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Diapers are Optional: Elimination Communication for Babies 0-18 Months Old

A baby’s cry can mean many things–hunger, sleepiness, boredom, overstimulation, or a release of emotions, to name a few. But did you know that your baby can also signal to you that they need to pee or poop? Have you ever wondered what people did before diapers were invented or what they do in parts of the world where there are no diapers? Did you know that babies can learn to pee in the potty on cue?

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Babies have a natural instinct to not soil themselves, their sleeping area, or their caretakers.
  • How to know when your baby needs to pee or poop
  • How to potty your baby
  • How to start elimination communication at different ages (newborn, crawling, or walking)
  • The benefits of elimination communication (including reducing diaper dependence, avoiding potty training struggles, reducing diaper rash and unexplained fussiness, and enhancing your very special and unique relationship with your baby)

By the end of this class, you will feel empowered (to teach your baby the important life skill of using a potty), encouraged (that now is the right time), and equipped (with the knowledge you need) to start practicing elimination communication with your baby, whether you choose to do full-time, part-time, days, nights, or just on weekends.

 

Kids are Capable, Are You Ready? Potty Training for Toddlers (18+ months old)

Contrary to popular belief, potty training is more about the parents being ready than it is about the toddler. If your toddler can walk, they are capable of being taught to use the potty. Just two questions remain: How do you know when your toddler needs to go pee or poop? And how to you teach them to use a potty?

In this class we will learn:

  • A gentle non-coercive potty training method that will have your child free of diapers and using the potty in no time — without stickers, M&Ms, bribes, or punishments!
  • How to know when your toddler needs to pee and poop
  • How to teach your child that pee and poop go in a potty
  • How to work through common challenges that happen during potty training
  • How to tackle nap and nighttime potty training

By the end of this workshop you will feel empowered (to teach your toddler the important life skill of using a potty), encouraged (that now is the right time), and equipped (with the knowledge you need to potty train gently and non-coercively).