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What to do when baby spits up while pottying


When you’re pottying your baby, you don’t usually expect anything to come out the other end! But spit-up can happen any time, including during potty time. In today’s episode, I share some tips for handling (and hopefully preventing) spit-up during EC.


You Will Hear:

  • What might cause baby to spit up while using the potty
  • Conditions and complications to rule out with the help of a medical professional
  • How your EC hold position can be adjusted to reduce the chance of spit-up
  • If and when baby might grow out of spitting up while pottying
  • How to “dress for success” if your baby spits up on the potty


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Did or does your baby spit up while using the potty? What are your tips for preventing or managing it?


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

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 Katie on April 4, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I found that to be the time I preferred a spit up to happen. Usually you know it’s happening a few seconds prior, so I’d just lean him forward so the spit up would land in the potty vs everywhere else.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 10, 2023 at 10:06 pm

      Great tip! Thank you so much!

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