You’ll know from your everyday experiences as a parent that your toddler doesn’t think the same way as you. Have you ever wondered what they think about potty training? Understanding this answer can unlock the key to potty training success. Continue reading
Tag: Zero-Waste Parenting
Why your potty training method isn’t working
You will have heard of the 3-day method, the naked method, the child-led method etc. Although many of these approaches have their merits, there is one essential thing missing from nearly every single one: clinical evidence. You wouldn’t give medicine to your child that wasn’t tested properly or shown to be effective, so why would you rely on anything less than the best when it comes to the biggest milestone of childhood after walking? Continue reading
How to talk to other parents about Baby Pottying
There are so many different ways to parent that chances are, part of your experience will involve explaining your parenting choices to someone else. Due to the power of advertising by nappy companies, helping your baby to use the potty before they are well into their toddler years is no longer the norm in our culture. As a result, you might encounter at best curiosity and at worst concern from your partner, friends or family. (or if you are a celebrity – from the mainstream media!) Don’t worry – we can help you to navigate this.
What having a puppy taught me about potty training
I’m sure many people would find comparing their child to a dog somewhat strange, but their needs are not so different when it comes to toilet training. So why do we approach the two so differently? Continue reading
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.
Netflix, we need to talk about Orange Is The New Black
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.
Go potty to fight climate change
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
Could you become a ZERO-WASTE household?
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
How to use fewer nappies, save money and be a greener parent
Did you know that the average baby in the UK will use over 5000 nappies in the first two years of life?1 Continue reading
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