Raising a 'nappy free' baby, elimination communication or natural infant hygiene
Babies were successfully raised without nappies for thousands of years and half the world's population still practice this...
<ul><li>Like breastfeeding, helping your baby to sleep, burping etc, it's just another way of responding to your baby's ne...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joostassink/3088322227/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2388394049/ Nappies are often us...
Ways of communicating with your baby about their need to go: <ul><li>Timing and Elimination patterns </li></ul><ul><li>On ...
Ways of communicating with your baby about their need to go: <ul><li>Intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Being aware of your baby'...
Natural Infant Hygiene is a gentle process. <ul><li>Not 'training' your baby </li></ul><ul><li>Communication between you a...
A Different Kind of Work
When to start? Parents have had success with their babies up to 1 year. Starting before they can move is easiest for both...
Tips for Midwives for introducing the concept <ul><li>Babies are aware of their need to go and do signal (subtly) in some ...
Not all 'rosies,' but still worth it! <ul><li>Many parents worry about the mess! </li></ul><ul><li>Many babies learn they ...
More information here: <ul><li>http://annahughes.blogspot.com/2009/04/raising-nappy-free-baby-natural-infant.html </li></u...
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Nappy free presentation

This presentation was delivered online at the 2010 Vertial International Day of the Midwife. You can find the audio at http://blip.tv/file/3677417 to listen and view at the same time. Sorry I haven't added the audio to the slideshare presentation as I haven't had time! Cheers.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Nappy free presentation

  • 1. Raising a 'nappy free' baby, elimination communication or natural infant hygiene
  • 2. Babies were successfully raised without nappies for thousands of years and half the world's population still practice this. Known in Chinese as &quot;kaidangku&quot; (literally &quot;open-crotch pants&quot;) http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-07/16/content_349150.htm
  • 3. <ul><li>Like breastfeeding, helping your baby to sleep, burping etc, it's just another way of responding to your baby's needs. </li></ul>
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joostassink/3088322227/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/2388394049/ Nappies are often used as a back up. (Ideally the nappy will be a cloth one!) 'Nappy Free' is just a concept, though many use it literally.
  • 5. Ways of communicating with your baby about their need to go: <ul><li>Timing and Elimination patterns </li></ul><ul><li>On waking </li></ul><ul><li>During or after feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Babies Signals and Body language </li></ul><ul><li>Often grunt and strain when trying to poo </li></ul><ul><li>A baby's signals are unique to them </li></ul>
  • 6. Ways of communicating with your baby about their need to go: <ul><li>Intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Being aware of your baby's need to eliminate often gives you the intuition to know when they need to go </li></ul><ul><li>Cueing your Baby </li></ul><ul><li>NF is about two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Using a shhh or ssss sound that they learn to associate with peeing </li></ul><ul><li>Grunting with them for a poo </li></ul>
  • 7. Natural Infant Hygiene is a gentle process. <ul><li>Not 'training' your baby </li></ul><ul><li>Communication between you about their need to go </li></ul><ul><li>Babies can communicate their need to go and can control their ability to 'release' </li></ul>
  • 8. A Different Kind of Work
  • 9. When to start? Parents have had success with their babies up to 1 year. Starting before they can move is easiest for both of you.
  • 10. Tips for Midwives for introducing the concept <ul><li>Babies are aware of their need to go and do signal (subtly) in some way. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a gentle process that can enhance the communication. Respect a 'no' from your baby. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular, part time elimination communication is very effective in helping a baby maintain their signals and avoid difficulties during toilet training. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a process, not an outcome. Have no expectations and enjoy! </li></ul>
  • 11. Not all 'rosies,' but still worth it! <ul><li>Many parents worry about the mess! </li></ul><ul><li>Many babies learn they have control and decide they do not want to go! Even if they need to. </li></ul><ul><li>Babies can wake themselves up to signal their need to go. </li></ul>
  • 12. More information here: <ul><li>http://annahughes.blogspot.com/2009/04/raising-nappy-free-baby-natural-infant.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.parttimediaperfree.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gentleparents.com/bauer.html </li></ul>
  • 13. We love it!