Attachment Parenting

http://www.askdrsears.com
A great resource for attachment parenting principals and information.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/apiseattle/

Seattle’s local Attachment Parenting International group with online discussion as well as community meetups and playgroups.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/apiofsnohomishcounty/

Snohomish County’s local Attachment Parenting International group with online discussion as well as community meetups and playgroups.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AP_Doctor_Referral/
It can be difficult to find a doctor or pediatrician who supports natural parenting.  This group can help you find someone in your area who will support your parenting choices.

Parenting Magazines:

Hip Mama- http://www.hipmama.com/

Mothering- http://www.mothering.com/

Forums

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/

Discussion boards for parents with a focus on natural and attachment parenting.  Folks here tend to be friendly, and sometimes a bit crunchy.  Discussion board topics include pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, diapering, mindful living, gentle discipline, and lots more.

http://www.justmommies.com/forums/

Discussion boards for everything from trying to conceive, pregnancy birth, and tons of parenting topics.  There are groups for more mainstream parenting as well as attachment and natural parenting.  You can join a group of mamas with due dates in the same month as yours for support, advice and friendship with moms in the same stage you are in.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/

DiaperSwappers is a great resource for buying or selling used and WAHM cloth diapers and related supplies.  You can save money buying gently used products.  There are also discussion forums available.

http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/

Great forums for everything related to babywearing.  Need help deciding which carrier is for you, which carry you should try with your baby, or about how your carrier, sling, or wrap work, this is the place!

Baby Wearing

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seattleareababywearingnetwork/

A very active local group that meets monthly to help new mom’s learn about baby wearing, exchange tips, and knowledge, and provide support to baby wearing parents.

http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/

Great forums for everything related to babywearing.  Need help deciding which carrier is for you, which carry you should try with your baby, or about how your carrier, sling, or wrap work, this is the place!

http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/instructions.html

These Asian style baby carriers are very popular, easy to wear, and easy to make.  These are the best instructions around for using them.  I have not tried the Kozy brand carrier, but have heard fantastic things about them.  They are also really beautiful.

http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/

Instructions for lots of do it yourself baby gear, with instructions for several different types of baby carriers, wraps, slings, etc.

http://www.thebabywearer.com/

Information and forums to help you choose a type of baby carrier, and learn how to use it.

Breastfeeding

http://www.llli.org/Web/Washington.html
Find your local La Leche League meeting for help and support around breastfeeding.  Also a great opportunity to get out and meet like minded mothers.  Nursing babies are always welcome at meetings.

http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/
This group is great for those who wish to donate or receive donated breast milk.  Generally donors and recipients will find each other through the group and the donor will ship breast milk at the recipient’s cost.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/breastfeeding/
This group is a great resource for breastfeeding mamas.  The archives are full of information, and there are many knowledgeable members who can help with just about anything breastfeeding related.

Diapering

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFBseattle/
Diaper Free Baby Seattle is the local elimination communication resource.  They have monthly meetings as well as online discussion.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eliminationcommunication/

Another great elimination communication discussion group with many knowledgeable folks who can help on your EC journey.  This is a large volume list, but full of good information.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clothdiaperseattle/

A local group for discussion around cloth diapering.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/

DiaperSwappers is a great resource for buying or selling used and WAHM cloth diapers and related supplies.  You can save money buying gently used products.  There are also discussion forums available.

Shop for diapers online:

http://www.diaperswappers.com

A community site where parents can sell gently used or home made cloth diapers.  You can find great deals on diapers, and then resell them when you are done.

http://www.clothdiaper.com/ A great selection of simple but fantastic diapers.  Great deals on diaper service quality prefolds.  Be sure to check the special deals section for factory seconds, you can score 40-60% off if they have any.  Also, they have great package deals and quantity discounts.  I ordered almost all my cloth diapers from here, and was very impressed with their customer service, the quality of their diapers, and the speed with which I received my order.

http://www.cottonbabies.com

Another great site for ordering cloth diapers, they have a fantastic selection, and I really like their detailed pictures and product descriptions.

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/

My favorite thing about this online store is that you can see pictures of the products on actual babies.  It gives you a great idea of how they will fit/wear.  I also like the way the store is set up, and their prices are very reasonable.

http://www.diapers.com/

When I bought disposable diapers, this was the best deal around.  They have everything from disposable diapers, cloth diapers, toys, clothes, etc.  Great products plus fast and free shipping.  They carry Nature Babycare brand disposables, which are biodegradable.  Also, they work better than any other disposable I tried.  They smell great, because they are not full of chemicals.

Diaper service:

http://www.seattlediaper.com/

We used this cloth diaper service for the first six months of my son’s life.  It was fantastic because I wanted to cloth diaper, but we lived in apartments with shared laundry facilities, so doing it myself would have been expensive and inconvenient.  They drop off enough prefolds at your door for the week and pick up your dirties at the same time, you don’t even have to be home.  It’s also a great way to try out cloth diapering without making the initial investment.  Cost is comparable to disposable diapers.

EC resources:

Elimination communication (EC) is a toilet training practice in which a caregiver uses timing, signals, cues, and intuition to address an infant’s need to eliminate waste. Typically the goal is to partially or completely avoid the use of diapers. EC emphasizes communication between the caregiver and child, helping them both become more attuned to the child’s innate rhythms and control of urination and defecation. (From Wikipedia)

http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/

Lots of information about EC, what it is and how to do it.  Also links to local groups.

http://theecstore.com/

Great source for little potties, books, underwear, training pants and other EC supplies

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFBseattle/

A local group which helps educate parents about EC, full of friendly knowledgeable parents.  They have monthly meetings, and online discussion.