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Introduction to Homoeopathy – Ursula Kraus-Harper

Thursday 17th June 8 – 9.30 pm

Talk at NCT event Medbourne Community Sports Pavilion, Pascale Drive, Medbourne

Milton Keynes Antenatal Exhibition

Sunday 20th June,

2-4.30 pm FREE entry,

Christ the Cornerstone Church, CMK opp M&S 300 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES.

FREE entry, refreshment and goody bags. An opportunity for expectant parents to gather information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Exhibitors include: midwives, breastfeeding, waterbirth, cloth nappies, complementary therapies, ultrasound scan, baby massage, aquanatal and much more!

Please contact me for more details.

26th April – 2nd May 2010 is Real Nappy Week.  I’m sure I don’t need to rehearse the issues of nappy waste mountains, and the fact that each baby produces approximately one tonne of disposable nappies per baby and that disposable nappies take years to decompose and indeed the plastic in the nappies may never rot away completely – a sobering thought.
Disposable nappies are certainly “costing the earth”.

Midwives are generally supportive of cloth nappies (but also of client choice, we all live in the real world and appreciate your constraints).  Cloth nappies today are so easy to use, there may also be a nappy laundry service near you, I would also suggest that they are cheaper to use (which is a huge incentive).  If you choose to use disposables perhaps you could consider an “environmentally friendly” brand.

The range of nappies can be bewildering, but many local nappy stockists are happy to demonstrate several ranges to help you choose what is right for you, and some will even lend you nappies to try!  You can get excellent information at  Many local Councils give a cash incentive for parents to use cloth nappies so do ask.