How to Start Elimination Communication with a Newborn Baby – Part I
Starting Elimination Communication with a newborn baby (ages 0-4 months*) consists of two stages. Try Part I for several days or up to two weeks first. Then move on to Part II once you’ve gotten familiar with your baby’s traits.
Starting Elimination Communication, Part 1 – When Does Your Baby Need to Potty?
Again, focus on Part I for a few days and wait to do the pottying (Part II) after you’ve gotten to know some key things about your baby….
Here’s how to learn:
While observing your baby during diaper-free time, cue along with any elimination that occurs. Notice what happens right before your baby pees/poos, and when those things happen.
* If you are beginning with a baby age 5-12 months, you may need to modify a little based on your baby’s level of mobility, eating solids, and distractability (developmentally active).
Happy EC journeying!