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Why My Baby Doesn’t Crap in Her Pants

Sisters who pee together, stay together.

Sisters who sit on the potty together, stay together.

When I was pregnant with my older daughter, some four years ago, just about every prospect of becoming a parent sounded appealing to me.  Every prospect, except one… I absolutely could not get my head around, the fact that I could be changing diapers for at least the next two, three and possibly four years.  It just didn’t make sense to me.  Was there a more natural way?  What did the cave woman do when their babies had to poo and pee?  Did they just crap all over the cave? Read the rest of this entry

Dogma: What Type of Parent are YOU!?

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Playground Swing

Aren’t we all just having a bit of fun?

A dead lorikeet came crashing out of the sky, tonight, nearly landing on top of us!

We were all walking home from the beach this evening.  Art had been surfing and I took Margo to the beach playground with Goldie asleep in the baby wrap.   Read the rest of this entry

Starting Elimination Communication with an Older Baby

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Margo in Her Undies

Margo in her undies around 12 months old.

Elimination Communication (EC) is about building a child’s awareness of his or her elimination needs, from a young age, it’s not all together ‘toilet training’, although, if you do it, even just part time, it will usually lend itself to earlier toilet independence. Not everyone gets to hear about EC before their baby is born, and some have heard about it, but are too overwhelmed in the beginning with a new baby to give it a go. A few friends of mine, with babies/toddlers around 12 months, have told me they are interested in doing elimination communication, but thought their babies were too old to start! While I’m not an expert in beginning EC with an older baby, since I did EC with my kids from birth, I do have an idea of what it would be like. Read the rest of this entry