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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Netflix, we need to talk about Orange Is The New Black

Dear Netflix,

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.

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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