Category: ’Use Nurturing Touch’

Finding an AP-Friendly Caregiver

December 21st, 2010 by Dionna - 53 Comments

The Sitter Who Cried “Ferber” An acquaintance of mine recently shared a horror story about leaving her five month old baby with a sitter for a few hours. The sitter was auditioning for a role as a permanent nanny, because the mother is returning to work soon. An hour into…

Attachment Parenting Chose Us: November Carnival of Natural Parenting

November 9th, 2010 by Dionna - 26 Comments

Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: What Is Natural Parenting? This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our Carnival coincides with the launch of Natural Parents Network , a community of parents…

4 Ideas to Encourage Partner Participation in Playful and Gentle Parenting

November 2nd, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

A reader recently asked for ideas on how to help her partner digest and implement some of the playful and gentle parenting ideas that many of us practice. The subject is one that my own partner and I have been discussing. Tom works full time, and when he comes home…

Babywearers Unite!

October 5th, 2010 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Next week is International Babywearing Week, presented by Babywearing International. Next week the Consumer Product Safety Commission may also announce a recall of certain types of baby carriers. Whether the potential recall will be limited to one brand of carrier or whether it will cover an entire class of carriers…

Why We Chose Cloth Diapers, Part 4

September 1st, 2010 by Dionna - 8 Comments

This is part four in a series in which I discuss why my family uses cloth rather than disposable diapers. In part one I looked at the environmental impact of both diapering systems. I presented research on the health concerns of each system in part two. Part three included information on…

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