DiaperFreeBaby and EC In the News
Once again DiaperFreeBaby generously participated in media pieces of all types worldwide throughout the year.
Newspaper articles included "Moms Use Process of Elimination" in the Chicago Sun Times, an environmentally focused article for Earth Day titled "Born Free" in The Ottawa Sun Times in Canada, and an article in the Health section of the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina featuring an interview with new Mentor Sarah Wood.
Media interest in Canada continued with a news piece by CTV Ottawa and a new show, Club Social, based in Montreal on TV5. King TV Seattle also presented the feature story "'Potty talk' helps babies become diaper-free" on the King 5 News. The piece featured an interview with Nadine Martinez who has since become a Mentor and a Healthcare Provider Member, and Kerste Connor a Mentor and the Mentor Coordinator on our Leadership Council.
Radio pieces included a WCCO Minneapolis interview with Melinda Rothstein, our DiaperFreeBaby co-founder and Executive Director, and a call-in from Kandace our Twin Cities Mentor. The Culture Shock show on BBC Radio was a fun piece featuring an interview with London Mentor Rebecca.
Internet: iParenting presented the article "Elimination Communication: Can infants really be potty trained?"
Parents and Kids Magazine and Omaha World Herald in Nebraska both mentioned EC and DiaperFreeBaby in articles on parenting and potty training.
DiaperFreeBaby Events and Programs
During 2008 events took center stage! Over the course of the year Mentors participated in speaking engagements, festivals, playgroups, maternity fairs, conferences, picnics, and retail store exhibits.
Some of these events had a theme like clean Earth...happy baby(TM) at the St Louis Earth Day Festival in Missouri and the Green Days Fair at Great Beginnings in Maryland. Other events, such as Babywearing International's Babywearing Conference, offered The DiaperFreeChallenge(TM). The Babywearing Conference was the test event for The Potty Spot "pottying station".
Other events presented in collaboration with other organizations including La Leche League at Everett Fun Days in Washington, the LLL of Washington Area Conference, the LLL of Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Vermont Area Conference, and the LLL of North Eastern North Carolina Pool Party; the Holistic Moms Network in Twin Cities Minnesota; an Ontario Early Years Centre workshop in Ontario Canada. DiaperFreeBaby of Northwest Indiana participated in a special Mother's Day meeting for Indiana Birth C.H.O.I.C.E.S.
Other Mentors presented in conjunction with businesses including the >From Mine to Yours Consignment sale in Farmington Minnesota and a Diaper Parties party and presentation in Atlanta Georgia.
There were presentations at small playgroups such as Growing Wild in Arizona and huge expositions including the BabyTime Expo in Washington. Fairs and festivals, such as Celebrate Mama in Maryland and the Maternity Fair in Kentucky, rounded out the events DiaperFreeBaby participated in during 2008.
Each event, no matter how big or small, was another opportunity to bring the joy of EC to more families.
clean Earth...happy baby!(TM)
The Earth Day festival was a huge success!!! We had a lot of people come by the booth. Many had never heard about EC and were interested in learning more (and took brochures), and some had heard of EC and/or were already doing it. (Jennifer Carson, Mentor)
Issue No. 9
Letter from the Editor
Cover Story: My EC Evolution
Helpful Tip: EC’ing a baby and potty training a toddler at the same time
FAQ: Why some babies prefer to pee while standing
EC’ing Boys and Girls
Answers to Survey Questions: Has Anyone Else Been Inspired to Start
DiaperFreeBaby and EC in the News