#25: Nighttime EC


nighttime EC podcast

Pottying your baby in the night hours can be very hard, especially with sudden resistance after months of doing it without a hitch.

Today's episode covers Nighttime EC in-depth, along with how to do it, what you'll need to do if things go poorly, and what I've done with my own babies.

Download the MP3 here or play this episode by clicking the play button, above.

Please leave your comments below!

xx Andrea

Resource Recommendation

Nighttime EC: a minicourse that quickly dives deep into whether and how to potty baby at night (in case you're wondering)

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


Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my husband and 5 children (newborn to 8 years old) 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.

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  1. Nicole on January 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Thank you for that VERY helpful podcast full of great practical advice and real senecios. We will sleep better tonight!

    • Nicole on January 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Oops… scenarios

    • Andrea Olson on February 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      You are so welcome Nicole!!!! I’m glad that it will help you all sleep better tonight. <3 Andrea

  2. Vrinda on April 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you so much! I swaddle my baby (she’s 15 weeks old now)– actually double swaddle because she can’t go back to sleep otherwise and is too strong for just the basic swaddle. how is it possible to help her pee without completely waking her up? Should I just wait until she is older and doesn’t need the swaddle? I also am unsure of how to tell if she’s waking because she is wet. She usually doesn’t poo at night, but lately she has early morning wakings- if it’s before 6 she usually can go back to sleep on her own. After that- not usually and she’s not always hungry.

  3. Tamina on October 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hi I’m having a nighttime EC conundrum! Baby is 5 months, been doing part time EC since birth and have lots of catches every day. Didn’t do nighttime EC until a couple weeks ago when my baby started squirming like crazy for a long time at night and then sometimes accompanied by crying which she had never done at night before. I potties her and she peed and calmed down. But now she has been waking with crying and squirming every 1.5 to 2 hours and after I nurse her she wants to pee, or sometimes I just potty her and she cries and pees and then usually goes back to sleep, sometimes wants to nurse.

    She had been sleeping mostly 2 hours at a time but it was growing to 3 or 4, now back to 1.5 or 2. It’s complicated by the fact she also teething. Could she be eating more than normal Cuz of teething and thats why peeing so much? Has she just become super sensitive to the feeling of needing to pee? She won’t really pee in diaper anymore at night except after lots of squirming and crying.

    I wonder if this is like how you had 2 years of sleeping only 2 hours at a time? What was the pause u talked about? Do I need to adjust nighttime ec?? Erg

  4. Veta on November 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Loved hearing your story about how you did things differently with baby 1 and baby 2, so very similar to my story! Helpful to hear that I’m not alone and that the choices I’m making in my own round 2 have worked out well for someone else and will probably continue working well for me too.
    Thanks for sharing these tips!

  5. Katie Lepine on November 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for this episode! I love the podcast and wish there was more, but I know you’ve been busy with the baby potty and mom-ing, etc. I am really enjoying EC with my daughter, who is almost three months old. I plan to start doing some gentle sleep teaching when I stop swaddling her, which will be soon. In this episode you mention linking to some resources you used, but I can’t find them. Would you mind sharing those links?

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