228 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 142 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.)

    All About Poop!

    All About Poop!

    We all know babies poop (a LOT). But what do you do when your baby poops while nursing, in the high chair, only while standing, or in his undies? In today’s episode, Nicole helps 4 mamas problem-solve their poop predicaments.
     
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    • 18 min
    How much play on the potty is too much?

    How much play on the potty is too much?

    Toys and books can be helpful tools to encourage your kiddo to sit on the potty and stay there… until they become a distraction! Today Nicole breaks down how and when toys can help the process, and what to do when they start to hurt it.
     
    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/221
    Get my free easy start guide for EC https://godiaperfree.com/start
    Start EC with your baby today with my popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook

    • 10 min
    Night, Night, Night Potty

    Night, Night, Night Potty

    Nighttime pottying can be a great addition to your EC practice, but only if it helps everyone get more sleep. In today’s episode, Nicole troubleshoots 3 questions from mamas who want to catch more pees while still catching their z’s.
     
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    Start EC with your baby today with my popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook 

    • 15 min
    How to start EC with a stealth-pooping baby

    How to start EC with a stealth-pooping baby

    You want to try EC, but your baby is a sneaky pooper and hates the potty. What do you do? Today Nicole explains how you can still begin EC, and even catch a few poops! 
     
    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/219
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    Start EC with your baby today with my popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook

    • 13 min
    How to start potty training

    How to start potty training

    It’s time to start potty training! But wait… HOW? Today Nicole talks about how to start potty training off on the right foot, and shares tips to help the process go more smoothly for everyone.
     
    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/218
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    Start EC with your baby today with my popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook

    • 17 min
    How long should I keep baby on the potty?

    How long should I keep baby on the potty?

    You did it! You offered your baby the potty and she peed! But how can you tell if she’s finished? In today’s episode, Nicole will break down how long to keep baby on the potty, plus how to tell if your wee one is, well, done weeing.
     
    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/217
    Get my free easy start guide for EC https://godiaperfree.com/start
    Start EC with your baby today with my popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

AnnaRDecker ,

Andrea is the EC wizard!

I am so grateful for this resource! I stumbled into EC by accident when every time I opened my 7 day old sons diaper thinking he’d gone, he would poop and pee on me! I decided to start putting him over the toilet when my “mommy sense” would tingle, and you bet your bottom dollar, he’d pee! The rest is history….in the making. He’s now 8 months old and I haven’t looked back.
Every one has thought or currently thinks I was kidding or is legitimately crazy but it’s actually MUCH easier than I expected. I work part time and EC part time, but I’m consistent in when i do take him. “The easy catches” that Andrea talks about it the BEST place to start and to stay consistent in. Also, “transition times” help me remember to take him (before after bed/naps, before after car ride, etc).

I rarely ever use wipes, I get more positive connection with my baby, less mess, and I am gleefully looking to the day when my baby crawls or walks to the tiny toilet and potties himself before the age of 5 🤪

Potty training my two older sons was a living nightmare gone bad, so this has been an absolute dream. My two olders were in diapers until 3 and pull-ups until 4 and countless soiled undies until 5+. NO THANKS.

I can honestly tell he enjoys it, feels better when he’s relieved, and is even proud of himself! Yes, I truly can already see his joy when he realizes the power he already has over his body.

Thank YOU, Andrea! I have no idea where I’d be without your help. 🙏🏼

Also - when would be a good time to transition to Tiny Undies? How often does he need to be staying fully dry before going for it?

Zoe💌💋💗💔 ,

Awesome listening

Love this podcast, I’m learning so much!! Such concrete, usable info. Thank you Andrea!!

Texas-Momma1988 ,

Be Warned

Andrea’s an extremist in anti-western medicine views. She’s vocally not just anti-vax but also anti-mask. She promotes a whole host of dangerous misinformation. Be careful. Her business is a lot more insidious than just elimination communication info.

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