Introducing the Potty Training Party

It’s spring time.  Well, not exactly.  It is March 1, and the sun is shining more brightly and more often.  I’m excited looking forward toward warmer months, less snow and wearing shorts.  I’m also feeling a little unsettled at this transition.  I can’t quite put my finger on a reason.  It just feels like change …

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Inspiration to try Cloth Diapers

Recently, I started a local cloth diaper lending program so low-income families could obtain cloth diapers free of charge.  So many community members generously donated cloth diapers.  About half of the donations are used diapers in good condition.  The other half are brand new diapers from families who hoped to use cloth, but ultimately chose …

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EC while feeding: an easy catch!

Does your baby eliminate (pee/poop) while nursing or feeding? A lot of babies consistently do. This video explains how to give your baby a pottytunity (or opportunity to potty) while feeding. It’s a simple and surefire method, and it doesn’t disrupt your baby from feeding. And it also is one less diaper you will need …

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How to potty train the pee-trained, but not poop-trained, child

Anyone out there feel like your child is halfway potty trained? This video responds to the question that many families posed to me in recent months: How do I get my child to poop on the toilet? It seems like there are a fair amount of children who master the pee part of potty training, …

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How to Potty your Child Outdoors

I’ve received several inquiries lately about how to potty a child in nature. Some people wonder what is socially-acceptable. Others have asked me what to pack. I also wanted to include pottying guidelines that are respectful to the environment too. In short, my goal is that you will feel confident and prepared to potty in …

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Intuition, the elusive road to potty time

In her book Go Diaper Free, Andrea Olson explains that there are four ways to know that your baby needs to potty: 1) signals, 2) natural timing, 3) generic timing and 4) intuition.  The first three are relatively straightforward.   Signals: Your baby signals verbally, nonverbally or energetically.  Signals can be overt or subtle.  You …

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5 Reasons to Potty Train before Spring Break (or any vacation)

A lot of folks in my realm of the world are starting to get excited for spring.  Longer days.  Warmer temps.  Less snow.  A lot, lot, lot less snow.  Spring Break!  We get 2 consecutive weeks for Spring Break in Jackson, Wyoming because guess what?  We deserve it.  It’s been a long winter, especially this …

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Tips for the recently potty trained child at ski school

We are in the midst of winter here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Heck, it can be winter 6 months of the year! So the conventional mindset of “Oh, I’ll just wait for summer to potty train,” doesn’t really work here because summer is just too short (and everyone wants to be playing outdoors instead of …

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The Evolution of the Back Up

A great reason to start Elimination Communication is to decrease reliance on diapers, right?  Let’s take a look at how the back up can become more minimalist over time and with practice.  The goal is to eventually eliminate back ups entirely, but what’s the progression from full-time diapering to undies and clothing?  1.  Diapers – …

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