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Natural Timing: Part 2 of when does my baby need to pee – another of the four ways to know it’s time to go


When does your baby need to pee? Four ways exist. Today's episode covers #2: your baby's natural timing.

Every baby has an inherent pottying rhythm; a certain amount of time lapses between feeding and peeing, and between waking and peeing. And between each subsequent potty thereafter.

If you can get acquainted with your baby's natural timing, EC will be that much simpler for you.

Remember that, although it expands over time and circumstance, having this additional knowledge is KEY to success with pottying your baby. Absolutely key.

In this episode, I cover:

  • How to create your own EC tracking log to chart your baby's natural timing
  • The two best times to begin timing your baby's elimination patterns
  • Why you shouldn't just randomly time your baby
  • Where you can download logs to do the charting more easily
  • Why you shouldn't over-do naked observation time
  • How doing this 1/2 hour compares to doing it all day long
  • When to test your baby's potty timing again
  • Plus much more...

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Mentioned in this session

  • our community Members' area (with the downloadable logs, which are all included with my book) here on Go Diaper Free
  • EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy (version 3.0) by Andrea Olson has been replaced by my new book, Go Diaper Free.

Download the transcript

If you can't listen to this episode right now (um, sleeping baby!?) and read the transcript here:


What is your baby's natural timing right now? Please share in the comments below!

Resource Recommendation

Potty Time Master is my minicourse about the "when" behind pottying your baby.

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 Sandra on November 1, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Good to hear to state you’d drive yourself crazy trying to catch every pee with a newborn! I was definitely going crazy and felt guilty and worried every time I didn’t catch a pee because I thought I wasn’t doing it right. This anxiety translating to my baby because the more misses I had, the more I began to hover at other times.
    Definitely noticing some resisting too and its helpful to hear its likely cause her timing has changed. I will be bringing out the natural timing logs to figure out what the new timing is. Very helpful! Thanks again :)

    • Avatar Andrea Olson on November 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Yes I am waaaay lower pressure with EC w/this babe than my first! It’s easy to start feeling guilty, worried, and incompetent when doing EC with a newborn. Mine also resists when it’s just not time, and I heed that for sure, yet other times it’s clear she just needs a moment. Good luck re-logging things…I’m sure it will help!

  2. Avatar Amy Ryan on December 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    The links here don’t seem to be working. I’m trying to find the downloadable forms you mention.

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