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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

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 94 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.)

    Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety in little babies: the struggle is real! How does it affect elimination communication, and what do we do about baby’s separation anxiety related to potty time?

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/112

    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
    I’ve stopped breastfeeding...forever

    I’ve stopped breastfeeding...forever

    I stopped breastfeeding forever two weeks ago. 😭 Today I’m sharing how it feels to have breastfed all 5 of my babies over the course of 10 years, what has happened, how I’ve weaned, and what I’ve learned along the way.

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/111

    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

    • 16 min
    Mamas just relax

    Mamas just relax

    Today I’m sharing a guest post from Natalie in Indianapolis (she’s one of our coaches). 4 clear tips to keep elimination communication stress-free are in her post.

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/110

    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
    Playing with the potty

    Playing with the potty

    A lot of people who teach potty training say, "Don't leave the potty out. It's not something to be played with." But when we're doing Elimination Communication with babies ages 0 to 18 months, everything is played with.

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/109

    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 

    • 9 min
    EC from scratch

    EC from scratch

    Today our Certified Coach Natalie shares various DIY potty options, diapering choices, information sources, and clothing preferences that will allow you to practice EC in a VERY budget friendly manner.

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/108

    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

    • 12 min
    Stone Age

    Stone Age

    I've woven the philosophies of EC & the Continuum Concept together to demonstrate how child-centeredness and infant potty training simply do not mesh. I'll talk about potty resistance, the Terrible Twos, and what you can do about it.

    Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/107
    Get my free easy start guide for EC: https://godiaperfree.com/start
    Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popular book, Go Diaper Free: https://godiaperfree.com/thebook

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

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!

ShaylaNebb ,

Love love love!

Love this podcast! Love how they are short and to the point, easy to listen to, and SO VERY HELPFUL!! I have her amazing book, but anytime I get a little discouraged with ECinc my 13 month old, (just starting) i just listen to this podcast and always get SO inspired to keep at it!!
Keep up the good work, Andrea! You’re helping so many people, and always an inspiration!

mlmama1519 ,

Wonderful!

Love the podcast as an easy way to stay up to date after reading the book. The episodes are the perfect length so you don’t get lost or uninterested. So many easy ways to get started with EC, troubleshooting any issues you might have and just support in knowing you aren’t alone in this journey in connecting with your baby!

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