Saturday, March 4, 2017

DON'T DO IT BUT DON'T WORRY IF SOMEONE ELSE HAS

Just listened to the segment on "Quirks and Quarks" about urine in pools.

First of all, the scientists who did this research only tested for the presence of a certain artificial sweetener found in many food products, not specifically for urine, so how do they know there's actually that much urine in the pools and hot tubs they tested? Maybe it was from sweat or from the chlorine drawing this artificial sweetener out of people's pores.

Second, even if there is an amount of urine comparable to what the research found, could a lot of that not be residual or from sources such as pregnannt women leaking or swim diapers that don't hold urine?

Third, the scientist interviewed for "Quirks" said that the mixing product of the chlorine and the urine causes eye and lung irritation. Chlorine does that all on it's own.

Fourth, she talked about swimming being healthy but failed to mention Olympic swimmers pee in the pool all the time.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

CLOTH DIAPER AND ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

A British site with lots of reviews.

An American site with lots of cloth diapers and statistics.


The Facebook page of a woman I know who makes cloth diapers.

A site that explains the basic concept behind elimination communication.

Another great site featuring cloth diapering resources.


A British forum about cloth diapering, including buy, sell and trade.

A blog with patterns for making clothing for elimination communication.

The online home of a cloth diaper shop in western Canada.


A blog with lots of cool information about cloth diapering and a whole lot more stuff.

Another blog, containing lots of information, from a woman who also appears to sell cloth diapers.

ADULT CLOTH DIAPER RESOURCES

First, out of British Columbia, it's
Babykins,
 so-called because they used to sell cloth baby diapers.

Next, out of Oakville and serving across Canada, it's
Healthwick,
 which has reusable and other kinds of products.

Serving the United States, it's
Parent Giving,
 which has reusable and other products, as well as many other items for the aged.

Then, there is the aptly named Adult Cloth Diaper.com.

Monday, December 26, 2016

HELPING YOUR CHILDREN GO TO THE BATHROOM OUTSIDE

Getting your children to put their poop and pee in the potty as opposed to their pants is only the first step in toilet training. Another important aspect is teaching them to do it in the great outdoors where there are no toilets and that's what this video is about.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

CHANGING ALL THOSE DIAPERS WOULD BE A PRIVILEGE

Though I do not agree with most of what feminism says or the LGBT agenda, this post points to something important. Men have a desire to care for children, including changing diapers, just as women do. The degree of feeling surrounding it as compared to a woman is debatable, but it is in men nonetheless.

Growing up, the predominate feeling was that all men or boys who wanted to babysit, go into ECE or otherwise care for children were pedophiles. This article shows that, though we have largely gotten past this thinking, it still persists to a great extent in our society.

Fortunately, there was one notable woman who was an exception to this thinking whom I had in my life as a child. I had one babysitter who had a son who was a little stubborn to toilet train and a baby daughter who came along during the time when her mother was sitting my sister and me. She would tell me about her son's toilet training struggles when I asked about them and she let me help with changing her daughter, throwing away the old diaper and getting a new one.

Thank you, woman whose name I of course won't mention here. Helping make your daughter dry and comfortable again was a true privilege.