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Myths + misconceptions about EC: oh, the things people get wrong about EC!


Infant Pottying is somewhat rare in most Western countries. People have strong reactions to what seems odd to them: A baby without diapers? Pottying at that age? Asking to go to the birth?

Mostly, these reactions involve the creation of myths and misperceptions.

This week I'm going to try to clear up 5 of these myths and set the EC record straight.

You will hear:

  • Parent training vs. potty training
  • Convenience of toilet training vs. EC
  • How long does EC really take?
  • Does EC take longer than conventional toilet training?
  • Can early potty training psychologically damage my child?
  • Plus much more...

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xx Andrea

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This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on February 10, 2014.

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 Lindsay on May 7, 2024 at 8:36 am

    I recently started EC with my ten week old. My family constantly make fun of me and say that I’m insane. My husband makes rude comments when I’m offering the potty and has even told me to stop because I’m going to cause emotional issues to the baby around potty training. To be honest, I love doing EC for my daughter; the most challenging thing is not having support from the people in my immediate, physical environment.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 12, 2024 at 8:15 pm

      Most think it’s crazy and doesn’t work until they see it working in action. Stay the course momma! I know it can hard especially when you have no immediate support, but if you can reach out to one of my coaches in your area for help. You have community here and we will help and encourage you. You got this momma!

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