About Tiny Undies
It all began when my diaper-free 10 month old had nothing to wear.
When I did elimination communication (a fancy term for EC, or infant potty training) with my son, from birth, we faced a big problem when he was done with daytime diapers at 9 months old: no underwear fit him!
All the undies on the market sagged, drooped, and fell right off…the smallest available being 18 months (doubtful) and the next size up being 2T (Really? They’re for 3 year olds, people).
OK. So there are no underwear for a child less than 3 years old? Nope. None that I can afford, anyway. And certainly none that fit.
A few years after that, after having the same issue with my daughter at 13 months when we ditched diapers, I’d had enough. In 2014 I began designing the Tiny Undies you see today: cute, gender-neutral, with an anatomically-correct fit.
I surveyed over 1,000 of my fans to see what colors, sizes, and quality they were hoping for in Tiny Undies. Then, I decided to begin with 3 colors, a natural un-dyed version, and 4 sizes.
(It turns out that parents of 3 year olds in our community can’t even get underwear that fit their tiny bums! I never would have imagined the need for smaller underwear that fit well, were easy to pull on and off, and didn’t have gaudy prints all over them. Sweet!)
I found a remarkable manufacturing team: sweatshop-free, eco-conscious, super high quality, and very good at what they do. We went through a few rounds of design and sales officially began in February of 2015.
I’m so excited to be able to provide something that all parents can use with their tiny-bottomed kids: awesome small toddler and baby underwear!
About Andrea Olson
I've pottied all my babies from birth.
I’m a mom to 5 children under 8 and I live in Asheville with my husband, kids, cat, and 18 chickens.
I started teaching infant potty training or elimination communication (EC for short) in 2011 and wrote my book that same year: Go Diaper Free (for 0-18 month babies).
In 2015 I released my second book on a totally different subject: non-coercive potty training. This one is called The Tiny Potty Training Book and is for toddlers over 18 months in age.
I’ve got a couple of degrees (BBS in Entrepreneurship and MA in Psychology) and I raise my kids full time while teaching my EC Coach Certification Program where parents learn how to support other parents in breaking diaper dependence at any age.
It’s pretty exciting to get to provide something that fills the gap of potty wisdom in our Western world, including Tiny Undies!
About Elimination Communication (0-18 mos)
If you really want some Tiny Undies but your 0-18 month baby is still in diapers, learn how to reduce your dependence upon those diapers and ultimately go diaper-free with EC. My first was out of diapers at 9 months, my second at 13, and I know many adults whose grandparents trained their own parents between 12-18 months. EC is how. You can start at ANY age between 0-18 months, either part-time or full-time, with diapers as a back-up or not, day, night, or both.
Learn more about getting your 0-18 month baby out of diapers by getting my EC book right here…today.
About Potty Training
If you really want some Tiny Undies but your 18 month+ toddler is still in diapers (some, part, or all of the time), or is having accidents like crazy, you can potty train effectively (or finish potty training for good) with my non-coercive potty training method. In my new book I take it back to the way grandma used to potty train: firm yet gentle, clear and consistent. You can start at ANY age (usually folks start at around 18 months when they find out about me) and it’s possible to complete the process in an average of 7 days.
Learn more about getting your child out of diapers by getting my new book, The Tiny Potty Training Book, right here…today.