Nov 13, 2016 Sunday
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

"Elimination communication" is a new term for the ancient practice of infant potty training that has been utilized by cultures around the world for most of human history. Elimination communication can begin at any age (even birth!), and the practice is surprisingly simple to learn and use. It is based on the fact that your baby is born with control of his/her sphincter muscles, an awareness of elimination needs, and the ability to communicate those needs to caregiver(s). All that is required to get diapers out of your life is a willingness to learn your baby's elimination cues and work together to meet elimination needs. Elimination communication is entirely non-coercive and yields tremendous benefits for baby: improved self-esteem, better skin condition (NO diaper rash, EVER!), better pelvic floor muscle strength throughout life, and increased mother/baby bond. As incredible as it sounds, your baby could be using 1-2 diapers (or less!) in a 24 hour period. Never change a poopy diaper again! Sophie and Baby Rosie began practicing elimination communication when Rosie was 6 weeks old. Not only is Rosie almost completely diaper free, but they have reaped amazing benefits from being able to communicate and bond over this very important part of infant life. In this class, they will share their elimination communication journey and offer practical tips for getting started on eliminating diapers from your life. (Babies welcome at this class.)

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
cute baby/toddler clothes for a girl (gently used is great, nothing smaller than 12 months, please!)
fresh organic garden produce
interesting paper/stationary for letter-writing
organic dark chocolate (the darker the better!)
raw honey

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

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