Parenting Resources

Elizabeth Pantley

Advice, solutions, links and books about parenting. Raise children with love, compassion, respect, and consistency and learn to be a confident and joyful parent.

Mothering

Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential.

The Compleat Mother

This great site has loads of information on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

North American Industrial Hemp Council

Learn what hemp is all about.

Links Organic

Find international connections in the organic community.

The Diaper Lady

Information for new parents on cloth diapering, vaccines, SIDS, making your own baby food, and much more. Their goal is to help parents make informed decisions about their babies’ care and to help children grow up in a chemical-free environment wherever possible. Stop by for a visit and you’ll see what I mean! Here is some specific information about SIDS prevention.This is information that is not provided in pediatrician’s offices and is left out of mainstream parenting magazines.

La Leche League International

The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

007 Breasts – Woman’s breasts are for breastfeeding!

Discusses how media and society have influenced us to see female breasts as taboos and sexual symbols and how this relates to breastfeeding. Topics include breastmilk, breastfeeding, taboo breasts, why women fail to breastfeed, bras, breast pain, normal breasts gallery, topfreedom, and more.

The Bump

This site has a lot of information and support for those breastfeeding or just wanting to learn more about it.

KellyMom

This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

The Bradley Method

The American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth has a near 90% rate of their students with unmedicated births. Through 12-week courses, you learn proper nutrition and exercise to keep yourself healthy and low risk. You also gain the knowledge to eliminate most of the fear that women usually have when entering childbirth. Find and instructor in your area or learn more about what they advocate. If you live in the East TN area contact me for more information.

Lisa Ross Birth & Women’s Center

East Tennessee’s only free standing baby friendly birth center. They offer a wealth of services for women from annual well-visits to water births. They also offer educational services for expectant and new mothers. Their site offers valuable resources and information.

Knoxville Home Birth Service

Lisa Coomer, Certified Professional Midwife, provides prenatal, home birth and postpartum services to families who desire to have a gentle and natural birthing experience. Serving the Knoxville, TN, and surrounding areas.

Advertisements

Giveaway #2- Blueberry All In One diaper

For our second giveaway, we have a Small ( 8-14 lbs) Basix diaper by Blueberry Diapers. This is a fabulous diaper that combines the ease of an all in one with the extra absorbency potential of a pocket diaper. It’s made with a waterproof outer layer of PUL and three interior layers of microfiber terry. The diaper has  a pocket opening for you to add additional inserts. There is a sewn in soaker pad making the diaper usable without the extra inserts. This diaper is kiwi colored with light blue snaps, gender neutral and beautiful! Giveaway limited to North America and will end January 31, 2011.  Don’t forget to enter Giveaway #1 !
To Enter, do one or more of the following ( up to 4 entries per person). Then post a comment letting me know what you did:
1) Follow ChildOrganics on our Blog through our RSS feed, subscribe through Google friend connect, or other RSS reader. (Look on the right side margin)
2) “Like” us on Facebook.
3) Follow us @ChildOrganics on Twitter and tweet the following “Organic is best, I hope I win @ChildOrganics! http://tiny.cc/de6ir “#giveaway
4) Tell your friends! Refer your friends through facebook or send an email to 5 or more friends.
Thanks for participating!

Why Organic?

Organic products help keep our planet safe for the future of our children. Organic means that pesticides and toxic chemicals haven’t been used. Organic farmers work hard to protect our ecosystems, making our air and water cleaner. When we support farmers like that it makes our life a little bit better, don’t you think?

Why should I use cloth diapers?

  • You help the environment by using diapers that are recyclable and able to be used again and again.
  • You have your diapers already for the next baby, and the next..if need be.
  • They save you money. Save 25-50%.
  • It’s easy! Only adding one to two loads of laundry a week.
  • They are healthier for your baby.
  • Babies in cloth diapers tend to potty train earlier.
  • Cloth diapers are softer and cooler than plastic ones.

Why Use Wool?

Wool is a very natural breathable fiber. These products are made out of 100% untreated pure, virgin wool. IF these diaper covers are only in contact with urine, they do not need to be washed. Why is that you may ask? Wool is so wonderful, it can prevent bacteria from growing and helps eliminate any odors after its dry. Wool can absorb up to 40% of the wetness and still feel mostly dry. It lets the moisture evaporate! Wool protects your baby from mold, mildew, and bacteria. Wool is nice and cool in the summer and warm during the cold months. For extra waterproofing, you can treat the products with lanolin for improved use, but it is not absolutely necessary. IF your child is a heavy night wetter, these covers are perfect for you. Give wool a try; we think you’ll be pleased. We have a variety of wool products we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Why Use Hemp?

Hemp is a very versatile, breathable fabric. It is wonderful to use for your baby for several different reasons. First, Hemp can be grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Many products deplete the soil of nutrients, where Hemp does just the opposite, it adds nutrients to the soil. It is a valuable renewable resource. Our baby diapers made from Hemp are a smart investment. These diapers will last through several babies. In the beginning, the diapers need to be washed repeatedly to remove natural oils and wax. But remember that’s all right because with hemp, the more you wash them the better they are. They become softer and more absorbent with each wash. Try and see what we mean!

What’s Wrong With Disposables?

  • They create a ton of waste! Literally! For each child that uses disposable for approximately 2 ½ years.
  • Dioxins are exposed to your child’s reproductive area, this is a concern for many.
  • Disposables have been recently linked to child asthma.
  • Fills up our landfills with untreated feces and materials that are not Biodegradable.
  • Chemicals! Chemicals! Chemicals!