The Diaper-Free Baby and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $4.97 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 17? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Used good. Pages look clean but book is EX-LIBRARY copy so has stamps and stickers. Small edge tear out on front endpaper. Amazon fulfilled item
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative Paperback


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.02
$7.43 $3.50

Frequently Bought Together

The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative + Infant Potty Training: A Gentle and Primeval Method Adapted to Modern Living + BABYBJORN Smart Potty, Green
Price for all three: $47.65

Buy the selected items together

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 69%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (January 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061229709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061229701
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Christine Gross-Loh is a freelance writer with a PhD from Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in Mothering, Shape, and Parenting. She is very involved in DiaperFreeBabyTM, a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to promote awareness of EC. She has appeared on The Early Show and Paula Zahn Now, among others. Gross-Loh lives in Tokyo, Japan, with her husband and children.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

This book has the essential points and is a very easy read.
J. River
This book was a good introduction to elimination communication for us and gave us what we needed to get started.
Ukulele Significance
For me this book is like a breath of fresh air and just makes so much sense.
Treenz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 107 people found the following review helpful By J. River on August 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book because I was expecting a son and have two nephews who were not completely potty trained until they were four. It was not my intention to intensively EC. I really just wanted information on different potty training methods. I still do not intensively EC. What I DID do is follow the directions on giving the baby cues in an effort to just keep my son aware of his bodily functions. I honestly did not expect it to really work but I gave it a shot. Well, after that one thing led to another and my son now goes poopy on the potty! Now that he is 10 months I can't even tell you that I am sure what happened. Just taking this element from the book casually led us to this point. It's really terrific. My son has never had to "sit" in a dirty diaper. I have always been kind of on top of it because of trying to give him the cues. Now that he goes in the Little potty, it is so much easier to clean him up after a bowel movement and he is so much more comfortable. He has NEVER had diaper rash and I attribute it to this. The other day while he was eating he even "told" me he had to go potty. I was so amazed when he actually went. My husband was really skeptical when I told him we were going to casually try this but now he's happy with the results. I haven't been brave enough to try it with pee too much but I intend to start soon. Just to note...I did read the book by Laurie Boucke, it's very informative but kind of overwhelming and repetitive. If your just considering this method, start here. This book has the essential points and is a very easy read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
80 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Ukulele Significance on January 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
The concepts contained in this book could be put into a pamphlet. The remainder of the book is testimonials by people who have tried to toilet-train their babies and been amazed by their success. This book was a good introduction to elimination communication for us and gave us what we needed to get started. And off we went with good success.
The thesis of the book is that if you pay attention to your child you'll figure out that she gives cues just before going to the bathroom. You can use those cues to dangle your child over the toilet. Since you'd be changing a diaper anyway it doesn't require more time investment. If you get it right, you and your child are both happy - and if you miss then you change a diaper. Give it a try - it's pretty fun.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
90 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Kitty on May 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
Maybe my expectations for this book were too high. I'm a big ec supporter and was so looking forward to it but felt let down when I finally read it. I found the books by the more established authors Boucke Infant Potty Training: A Gentle and Primeval Method Adapted to Modern Living and Bauer Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene far more complete and informative, so if you only plan to read one ec book, go for one of them instead.

I do like the writing style of this book (same goes for the other two ec books) and applaud the author for providing another book in this genre. A strong point is that this book urges parents to take things slowly by using ec part time or just occasionally, however this point and some others are made over and over again.

I didn't find much original material in the book. In short, a rehash with a slightly different emphasis and flavor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By C. Da Roza on October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
When I first heard about EC, I immediately wanted to read more about it, so I bought Ingrid Bauer's "Diaper Free!" since it was the most well-known EC book. She scared me so much with her preachy, holier-than-thou, all-or-nothing tone that I thought EC was not for me. Also, her other crunchy ideas about parenting are so different from most modern moms I know - I just couldn't relate.

Thankfully, I found "The Diaper Free Baby" soon after, and am fully on board with EC again. It is down-to-earth, non-judgmental and oh so practical. I love how Christine takes all the pressure off, and is so gentle and warmly encouraging. You never feel guilty for anything you have done or will choose not to do. All moms have different philosophies and come from different backgrounds, and she always takes that into account by providing different options so you can make EC work for you.

After reading this book, I am so excited to try EC (from birth!) with my next baby. If it were not for Christine's reassurance that part-time and occasional EC is just as good, I wouldn't even consider it. I hope everyone considering EC can get a copy of this book - it's honestly the best EC book out there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bieli on October 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
I only wish I had gotten this book earlier. I am the mother of three kids but have only used this book with my youngest after she started to show clear signs of being aware of her bodily functions at age 10 months. We have not "graduated" yet (to use the terminology of the book) now that she will soon be 2 yrs old, because I have not really been sufficiently keen to go for it 100 %. And the book does not make me feel guilty about that. Reading the book gave me a better understanding of the process and it answered most of my "but...?" questions.
I do not think the method described would have worked with my first-born because we have later discovered that he had a KISS-KIDD diagnosis with pelvic problems. After he was treated (at age 6!) with manual therapy and core muscle training, he gained sensitivity and control of his bladder much later than he would have if he had not had this problem.
But with number two, with whom there is nothing wrong, I think this method would have worked wonderfully and I regret not having this book when he was newborn.
The great news is that it is not an "all or nothing" method! I do not believe in getting extreme about anything, but found it interesting to try (whenever it has been convenient for us) since my baby showed initial perceptibility so I just followed up on that.
Perhaps because I am European and used to being more direct in my language about such issues, I found some of the vocabulary fairly silly - so overly euphemistic. However, I decided to ignore that and focus on the actual message. The author seems like a sensible woman, she is probably not the one who has coined these expressions.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa8100b30)