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The 5 Biggest Potty Training Mistakes: how to correct or avoid them


Did you know Elimination Communication has an expiration date? If your kiddo is 18m+ and you’re still doing EC, you HAVE to listen to this episode! It’s time to switch gears to potty training. There are 5 big potty training mistakes parents I surveyed stated they could have done differently. Tune in to today’s episode to learn how to correct them, or avoid them altogether!

You will hear:

  • Why it’s so important to wrap up EC with your LO before (about) 18 months old
  • What you can do if you didn’t wrap up EC by 18m
  • What inspired me to write the Tiny Potty Training Book
  • The top mistakes parents make when attempting to potty train, how they can be avoided, and how to remedy them if you’ve already made them

Links and other resources mentioned today:

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Resource Recommendation

Tiny Potty Training Book: Completely stop changing diapers at 18-30+ months in 7 days*…gently but firmly, without rewards, gimmicks, or M&Ms.

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Have you made any of these common potty training mistakes?

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

xx Andrea

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This is a re-post of a video originally published by Andrea Olson on August 20, 2015

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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