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Elimination communication & Toilet training

A gentle and natural way to ditch diapers

How To Say goodbye to diapers for good!

https://godiaperfree.com/coaches/angela-wang/

If you’d like to:

  • Save up to $80/month by not having to buy expensive diapers
  • Run your errands and not have to carry a heavy diaper bag
  • Help your child build their confidence
  • Get your child ready for daycare or kindergarten
  • Send your child on a sleepover without the fear of accidents
  • Be able to use a public restroom and not look for a changing table
  • Help your child get out of diapers (The coach sessions are for you!)

EC is a gentle, non-coercive method of potty training from birth. It is what parents were doing for 100,000 years pre-diapers, and is based upon responding to the signals of babies, much like heeding their requests when hungry or sleepy. Certainly a worthy conversation – here’s to the possibility of diaper independence!  The benefits of Elimination Communication include reducing your dependence on diapers, saving you money and reducing the environmental impact of diapers, reducing the frequency of diaper rash, enhancing your connection with your baby and having an easier time transitioning to the potty full-time in the future. https://godiaperfree.com/upchild/?invite=755 Order your book now or get in touch with me! 

You will learn:

– The 4 roads to potty time, how to know when your baby needs to “go”
– How to integrate EC into your baby-care routine
– How to start at different ages (newborn, crawling or walking)
– How to potty your baby, and where
– How to effectively use a diaper as a back-up
– How EC can work for your family, full-time or part-time

For 18 months and above:

You will come away with tools, tips and techniques that will help you reach your potty-training goals with confidence and ease.

And discover how to:
– Get your children out of diapers without rewards or bribes
– Give your children the tools they need to work towards potty independence
– Tips for potty training two or more children at the same time

– Overcome common potty training problems 
– Work with your daycare for potty training success
– How to approach nap and nighttime training

My potty training journey:

When K was 1 year old, I started to think about Potty learning. At that time, N has been potty trained to certain level. (He is my first born with special needs, so overall he was developmentally delayed) N only started to walk at 3 yo and he would pee if he is brought to the toilet. Otherwise he would hold until someone brings him or let it out after many hours. I was not worried about the wet pants but his bladder. For him, my focus is that he would be able to initiate his toilet needs when he feels it and finish the whole process with wiping and hand wash.  I found Go diaper Free book and I finished it overnight during our family trip. I decided to start the process once we came back to Singapore. I also noticed that my previous method of randomly putting N on the potty was wrong and simply wasted 1 year on this. It does not teach him anything. He perhaps only learned that he was only allowed to pee when someone brought him to. So I told the school about my plans for both boys on the training. My plan started without any defer. I started the whole thing with two boys as if N knew nothing. We did the ease-in to prep and then naked teaching and observation. 

K loves drinking water and his interval is about 15 min when he just started. So my husband and I were super alert during the starting period. Then as the time goes by, we went out as usual. But we made sure they peed before and after every transition (such as car ride) and constant reminder. Slowly we found we are not that tensed any more, and they really get the hang of it. Within a month, N said bye bye to diaper forever by finishing the whole progress himself and woke up with a dry diaper overnight. K, has his ups and downs but it is part of the learning process. He had the potty strike but it went back normal soon. He ditched his daytime diaper around 18 months old and nighttime at 24 months old. 
So here is our story on potty learning. After done with my own kids, I thought to bring the information to more parents in Singapore to avoid the mistakes I made before and can do it gentle and fast. Here we are, our very own Go diaper Free community in Singapore!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my toddler is ready?

If you’ve been reading dozens of websites or spoken to family and friends and got conflicting advice, you may think your toddler isn’t ready because she’s not showing any, all or some of the signs. But, if she’s walking confidently & can follow simple instructions then the likelihood is she’s ready! This could be much earlier than the age we normally expect them to be – as early as 16 months.

Did they ever go through a phase of strongly resisting a diaper change? Have you thought this could’ve been their way of saying they were done with diapers…?

If you’re still unsure, get in touch and I can point you in the right direction .

My baby is under 18 months. Can I potty train?

Absolutely. Children in many parts of the world are still potty trained at 12 months or thereabouts. Your toddler will need more help with the process, so I recommend using a flexible approach: a mix of potty training and elimination communication – a hybrid plan, as Andrea (from Go Diaper Free) calls it. So parental input & responsibility is greater at this age, but independence and reliable dryness is achieved much earlier.

Won’t it be harder if we potty train “early”?

Research shows it takes the same time whether you start at 18, 24 or 36 months – the time it takes is related to your toddlers temperament, not his age. However the incidence of accidents, wetting, soiling and withholding do increase significantly after 36 months.

If you potty train at 18 months or earlier, your toddler will need more assistance from you for a little longer, but they will be independent much sooner. And most toddlers will need help wiping until they are close to 4!

Isn’t it gentler to let them potty train themselves??

There are two common risks and issues with letting children do it themselves. The first is that the age range at which they usually do it varies from 3.5 – 5 years and the risk of UTIs, constipation & wetting greatly increases as children get older. The second is the risk of feeling shame. Even if parents are extra careful not to shame a 4 year old still in nappies, they are likely to notice that other children use the toilet and feel ashamed that they need their nappy changed. Besides, we decided to put them in diapers so I firmly believe we should help them out of diapers.

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