Resources & Links
Ask Dr Sears : Web site of the Sears’ - advocates of attachment parenting.
Attachment Parenting International: An excellent source of articles and research.
Elizabeth Pantley: Home page of the parent educator and author of numerous books, including ‘The No Cry Sleep Solution’.
The Baby Wearer: Reviews and links on baby wearing and slings.
The Liedloff Continuum Concept: A good starting point for learning more about this groundbreaking book, it’s author and impact on parenting theories.
Sling Meet: Message board which brings together local groups of parents for informal gatherings, useful for help in using and choosing a new sling.
Babywearing International: a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support.
I Want My Mum: Research-based Pro Breastfeeding Parenting Forums. Midwives, Breast Feeding Counsellors & SANDS Bereavement Counsellor on site. Conception, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. (UK based)
MotheringDotCommune: The Natural Family Living Community. (US based)
Australian Breastfeeding Association: An excellent source of information.
Breastfeeding.Com: Articles and support.
Jane’s Breastfeeding Resources: A UK based breastfeeding site, with many useful articles.
Kellymom: Probably the best AP and breastfeeding resource on the web.
La Leche League International: The largest breastfeeding support network; contains links to resources as well as support and training services.
NCT Breatfeeding Awareness: Information on breastfeeding by the National Childbirth Trust. Also provides a counselling and training service, as well as many other family-related services.
NHS Breastfeeding Resources: Database of UK Health Department breastfeeding guidelines and articles.
Promotion of Mother’s Milk (PROMOM): Breastfeeding facts and information.
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: Breastfeeding support and information. Also provide training for those wishing to become breastfeeding counsellors.
National Association of Nappy Services (NANS): Supply details of your nearest cloth nappy service, who will wash and supply you with cloth nappies.
The Real Nappy Association: Currently dormant but provides links of where to look for further information.
Women’s Environmental Network: Information on cloth nappies and environmental issues.
AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services): Professional and patient support. Excellent support for those having problems booking a home birth.
Association of Radical Midwives: Charity committed to improving midwifery services in the UK. Provide support to those having difficulty in obtaining the ante-natal care they require. Good articles on alternative births.
Home Birth Reference Site: Amazing web site with everything you need to know about birthing at home in an easy-to-use format.
HypnoBirthing UK: The official UK site for HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method. Packed with information about HypnoBirthing®, lots of birth stories, how to request details of your nearest classes, and discussion boards to chat to others mums and practitioners about HypnoBirthing®
Independent Midwives Association: Links to hiring an independent midwife in the UK.
Midwife Archives: Collection of suggestions and remedies for pregnancy and childbirth, with emphasis on natural solutions.
Well Mother: Bristol-based service, offering Shiatsu and birthing classes.
Natural Products for the Whole Family
Born Direct: Online ordering, as well as shops in Bristol and Bath. Large range of cloth nappies, organic baby clothes, natural wooden toys, and books, as well as stockists of the Stokke, Bravado and Lansinoh ranges.
Time 2 Change: Real Nappy Accessories - hand made accessories for your washable nappies. Liners, Wipes, Nappy Bags, etc.
Twinkle Twinkle: Large range of cloth nappies, as well as children’s clothing, breastfeeding accessories and the Sling Easy baby sling. Local agents available to demonstrate nappies before purchase.
Slings and Baby Carriers
Little Possums: Little Possums are UK based and sell an extensive range of baby slings and related accessories. Visit us for online sales, advice and information on babywearing. Stockist of the Kari-Me, Ellaroo Wrap, Wilkinet, Ergo, Huggababy and Ellaroo Lightly Padded Ring Sling.
Peppermint Europa: A wide range of slings and carriers, including some more unusual styles.
The Carrying Kind: Traditional baby carriers and slings, as well as books and other childcare products.
Other Baby Products and Services
Ayuveda Direct 2 U: Order products online. Also direct online booking facilities to some of the best known ayurvedic resorts in Sri Lanka along with some lesser-known boutique hotels.
Baby Armadillo: UK stockists of the Aiskä babywearer's poncho from Finland, plus an eclectic collection of internationally-sourced items.
Mothers Milk Marketing Board: Sells pro-breastfeeding T-shirts for babies and toddlers with 10% of the profits going to the La Leche League. A new design is added every couple of months.
Organised Mum: Calendars and Diaries specifically designed to help you keep your busy life in control.