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Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free explains elimination communication - the concept of pottying your baby, as early as birth - which is what people have done for all of human history and in today’s world where there are no diapers. She makes it easy to integrate EC into your modern lifestyle as a new parent, demystifies how to know your baby needs to go, how to take them to the toilet instead of primarily relying on the diaper, and makes EC approachable, accessible, and fun, for all parents...whether part-time, with or without diapers, and in any region of the world. Contrary to popular marketing messages, diapers are tools, not toilets, and babies are ALL born “ready” to use the toilet. Learn how to connect with your baby on this very natural level with Andrea’s expert guidance, and experience the freedom of a life without dependence upon diapers, a life without traumatic toilet training, a life where your baby gets a head start on developing motor skills, communication, and learning by prioritizing this age-appropriate skill (0-18 months). EC honors your baby’s dignity and makes parenting THAT much easier! Stop changing blowouts...and learn how to listen to your baby’s requests for good hygiene. Learn more at godiaperfree.com. (PS - Andrea also occasionally covers potty training, for those of you who find us after 18 months.)

The Go Diaper Free Podcast Andrea Olson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 119 Ratings

Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free explains elimination communication - the concept of pottying your baby, as early as birth - which is what people have done for all of human history and in today’s world where there are no diapers. She makes it easy to integrate EC into your modern lifestyle as a new parent, demystifies how to know your baby needs to go, how to take them to the toilet instead of primarily relying on the diaper, and makes EC approachable, accessible, and fun, for all parents...whether part-time, with or without diapers, and in any region of the world. Contrary to popular marketing messages, diapers are tools, not toilets, and babies are ALL born “ready” to use the toilet. Learn how to connect with your baby on this very natural level with Andrea’s expert guidance, and experience the freedom of a life without dependence upon diapers, a life without traumatic toilet training, a life where your baby gets a head start on developing motor skills, communication, and learning by prioritizing this age-appropriate skill (0-18 months). EC honors your baby’s dignity and makes parenting THAT much easier! Stop changing blowouts...and learn how to listen to your baby’s requests for good hygiene. Learn more at godiaperfree.com. (PS - Andrea also occasionally covers potty training, for those of you who find us after 18 months.)

    How To Start Your EC Day Right

    How To Start Your EC Day Right

    You know those days where everything (including EC) just doesn’t go right from the beginning?

    How about, instead, those days where everything (including EC!) seems to flow just about perfectly?

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/152

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 7 min
    Now crawling, more misses

    Now crawling, more misses

    Today we’ve got another question from, not one, but TWO of our Go Diaper Free readers from the US and Thailand. It’s all about

    what do I do if my baby poops or pees in her pants because she’s started crawling?

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/151

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 11 min
    The Whole Nine Yards? EC for working mums/families

    The Whole Nine Yards? EC for working mums/families

    In today’s guest post, Caroline (one of our German EC coaches) considers the sum of job + household + kids + sudden unforeseen adventures that all in all seem to leave too little time or energy for more….

    https://godiaperfree.com/150

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 11 min
    My baby hates sitting on the potty but always pees outside easily. What should I do?

    My baby hates sitting on the potty but always pees outside easily. What should I do?

    Today’s episode is about a very, very common issue with elimination communication: My baby hates sitting on the potty but always pees outside easily. What should I do?

    Today we’ll answer this reader’s question...

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/149

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 10 min
    Confession: Why I Potty Trained My Son at 15-Months-Old

    Confession: Why I Potty Trained My Son at 15-Months-Old

    Today’s episode is a guest post from Robin Kinney, our EC Coach in Madison, Wisconsin. I love how Robin has learned how to weave EC with potty training and I hope you are inspired by her story!

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/148

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 8 min
    What Would an Indigenous Person Say About Pottying Their Baby?

    What Would an Indigenous Person Say About Pottying Their Baby?

    What would an indigenous person say about pottying their baby? How do babies go diaper free in indigenous cultures? Do babies even wear diapers in intact communities and third world countries?

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/147

    Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start

    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Ellisorous ,

Great learning tool for people interested in EC

I love this podcast listen every day to learn about Elimination Communication before my baby comes. I am grateful for Andreas dedication!!

arielleluana ,

The Best EC Resource

If you’re interested in EC - look no further than the Go Diaper Free community.

Pockaputer ,

Less than three weeks old and already three pees on the potty

So happy to have discovered this podcast and also to have purchased your book! I love the “Just Start!” episode is it addressed a lot of my issues! I decided to start the next day and caught three pees! So excited!

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