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Transition Times: Part 3 of when does my baby need to pee – yet another of the four ways to know it’s time to go


As I've said many times before, it's so important to understand all 4 of what I call "Roads to Potty Time." This episode covers the 3rd way to know it's time to offer the potty to your baby.

Generic (or common) Timing.

Most babies hold their pee in various situations, so pottying them before or after these events is usually successful. These are common times that most babies usually need to pee.

And it's also important to use generic timing to balance your own busy life - how do you integrate potty time into your shopping, visits, classes, events, and daily rhythms like showering, cooking, and bathing?

This session answers all those questions and more.

You will hear:

  • Why generic timing is awesome...and how it can be overdone and lead to resistance and potty pauses
  • Will your baby really hold it where he's supposed to?
  • Will your baby pee while she's in your arms?
  • The top 6 times to offer the potty to your baby
  • How to integrate pottying into a convenient day-to-day schedule
  • A bunch of great examples of what it looks like to practice Elimination Communication by common, or generic, timing
  • How to blend the use of generic timing with your baby's natural timing and NOT cause a rebellion!
  • Plus much more...

Links and other resources mentioned today:

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Transcript download: When does baby need to pee? (Part 3 of 4)

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What generic pottytunities do you use with your baby, and how have they worked for you so far?

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

xx Andrea

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This is a re-post of an article originally published by Andrea Olson on May 12, 2014

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 jenny on November 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    The pdf link is broken.

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