How We Potty Trained Our Baby, Elimination Communication, Why Babies Are Smarter Than You Think, & Reducing Your Carbon Footprint | Andrea Olsen

How We Potty Trained Our Baby, Elimination Communication, Why Babies Are Smarter Than You Think, & Reducing Your Carbon Footprint | Andrea Olson






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Today’s episode is a little different. You’re going to hear me being interviewed by Andrea Olson for her show, The Go Diaper Free Podcast. Our conversation was so awesome and stacked with practical tips — and I’ve had SO many questions about our personal experience with Elimination Communication (EC) — that I knew I had to share it with you!

Tune in to hear how Nick and I introduced our little girl to EC at 3 months, what our ‘potty routine’ looks like, the huge benefits we experienced right from the start (including some epic ones that took us by surprise), the scary environmental impact of disposable diapers, what the world’s major diaper brands don’t want you to know about childhood development, how to cultivate an enriching learning environment for your kids, and why EC is a surprising saviour for any mamas with sore backs and shoulders!

This episode follows on from when Andrea first came on the show (Episode 401), so if you love this conversation — and I know you will! — then you should definitely go back and listen to that one too. Enjoy!

About Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson is the proud mama of five children and owner of Go Diaper Free and Tiny Undies. When she started Elimination Communication with her first baby, she was frustrated by the lack of information and resources available for parents… so she decided to create her own! Since then, Andrea has made it super-simple for hundreds of thousands of parents worldwide to start EC with their own babies, from as early as birth, and has trained over 300 coaches to host EC communities across the globe.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How does EC work with three-month-old babies? (And why they’re SO much smarter than we might realise!) (07:47)
  • Why cultivating compassion and patience is essential for new parents (10:45)
  • The enormous benefits of EC — including the ones that took me and Nick by surprise! (13:55)
  • What the world’s major diaper brands don’t want you to know about the early stages of learning and development (16:44)
  • Why potty training is the perfect moment to be present and connect with your baby (and why it’s actually easier than changing and wiping!) (19:03)
  • The surprising impact of EC on posture and muscle fatigue. (Any mamas out there with sore backs and shoulders will LOVE this!) (30:03)
  • What is The Suzuki Method? The ultimate key to educating your kids and cultivating an enriching learning environment (39:44)
  • What you absolutely MUST know about choosing the right time to toilet train (43:54)

Episode resources:

  • Go Diaper Free (website)
  • Go Diaper Free: A simple handbook for elimination communication (book)

Elimination Communication: What Is It & How To Do It | Andrea Olson (podcast)

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