Nappy-free: starting elimination communication with a toddler

Elimination communication involves catching your baby’s poo and wee in a potty, container or whatever instead of just leaving them to go in their nappies. It sounds like something out of Star Trek. It’s probably just what your granny used to do…without the techie name. I first heard about it back when I was thirty-three weeks pregnant and someone commented on my list of things to do before the birth with a link to “Save on nappies – don’t use them?” I read that post and my eyes grew wide. Surely this was a step too far? It sounded like…

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There’s a star on your bum

At the risk of sounding like my baby is my dolly, I’ll admit that I enjoy dressing Talitha more than I do myself. There are days when I don’t make it into the shower. A younger version of me would gasp in belief at the sight of me leaving the house sans makeup but that’s exactly the scene more often than not these days. It’s not that I’ve lost interest in my looks. There’s just often not enough time to dress two people and if it’s going to be one of us, it will be her. That’s probably a mix…

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