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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The Role of Dad in Elimination Communication and Potty Training

In most cases, it falls upon the mother to potty train her child, at least for the most part.  Mostly women attend my classes and workshops.  It’s predominately women who participate on Go Diaper Free’s Facebook support groups for Elimination Communication and potty training.  Of course, it’s impossible to classify all types of families and …

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