0

Version 1.0: Ready for launch

Posted by rosanne on Jan 20, 2010 in Developmental Milestones, Sustainable Parenting

I cannot believe it’s been almost a year. In one week, my little baby will turn one. Some things haven’t changed at all (like the fact I wrote that sentence and then had to pat her back to sleep for 20 minutes). Others are radically different: she’s almost walking; she has about five clear signs and vocalises vociferously; she points at what she wants; and she now throws a mean tantrum with serious intent. Read more…

Tags: , , , , ,

 
4

The boob tube

Posted by rosanne on Sep 13, 2009 in Challenges, Sustainable Parenting

Apparently, up to a third of Australians think women shouldn’t breastfeed in public. I think what’s more worrying about that study is how many people think babies should be weaned at six months and that it’s the 18–24 year olds who are the most ignorant. I have a sneaking suspicion that my daughter is growing up in a more conservative, gendered world than I did, and it scares me. Read more…

Tags: , , , , , ,

 
3

Loving low-residue laundering !

Posted by paula on Aug 31, 2009 in Product Recommendation, Sustainable Parenting

I was always the first to laugh at the idea of being “addicted to cloth nappying.” No way! No matter how many times I heard that said, I always assumed it was some kind of… …evidence of being a little unhinged? Well, here I am, five months down the track, writing a serious post about laundry. The uninitiated should find this a useful primer, and there might even be something in here for the experienced nappier too. Read more…

Tags: , , , , ,

 
1

Clothes do not maketh the baby

Posted by rosanne on Aug 3, 2009 in Product Recommendation, Sustainable Parenting

Babies grow so fast, they’re barely in any one item of clothing for more than three months. I shudder to think how many items of clothing one child goes through in a lifetime, but I’ll hazard a guess they’re a huge contributor to the growing piles of landfill that pollute the world. As a greenie, I try to limit unnecessary consumption, but I also want natural fibres and organics… Clothing your baby is hardly unnecessary, so it’s become one of the most angst-filled issues of my life. Read more…

Tags: , , , ,

 
0

Decisions, decisions…

Posted by paula on Jul 13, 2009 in Product Recommendation, Sustainable Parenting

Which pram should I buy? Does baby really need the labour augmentation? Which school should I choose? Motherhood throws up a lot of important decisions. So it’s good to have a few decision-making tools up your sleeve. Don’t know any? Here’s a quick look at the K-T decision analysis tool, research, B-R-A-I-N, and relying on reputations. Read more…

Tags: , , , , ,

 
8

The great nappy scam

Posted by rosanne on Jul 13, 2009 in Product Recommendation, Sustainable Parenting

A recent e-mail offered a “great deal”: three reusable nappies for $60! Given that $60 would have paid for all 24 of our old-fashioned cloth squares, I thought that was an outrageous rip-off. Especially given what I know about what’s really used to make them. And don’t even talk to me about “biosposies”! Read more…

Tags: , , , , ,

 
2

It’s the little things…

Posted by paula on Jul 6, 2009 in Health, Sustainable Parenting, Technology

Parenting for the Future (the focus of this blog) is no easy thing.  It’s a challenge, a personal transformation and ultimately a lifestyle.  It requires the ability to remain positive in the face of a torrent of overwhelming information, and to go on, making small steps in the right direction. For your baby, for yourself, for the planet. Read more…

Tags: ,

Copyright © 2017 Modern Mama All rights reserved. Theme by Laptop Geek.