Why starting EC with a mobile baby can be super fun, and challenging.

Pros and Cons of Starting EC with a Mobile Baby

Starting Elimination Communication with a 6 month baby, up to 12 months old, is absolutely recommended. And common!

Most of you found out about EC (or had the guts or wherewithall to start doing it) when your baby was around 6-12 months old. I'd say about 63% of you are in this boat.

This can be such a fun time to begin EC, and because of obvious reasons (um, mobility! exploration! curiosity! preverbal connections!), it can be a pain in the rumpus.

In today's video I go into the pros and cons of starting EC at 6-12 months old. If this applies to you, my hope is that it will help you feel like you're not alone, and on the right track. :) It's just 6 minutes long:

You'll learn:

  • ​why this age supports EC learning
  • why your baby might not be crawling over just to say "hello" (sorry!)
  • why you should use my Getting EC Back on Track MiniCourse to start EC at this age (the super-easy way to begin!)
  • how many babies in today's world are potty trained (and done) during this window of age
  • why babies stop signaling during this age (and what you can do about it - esp my Potty Time Master Course and my book).

Please comment below with whether you started at 6-12 months, or not, and why!

No judgment here...just super-curious to hear what you all are doing. :)

Next time we'll discuss starting with a young toddler. Stay tuned by subscribing to my channel at youtube.

xx Andrea​

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 4 children (7, 4.5, 2.5, and 1) 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. ec on December 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Hello! I started EC with my baby when she was about 2 months old and it was great until approx 6 months when I went back to work. She is 8 months old now and goes to daycare every afternoon with no EC there. We never have a poo miss (she only goes at home and signals), but now we miss pees a LOT. We used to catch almost everything with after-wakeup pees (those still work) and timing pees (now don’t work at all.. she refuses, but then pees 5-10 mins later so I do think my timing is correct). I don’t want to force the issue, but have also been missing much more than I would like. I don’t have time for so much laundry, so when we run out of your trainers (they are AMAZING by the way!), I switch to disposables for backup (which we use at night time anyway) and I feel like that is just counterproductive. Any recommendations/encouragement?

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