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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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A Place for the Potty

We have two of the world's tiniest bathrooms, so when I decided 7 months ago that I would help Zach develop toileting awareness, I had to find a way to incorporate potties and clean & dirty underwear bins into pretty tight spaces. Our arrangement has worked out beautifully, which is great because I spend a big chunk of my day kneeling by the potty! We use the Baby Bjorn high backed potty, and I got the underwear bins at the Container Store. We keep a couple of books on rotation between...

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