Links to EC Books
Here are our recommended books about Elimination Communication.
Books Geared More Toward "How-to"
Go Diaper Free: A Simple Handbook for Elimination Communication by Andrea Olson
This comprehensive guide is a multimedia experience of exactly how to begin EC with your baby, what to expect, and how to troubleshoot challenges along the way. The vibrant, digital book enables easy navigation, 100’s of photo demonstrations, & searchable text. The audiobook lets you learn EC on-the-go. Both come with access to the Book Owners website featuring helpful tools, guides, and over 25 private videos. Covers all ages with special sections on: EC for Working Parents & Other Part-timers; Nighttime EC; EC for Late Starters & Early Start Potty Training; Potty Pauses; Praise; and multiple Unique Potty Situation How-to's (while breastfeeding, in nature, in the city, or traveling). Created by Andrea Olson, DiaperFreeBaby Mentor in Asheville, NC. Click here to order.
Infant Potty Basics by Laurie Boucke
This book is chock full of information about this fun and gentle approach. It includes a large selection of photos, some testimonials by practicing mothers, medical opinions by doctors and pediatricians, guidelines for late-starters, a full chapter on nighttime pottying, and cross-cultural research. It dispels the common myths about infant pottying. This is an abridged version of Infant Potty Training
Books Geared More Toward Philosophy
The Diaper-Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh
In The Diaper-Free Baby, Former DFB Mentor and Publications Manager Christine Gross-Loh uses the tenets of Elimination Communication to teach parents how to identify and respond to their baby or toddler's natural cues.
Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer (out of print)
Throughout most of human existence, parents have cared for their babies hygienically without diapers. In many cultures around the world, mothers still know how to tune in to their infants to keep them clean and content. Your baby, too, can enjoy the comfort of this natural approach, whether you use diapers or not. This comprehensive guide with over 40 photos shows you how.
Sans couches, c'est la liberté ! (Diaper Free! in French) by Ingrid Bauer
Comment garder votre bébé propre, sec et heureux sans lui mettre de couches ? Durant la majeure partie de l’histoire de l’humanité, les parents ont pris soin de leurs bébés sans leur mettre de couches, tout en les gardant propres! Dans beaucoup de cultures à travers le monde, les mères savent encore écouter leurs enfants afin de les garder propres et satisfaits.
This 500-page comprehensive book contains stage-by-stage guidelines for infant pottying, amazing photos from around the world, testimonials by practicing mothers, medical opinions by doctors and pediatricians, guidelines for late-starters, a full chapter on signals & cues, a chapter on nighttime pottying, cross-cultural research, and historical writings on early pottying. It dispels the common myths about this gentle and often misunderstood approach.
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