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What to Expect with EC in the Newborn Phase: EC with a 0 – 4 month old baby


Do you ever wish you had a roadmap for what to expect, developmentally, at baby’s different stages, including how it affects EC? Today I’m going to unpack just that, starting with the newborn phase (including a sneak peek at my brand-new newborn program!). This is part one of a three-part series - stay tuned for parts two and three addressing mobile babies + toddlers!

You will hear:

  • a sneak peek into my parenting roadmap
  • how often newborn babies pee + poo
  • when you should try to catch newborn pee + poo
  • observation time tips for the newborn phase
  • EC gear for the newborn phase
  • how the “wonder weeks” affect EC
  • tips for incorporating Dunstan baby language into EC
  • the ultimate purpose of EC in the newborn phase

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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 Cynthia on April 21, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    My top tip for the very very newborn stage is; don’t wait till you got breastfeeding figured out! If baby struggles with latching on, like takes nipple in the mouth and spits it out right away, good chance that baby needs to go. I wish I had known this in the first two weeks after birth. It would have made our start into our breastfeeding journey SO much easier.

    We’re ECing since week 2 and having misses only very rarely. We love it! Baby loves it. Particularly I love the look she gives me that you talk about. It feels like she looks into my soul ❤

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 4, 2022 at 8:21 pm

      Yes! One of the common signs for a newborn needing to potty is popping off the breast often. I’m glad things are going smoothly for you now, You got this momma!

    • Avatar Kristen on March 19, 2023 at 10:07 pm

      I just started EC and realized my baby does this, too! She’s my first and 5 weeks tomorrow so I’m just learning everything. I noticed when she stops latching and gets fussy it’s often because she needs to use the toilet. What a game changer!

      • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on March 21, 2023 at 3:34 pm

        So happy to have been able to help!

  2. Avatar Charlotte Lark on January 25, 2024 at 11:24 am

    Potty training twins. Can i send picture? No peri exposure, no face recognition

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on January 28, 2024 at 9:58 pm

      Reach out via facebook or instagram for photo submissions!

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