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Elimination Communication EC Workshop (0-17 months)

  • Doulas of Orange County 17985 Sky Park Circle Suite A Irvine CA 92614 (map)

Crazy concept, isn’t it? But, “in 1957, 92 percent of children were toilet-trained by the age of 18 months, studies found. Today the figure for 2-year-olds is just 4 percent, according to a large-scale Philadelphia study” (according to the New York Times article “Two Experts Do Battle Over Potty Training”, January 12, 1999). For those who are brand new to the idea of “Infant Potty Training” (also called “Elimination Communication”) this class covers all you need to know to get started on your own. Both a presentation and demonstrations will be done in-class, as well as time for Q&A, so bring your questions! Learn about your child’s pottying cues and signals, natural timing and transitional “pottytunities.” This class will increase your ability to communicate with your baby, which will lead to early pottying independence. Infant potty training can be practiced occasionally, at-home-only, or full-time, this class will introduce how to determine the right pottying journey for your family, and you will leave being able to start immediately! 

  • No knowledge of "EC" (Elimination Communication) required
  •  You will leave knowing how to practice EC, as soon as that day!
  •  Demos will be shown in class
  •  Class setting provides community of others to journey along with you
  •  Babies and children are welcome to attend, but they can be a distraction to you. If possible, please make other arrangements for them - but they are welcome if need be
  •  Co-parent attendance included in the price
  • Class is for babies 0-17 months old 

Upon registration, Michelle will contact with you with all the information you need to know before class.  

Meet the Instructor


MICHELLE D. SWANEY is the CEO of The Potty School, a potty training consultant, and a sought-after event speaker. She helps parents move toward the next step on their family’s pottying journey…from diapers to flush. Michelle is passionate about helping parents to embrace their “pottying personality” in order to potty train with a style and method that is most effective, and enjoyable, for their family and specific child. That leads to pottying independence, while making the journey one based on building a bond and connection with their child. Michelle doesn’t do her job because she loves pee and poo, but she does it because she loves being able to help parents learn to communicate with their children from a young age and loves to reduce children’s dependence upon diapers. Curtailing diaper use has saved her clients an average of $50 to $100 per month, while simultaneously reducing their eco-footprint―two great reasons to smile! Michelle is your go-to gal when it comes to anything pottying. She is the wife of Matt, and mother of three. She resides in Orange County, California. // @thepottyschool

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