You don’t need to belong to a group to practise BLPT. However, many parents find it useful to share experience and support with other parents.
BLPT is growing exceptionally fast, so lots of new support groups are springing up around the country and beyond.
Check out our facebook page Nappy Free Baby
And our twitter account https://twitter.com/nappyfreebaby
www.bornready.co.uk was set up in 2010 to provide a comprehensive UK forum. Here you will find a sub – forum specifically devoted to setting up and organising EC meetings across the country.
You can also join a lively support group at EC UK on Facebook
In Real Life
Below are the details of real life groups in the UK. Some are already established, and some are the contact details of parents who would like to meet up with other parents in the area. (Email addresses listed below need to have spaces removed from around the @.) For more details visit www.bornready.co.uk
Can’t find a group in your area, and want to set up you own? Let me know in the comments section. (And you can read more about setting up a group in my blog post “Finding Community: How I started the Oxford Nappy Free Baby Group”.)
Bristol has a thriving EC/BLPT scene, with two groups operating under a single contact name.
Find out about them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/ECBristol/ Request to be added, to find out the details. Non facebook users can contact Sarah Smith. Email smithsarah64 @ virginmedia . com
Contact Nina, email fennelennel @ yahoo.co.uk or go to her Sling Meet blogspot: www.derbyslingmeet.blogspot.com
Contact Dorrie Joy, dorriejoy @ hotmail.co.uk
Contact Kathryn Pike, email kathryn-pike @ sky.com
Contact Olive, email olive79 @ hotmail.com
Contact becca & harry (& iris), phone 07943 588284 email bec37ca @ hotmail.com
First wednesday of the month, 9:30-10:45, Mothercare, Romford (opposite Queen’s hospital) RM7 0AF
Newcastle upon Tyne
Meets the last Thursday in the month. Contact Jenny Liggitt, email Jennifer_liggitt5 @ hotmail.com
Contact Amy Metcalf, email amy.metcalf @ btinternet.com
Northamptonshire / Daventry
Contact Hannah Worthington, email hannahworthington @ yahoo.com
I hold my own FREE* BLPT workshops In Oxford, normally 11-12 pm, the last Wednesday of the month. For more info, check out the main workshop page.
(*£2 donation to the community garden appreciated.)
Meets currently held in Frome, contact Daria on 07969 907888 or daria @ diaperfreebaby.org for more details. Or go to Facebook ‘Frome Elimination Communication Support Group’
Worcester EC Babies meets EVERY 2nd Saturday of the month. We meet at the Pump House Environmental Centre just off Gheluvelt Park (WR1 3EZ) in a private room upstairs. There is a lovely cafe with moderately priced soup, biscuits and cakes available just downstairs. Curious, beginners and experienced ECing families are welcome. Nappy-free is allowed at this venue – you may bring a potty or use one of the group’s potties. Follow us on Facebook Worcester EC Babies or email daria @ diaperfreebaby. org / phone 07699 07888.
Contact Becky via facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/YorkshireECbabies
North Lanarkshire / Kilsyth
Contact Ann, email anngallagher123 @ yahoo.co.uk
Contact Anna Clark, email foxfamily1971 @ gmail.com
Germany – Mainz
Contact Joanne Spittler email jospittler @ gmail.com
Can’t find a group near you? If you want to start a group, or you just want to meet other BLPT parents in your area, then let me know in the comments below.