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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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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