So my newest baby research thing is EC. I read all of Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene
by Ingrid Bauer. It was good info, but way too preachy for my taste. Especially since I'm already onboard with many AP ideas, I got tired of her repeatedly talking about babywearing, breastfeeding, etc. I didn't read this book to get talked in to that. Maybe that's just my personality, though - I very often bridle at "there's one right way to do things, and it's the way I do it." ANYWAY... I read about 1/4 of The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative
by Christine Gross-Loh, and I liked it a lot better. I'm buying as soon as I finish writing this post, actually.
It's a lot less preachy, a lot more focused on EC, and tries to introduce a wide variety of ways of practicing EC - full-time, part-time, occasionally, late-start, no diapers, all diapers, etc. Also, after what little I've told him, and after reading the back of the second book, dh is WAY more on board with trying EC than with cloth diapers. Which surprises me a little, but is fine by me. So I think we're going to plan on trying EC with cloth diapers for back-up. I'm still not really sure if we'll try to start on EC from day one, but I'm kind of figuring that I'll sort of wait and see how things go and decide based on how overwhelmed I'm feeling.
Also, yesterday was my viability mark - yay!!
I definitely want this little guy to bake for longer, but it's a relief knowing he at least has a chance from here on out.