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The Truth About Elimination Communication

Warning: This post uses the word "poop". A lot. It's a post about toddlers and Montessori and early toileting awareness. You've been warned.

There's been some press lately about elimination communication (aka, early toileting awareness): the practice of identifying your baby's signals for pooping and peeing and taking them to the potty to eliminate. The moms that are interviewed for these pieces (or at least the way the articles and videos are edited) make it sound like it's a walk in the...

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Potty Post

It's been two weeks since we introduced Zach to the potty. I only have one word to describe our experience:

Wow.

Our brief journey has been hassle-free and has become a daily reminder of the respect we should have towards the youngest members of our species. I keep asking myself why I waited so long to introduce this process, even though we're starting a lot earlier than most families. He seems so content every time he relieves himself on the potty, and his discomfort when his cloth diaper is...

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