Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea?

I read Arwa Mahdawi’s recent Guardian column ‘Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea?‘ with interest. It is hard to believe that the best efforts to improve disposable nappies have resulted in the direction taken by the Pampers Lumi. Here’s why baby pottying is a better idea.
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5 reasons why making poo-doh can help crack potty training

Research shows that many parents face challenges when it comes to potty training (Matson et al, 2017). Common problems include your child refusing to do what you are asking (McMahon and Forehand, 2003), fear and anxiety (Wager et al., 2017) or inability to adapt to the change from nappies to toilet or potty (Schonwalk et al, 2004). These problems can be extremely worrying and frustrating but In this blog I demonstrate how you can make and use poo-doh to get you through. Continue reading

Zero waste quiz

Are you a tosser? Take our quiz and find out how zero-waste you are!

Those who follow me will know I’ve been doing a lot of work to become more zero-waste lately. To celebrate my achievements I have created this little quiz so you can find out how much of a tosser you really are. Are you a trier? A doer or a zero? Remember, trash is for tossers!  Continue reading

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Zero-waste? It’s all in your head!

As some of you will know, I’ve been looking into how we as a household could become zero-waste and have been looking at alternatives for our everyday necessities. But what’s the truth about zero-waste?  Is it relevant to you? Does it involve being a weirdo? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, you need to read this.  Continue reading