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Elimination Communication Secret # 1: Keep Your Approach Light-hearted – Have Fun.

Elimination Communication Secret # 1: Keep Your Approach Light-hearted – Have Fun.

Elimination Communication is a traditional practice in many parts of the world, even today.

Yet in our ‘modern’ societies this knowledge was lost a few generations ago and if we want to do it with our babies, we need to re-discover the approaches and attitudes needed to do it successfully.

The 7 Secrets to Elimination Communication give you these attitudes and approaches – positive ones – that you need to get started, or perhaps continue, with the correct mind-set. In this secret you will discover how important it is to focus on the fun of offering potty breaks, to ENJOY the process.

For baby potty training is a process, not a destination. It is a gentle, cooperative, joint process between you and your baby. Thinking it is a matter of teaching a few cues and baby will perform on command is w-r-o-n-g, and to do so will cause frustration and burn out. If you know you are a performance- driven person, EC probably isn’t the thing for you, as it ebbs and flows, it isn’t a straight line of improvement leading to early toilet training. Training in the sense of ‘infant or baby potty training’ is used as a term to give access to the concept for people researching for the term online, and as a term meaning learning together.

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” Joe Namath

It is very important for you to develop and then maintain a light-hearted approach to practising EC. Have fun as you offer ‘pee breaks’ to your baby, sing songs, have a giggle at misses and see everything that happens within the ‘big picture’ – a gentle ongoing learning opportunity for your baby – and yourself. Attending to pees and poos is of course just one aspect of your baby’s life, although it is so exciting and addictive to tune in this way, it is also important to keep balance and perspective – there is always another wee on the way.

What are three keys to keeping a light-hearted approach?

1. Engage your sense of humour – Chuckle when you miss a wee. Cheer when you catch a wee. … enjoy yourself; you are parenting your baby, caring for their needs; how wonderful.. Use nappies if you are feeling distracted; use diapers when you are out of the home, or always between offers if you prefer, at least for a while – there is more about this in an upcoming secret. EC is something you do together with your baby, as a team, getting it ‘right’ isn’t important – moving forwards and being responsive is.

2. Recognise this – a ‘potty opportunity’ is just an offer or an invitation for baby to relieve themselves – they wont always need to go and we mustn’t become stressed over counting catches and misses – they are essentially unimportant so long as the communication is kept up. Having a simple attitude of ‘going with the flow’ as you learn and practise together is ideal. Aim to see invitations for baby to use the toilet place as no different from offering a friend a coffee, or a snack – think nothing if they say “No, thanks”. On an emotional level, consider a missed wee as if it were a spilled drink – oops, better change that nappy. (Better wipe that up.)

3. Make up funny terms for patterns you notice, stages you pass through. It is fun and helpful. For instance, the “Morning pee frenzy” – when small babies may pee several times in rapid succession after waking, or the “crawling floods”. Knowing how normal it is for babies to have lots of ‘misses’ in these stages helps you to have an unemotional response – it is to be expected; use appropriate protection. Baby is doing their best – so are you.

So, remember Secret #1 to Developing Your Elimination Communication Confidence: Keep your approach light-hearted – have fun.

Bonus Resource: Discover a fun way parents practicing EC engage with their baby during potty breaks… Potty Songs and Potty Cheers.

Easing Into EC Tip #1: Ask Your Baby…

As elimination communication is such a respectful and cooperative practice, begin by talking to your baby about what you’ll be doing together, perhaps like this;

“Hey Baby, I’d like to try this ‘EC’ thing with you; we’ll do it together. I’m sure we’ll have fun. I’ll feel a bit silly at first and we’ll surely get our wires crossed at times, but that’s OK – we’ll do our best… have patience with me. Soon, we’ll have you wearing a few less diapers, won’t that be great?”

So, be a team from the start, cooperate and empathise with each other.

Have fun connecting,


P.S. Being part-time nappy free IS fun – lots of fun – every time you have a go and ‘click’ with your baby’s needs, well, it just brings JOY to your heart. There should be no stress involved, just striving for greater connection and personal growth as a parent and baby – as a co-operative team. Discover More About How to Get Started with Elimination Communication…

classic position of Elimination Communication

The Elimination Communication Classic Squat Position:

– This photo shows me holding baby Jett in the classic EC Squat position.

It aids easy elimination, and is the traditional way of holding a baby.

A newborn is supported by your body, as they are until they can sit on a potty.

This ‘In arms’ position is great as you can offer a quick wee when out over a loo or a discrete bush when out hiking to keep that diaper dry a bit longer.

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Starting Elimination Communication With Your Baby: A Step by Step Guide to EC…

Starting Elimination Communication With Your Baby: A Step by Step Guide to EC…

Elimination Communication – what a cumbersome word, right?

I’ve always liked to call it ‘Baby Pottying’, though it is also called a plethora of names like infant or baby potty training, natural infant hygiene or assisted infant toiletting!

What they all mean is that you help your baby to go to the toilet somewhere other than in their nappy or diaper, some of the time, using a combination of cue sounds, common timing opportunities, spotting signs, developing joint signals and refining your intuition.

Mothers are attracted to this concept for many reasons. Perhaps it  caught your attention for one of these reasons:

  • To save money on diapers. Disposable diapers used full time for a minimum of two years will set you back a decent wodge of cash, that’s for sure, and if you end up having two or three kids, this number can run into thousands…
  • As a ‘new’ way to bond with your baby. Many mothers are attracted to the unmistakeable appeal of ‘knowing’ their baby so well that they can anticipate baby’s need to wee or poo and help them do it on a potty or toilet rather that have to always clean up after the fact. Among mothers who didn’t know about elimination communication, I’ll bet every single one of them knows their baby’s ‘poo face’, they just didn’t know of the reasonable and traditional option of popping baby on a potty at those times…
  • Simply for the benefit of skipping messy nappy changes. That’s a no-brainer. Poopy nappies are yuk. Everyone would like to change them less. Imaging skipping 50% of them? 80% of them? Some families skip nearly all messy diaper changes, and merely have wet nappies to change. It simplifies things considerably…
  • As part of a general natural approach to baby care. Some mothers find elimination communication when they adopt certain more natural parenting styles, such as extended breastfeeding past 6 months, or co-sleeping with their baby so everyone gets more sleep, or baby wearing to keep baby calm and happy. Others discover baby potty training first then discover these ideas flow naturally out of that, making their elimination communication easier. If you’ve read other articles on my site, you’ll have seen how each of these ideas makes EC easier…
  • For Sustainability and Environmentalism. More of a bonus is the positive feelings about helping reduce the environmental impact of a baby, which can be quite considerable, considering they are a tiny little thing! Each potty visit means less resources used, which is ultimately a feel-good vibe for us as parents. It’s nice to know that your baby sometimes uses the toilet just as you would, nothing disposable heading off to the dump, little or less need for wipes, and plastic nappy bags, and less laundry washing…

So, how DO you get started with Elimination Communication?

A step by step guide will help you to dive right into this ancient and traditional practice… You can follow along, read through some strategies and incorporate them straight into your day from the start. Starting tomorrow, starting today!

A stage by stage guide to doing baby potty training will allow you to fast-track months of finding your way by trial and error. Having a clear series of activities to master will rocket your discoveries about your baby as you develop a singular confidence about how ec works within your own unique lifestyle.

Rather than wondering if and when to start, simply start. Babies are smart, and so are you! Babies are adaptable and so are you. Except, elimination communication in the modern way does not require adaptation – you still rely on nappies or diapers in between potty visits to give you peace of mind, a clean environment as it were.

Folks who tell you that to do elimination communication means you must remove the nappy for good and stagger through a confusing and messy stage of frustrating learning to do it ‘right’ are just deluding themselves and are really a bit misguided. Diapers were invented for a reason, and you will use them when starting EC and at different stages of baby potty training, be reassured of that! You can discover an easier way.

With Elimination communication you can enhance the communication you share with your baby in amazing ways, allowing you to use less diapers, buy less diapers, change and wash less diapers and be ‘done’ with them sooner than the average of approaching three years in the things that is common these days.

Perhaps you are saying to yourself something like: Yes, I’ve heard about EC and want to do it, but where do I start?

Okay… here comes the good part!

I‘ve put together a step by step guide for starting elimination communication. I’ve given you a series of strategies to do each day at each stage to help build your knowledge, refine your observational skills and give you simple strategies to enhance your EC bond and help you to begin keeping diapers drier for longer and longer periods of time. Best of all, skip poopy nappy changes and feel a fuzzy bond when you and your baby ‘click’ and you get to the potty on time!

Within my eBook you’ll find:

  • The 7 Secrets to Elimination Communication. 7 Secrets to practicing EC with humour, confidence and strategies for success: get positive!
  • How to get started with your baby in 9 Stage by stage sections, each with 3 simple activities to try daily.
  • Tips, Strategies, Clues, Ideas and Reminders to help you skip those nappies…
  • Your Changing Table Guides: Key reminders to prompt you at the change table every visit.
  • Your Baby Watching Guides: Structured, yet simple guides to help you discover your baby’s signs…

Here’s how it works:

1) You start at the beginning or jump into a stage where you are at and explore the ideas and suggested strategies.

2) The eBook gives you all the information, tips and experiences from other mothers plus links to extra resources including complementary websites and optional equipment found useful for families practicing EC.

3) You can download reminders to pin up over your baby’s changing table to keep you feeling positive and pumped!

4) You enjoy the benefits of practicing elimination communication when best combined with your own lifestyle – using nappies as backup, having baby use their potty at risings and changes, or at regular times during the day, or whatever suits your family. You’ll discover helpful tips for helping your baby to relax, to keep relaxed yourself and to always see elimination communication as a gentle, joint process between you and your baby.

So if you want to develop a natural and instinctive bond with your baby and you are excited about skipping some nappy changes, you’ll benefit from this helpful resource for parents wanting to start Elimination Communication.

You’ll gain confidence, learn strategies, discover tips from other mothers and best of all, have a part-time diaper-free baby! In time, you can ditch the diapers, switch to cloth trainers and cut another expense from your future budget – that of disposable training pull-up pants that might otherwise be used for up to 5 years at night!

Part Time EC is a detailed guide jam-packed full of strategies, ideas and tips to help you succeed with elimination communication. From starting with simple timing options, to learning signs your baby needs to go, introducing signals and baby signs to help your baby communicate back to you, to advanced elimination communication skills such as using baby wearing to skip nappies, fine-tuning your breastfeeding awareness to tell you when baby needs to go (Yes!) and even the super- advanced stages of night time elimination communication for those who co-sleep and are up for this most exciting of challenges.

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Part Time EC – A Personal Guide to Developing Your Elimination Communication Confidence is only $2.99

Elimination Communication eBook

Inside you‘ll find over 200 pages of helpful resources, practical, tried and true tips, strategies and insights into practicing elimination communication with your baby. Plus I‘ve also given you several bonus guides packed with additional information and tips that‘ll make the process even easier, including tips for travelling with an EC baby and in one place, resources on preparing to do EC with your baby and of course the ever popular 7 secrets to elimination communication that you’ve probably already read about elsewhere on my site.

I recommend you get Part Time EC so you‘ll have the techniques, strategies and confidence to get started with your own EC journey right away. It‘s a PDF, so as soon as your payment has been processed you‘ll have access to the download link.


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Gain a closer awareness of your baby’s needs as you explore the ancient art and modern changes to Elimination Communication. A step by step guide, focussed on building your confidence. Aid in your unique bonding with your baby…

Stage by stage, you can jump in at any point, revisit, explore from any point. Perhaps you will derive a secret thrill when people notice how ‘clever’ you and your baby are, while knowing they too could master these skills with the knowledge you have access to.

Toilet Training Baby: Elimination Communication Stories for Mothers

Toilet Training Baby: Elimination Communication Stories

You’re looking for stories for mothers to discover all you need to know about toilet training your baby?

Toilet Training Baby is also known as EC, elimination communication, having a diaper free baby or infant potty training.

A popular section of Tribal Baby is called Adventures in Elimination Communication, or Part Time Baby Pottying.

Parents practicing elimination communication are sharing their stories with you in their own words in this section of Tribal Baby…

Adventures in Elimination Communication:

Joann, Vlad, Derrick and EC baby Liam, from the United States…

“I love that I can’t remember a time at all when I simply could not figure out why he was crying- with our first son we were often perplexed.  The answer was simple of course if he wasn’t hungry, or wet, it was likely he needed to relieve himself.”

Read through a range of stories written for mothers about elimination communication or toilet training baby…

Elimination Communication eBook

Discover More About My Elimination Communication eBook…

The most important thing about toilet training a baby is that no-one can give advice about it unless they have practiced it themselves, it is such an experience based activity. Ignore the ‘rantings’ from people who have ‘heard’ this or that – those are opinions based on lack of experience. Form your own opinions! (Have your own fun…) Learn from the experts – the mothers and their babies! Then discover EC with YOUR baby…


‘Part Time EC: A Personal Guide to Developing Your Elimination Communication Confidence’

230 pages of resources will be yours. Discover all you need to know about the toilet training baby and start your journey into EC today…

Elimination Communication is a cumbersome term for a simple concept: helping your baby to pee in a potty from their early days to give them comfort and a clean diaper – at least some of the time!

– Charndra Josling

P.S. I sincerely hope that this book will encourage you to increase your confidence in your communication with your baby. I also believe that you will discover many creative ideas and clever insights through this eBook. The introductory section is available as a free download; over 2500 people have enjoyed that part already. It will help you too.



Infant Potty Training – What is it?

Infant Potty Training eBook – Your Part Time EC eBook

Infant Potty Training is also known as Elimination Communication, having a Diaper Free Baby or going nappy free.

Infant potty training is a term used to describe an ancient, gentle approach to baby hygiene involving observing your baby, noticing signals they make before weeing and pooing, and anticipating their need to go by removing their nappy or diaper and offering them the change to relieve themselves in a potty, the toilet, even a simple bucket. Saves you washing that nappy.

When baby goes, you’d make a ‘cue’ sound, like ‘sss’, which they can begin to remember at future opportunities, and can then go ‘on cue’. It’s as simple as that, but of course more complex, as a baby is not a robot to program! Infant potty training is thus another option to fold into your day – perhaps at each diaper change you will offer baby a potty break as you sing a potty song and smile at them. Make sure the potty is warm or they may get spooked, though!

You’re looking for an eBook to discover all you need to know about Infant Potty Training?

  • Discover tips + strategies for how to get started with Infant Potty Training
  • Find expert help for solving Infant Potty Training problems
  • Discover the best Infant Potty Training resources online
  • Find recommended stores and equipment to help you with Infant Potty Training
  • Learn about the most helpful Infant Potty Training eBooks, books + DVD’s.

Simply click through to find out more about ordering your copy of my Infant Potty Training ebook on part time EC:

230 pages of resources will be yours. Discover all you need to know about Infant Potty Training and start your journey into EC today… Discover More about My Ebook on ‘Infant Potty Training’…




Discover Elimination Communication to Use Less Diapers! Day 14 of the Hunt.

About Tribal Baby: Discover Elimination Communication to Use, Buy and Wash Less Diapers! Day 14 of the Hunt.

This is a copy of the posts in my hunters thread.

Day 14 of the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt:

Hello Hunters!

322 hunters have claimed the Tribal Baby Icon. I think I have made it a little easier lately; although I thought it was easy to begin with!

Today I’m highlighting a popular resource all put together by contributions from mothers! Find many Potty Songs to sing with your baby, tot, toddler or any child when it’s toilet time!

Potty Songs for Elimination Communication


Hunters Start Here…


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