Parent’s Intuition: Part 4 of when does my baby need to pee and the final of four ways to know it’s time to go
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by Andrea Olson
1w ago
This week's show is Part 4 of 4 of our series "When does baby need to pee?" In past sessions, we've discussed the other 3 Roads to Potty Time: 1. Baby's Signals 2. Baby's Natural Timing or Rhythm 3. Generic or Common Timing and this is the final piece to the puzzle: 4. Your Intuition (this sesh!) I love this episode because it's simple, brief, and to the point. I give lots of examples about what your intuition might look or feel like. And we look at some alternatives for those of you who aren't particularly intuitive by nature. :) You will hear: What potty intuition is Several ex ..read more
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The 5 Biggest Potty Training Mistakes: how to correct or avoid them
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by Andrea Olson
2w ago
Did you know Elimination Communication has an expiration date? If your kiddo is 18m+ and you’re still doing EC, you HAVE to listen to this episode! It’s time to switch gears to potty training. There are 5 big potty training mistakes parents I surveyed stated they could have done differently. Tune in to today’s episode to learn how to correct them, or avoid them altogether! You will hear: Why it’s so important to wrap up EC with your LO before (about) 18 months old What you can do if you didn’t wrap up EC by 18m What inspired me to write the Tiny Potty Training Book The top mistak ..read more
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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
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by Andrea Olson
3w ago
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 showe ..read more
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My elimination communication story (with baby #1)
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by Andrea Olson
1M ago
Sometimes we just need to share our stories! Today I share my entire EC journey with my son, Kaiva, from beginning to end. Since Kaiva turned 3 years old, I thought it must be a good time to share our whole infant potty training story, beginning to end. I hope that my journey ECing Kaiva informs your EC practice or helps you in some way. You will hear: How I first learned about EC...and thought it weird but interesting Starting EC Disposable diapers vs. cloth diapers Bumps in the road - crawling, walking, moving house several times, nighttime pottying, etc. How I started writing ..read more
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Natural Timing: Part 2 of when does my baby need to pee
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by Andrea Olson
1M ago
When does your baby need to pee? Four ways exist. Today's episode covers #2: your baby's natural timing. Every baby has an inherent pottying rhythm; a certain amount of time lapses between feeding and peeing, and between waking and peeing. And between each subsequent potty thereafter. If you can get acquainted with your baby's natural timing, EC will be that much simpler for you. Remember that, although it expands over time and circumstance, having this additional knowledge is KEY to success with pottying your baby. Absolutely key. You will hear: How to create your own EC trackin ..read more
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Myths + misconceptions about EC: oh, the things people get wrong about EC!
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by Andrea Olson
1M ago
Infant Pottying is somewhat rare in most Western countries. People have strong reactions to what seems odd to them: A baby without diapers? Pottying at that age? Asking to go to the bathroom...at birth? Mostly, these reactions involve the creation of myths and misperceptions. This week I'm going to try to clear up 5 of these myths and set the EC record straight. You will hear: Parent training vs. potty training Convenience of toilet training vs. EC How long does EC really take? Does EC take longer than conventional toilet training? Can early potty training psychologically damage ..read more
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Baby Signals: Part 1 of when does my baby need to pee – one of the four ways to know it’s time to go
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by Andrea Olson
2M ago
Let's dive right into the 4 ways to know that your baby needs to pee. EC is great...if you know what to look for and if you've got some information on-hand about the different ways to know baby has to potty. More often than not, my readers come to me after so many months of doing EC based on just timing alone (which can and will shift over time), or just signals (which have now disappeared), or just their intuition (which can sometimes turn into paranoia). Because they didn't have any additional tools, they became stuck in the middle of their early potty training endeavors with no ..read more
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EC vocabulary and ec(bonics): some terms that will become your new slang
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by Andrea Olson
2M ago
Funny how there are so many little sub-languages out there. This one is sure to entertain...and hopefully will clear up some of the questions in your mind. What is a miss? What is a pottytunity? What exactly is a peenie-weenie?? One of our community's lovely families has also developed their own personal language - and they call it (ec)bonics. That's toward the end of the podcast and I think you might just like it. :) This week's episode of our EC podcast covers the vocabulary that most people use when talking about doing EC/infant potty training with their babies. You will h ..read more
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What in the world is elimination communication? Part 2: we’ll continue to figure this thing out
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by Andrea Olson
2M ago
Hi! This episode of my podcast on going diaper-free brings us closer to a complete understanding of what EC is...Part 2. We’ve covered back in episode 2, what EC is in a very small nutshell, and a list of things that EC is not. That got us in the right frame of mind and now we are going to venture forth into a few more details. In this session I’ll cover some basics that will help you orient yourself towards the big picture of what EC is, including the 4 events that lead to potty time, alternatives to diapering and doing diaper-free time, types of EC and what to expect, and what s ..read more
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Part-time EC explained: how to do EC only some of the time, with daycare, etcetera
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by Andrea Olson
2M ago
In this sesh of The Go Diaper Free Podcast, we're going to cover Part-time EC - whether you work outside of the home or are choosing to do EC just part of the time, I'll give you an overview of what doing EC and having a life can look like. So many folks put off trying or starting EC because they believe you have to be with your child 24/7 to do infant potty training; that you have to do EC 100% full time or not at all. This simply isn't true. But me simply stating it isn't true isn't quite enough either, now is it? So, in this episode of the podcast we're going to explo ..read more
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