Frugal Diapering: No More Diapers!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 1 comments
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Elimination CommunicationI'm wondering if you know about "Elimination Communication"?

It is a gentle, natural, non-coercive process by which a baby, preferably beginning in early infancy, learns with the loving assistance of parents and caregivers to communicate about and address his or her elimination needs. This practice makes conventional potty training unnecessary.

Basically the idea is that babies know when they need to eliminate and their caregivers can figure it out just as they know when baby is hungry or tired, and they can hold the baby over an appropriate place - like a toilet or potty.

The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative, by Christine Gross-Loh
The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative
It's also called "Natural Infant Hygiene" (because it's what 80% of the world does) or "Infant Potty Training" .

Although the "ideal" is seen to have a diaper-free in infancy, typically most families using this do use cloth diapers most of the time. And boy, does it make cloth diapering easier!

-Lori H., Vancouver area mentor,

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BABYBJORN Smart Potty - compact, stable and easy to cleanEcaware Velcro Waterproof Potty Training Pants - specially designed training pant for babies and caregivers practicing elimination communication (EC); also known as Infant Potty Training, Natural Infant Hygiene and Elimination TimingShopping Suggestions:
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Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene
The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative

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  1. HiLLjO says:

    WUTTT!?! I am going to try this once an eliminating baby is in my house! :o)

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