Elimination Communication: Babies That Are Diaper Free

Elimination Communication: Babies That Are Diaper Free

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 16, 2009

When we talk about diapers, we're usually bringing the latest news on cloth, kinda-cloth or eco-friendly disposable options. But what if you never needed to buy diapers? Elimination Communication is starting to be talked about more in social circles, but if you don't know anyone who's tried the method it can seem a little archaic. Click through to read a first hand account of this method in action!

The idea behind Elimination Communication is three fold.
• Diapers aren't exactly eco friendly (even the "green" ones)
• Diapering (cloth or disposable) is money that doesn't need to be spent
• Training your child to use a toilet, or signal when they need to relieve themselves, isn't as difficult as you might think.

We've never personally attempted this method (although the idea of never encountering diaper rash and having potty trained children at 6 months is rather appealing!) But we ran across an account from Abe and Josie over at Vela Creations about their adventures in potty training... from birth.

Although it sounds a little outlandish, they had good reasons for their experiment and had great results. See for yourself!

What are your thoughts on Elimination Communication? We'd love to hear your experiences with the method if any of you have tried it out!

(via: Treehugger)
(Image: Sustainable is Good)

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