I created this elimination communication infographic to help explain EC (a.k.a. natural infant hygiene, infant potty training or diaper free) to a local baby group.
This EC Infographic summarizes: What is EC?; Benefits of EC; Insights; Big Picture; When & How to Offer Pottytunities, and EC Resources.
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Here is the text version of the elimination communication infographic:
a.k.a Natural Infant Hygiene, Infant Potty Training, Diaper Free, EC
What is EC?
- Gentle toilet learning for babies beginning at 0-18 months.
- Communicating about Baby's elimination needs.
- Allowing Baby to pee or poo in a potty, toilet, or nature.
- An alternative to complete reliance on diapers.
Benefits of EC
- Strong Communication
- Baby's Comfort
- Responsive Parenting
- Fewer Diapers
- Potty Independence
- Newborns are aware of their need to eliminate and attempt to communicate their need through signals.
- Babies do not want to soil themselves or their caretakers.
- Babies normally do not pee during deep sleep.
- Average Age of Potty Independence in the U.S.
- 1957: 18 months vs. Today: 36 months
- Early potty training got a bad reputation in the U.S. because it was once associated with harsh training methods.
- Throughout much of the non-Western world, infant toilet training is the norm. In India, China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the arctic, and parts of Africa and Latin America, parents leave baby bottoms uncovered.
- More than 50% of the world's children are potty trained by 1 year old.
- The baby diaper market is projected to reach USD 52.2 billion globally by 2017.
- With EC, the investment is the parents' time, love, and presence.
- Cue Sound
- EC Hold
- Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer
- Go Diaper Free: A Simplified Handbook for Elimination Communication by Andrea Olson
That's it for the elimination communication infographic. Next is a list of Small Cloth Training Pants for Elimination Communication.
How would you explain elimination communication to someone who is new to EC?