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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Botties and potties

It's easy to have ideals but I'll be the first one to admit that sometimes I don't live up to the ones I hold as important. Before the Monkey was born we planned to use cloth nappies, and indeed we did for some months but then something happened (a holiday? I don't remember?) and we soon found ourselves using "eco" disposables full-time. It's been that way for 3 or 4 months now, until I read this post yesterday from Claire. I have been shamed out of my complacence and back into cloth (thank you, Claire). Here's the photographic evidence, one happy Monkey in a Tots Bots bamboozle and Motherease wrap this morning:

And the other evidence? A £40 hole in our paypal account, a couple more bamboozles and an Itti Bitti D'lish in lime on the way!


claire said...

Yippeee :) Good for you :)

I love the wrap!

arwen_tiw said...

Yay for cloth bottoms - but don't tempt me with pretty new ones, no no no (my bank balance can't stand that kind of abuse LOL). ;) There are too many cute nappies in the world for me to own them alll...