This is a joint giveaway with African Babies Don’t Cry and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.
Andrea Olson of EC Simplied is offering our readers a giveaway of her EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy Plus Package, with a value of $47. The Plus Package includes the information-packed eBook, audiobook, access to a private forum, access to the video library and access to the tool library!
From our reviewer, Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry:
I had a very relaxed introduction into natural parenting, and I came upon Elimination Communication rather late in my son’s life. I was totally intrigued. Imagine! No more diaper laundry! However, information on the topic seemed difficult to come by, and EC remained that mythical practice left only for those ‘ultra-crunchy’ wise mothers who know everything.
Even later in my parenting journey, I happened upon Andrea and her site EC Simplified. I sent her a message, asking if it was even worth giving her book a read as my son was already 18 months old. She assured me that her book could help me with early potty training, which I was super excited to try. I am so glad I did, because six months later my son is completely diaper free and dry during the day and night.
What is Elimination Communication?
Elimination Communication (EC), also known as infant potty training, is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby’s natural pottying needs from birth, which enables her to follow her instincts to not soil herself, her caretaker, or her sleep space.
Elimination Communication works with the ancient knowledge that a baby is born with a certain amount of control over their bladder and that they will happily co-operate to learn to become totally potty independent.
Andrea became interested in EC when she was pregnant, but she had such a difficult time trying to learn about it that she almost gave up. With this in mind, she started researching and writing the most user-friendly and information packed book on EC available today. Even seasoned EC’ers will enjoy Andrea’s book and are sure to learn a thing or two.
With the plus package you receive the book and the audio files, so, depending on whether you are a visual learner (like myself) or prefer to listen to the audio files whilst cleaning the house, cooking or traveling, there is an option for everyone.
The book is written in an informal, chatty tone which sets you at ease straight away and makes you feel at home with Andrea. In her own words, Andrea wrote this book backwards, delving straight into the how-to and only at the end going into the interesting bits such as the history of EC, etc. As she says, “I put the juice first,” so that all of us pregnant or otherwise busy moms can get to the important stuff first.
The layout of the book is wonderful, with pretty flowcharts and tons of full colour pictures illustrating all the different positions, places and ways you can go about EC.
I am disappointed there isn’t a hard copy of this book available, because, well – I just love books! But, Andrea has made this eBook fully interactive, with links to downloads, photos, and a fully clickable table of contents to make jumping to your needed spot SO easy! Searching for a topic is a cinch, and you can jump around within the book via textual links. In this instance, an eBook suits the purpose wonderfully.
Andrea has taken a practice which before only dedicated, stay-at-home moms could get right, and turned it into an easy to use system for everybody!
EC Simplified contains special sections on:
- EC for Working Parents & Other Part-timers;li>
- Nighttime EC;
- EC for Late Starters (5-12 mos) & Early Start Potty Training (12+ mos);
- Potty Pauses;
- Praise; and
- multiple Unique Potty Situation how-to’s (while breastfeeding, in nature, in the city, or traveling).
With this package you will receive access to the book-owners’ website, where tons more information such as a sample letter to alternate caregivers, logs to determine your baby’s timing and signals, and more, are waiting for you.
I have enjoyed this journey so much, and only wish that I had started earlier with my son. It has been a fantastic experience, learning to trust that my son does, in fact, have control over his body. My son is happier and more confident because of it. He is just as excited as we are to wake up dry and have that first wee of the morning outside. After reading this book, you will wonder why everyone doesn’t practice EC!
You can purchase your own EC Simplified: Infant Potty Made Easy Plus Package at EC Simplified. The EC Simplified basic package can be bought for $37, and the plus package can be bought for $47.
The Basic Package includes the book, access to the private EC Support Forum, a 25 video library, and a collection of tools to get you started on the right foot.
The Plus Package includes everything found in The Basic Package (the book, access to the private EC Support Forum, a 25 video library, and a collection of tools to get you started on the right foot) PLUS it includes the Audiobook Version!
And just for Natural Parents Network and African Babies Don’t Cry readers, Andrea is giving a 30% discount on all orders! Enter code NPN30 during the ordering process.
For your own chance to win a EC Simplified: Infant Potty Made Easy Plus Package from EC Simplified, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below.
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Contest closes 19 January 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Information About Our Reviewer:
Christine is a teacher turned work-at-home mom to her beautiful son, Jesse. She lives in South Africa and is passionate about bringing up her son as naturally as possible. Christine blogs at African Babies Don’t Cry where she often writes about natural nutrition and toddler health. She keeps busy by volunteering for the Natural Parents Network, being an avid gardener and a healer in training. You can also find her on Facebook.