I really believe in Elimination Communication (Diaper Free) and with so many friends pregnant at the moment I was inspired to do a giveaway for a starter kit. This kit will contain a potty and book about EC.

There are a number of choices for books in the above picture but I’d prefer to offer one of two books along with the potty. I was never a fan of Laurie Boucke’s book Infant Potty Training. Her books are a yawn and a half.

Ingrid Bauer’s Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene is by far my favourite book on the subject. She not only discusses and explains the practicalities of EC but offers a larger feel of natural parenting and living in general.

The book that I often recommend or buy for friends who may want a more mainstream approach to EC is The Diaper Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh. This is a fantastic book for those first hearing about or new to EC. I like that it talks about part time EC in a way that encourages new parents to at least give it a try because it makes simple sense. This book shouldn’t scare anyone away.

If you’re interested in this giveaway, please let me know in the comments which book you would prefer.

Please let others know about the giveaway as well! The more people introduced to EC the better. Better for the environment and better for the connection between parent and child. Of course it’s also better for the not child not having to be left in soiled diapers! If you link to this giveaway on your blog or other, let me know and I’ll give you three times the chance to win!

This giveaway will be open until August 1st!  Once someone is picked the starter kit will be sent from Contiuum Family here in BC. (You don’t have to be in Canada to enter.) I’m not sponsored by this wonderful company but I believe in their products and I just want to share with others!

EC on Mount Hayes

87 Responses to EC Starter Kit Giveaway

  1. Riverleaf says:

    Diaper Free Baby (Bauer) would be my choice.

    Thank you!

  2. Rachel says:

    I found your site recently and enjoyed your birth story while expecting my first home born child (arrived 2 weeks ago). My midwife made an offhand remark about it being a great time of year for a diaper free baby, which I hadn’t been considering but remembered seeing as a sidebar on your site. So . . . 2 weeks later and I think we’ve had more catches than not. His 2 older brothers love to let me know when they think he is “communicating” (and when I’m dipping his bum in a puddle). We picked up some books from the library today and already have a potty but I just wanted to say thanks!

  3. Julie Mitrani says:

    I am entering for my friend. I love the Diaper Free! book and want to share it. Thanks for the great idea and offer.

  4. Ramona says:

    I would love to have the diaper free baby with my son. He is much more challenging than my first and doesn’t seem interested at 2-1/2. Thanks so much!

  5. Mellissa Voss says:

    I would like the Diaper Free Baby book.

  6. Faith says:

    I have two older children and am pregnant right now. I have never heard of this concept, even though I started potty training my other children as early as 6 months. If I win, I would prefer The Diaper Free Baby book. Thank you for this giveaway.

  7. Erika Kennett says:

    I would like the Diaper Free Book. My son is 2 so I’d like to get started early!


  8. Janice says:

    I would love the Diaper Free Baby Book. Thanks.

  9. Leah says:

    Wow! thank you so much for doing this! I have never heard of this before and am super excited to read The Diaper Free Baby Book you have to offer as I have a 10 month old. Thanks!

  10. Nina Cash says:

    I would love the Diaper Free Baby Book. We are about to start with our youngest son Gabriel who is 19 months. Thanks

  11. Alyssa says:

    I’m pregnant with my 4th and we stopped cloth diapering after one child got rashes REALLY bad. I would love to try EC, but don’t know a whole lot about it.

    Thanks for the great blog – we live in KY but grew up in western Washington; all your beautiful photos make me miss the area so much!

  12. Alyssa says:

    Blast. Forgot this part. And if I win it, I’d like Bauer’s Diaper Free book.

  13. Tammy says:

    This is really nice of you to offer. I was told about this with my first daughter, but was clueless how to approach this. She was potty-trained by 3, through many tears and much stress. My 2 1/2 yo daughter is now in the potty-training stage because I still had no clue how to go diaper free with her. I admire you for your willingness to share this great approach and provide a starter kit.

  14. Gwen says:

    I am interested in this very much! It doesn’t really matter to me which book you include since I am very new to all this. Thanks.

  15. Erika says:

    Oh, I am so excited to hear about this giveaway. I was just about to start EC (again) with my 2nd daughter. I would be interested in the Diaper Free Baby. I have only read the book you mentioned that produced yawns ;) .

    I did blog about the giveaway.


    Thank you for this opportunity.

  16. Carolyn says:

    I have a 3 year old EC graduate and am expecting another child in January. I’m a little scared to do this again! I didn’t EC with my 5 year old, but watching her little sister helped encourage her to use the potty, and she was potty trained fairly early (by today’s standards).

    I haven’t read Ingred Bauer’s book and would love a chance to win it! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  17. Meghan says:

    What a generous giveaway! I didn’t hear about EC until after I had potty trainined my first; we started when she was 18 mo and she was daytime trained at 26 months. It took quite a while because I didn’t really know what I was doing, and I’d really like to learn more about EC so that I can use it with my second baby, who is now 6 months. If I win I would like The Diaper Free Baby book. Thanks!

  18. Laura Temple says:

    Hi, I would like to enter the giveaway, the book I am interested in is probably Ingrid Bauer’s Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene. I am taking every oppourtunity to turn our family of 7 down the path of healthier living in all areas of our lives. I figure the earlier the better, so I’m trying very hard with our 8 mth old before he is experienced and conditioned to unhealthy ways. Thank you for such an opportunity here!

  19. Kimberly Williams says:

    Hi, I would like to enter for the set. I would be the most interested in the diaper free baby. Wow would it save some money to not have to buy diapers!

  20. Jessica S. says:

    Heard about your give away from Molly Green @ EconoBusters.com

    If I win, I would like The Diaper Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh.

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway! :)

  21. Angela says:

    Hi, I heard about the giveaway also from Molly Green. We are trying for our second child, and I never heard of EC. I will follow up on your links big time! Makes sense to me as one who grew up military overseas.
    If I win, I certainly would take your advice on whatever is best for someone new to the subject, especially if any are more helpful to city living.
    Thanks for the information and opportunity!

  22. Natalya says:

    Diaper Free! Thank you so much.

  23. serena says:

    I just picked up The Diaper Free Baby from the library and read the first two chapters right away. I am really excited to get started. The potty and book would help us get on our way! Since I am currently reading The Diaper Free Baby, I think I’d like Diaper Free! Thanks for holding this giveaway!

  24. Heidi says:

    I really interested in EC and would like the Diaper Free Baby if I win. I heard about this from Molly Green. Thanks for holding this contest and information on EC. I can’t wait to try it.

  25. Kristin Metcalf says:

    I would love to read the Ingrid Bauer book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Lisa says:

    I would be interested in this. My friend Liz is doing it and it seems like a good idea. As a grad student and a person with a busy life I have no idea which book would be better but I will let you pick to your best judgement. EC could work perhaps for us but if it doesn’t I promise to hand it down to someone who will be committed to it.

  27. Brooke says:

    Hi! I have a 3-month old and am eager to learn all I can about EC. I have read the Bauer book so would pick The Diaper Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh to read. Thanks for running this contest – it’s a great way to spread the word. I’ll share it with some people!

  28. Andy says:

    We are having the hardest time with our 2yr old, would love some new ideas

  29. Karen says:

    This is great Annie, as we are expecting our second and attempting early training now (by today’s standards) with an EC focus (according to some friends who EC). Anyway, I have the Diaper free book, so I guess the Diaper Free Baby one.

  30. Nikki says:

    Hi! I would like to enter for The Diaper Free Baby book please. I have a couple of families that I know who do this method, but they live far away; and I am definitely intrigued. It was a big struggle getting my eldest daughter potty trained, and now I am seriously considering EC for my next. Thanks for having this contest and spreading the word! :)

  31. Hey Annie! What a great idea – and thanks as always for your support! :) :)

  32. Mai says:

    going thru a potty pause and would love new creative ideas.

  33. Erika Penman says:

    I would love to enter. We have been ecing our 7mo old for a month now. The communication is amazing. If we win, I would prefer the gentle wisdom book. Thank you

  34. Erica Colone says:

    I would love to read Diaper Free Baby. I’ve tried Ingrid Bauer’s book, but it’s a bit out there for DH. I would love to read it and pass the kit along when I’m done to spread the word!

  35. becca says:

    have been introduced to EC from my hippy(er) friend before our little iris was born & we’re both so happy that we were – it is such a great way of understanding your baby & her needs not to mention a reduction in cleaning of nappies! (though we have had lots of poo, wee & sick on us – which we’re so used to it seems weird when we used disposables on a trip!)….. would be great to win a little potty & any book that wasn’t Ingrid’s (as i’ve read it already)

  36. Cindy says:

    I would enjoy reading The Diaper Free Baby so that I could pass on a less overwhelming book for my more mainstream friends!
    kind regards!

  37. Mariana says:

    Hello there,

    Just wanted to say how wonderful an initiative this is.

    I’m pregnant with my first child and when I heard about EC I thought it sounded so great, so I looked into it. I just finished reading Gross-Loh’s book and I think it’s wonderful – I can’t wait to give EC a try when my baby is born.

    If I get picked for the giveaway, I would like to check out Bauer’s book.

    Congrats on a great initiative! I’ll post this link in my FB account for those who are interested in finding out more about EC.

    Mariana, from Kingston, Ontario