My sister-in-law nannies for a family with twin boys — #3 and #4 of the children, and as far as the parents are concerned, the last. This means that Natalie brings us all their hand-me-downs since they're not saving anything. The boys are about a year older, so we're getting all the baby things on up to about size 12-month clothing. Naturally, our tall three-month-old (92th percentile, as the growth calculator unEnglishly tells me) is rapidly outgrowing the 9-month size, but it's all good. Because there's oodles of it. Pouring in! We have our pick of fleece jackets for the winter, onesies that can be spit up on once and then changed out for a new one. A twin bonanza for a singleton!
Just thought I'd share.
Note to others: Make friends with families who have twins who are just a bit older than your baby. Or maybe just, make friends with nannies.
On to the links:
CarnivalsKeep up to date with the latest carnivals and recurring memes at my blog carnival linky:
Natural parenting blog carnivals
Please also share the list, and link up your own carnivals or ones you come across. If you need help entering a link, just email me and I can add or edit any entry (so don't feel pressure to get it exactly right!).
Here are a few to highlight:
Our very own September Carnival of Natural Parenting is live! All the links will take you through the topic of Parenting Through Play. Lots of handy gentle discipline tips to add to your toolbox there!
September 2011 Mindful Mama Carnival at TouchstoneZ & Becoming Crunchy. The deadline is TODAY. Topic: What does being mindful mean to you?
Anktangle's I Love ME! carnival is accepting submissions through October 21. Write about positive self-image, and look forward to all the confidence boosting you'll receive when you get to read all the other entries, too!
At Natural Parents Network
- Wordless Wednesday: Toddlers in Trouble
- Gently Disciplining a Screamer, Biter
- Allowing Toddlers to Cry
- Parenting Through Play Starts in Infancy
- Secret Greens: Healthy Recipes Your Toddler Will Love
- Toddlers: Exploring The World Through Art
And find other great ones at my linky:
Natural parenting giveaways
Meet our sponsorsI'll be introducing you to some of our advertising sponsors as they come on board. (Woohoo for sponsorship!) Here's my interview with Ed at Ink Garden custom printing and an overview of some of the products I love there:
Meet our sponsor: Ink Garden for customized printing
You can find more shared items during the week at my public Google Reader recommendations feed.
Check out Authentic Parenting, Baby Dust Diaries, Anktangle, Navelgazing, Momma Jorje, I Thought I Knew Mama, Enjoy Birth, A Domesticated Woman's Adventures (various), Fabulous Mama Chronicles, Kelly Hogaboom (Fridays), The Parent Vortex (weekends), Ichigo Means Strawberry, TouchstoneZ, Hippie Housewife (Saturdays), Multiple Musings, Motherhood Moments, Mama and Baby Love, and A Little Bit of All of It for more Sunday Surfing! (If you also participate in a regular link list, whether on Sunday or not, let me know and I'll add your link.)
Feel free to add your recommendations in the comments. Happy reading!