I ate my baby’s nappy liner and other problems

Fancy a drink anyone? You may have read lately the alarming news that tap water has now become infected with plastic1. Plastic is also in the food we eat, from sea to plate2.  Now, studies have found plastic fibres from everyday clothes in our food and water 3. Unfortunately, nappies are part of this problem thanks to synthetic fibres such as fleece and polyester 4. Continue reading

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Using Nappies When Your Baby Goes Potty

If you’re reading this blog and you are someone who helps their baby use a potty, you probably also use nappies. But did you know that the way you use a a nappy, and even the way you think about nappies can affect your chances of successful pottying? Read on to find out what you can do about it.
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Part time pottying or part-time nappy use?

Most parents choose to practise infant pottying (EC/elimination communication) part-time, using nappies as ‘backup’ and offering the potty when they think baby needs it. In this article, I want to draw attention to the importance of nappy-off time as part of infant pottying, as well as considering how we may think of this unique parenting practice as part-time-nappy-use instead of part-time-potty-use.  Continue reading