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About Jessica Menon

I’m a mom with a fourteen month old, Veda, and I travel internationally for work frequently. Although my husband and I have a home in Chicago, we spend 80 to 90% of our time traveling out of the country. I am not a medical doctor or expert of any kind; I am just a mom with lots of experience traveling internationally to developing countries while pregnant and with an infant/ toddler. I personally find that breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and the Dr. Sears attachment parenting approach works best for us. That means I do my best to ensure I am emotionally and physically connecting with my baby, and that I respond to the unique needs of my baby, and not to a schedule or clock. This works really well for me and my family, and I find it is especially compatible with international travel, which requires flexibility, adaptation, and mutual understanding with my child.

Flying with Cloth Diapers

March 30, 2012


Guest post by Jessica Menon. I have flown on over 50 international flight segments to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America with my now fourteen month old daughter since she was six weeks old.  I’ll admit that although I am a committed cloth diaper user, most of the time earlier on I have […]

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How to Pack Cloth Diapers for Long Travel

February 9, 2012


I spend 80-90% of my time traveling and living in various places around the world for weeks or months in each place with my fourteen month old, and use cloth diapers about 95% of the time.  Especially when we were in India for a month where there is no garbage collection, I felt much better […]

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How To Wash Cloth Diapers In A Foreign Country

February 2, 2012


The following guest post was written by Gypsy Momma I have used cloth diapers about 90% of the time since my now fourteen month old daughter was born. I also spend 80-90% traveling internationally with my baby for my own and my husband’s work and for leisure to places such as Paraguay, South Africa, Lebanon, […]

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