Helen Vallaeys

Certified Coach | Serving Palo Alto, California, USA

Helen Vallaeys

About Me

When my son was 8 weeks old, I came across EC and was intrigued. Sceptical, but intrigued. So I bought a book, did my research and decided to give it a try. After a few days of observing my little one, I felt a little discouraged and reached out to the community on Circle of Moms for support. Unfortunately, some of the replies that I got to my “Help!” post were quite discouraging:

“Really!? At 2 months old there is NO WAY a newborn is ready to potty train.” and “Who came up with this quite unreasonable idea?”

Ouch! I am sure the mothers who replied are caring mothers, but they made me feel crazy for considering Elimination Communication – let alone trying it.

Since then I've successfully EC'd my little boy and am currently EC'ing my daughter. I've also been part of the GDF EC community for the last 2 years. As a Go Diaper Free certified coach my goal is to support other parents and caregivers with their decision to learn about and actually practice EC with their child. I am based, and practice primarily, in the San Francisco Bay Area.