To begin our baby week, here’s a guest post from Jessica of the crafty blog Scrumdillydilly. Today she’s shared a quick tutorial for textured baby cloths and she also talks about an interesting approach to infant care called RIE that promotes independence from an early age. This theory seems to have a lot in common with Reggio Emilia and Montessori, two programs that we tried with our kids. From experience, I can say that a hands-off approach is harder for parents than it is for children, but probably benefits both in the long-run.
Hello there! this is jessica from scrumdillydilly and scrumdilly-do! I kinda dabble in all sorts of things from photography, baking and kid crafting (oh how I love crafting with the kiddos). You may have seen my tutorials pop up on CRAFT and I have even been linked up here on the long thread. I’m a recent graduate in the field of Human Development with a focus on the child. I’ve been a long-time fan and follower of the RIE theory for infant development and put together a simple tutorial for creating your own baby “toys” by way of fabric cloths. Hop on over to scrumdillydilly for the full How-To. Thank you for peeking!