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Diaper Free by Ingrid Bauer
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Dec 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: pregnancy-parenting, non-fiction

I was, and am, somewhat skeptical about whether or not this technique will be effective. But this book provides great historical, anthropological, and scientific evidence for why it's a good idea to try it out and has me intrigued enough to give it a go once my baby is born. While some reviewers have characterized the author as too smug about her own organic and natural lifestyle I found her tone to be balanced and very low pressure. She provides a number of variations on full-time NIH practice and encourages people to try this in whatever way fits their lives which could be anywhere from no diapers at all from birth to using diapers as occasional back-ups, to using diaper back-up almost full time and just catching opportunities to keep those diapers dry as much as possible. While this author clearly has a personal philosophy of attachment parenting I didn't find her judgemental.

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