The Diaper-free Baby : The Natural Toilet Training Alternative, Paperback

The Diaper-free Baby : The Natural Toilet Training Alternative Paperback

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Imagine infants free from painful diaper rash, new parenthood without thousands of dollars wasted in diapering costs, toilet training that is natural and noncoercive, and, most important, happier babies and parents As Christine Gross-Loh reveals in her progressive, enlightening book, all this is possible and more.

Infants are born with the ability to communicate their need to "go," just as they communicate hunger or sleepiness.

Gross-Loh, a mother of two children who were diaper-free at eighteen and fifteen months, uses the tenets of "elimination communication," or EC, to teach parents how to identify and respond to their baby or toddler's natural cues.

Unlike the all-or-nothing approach of some parenting books, The Diaper-Free Baby addresses three categories of parents: full-time, part-time, and occasional EC'ers.

Parents can practice EC as much or as little as fits their family and lifestyle.

A support group within a book, The Diaper-Free Baby also includes inspiring testimonials throughout every chapter.

Parents who have successfully practiced EC identify common struggles, share experiences and problem-solving tips, and provide encouragement for those new to the technique. Their motivational stories together with Gross-Loh's practical advice will appeal to all parents interested in a fresh alternative to traditional toilet training.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Pregnancy, birth & baby care
  • ISBN: 9780061229701



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This is the book I was looking for. Just as the [author: Ingrid Bauer} book made me feel defensive and judged, this book was like a reassuring hug. The introduction alone was inclusive and comforting--it doesn't matter if you work outside of the house, co-sleep, breastfeed, babywear, or some combination thereof, the book says you can do EC full-time or part-time. This isn't potty training, this is learning your kid's signals and responding to them the way you would for food or sleep.

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