Welcome to Diaper Free Baby!

DiaperFreeBaby is a network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies' elimination needs. This practice is followed worldwide and is known as Elimination Communication, Natural Infant Hygiene, and Infant Potty Training. The process involves observing one's baby's signs and signals, providing cue sounds and elimination-place associations, and can be done with or without any diaper use.

EC is NOT potty training...

Elimination Communication (EC) is NOT potty training. It is a gentle, natural, non-coercive process by which a baby, preferably beginning in early infancy, learns with the loving assistance of parents and caregivers to communicate about and address his or her elimination needs. This practice makes conventional potty training unnecessary. Read more...

Media Requests

DiaperFreeBaby welcomes requests from the media regarding Elimination Communication and our organization. We would greatly appreciate all requests be placed by contacting our Public Relations Manager. Our Mentors are expected to refer all media requests and contacts to the DiaperFreeBaby Public Relations Manager. Thank you for your cooperation.


Letter from the New CoDirectors of DiaperFreeBaby

Posted by: lisab on 12/03/2013 04:44 PM
We're excited about the future of DiaperFreeBaby! We look forward to connecting with you as we move forward.

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New Leadership at DiaperFreeBaby

Posted by: melinda on 11/19/2013 10:28 AM
To the Community of DiaperFreeBaby,

Today I share with you the news that I am passing on leadership of DiaperFreeBaby to a new generation of parents as passionate about Elimination Communication as I and my co-founder Rachel Milgroom were ten years ago! Leading the organization from this day forward are Lisa Baker and Melodie Stenger, two fabulous women and moms who have committed significant volunteer time and even more extraordinary emotional commitments to this organization for many years. You are in good hands with them and I am thrilled to see them take this organization forward!

From our very first meetings in our homes and in the parks to our biggest moments of publicity, we have stood proud of what we can learn and what we can share and have been thrilled to see how many people have joined us in caring for their children with the loving approach of EC.

I remember the first time I learned of EC from Christine Gross-Loh - the excitement I felt knowing that my babies did not NEED to wear diapers and that I could communicate with them in more ways than I had imagined. I remember many times watching babies of parents (new and experienced) pee on the potty for the first time. And I remember facing criticism and doubt from many, yet having the courage and support of the community to stand by as we continued on our path.

Having been one of the founders of this organization, it is very dear to my heart and always will be. I have been inspired by so many of you an hope that I have inspired you as well. My children are older now (the youngest is 6) and I am reassured that raising them without dependence on diapers is one of the best gifts I have given them. They are confident and comfortable about their bodies, they have an understanding that babies are capable of understanding and communicating about their bodies from infancy, they understand the positive impact that not using (or significantly reducing the use of) diapers has on our earth, and they are proud of being advocates of EC themselves.

We have come a long way these past 10 years due to the dedicated efforts of our volunteers from our very beginnings. From very small communities online and tiny, and sometimes meek, gatherings in local towns, we have grown as a community to involve thousands of families, some online globally and many locally, who learn together, support each other, and advocate for a better way to help babies with their elimination needs.

DiaperFreeBaby has a long future ahead with many opportunities. Besides providing direct support to families, this organization continues to educate and advocate worldwide, to participate in research studies to provide solid evidence of EC's benefits, and will continue to move forward with new initiatives, improving the lives of babies and their families and the Earth.

I want to thank each and every member of our community for your interest and support, for your efforts and commitment to your babies and your families and to us, and for all the volunteers who have spent precious time (usually juggling taking care of children simultaneously) to help this organization grow and have an impact. I hope that you will continue to participate in advocacy and educational efforts of this organization and seek opportunities to be part of what still a huge effort in social change. Every time you mention EC to someone you are making a difference!

I will always remain part of the community and look forward to seeing what the future holds for DiaperFreeBaby and for you!

Enjoy your EC Journeys!

Melinda Rothstein
Co-founder, DiaperFreeBaby

Temporarily not accepting new Mentor applications

Posted by: lisab on 04/27/2013 01:58 AM
DiaperFreeBaby is excited to announce that we are working on a redesign of our website and data management systems. While we are working on these technical improvements, we are temporarily NOT accepting new Mentor applications. If your Mentor application is already in process, this does not apply to you! -- this only applies to future applications. Please check back soon for an exciting new site, updated system, and streamlined Mentor application and approval process!

If you want to be the first to know when we reopen Mentor applications, sign up here. You'll be added to a waiting list for Mentor applicants. This is not a newsletter list -- you'll only receive one email from us, letting you know when applications are open.

EC Simplified: New coupon code!

Posted by: lisab on 04/21/2013 09:22 PM
We'd like to announce that the EC Simplified book and DiaperFreeBaby Mentor Andrea Olson have moved to their new home at Go Diaper Free.

Only purchases of her book from her new website support DiaperFreeBaby. (we receive 20% of every sale of her book, and we appreciate that!) The newest version of the book, version 3.0, was released April 16, 2013 and is exclusively available on her new site.

Use coupon code diaper5free to receive $5 off her book or package and experience a positive and simple start to EC (newborn or late starter) from the very beginning of your practice.

Click here to buy it! Remember- the coupon code is:
diaper5free, and gets you $5 off.

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