With most people having at least some time off work, Christmas may seem like the perfect time to get on with potty training, but here are 5 things to consider before making your decision. Continue reading
“Would you potty train your newborn baby?” This was the question posed two years ago by BBC Radio 5 as they introduced a piece showing how we helped my littlest one use a potty. Here’s the video on baby pottying that they made:
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.
We don’t need to tell you how important representation is, as entertainment platforms go, you’re usually pretty awesome at producing content that celebrates diversity and raises consciousness. But we really have to talk about your portrayal of Cal and Neri encouraging their baby to poo in a sink in the last series of Orange Is The New Black.
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
Did you know, if each baby in the UK used a potty just once a week, in three years we would save 14,000 tonnes of nappy waste going to landfill? For reference, this weighs a little more than the Eiffel Tower! Are we obliged to try? I think so. Continue reading
Separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy where potty training is concerned. So how much of what you think is based on research? Explore these 7 common myths about potty training and test your knowledge. Continue reading
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
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
It’s a popular buzzword, but how much do you really understand about what it actually involves? Could you do it? Read on to find out whether you could actually become a ZERO-WASTE family. Continue reading