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Elimination Communication it’s a way of responding to your baby’s pottying cues that can lead to being diaper free. This is what everyone did before diapers were invented, and how half the babies on Earth are currently potty independent by age one. Intrigued? Andrea Olson is here to tell us more.
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What we talked about:
Our babies’ instincts not to soil themselves
What is Elimination Communication?
How easy is EC to do?
What do breastfeeding, baby sleep, and EC have in common?
What do an infant’s signals look like?
Tuning in to your baby’s timing
As Pampers intended: Why it’s getting harder and harder to potty train kids that use disposables
World: 1 / USA: 3
How long does it take for it to click?
Using a diaper as a tool or back-up, not a toilet
The best time to start EC, and is it ever too late?
Does EC have to be done full-time, all the time?
How are an older baby’s signals different than a newborn’s?
Why it’s not really biological to wait for your baby to ask to be rid of diapers.
Andrea Olson teaches parents of new babies and toddlers how to free themselves from diaper dependence, starting as early as birth, with her website, godiaperfree.com, and her podcast and books. She teaches elimination communication (EC) for babies 0-18 months with her book Go Diaper Free, gentle potty training for toddlers over 18 months with her book The Tiny Potty Training Book, and has also self-published a diaper-less board book for babies 6 months and up, Tiny Potty. She also runs TinyUndies.com, because diaper-free babies need something cute to wear. Andrea lives in beautiful Asheville with her husband, 3 kids, and an array of animals.