When EC Stops Working: How to Address an Elimination Communication “Potty Pause”


Sometimes the Older Baby Just Needs More Control

Ok. So you’re doing Elimination Communication with your baby and everything was going great for the last few weeks or months. You caught every poo and almost every pee, or the majority thereof. You may not even have studied up on infant potty training…you’ve just had such great beginner’s luck!

But now…oh my. Now. Sheesh. Your baby pees right after you take her off the potty. On the floor. She arches every time you try to put her on the mini potty.

Hello, potty pause. (Or call it a potty training strike. Because it darn near is!)

Before she happily went along with you. You were in harmony. But now…let’s just call it the opposite of harmony, and it’s gone on for several days.

You are royally frustrated (understatement?). You need help. So here it is.

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Elimination Communication Baby Photo Contest

elimination communication baby photograph contest winner

Aren’t our winners just an adorable pair!? Congrats to Becky K and son.

For those of you who are subscribers to my free Elimination Communication Tips and Tricks newsletter, you may recall an email I sent out about the photo contest…for readers only…and the results are in!

Take a look through these gorgeous examples of the joy of EC, contributed with the knowledge that they’d be shared here on my blog in order to inspire other parents around the world to explore Elimination Communication with their babies.

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The 12 Days of Piss-Miss presents Day 12, “Merry Double Piss Miss”

“I’d have to say that the funniest EC-miss story with my son, William, happened in his first week of life. I had started ECing him right from the start, and with my twin sister in town to help watch my older daughter, I tried to devote a good amount of time and energy to getting his timing and cues down.

Well, one afternoon when my husband was away with my daughter, my sister and I were alone at home with William, and it was fairly warm so I was letting him go bare-bottom.

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The 12 Days of Piss-Miss presents Day 11, “Grandpa-pa, I love you THIS much”

 Elimination Communication miss story Day 11

“I call this story: Grandpa-pa, I love you THIS much.

As I was preparing my 1 yr. old son’s dinner in the kitchen. Ace was roaming in the living room, when Grandpa-pa came home. They were playing together, when I heard my dad scream, “AHHhhh!!”.

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