Friday, April 30, 2010

Elimination Communication goes mainstream?

I was so amazed to read an article on EC in Practical Parenting magazine this month! The intro paragraphy-thingy described it as a 'growing trend' - this was totally news to me! But very happy news all the same.
The article also referred to it throughout as Potty Training or Toilet Training, which I think might be misleading - I reckon EC should involve you learning about your baby, rather than teaching her to do something. However, whatever it's called, if it's brought more into mainstream Australian consciousness I couldn't be happier!
Recently I became aware that even people who seem like they have an open mind can be totally outraged by what they perceive as giving babies a complex about eliminating. It doesn't make sense really - the real complexes surely happen when toddlers and their psychological complexity are involved. With newborns and tiny babies, on the other hand, it's simply about the basic human need to eliminate. No obsessing or complexes required.

Monday, April 12, 2010

On not having blogged for a while....

Oh dear, somehow all this time elapsed without a single blog post. I'm sorry to those loyal followers who kindly signed up to follow this blog!
Living with a 3-year old and a six-month old can really swallow up your time. But it should be no excuse really.
One of the mums from Torsten's preschool (hello Vanessa!) cornered me at the local markets to tell me she had stumbled across this blog. Funny how I always imagined it was somehow invisible to anyone who might actually know me!
I am looking forward to blogging about How to Turn a Maternity Dress into a Breastfeeding Dress. Just waiting on some view-able pictures really. Stay tuned!