Facebook groups for crunchy moms

Since I’ve had Jack, I spend an embarrassing amount of time on facebook while he’s breastfeeding. I don’t know a ton of crunchy moms in real life, so facebook groups have been so helpful in making me feel like part of a community and having people to ask for advice. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Natural Toys and Children’s Items b/s/t

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/402340353149076/
  • This is ony of my favorites and I’ve already mentioned it here
  • B/S/T stands for buy, sell, trade
  • It’s a nice place to find cheaper used wooden toys etc, but also to ask questions about anything crunchy

2. The babywearing Swap

3.  Babywearing 102

4. 102 Off-Topic

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/102OT/
  • This is a group to talk about anything other than babywearing, and the moms tend to be super crunchy, use positive parenting, and know about breastfeeding etc

5. The Wait It Out Method (A toolkit approach to sleep training)

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheWaitItOutTribe/
  • This group is for parents not using cry it out for sleeping, and is very helpful when you are at your wit’s end with a baby waking up all the time and want some moral support when everyone in real life seems to be sleep training

6. High Needs / AP / Spirit Families – Babies and Children+ …WORLDWIDE.

7. Organic Kids Clothes Swap Sell Buy

8. Elimination Communication

I also joined some specific groups for certain things like BumGenius b/s/t to buy used diapers of that brand, or Tula love to ask questions about what size Tula carrier to get. It’s a good idea to search for your favorite clothing brand and they might have a b/s/t group, or your favorite small stores may have a group or page you can “like” to see coupon codes occasionally. Hope this helps you waste a lot of time/connect with other crunchy parents!

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  1. Hi, my name is Lesli Mitchell and I am the first time author/co-illustrator of Sally Weans From Night Nursing, a book to help older babies/toddlers gently wean from night nursing. I used this book to night wean my own daughter at 18 months, and then continued to day nurse her until 3. . My book is one of two on the market. I used to be a mental health therapist, LCSW (now inactive stay at home mom) and so my book has more of the intention of helping to validate the child’s feelings and simply explain why we are night weaning and what some of the benefits may be. It has more of a cognitive, behavioral approach to night weaning so that the child has an understanding and feels more secure about the whole endeavor.

    Just trying to get the word out for those moms that are interested in night weaning using a book with an older child.
    Thanks!.

    Lesli Mitchell, MSW, LCSW (inactive, stay at home mom)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sally-Weans-Night-Nursing-Mitchell/dp/1483933830

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