Sunday Linkage #15

Don’t Be a Dummy — Absolutely Bananas

Design Mom — This is one of my favorite new reads–I actually met her at BlogHer.  Her blog is hard to describe; you just need to see it for yourself.  Oh, and she holds some really awesome giveaways–and you know how I feel about giveaways…

Diana — Lifenut

Ditching Diapers — Oh, my word.  Just…oh, my word.

Generic Names for Soft Drinks, by County — You have to see this!

29 thoughts on “Sunday Linkage #15

  1. Amy says:

    As for the diapers article…can we say HELLO!!!!! As parents (especially first time ones), don’t we have enough to think about just making sure they are fed, burped, changed and rocked to not worry about taking our 1 day old to the potty every five minutes? More power to someone who this has worked for, but it’s not for me.

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m not a fan of having MLM in his huggies at the age of 4 or 5. But come on, start potty training at the age of 3 or 4 months? Somehow I don’t this is realistic here folks!!

  3. Melinda says:

    Okay, I agree on the diaper article. Really. Common sense people. Some 2 year olds (mine included) are simply NOT ready for potty training.
    And the soft drink map… just funny. I try to say soda, but was raised saying coke, and live where they say pop. :S

  4. TracyMichele says:

    I find it funny that Maine (home state) is the only state which stands united in calling soft drinks “soda”. 100% soda. šŸ™‚ I am now living where it is called coke. *sigh*
    Potty Training: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It took me all of 1 day to train my almost 3 year old son. No accidents.. just explained the process and he was off. He even taught himself to “stand” if you catch my drift. šŸ˜‰ Daughter is going to be 3 in 3 mos.. hoping it is just as easy.

  5. Sarah (Short Stop) says:

    The “soft drink” map is SO interesting and a topic of regular conversation with our friends. We moved to the midwest after living in the east and EVERYONE here says “pop”. It makes us laugh everytime!

  6. Jenny from Chicago says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Potty Training? On a Sunday before Church and/or coffee. You struck terror in my heart. I have a 3 1/2 year old who is in the midst of a full blown regression…..AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

  7. Rebecca says:

    I’ve heard of these early potty trainers before. There was an article my friend shared with me. I’ve also heard of people who don’t use diapers strictly for environmental reasons. What do you do while at the park or out for a walk where there’s no toilet to hold your kid over? Well you just hold them over a bush – I’m sure your neighbor would appreciate the extra ‘fertilizer’ for their rose bushes. My son is 3, has no interest at all in potty training. Why force & fight him when he’ll be ready soon enough on his own and it won’t be so traumatic for any of us. My baby is 10 months and I can’t imagine potty training her – she can’t even walk on her own let alone go potty.
    I used to live in a state that called soda soda and just found out I now live in a state where it’s called coke, that’s just not right. Coke is coke if it’s actual coke or soda like pepsi or another generic coke. But the rest – sprite, root beer, cream soda & all generic equivalents are soda. I also like pop but have never lived where they call it that. My great grandpa used to call it sugar water or soda water I can’t remember now.

  8. diatribal says:

    I can’t even think of the huge mess that a bleary-eyed new parent would make while holding an infant over the potty. Might need more than your Febreeze WFMW tip to clean that one up!
    I’m a Coke Gal. Born and raised in the south as most Coke Gals are. I’m now living in the land of Pop, and that is frustrating for me. When I ask “what kind of Coke do you have,” they look at me funny. I’m not asking for drugs people!! I just want some soda-pop!!

  9. Stacey says:

    For me,potty training an infant would be too much work. I just want to enjoy my babies,KWIM?
    Love the cola map. We have always called it soda.

  10. Jenuine Jen says:

    Love the “Coke” map. We live in “Coke” country as in, “Do you want a Coke?” “What kind of Coke do you have?”
    Absolutley Bananas’ Dummy Article is so funny. I shared this with my husband about week ago. He loved it as well.
    Thanks for the links!

  11. Jill says:

    I grew up in Iowa where we say pop (except for one lone county apparently), but went to school on the East coast. Once you switch to soda it is very difficult to go back to saying pop, it sounds silly. So the Michigan map needs to represent my hold out for the word soda.
    For the life of me, I can’t figure out the Coke thing. How does “What kind of Coke? Oh, Sprite” possible make a bit of sense?

  12. Christa says:

    On the potty training issue… I don’t think it’s the kids who are potty trained. It’s the parents! They’re trained to “read” when the kids are going. My daughter is 7 months old, and I can tell when she’s filling her diaper now. If I rush and hold her over the toilet, does that mean she’s potty trained?!

  13. Melanie says:

    Did you notice that part of her name was “Gross?” And if I was hauling my baby on my hip without diapers, I’d need a support group, too.

  14. Mommy Babble says:

    I’ll be the opposite one here and say I really like EC. I have a lot of friends who don’t use diapers, we’re about half and half depending on how the day is going. It’s really not that hard. It’s not like forcing a child to potty train, it’s just noticing that they’re about to go and getting it in the toliet. Usually my son will stop, stnad up, and look at me. and I know, so I scoop him up and take him to the toliet. Kids always give cues, it’s just about putting two and two together.

  15. Heather says:

    Ok, it’s totally not lost on me that the woman who is quoted in the article is named “Gross”. Sorry but I couldn’t stop giggling because I kept thinking, “Yep, that’s what I was thinking…gross.”

  16. Tammy says:

    SODA all of the way in Rhode Island-never did call it pop anywhere else that I have lived.
    How many items of clothes did anti-diaper mom loose because of poop stains.One always hears the positive stories and never the truth of potty training a baby.Both of mine were pooty trained just before their 3 old birthddays.

  17. Callista says:

    I have heard lots of early potty training stories. It’s possible but I don’t agree that they instictively know they are going and want to be clean. My babies usually could careless that their diaper is full unless they have really pooped up and out as well. Even at 20 months my older daughter doesn’t want her poopy diaper changed. It doens’t bother her.
    I live in SW Ontario, Canada and I say pop. I don’t understand when people say coke, how can you say coke for all pops when coke is ONE type of pop? Well actually I guess it’s like saying Kleenex or Q-tip right?

  18. Cara says:

    We loosely do the infant potty training. Just this morning I noticed my 11 month old was fussing, so I set her on her pot, and gave her a toy to play with, and away she went. I’ll link my comment to more info on my blog about it. It’s not for everyone, and it wasn’t for us this past winter- it was too cold to be undressing her alllll the time. And I do keep a diaper on her, I just kinda work with her and catch what I can. She ‘got it’ quickly and generally will fuss when she wants to go.
    Oh, and for boys, you just kinda point it down. LOL!

  19. Mommy Babble says:

    Just wanted to add in that I’ve never had to toss out clothes from poop stains. It’s really not an issue. As for babies not caring, that’s usually because they’ve become used to sitting in wet/poopy diapers. Almost every mom has had a baby start crying because their diaper is dirty and they want it off. EC just preempts the crying from the soiled diaper. I enjoy my dabies very much, and I don’t sepnd any more time in the bathroom than I do when I have to poop or pee. Maybe you don’t realize it because your kids are in diapers, but they can poop in less than a minute. It’s not coming out 24/7, I do actually get to leave the bathroom. LOL

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