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Dr. Sears seminar – “Why Attachment Parenting is Smart”

Back in January I had the privilege of attending a seminar by Dr. William Sears about attachment parenting (AP).  While I detest labels and boxes, AP is something I relate to on many levels. I never set out to be … Continue reading

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Review: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care

I should start this review by declaring that I am not a member of my local Weston A Price Foundation chapter and while there are some things I love about the WAPF, I don’t think it is a completely balanced … Continue reading

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My breastfeeding experiences

I am a breastfeeding champion! Well, I thought I was when I had my son, but things have been a little different with my daughter. In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week and in support of normalising breastfeeding, here’s my experience … Continue reading

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My cloth nappy (diaper) routine

A few years back I blogged about how I was doing Elimination Communication with Boy Wonder, which basically meant he did almost all his toileting on a potty, rather than in nappies. It was so easy because I could read … Continue reading

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When to start solids

Recently I have seen the same question posted again and again to parenting pages and forums about the right age to start a baby on solids, whether that be purees or through baby led weaning. There is confusion and uncertainty … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-chia, g-g-gooood!

I’ve been eating chia seeds for a couple of years. It is one of those foods that I heard great things about and began to incorporate into my diet, and then completely forgot what made it so good and why … Continue reading

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How I Cured Myself of Giardia Naturally

I recently gave birth to a baby girl (that’s another story – stay tuned!). When I was around 28 weeks pregnant I became unwell and tests revealed I had giardia.  My obstetrician, as wonderful as he is, prescribed antibiotics, saying … Continue reading

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Sleep Training

I don’t engage in cry-it-out methods of sleep training (also known as controlled crying, or in some cases to ease parental guilt it’s called controlled comforting), and here are a few reasons why: – Sleep is a natural human function. It should … Continue reading

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Elimination Communication

I can’t remember the last time I changed a dirty nappy. Oh, hang on. Yes, I can. It was about three weeks ago and we were at a cafe for a Living Chemical Free meet-up.  We were going around the … Continue reading

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Baby wipes

A few months ago I decided to ditch disposable baby wipes for reusable ones. At first I bought a bunch of face washers to use, but soon learned that these were too coarse, so upgraded to some beautiful soft microfibre … Continue reading

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