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What to do if your baby poops or pees in the bathtub

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There’s a poop in the pool! Or in this case, the bathtub. Is this your parenting nightmare? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out if it can be prevented, and how to handle it if you’re faced with a floater.


You Will Hear:

  • Why babies sometimes pee or poop in the bath
  • Tips for cleaning up if your kiddo does potty in the tub
  • How to handle misses in the bath from and EC or potty training standpoint
  • What you can do to help prevent a miss during bath time (and any time!)


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Resource Recommendation

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

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Have you ever dealt with poop (or pee) in the bathtub? How did you handle it?


xx Andrea

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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 Sharma on August 2, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Pee is harmless. Actually pee has antiseptic properties and works wonders with wounds and dry skin. It helps with early wound recovery as well as skin ailments. There is literature that recommends drinking pee for certain ailments. If a person is left without water for extended period of time -say in a desert – drinking one’s pee is a sure way to extend chance of survival without water. I would recommend that if a child pees in the bathtub there is no need to drain the water.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on August 5, 2023 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Sharma! I have heard this, too, and I’ve often mentioned that pee is sterile. I know Nicole tries to take a wide range of lifestyles and preferences into account. And as always, I encourage parents to take our advice or leave it, and modify as they see fit for their family 👍

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