On Cloth Nappies

I was usually met with either horrified looks or on the other end of the scale almost roaring applause when I announced that I was planning to use cloth nappies instead of disposables on my new baby. My daughter is now 7 weeks old and I have been using them right from the start. To … Continue reading On Cloth Nappies

Rite of Passage, or: An Ideal Labour

It is true what they say, everything changes, your life as you knew it has gone. You're constantly improvising, like writing for example with a nursing baby on your lap as I am now. I never would've thought it was possible to do that: writing, the clicks on the keyboard accompanied by some snorting noises … Continue reading Rite of Passage, or: An Ideal Labour

A poem for baby

As the due date for your baby to be born draws near, all you seem to do is attend appointments (midwife, antenatal classes, pregnancy yoga perhaps, maybe another scan, hospital tour) and making the final arrangements. You're trying to be on top of everything, getting organised to the "nth" degree only to realise "this" cannot … Continue reading A poem for baby

Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth Books – a Shortlist

Why would you put something on a "short list"? Of course, there is still always the "long list", and lots of it on there would undeniably still be worth reading. This shortlist however contains titles which I found eye-opening and essential for every mother-to-be (and their husbands/partners/parents) to read or dip in and out of. … Continue reading Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth Books – a Shortlist

The Continuum Concept – the book that might very possibly change your life (and your baby’s)

While I was translating a very comprehensive, highly readable and basically brilliant book by Katy Elphinstone "Autism and Asperger's, Advice for Parents and Carers" into German, I also came across some other very helpful and inspiring titles. One of those is the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. In the 1970s she spent some years living … Continue reading The Continuum Concept – the book that might very possibly change your life (and your baby’s)