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Cloth Diapers: Real Simple, Real Risks

So day 2 is all about Waste Reduction (Environmental benefits & Elimination Communication)! Waste reduction is just a plus for most families. A good portion of families who use cloth diapers chose it for cost purposes, not for environmental benefits. But we should really look at that aspect when considering using Cloth. And, for those…
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Elimination Communication Round 2: Evie’s Review

When I was pregnant with Eve, a question I got often (and found odd) was whether or not I’d do anything differently with my second baby than I had done with my first. Obviously, I had known that this baby growing inside of me would be a different child, a different personality- a different parenting…
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From Elimination Communication to Potty Training

As Jonah gets older, we are beginning to move from elimination communication to full time “potty training.” We have not been as consistent with the EC (elimination communication) as I would have liked. We were beginning to get really consistent at home, and even often times out in public. Then I dropped the ball. I…
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Another leap in our Elimination Communication

I have to be honest and realize that the lack of progress we have made in our elimination communication (EC) has been mine and Daryl’s fault. Jonah has been communicating to us beautifully, but we have not been very consistent. Shortly after we introduced Jonah to the big potty upstairs, we got frustrated. Jonah would…
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Elimination Communication Away from Home

Tis the season for traveling and visiting family! When Daryl and I packed up the van to visit my family over thanksgiving weekend, there was a long debate about whether or not to take Jonah’s potty. On one hand, we are trying to travel lighter, which isn’t easy to do with a young toddler. We…
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Elimination Communication – Why?

A question I get asked a LOT about elimination communication (EC) is “why?” I’ve been asked this question in the form of responses to my blog posts, emails, personal messages, and face to face with family members, and it is usually coupled with reasons that I shouldn’t be doing this. “Why are you taking him…
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Cloth Diapers and EC get 15 minutes of fame

Yesterday was a good day for cloth diapers and EC.  First, Mayim Bialik, TV’s “Blossom” from the 1990’s, was interviewed by Ali Landry on “Spotlight to Nightlight” about her unconventional parenting techniques.  Of course to most of us, these aren’t “unconventional” techniques, they are just how we roll.  Mayim uses cloth diapers with her children,…
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Potty Party!

I haven’t had time to blog about this, but it was a very important milestone in our EC journey that I have to note. A couple of weeks ago, Jonah did an astonishing thing. It all started with a diaper rash caused by disposable diapers. See, when we were on vacation, we had no way…
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Q&A With Christine Gross-Loh- Author of The Diaper Free Baby

Christine Gross-Loh has agreed to answer some questions about her book, The Diaper Free Baby.  She has her own blog, Origami Mommy, and has a blog about Elimination Communication in the works.  I hope you all enjoy reading her answers as much as I did.  If you are interested in purchasing her book, you can…
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