Does EC lead to earlier potty training?

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Does EC lead to earlier potty training?

Children who practice elimination communication typically do potty train a little bit earlier , but that's not really the basis of elimination communication. EC is something that a parent does with their child because they really want to communicate with them. So it's not necessarily about meeting a goal at a certain month in the child's life or putting your child on a timeline for potty training. Additionally, I use the term "potty training" very loosely because as humans we're mammals and no mammal likes to live in the area that they defecate and uriniate in, so essentially what we do when we put them in diapers is train them to be in diapers and then once we want them out of diapers, we are un-training them from something we've already taught them to do. So potty training is a term I use very loosely especially considering that fifty percent of the world never needs to potty train their children because they use elimination communication.

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Mandy Schutt was backpacking around the world when she decided that she wanted to become a doula. As she floated through the Amazon Pampas with two European midwives, she was immediately captivated by their birth stories and the culture of womanhood that they spoke of. Traveling on through South America, Europe, and Asia, she was able to witness motherhood in a different light than she had before. When she ran across the term, "doula" for the first time, she knew this was a name she wanted to claim for herself!

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