I haven't had a chance to do a lot of blog reading this past week so today's MM will be on the short side, but the following posts did catch my eye:
A Beautiful Calling for outlining how parents can take control of their children's attachment to comfort objects (or "loveys"). No more frantic searches or stringent laundering times with this approach, as if you follow the suggestions, you'll have multiple "loveys" in circulation. Great idea!
Another great and practical article from Doable Diapers on travelling with cloth diapers. Bringing your own detergent and being somewhat conservative with your travel stash size are a couple of the helpful tips.
Julie from Knickernappies on tips and tricks for green cleaning. We already clean with vinegar in our humble abode, but I have yet to try some of her suggestions such as using essential oils (e.g. grapefruit seed) to leave behind a fresh scent, and mixing lemon, baking soda and vinegar together to create a powerfully natural cleaning paste. Good stuff!
A Beautiful Calling once again on the benefits of choosing a midwife. Although I did have a positive experience overall going the OBGYN route (and our local hospital, Grand River, provides excellent childbirth care), I think I'll opt for a midwife next time around, for a number of the reasons cited in this great article (possibility of home birth, lengthier prenatal appointments and encouragement to birth in "non-standard" positions to name a few!)
And finally, this isn't a blog post per se, but thanks to Darcy at Tales From the Nursery, I found myself learning about baby led weaning on wholesomebabyfood.com. S is a week shy of 5 months old so we'll be starting her on solids quite soon. Up until this point, I assumed we'd take the standard approach of rice cereal followed by a rainbow of purees (home made), but BLW suggests an entirely different way of going about solids introduction. Food for thought! (Pun intended.) I'm sure I'll be blogging on this further so stay tuned!