The Go Diaper Free Podcast
By Andrea Olson
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Andrea Olson, MA, of Go Diaper Free, shares all of her Elimination Communication and Infant Potty Training tips, tricks, explanations, how-to's, and tutorials so you can have a diaper-free baby (free from dependence upon diapers), ages 0-18 months (plus resources for potty training toddlers over 18 months old). New parents who practice natural parenting or Attachment Parenting, who are crunchy or mainstream, city or country, who want to stop changing diapers at an earlier age will discover how to start, maintain, and troubleshoot an EC practice with any baby or young toddler, whether part-time, full-time, or just occasionally. If you follow Andrea's guidance and the support of the Go Diaper Free online community, your baby can be out of diapers by 6-20 months. How-to's, interviews, and background information, plus individual episodes on naked time, diaper-free time, observation, how to know when baby needs to pee, how to potty a baby, potty training while traveling, ECing while shopping, nighttime EC, part-time Elimination Communication, cloth diapering, diapers as tools, when to ditch the diapers, re-setting for potty resistance, achieving potty independence, when to potty train, what to teach when toilet training, EC potty pause solutions, refusing to sit on the potty, and not signaling, plus new research and instruction on Late Start EC, graduating EC, and correcting problems caused by uninformed EC activities (like reversing peeing-on-the-floor habits, or stopping potty pauses), and more. With this podcast and involvement with the community at Go Diaper Free, you will discover how to integrate going diaper-free into your busy lifestyle as a new parent…10-15 minutes at a time. It's no longer "diaper-free before 3"…now you can stop using diapers like 1/2 of the world…by about 12-18 months old!
||Clean#26: Getting EC Back on Track||So many parents completely fall off the EC wagon during months 8-14 when baby is becoming mobile, and mom and dad are getting back to "normal" life and work. This is 100% normal! However, if you're in this situation, you may feel like you've failed,||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Nighttime EC||Pottying your baby in the night hours can be very hard, especially with sudden resistance after months of doing it without a hitch. Today's episode covers Nighttime EC in-depth, along with how to do it, what you'll need to do if things go poorly,||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: A Brief History of Diapers||Where have we been over the centuries regarding diapers? When did they hit the scene? And how have they affected potty training, our environment, our children, and us as parents? EC educator Andrea Olson answers these questions and more in this brief,||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Potty Pauses: A Refreshing New Perspective||A potty pause in Elimination Communication is similar to a potty strike in potty training. Neither are fun. But in EC, potty pauses can have a deeper purpose. You see...||3/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: The Pottying Trailblazer: Laurie Boucke Interview Part 2||Book Author Laurie Boucke Last time on the Go Diaper Free Podcast I shared the first part of my interview with author Laurie Boucke, the woman whom I consider to be the absolute trailblazer in bringing infant potty training to the Western culture back .||2/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: The Pottying Trailblazer: Laurie Boucke Interview Part 1||Book Author Laurie Boucke I am absolutely honored to have a guest on the show for the next few episodes of my EC Podcast. Today I'll be sharing part 1 of a wonderful interview with Author and EC trailblazer Laurie Boucke.||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Cold Weather EC||Doing cold weather EC? Tricky...so much that sometimes parents just pause their practice til it's warm again, or don't start til spring hits. I'm posting this podcast episode now that it's finally 18 degrees outside here in Asheville,||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Shopping Diaper-free||Running errands with our babies. Does it make you worry? Now consider this: Running errands with our diaper-free babies. Have I pushed your anxiety level up a few notches? Not to worry moms and dads! Doing EC while shopping does not have to be terrible||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Travel + EC||'Tis the season for traveling...and this means traveling with our babies and making EC during the holidays easier for you. ECing while traveling away from home, whether domestically or internationally, doesn't have to be difficult. In fact,||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: How to Potty Your Baby||Now that we've learned which 4 things lead to potty time, in this session we're going to learn how to potty your baby. Again, The 4 Roads to Potty Time are: Baby's Signals (covered in Episode 8) Baby's Natural Timing (covered in Episode 10) Generic (Co.||9/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: My Birth Story: An Almost Unassisted Birth||Baby Isadora, a few days old, in her big brother's homebirth shirt. My Birth Story: An Almost Unassisted Birth listen to the audio podcast here: or read the full story below: 1) early September 2013 I gather the 3 books out there on unassisted birth an.||8/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Preparing for EC with a New Baby||We had our daughter Isadora on September 24, 2013, at 4:14am. Weighing in at 8lb even and a short 18 3/4" long, she's a beaut! I'm preparing a series of instructions/storytelling on starting EC from birth...so stay tuned for that.||7/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: When does baby need to pee? Part 4 of 4||This week's show is Part 4 of 4 of our series "When does baby need to pee?" In past sessions, we've discussed the other 3 Roads to Potty Time: 1. Baby's Signals 2. Baby's Natural Timing or Rhythm 3. Generic or Common Timing and this is the final piece .||6/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: When does baby have to pee? Part 3 of 4||As I've said many times before, it's so important to understand all 4 of what I call "Roads to Potty Time." This episode covers the 3rd way to know it's time to offer the potty to your baby. Generic (or common) Timing.||5/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: My Elimination Communication Story||Sometimes we just need to share our stories! Today I share my entire EC journey with my son, Kaiva, from beginning to end. Since Kaiva turned 3 years old, I thought it must be a good time to share our whole infant potty training story,||4/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: When does baby need to pee? Part 2 of 4||When does your baby need to pee? Four ways exist. Today's episode covers #2: your baby's natural timing. Every baby has an inherent pottying rhythm; a certain amount of time lapses between feeding and peeing, and between waking and peeing.||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Elimination Communication Myths + Misconceptions, Part 1||Infant Pottying is somewhat rare in most Western countries. People have strong reactions to what seems odd to them: A baby without diapers? Pottying at that age? Asking to go to the bathroom...at birth? Mostly,||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: When does baby need to pee? Part 1 of 4||Let's dive right into the 4 ways to know that your baby needs to pee. EC is great...if you know what to look for and if you've got some information on-hand about the different ways to know baby has to potty. More often than not,||1/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: EC Vocabulary and (ec)bonics||This week's episode of our EC podcast covers the vocabulary that most people use when talking about doing EC/infant potty training with their babies. Funny how there are so many little sub-languages out there. This one is sure to entertain...||12/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: What is EC? Part 2||Hi! This episode of my podcast on going diaper-free brings us closer to a complete understanding of what EC is...Part 2. We’ve covered, back in episode 2, what EC is in a very small nutshell, and a list of things that EC is not.||11/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Part-time EC, Explained||In this sesh of The Go Diaper Free Podcast, we're going to cover Part-time EC - whether you work outside of the home or are choosing to do EC just part of the time, I'll give you an overview of what doing EC and having a life can look like.||10/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: The 9 EC No-no’s||In this session of The Go Diaper Free Podcast, we’re going to cover what can get in your way with Infant Potty Training. What can make EC feel like a subtle version of hell. I call ‘em the 9 EC no-no’s. They are things you’ll want to avoid at||9/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: When to Begin EC||In this 3rd session of The Go Diaper Free Podcast, I share with you when to begin EC, including the optimal starting age, starting where you are, and what to do if you’ve exceeding the optimal window for EC altogether.||8/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: What is Elimination Communication? Part 1||In this session of The Go Diaper Free Podcast, I answer the question "What is Elimination Communication?" I've included one of the fun radio interviews I gave during the 1st Annual Go Diaper Free Week in 2013 to give you a clear understanding of what E.||7/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Why parents are going diaper-free||In our first episode of the Go Diaper Free Podcast, we are gonna chat about why parents are going diaper-free. What are the benefits of doing Elimination Communication with our babies? And what pushes parents over the edge of doubt into a world of poss.||6/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Approachable, manageable, supportive
Andrea does an amazing job of portraying and explaining EC so that anyone should feel they can do it, or at least try it. Her friendly attitude definitely comes through in the podcasts. It's like she's holding your hand every step of the way. No judgements or scolding.
I'm so excited to start!
I've had the online book for awhile, and finally just got around to getting the podcast! I've been a working mom until recently and starting this weekend, I'm going to be dedicated to doing this with my 10 month old. Shes peed once and pooped two or three times in the toilet already!
If only all new parents would follow this podcast! The information contained herein could seriously change the world for the better. I have found so much joy in practicing EC it makes me sad more people don't know about it! I felt that this podcasts accurately presents information, is very nonjudgmental and encouraging. Love it.