Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New EC Resource -- EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy

I'm excited to announce that a fantastic new e-book has just been released - you've got to check it out! It's called EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy and it's written by Andrea Olson, Diaper Free Baby Mentor in the SF Bay area and fellow WAHM.

I'm just working my way through this book now and boy, I wish I'd had this to read when first starting out with EC eight years ago! It's amazingly hands-on and visual, and features tons of photos and diagrams. It's loaded with great information and tips in over 160 pages. And I love Andrea's warm style of writing.

ECSimplified is available as both an e-book and an audiobook. And, when you purchase, you get access to great bonus material – an Exclusive Book Owners Site featuring a private 25+ Video Library Collection (over 45 min of instruction); a variety of hands-on tools; special guides for caregivers, Dads, etc.

If you're like me, you like to be able to see what's in a book's Table of Contents to get a feel for what sort of information is in the book and whether it's what you're looking for. Andrea has kindly given me permission to share EC Simplified's Table of Contents:


EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy
by Andrea Olson

Table of Contents

Who I Am
Who This Book is For
Why I Wrote This Book Backward...
Helpful Icons

Chapter I: How To EC

The Basics Part 1: When Does Baby Need to Potty?
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 1: Observe
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 2: Cue
Common Cues
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 3: Notice Baby's Signals
Types of Baby Signals
Babywearing Signals
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 4: Notice Baby's Natural Timing
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 5: Become Aware of Generic Timing
Generic Timing: Common Times That babies Need to Go
Breakdown of Part 1, Step 6: Notice Your Intuition

The Basics Part 2: How to Potty Your Baby
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 1: Notice It's Potty Time
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 2: Acknowledge, Undress, & Go to Potty Space
Possible Potty Environments
Possible Potty Receptacles
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 3: Position & Cue
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 4: Be Patient...
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 5: Notice When Baby Says “I'm Finished”
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 6: Reflect or Say Nothing
Breakdown of Part 2, Step 7: Clean Up

The Positions & Other Photos

Indoor EC Positions
Outdoor EC Positions
Car Pottying Positions
Pottying While Breastfeeding: Soaker Pad Setup & Positions
Aiming the Boy Penis: Positions
Diaper-Free Observation: Setting Up a Soaker Pad
Other Photos of Babies in Various Positions

Important Tips for Ecing
14 Tips for Your EC Practice

Chapter II: Unique Potty Situation How-to's

Unique Potty Situations and How-to's
Pottying While Breastfeeding
Pottying in Nature
City Pottying
Car Pottying (Next to Parked Car)
Car Pottying (Inside Parked Car)
Cold Weather Ecing

Nighttime EC
Key Points & Tips for Success
How to Protect Your Bed
Night Pottying Troubleshooting
If You Choose Not to Night Potty
How We've Done Our Nighttime EC Routines, Stage by Stage
Some Things to Remember

Late-Starters (5-12 mos) & Early Start Potty Training (12 mos+)
28 Tips for Starting Later

EC for Working Parents (& Other Part-Timers)
Tips for Maintaining a Part-time EC Practice
Caregivers & EC
Example: “A Day in the Life of a Working EC Parent”

How to Diaper with EC
Cloth Diapering Vocabulary
2 Cloth Diapering Methods
How to Pre-wash & Wash Cloth Diapers at Home
2 Disposable Diaper Options

Chapter III: Background & Philosophy

Defining EC
Baby Instincts
But How Could One Possibly Know a Baby Needs to Pee?
All Over the World... Except Here
Us Compared to 1/2 of the World
Many Names
Some Simple Definitions
Well, What About Conventional Toilet Training?
What EC is Not

Why EC Works
Social Conditioning
Why Ecing in Modern Society May Be More Difficult & Take Longer Than In Tribal Community
A Tribal Example (Balinese) from Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept
The Continuum Concept, EC, & Child-centeredness

15 EC Terms Defined
When to Begin EC
What “Starting Early” Can Involve
Do I Have to Do EC 24/7?
But What If My Baby Doesn't “Ask” Me to Go?
A Gentle Commitment
What to Expect (Outcomes)
An Encouraging Note for Late Starters (5 months +)
Why Is It A Challenge to Start at 5 Months or Later?
Reasons Parents Don't Start Early

Keys to EC
13 Keys for Ease & Grace

Do I Have to Do Away With Diapers?
The Importance of Diaper-free Time

Benefits of EC
Over 18 Benefits of Doing EC

Chapter IV: Troubleshooting

Potty Pauses
Defined (Again)
Possible Reasons for Potty Pauses
How to Get Through a Potty Pause
An Alternative View on Potty Pauses – Just Part of the Learning Process

When It Stops Working
Why A Younger Baby Might Cry Every Time You EC
If a Non-newborn Baby Protests When You Offer a Pottytunity
Boy Babies & Aiming Penises
We're in Position & Cueing but Nothing is Happening
How to Deal with Your Own Frustration
How to Assess Your Situation

Chapter V: Gear

EC Gear: Clothing & Other Great Tools
Potties & Accessories
Diapers & Accessories
Baby Carriers
Miscellaneous Gear
DIY Gear

Chapter VI: Resources
Books About EC
Books About Related Parenting Styles
Websites Featuring Info on EC
Websites that Sell EC Gear
EC Forums
Email Lists/Groups
More Online Resources By Subject


Fill-in-the-Blank Forms
Fill-in-the-Blank Signs
Reminder Signs
Bonus Guides & Letters
Exclusive Video Library

Thank You! 

Looks fantastic doesn't it?!

For more information and to order, please visit EC Simplified. Your purchase through this link will support both Andrea's and my family business, so thank you in advance!

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