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Starting with a Delayed Newborn


How do you start EC with a newborn who has been in the NICU and may have delays? Today my new guest host, Nicole, will discuss some strategies and considerations for practicing EC with a delayed or special needs child.


You Will Hear:

  • An introduction from our new guest host, Nicole Cheever
  • What adjustments might need to be made when starting EC with a delayed or special needs child
  • How to determine which EC instructions to follow for your baby based on their developmental stage
  • What supplies are helpful for pottying a delayed or special needs child
  • Which conversations to have with your child’s doctor(s) before starting EC or potty training


Links and other resources mentioned today:

Watch the Video Version

If you want to watch Nicole record today’s podcast episode, you can do that on my youtube version right here:

Resource Recommendation

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

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Have you done EC or potty training with a delayed or special needs child? What worked for you?

I look forward to discussing with you in the comments, below!

xx Andrea

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 Aimee Y on November 22, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know the text of the transcript is for a previous episode. I usually only have space to speed read the transcripts while I’m nursing. Is there a way to find out when it’s updated? Thanks!!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on November 28, 2022 at 8:07 pm

      Typically the transcripts are available as soon as the podcast is up. I can double check though! Thanks!

      • Avatar Aimee Y on November 28, 2022 at 9:45 pm

        Thanks for looking into it! I just looked again and it’s in the section above that can be expanded by the “-“. The top of the section says that it’s this episode (213) but the entirety of the text is from episode 197.

        • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on November 29, 2022 at 6:27 am

          Oh my, you are right. Sorry about that!
          I updated the text, it is from the right episode now.
          Thanks for letting me know!!!

          • Avatar Aimee Y on December 2, 2022 at 10:31 pm

            Thanks so much! :)

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