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Myths + misconceptions about EC, Part 1: 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.

I'm going to try to clear up some of these myths, 5 of them, in this Part 1 of a series of episodes about EC myths.

In this episode, I cover:

  • 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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What do your most skeptical friends or family members think about EC?

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.)

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