The Go Diaper Free Podcast
By Andrea Olson
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Elimination communication expert Andrea Olson, M.A., simplifies the concept of pottying your baby, just like people have done for 100,000s of years of human history, and just like people in today’s world do in regions 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.)
||Clean#26: Getting Elimination Communication Back on Track||So many parents completely fall off the EC wagon during months 8-14when 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...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Nighttime Elimination Communication||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, and...||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, in potty training with an older toddler, potty strikes indicate there is...||6/19/2014||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...||6/5/2014||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. Laurie was first to...||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Cold Weather Elimination Communication||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, NC (when I...||1/4/2014||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...||12/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Travel + Elimination Communication||'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....||12/11/2013||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...||11/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: My Birth Story: An Almost Unassisted Birth||--||10/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Preparing for Elimination Communication 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. The day before going..||10/1/2013||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...||9/21/2013||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. Most babies hold...||8/27/2013||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,...||8/21/2013||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. And...||8/13/2013||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, these reactions involve the...||8/6/2013||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, my readers come to me...||7/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Elimination Communication Vocabulary + 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...and...||7/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Elimination Communication 101: 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. That got us in...||7/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Part-time Elimination Communication, 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...||6/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: The 8 Elimination Communication No-nos||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...||6/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: When to Begin Elimination Communication||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. The cool thing...||6/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Elimination Communication 101: 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...||6/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: The Benefits of Elimination Communication||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...||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.
My husband and I are listening and we are pregnant . We know we can do EC because Andrea is so good at explaining it in an easy way!
Amazing Potty Tips!
I love that I can listen to Andreas tips wherever I am! I am the first to admit that I need help with EC. I just started to do this part time and have just included my husband. It's very helpful and also love watching her Youtube channel. Yay for helping my baby!!