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by Fizzy Izzy
Mon May 18, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: For expectant mums...
Replies: 35
Views: 4695

Re: For expectant mums...

Yes, don't let them bully you! Sending you lots of good labour thoughts to go with your banana smoothies...
by Fizzy Izzy
Mon May 18, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?
Replies: 19
Views: 3258

Re: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?

Thanks grubbysoles, Maybe I'd better get a few more nappi nippas then! Or maybe that would mean I'd just lose more.... :roll: I'll see about some muslins for the early days too. I 'm just feeling a bit nervous about cloth nappies because I don't know ANYBODY in real life who uses them - so I'm going...
by Fizzy Izzy
Mon May 18, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: gender
Replies: 9
Views: 6459

Re: gender

Rather gives it away doesn't it! :lol:
by Fizzy Izzy
Sun May 17, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: gender
Replies: 9
Views: 6459

Re: gender

:thumbright: Good idea!
by Fizzy Izzy
Sat May 16, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?
Replies: 19
Views: 3258

Re: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?

Dragging up an old thread. Thank you for all these ideas... I'm just trying to build up a stash of nappies for my LO (only 8 weeks to go!). Unfortunately, I have no idea about a second hand cloth nappy market here in Switzerland and freecycle hasn't really taken off here either. So I figure I'll jus...
by Fizzy Izzy
Tue May 12, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: For expectant mums...
Replies: 35
Views: 4695

Re: For expectant mums...

I'll remember to pack some bananas for hospital then! I have my hospital's information evening tonight, so I should find out what their policy on drugs and other things are. Apparently they like things quite natural here in Switzerland though, which is good. Hopefully I'll be able to understand at l...
by Fizzy Izzy
Thu May 07, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Starting window sill garden- questions
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Starting window sill garden- questions

I have two window boxes outside the window containing lettuces, radishes, basil, mint and parsley. All are doing well so far - and my apartment faces east too! Inside on the window sill I have small cherry tomoto plants and peppers. I can't really say how well they will do yet because it's my first ...
by Fizzy Izzy
Tue May 05, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Elimination Communication 'no nappies'
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Elimination Communication 'no nappies'

Can't comment on the practice since my baby hasn't been born yet! But the book is good - although I don't want to swap mine... You can probably manage without it though if you really want to have a go - there is tons of information online: e.g. http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/ If you try it Clara, I'd...
by Fizzy Izzy
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Should Kids Start School Later?
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Should Kids Start School Later?

I agree with what has been said about play-based learning for young children - and parents as primary educators. I was sent to school at the normal time, but my Mum still did wonderful activities with us at home and really cared about our learning. My current feeling is that my children will not go ...
by Fizzy Izzy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Make a vase from a plastic bottle!
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Re: Make a vase from a plastic bottle!

Wow, that's quite beautiful! I've used plastic bottles as vases before, but I just cut off the top and stuck the flowers in :lol: This is in a whole different league...
by Fizzy Izzy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Should Kids Start School Later?
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Should Kids Start School Later?

Yes - having done volunteer work in primary schools in the past, some of the kids are simply not ready to learn formally at the age of four. This means that they fall behind with reading etc. and thus begin a cycle of feeling like a failure which follows them through their school career. If you wait...
by Fizzy Izzy
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Anyone else expecting?
Replies: 23
Views: 2673

Re: Anyone else expecting?

Congratulations! I hope everything goes well for you and the bump :)
by Fizzy Izzy
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what are you sowing?
Replies: 85
Views: 6509

Re: what are you sowing?

Herbs: Rosemary, parsley, mint and basil (nothing showing yet - I posted about the basil on another thread). I thought herbs were supposed to be easy to grow but it looks like I'm not having much luck! Lettuces, radishes, tomatoes, peppers: all seedlings now - quite pleased the peppers are growing, ...
by Fizzy Izzy
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: SITE GONE WONKY?
Replies: 16
Views: 5565

Re: SITE GONE WONKY?

It has happened to me more than once... (maybe three times?) I usually go away and come back in 5 mins and then it's fine. (I use IE for my browser)
by Fizzy Izzy
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 3352

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

I don't have a baby (yet) so can't comment from experience. However here is what the Baby Centre website has to say about baby's sleep: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/sleep/understanding/ It seems that what you are describing is normal sleep for a up to three month old. The page says that babies d...