Most people don’t put much thought into what they’ll cover their baby’s bum with. They just assume they’ll use disposable nappies. I’m here to argue for the “old-fashioned” approach – modern cloth nappies (MCNs). Unlike the old Terry towelling squares, modern cloth nappies are just as simple to use as their disposable counterparts. Continue reading “Cloth Nappies – A Good Investment all Round”
When I was pregnant, I spent weeks on the internet researching baby carriers and comparing prices. The first I ever bought was a beautiful camo print stretchy wrap from Victoria Slinglady’s eBay store. It saw me and my daughter through our first four and a half months of babywearing in style. Below are my thoughts on Victoria’s wrap, and stretchy wraps in general. Continue reading “Review: Victoria Slinglady’s Stretchy Wrap”
With the increasing popularity of babywearing, the variety of carriers available on the market has exploded. Mei tais, stretchy wraps, Ergos, Baby Bjorn, ring slings – it’s enough to do your head in. So I thought I’d help clear up some of the confusion. Below is a very brief guide to what makes a good baby carrier. Continue reading “How to tell a good baby carrier”
One of the joys of motherhood is that of discovery. No matter how well informed you think you are, there are always surprises in store. Here’s a few I’ve discovered in the process of breastfeeding my daughter, roughly in order of revelation. Continue reading “Things I Wish I’d Been Told About Breastfeeding”
There are a distressing amount of nasties in tap water. Chlorine, pesticide and herbicide residues, traces of antibiotics and other prescription medications, fluoride – is it any wonder the stuff tastes so terrible?
Growing up on tank water, I never understood why so many of my town friends didn’t like drinking water. It’s still my beverage of choice, a fact that puzzles many. (“Are you SURE you don’t want some juice? We have soft drink or coffee if you’d prefer…”) Then I went to high school in town and discovered the reason for myself – town water tastes terrible!
I also discovered, much to my chagrin, that it messes with me in a serious way. Continue reading “Water, Water Everywhere: Here’s how I Have a Drink”