure to offer enough time on the potty, however because baby is still very young he may just not like to be held in an ec hold. Try holding him in a classic ec hold while not pottying to acclimate him to the hold. Having the top hat potty cozy on also helps it not feel quite so cold. Again, you are doing great!

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