Last time I was pregnant, AOL was basically how I kept in touch with other pregnant ladies and mommies.
Side note: Every time I went into the AOL pregnancy chatroom some creeper would IM me about creepy pregnant lady fetish stuff. Every time. I'm so glad the internet is less like the wild west these days!
So I've been looking at baby gear and have been particularly interested in all the stuff out there for babywearing these days. I had a baby carrier with my daughter but there are all sorts of cool things out there now: slings and pouches and god knows what else. Beyond just babywearing gear, I can't believe how much STUFF there is out there for natural baby-rearing these days. When I was nursing my daughter, there was basically me and a baby and a crappy breast pump. Now there's special breastfeeding blankets and pillows and all sorts of junk (and I totally need one of those fancy Medela bags).
Was this stuff out there before? Because I went to Babies R' Us back in '99 and all that and I don't remember seeing any of THIS. Is the country just more accepting of natural parenting than it was when my daughter was born? Even with nursing, I was mostly treated like I was weird for breastfeeding my daughter and didn't get any support really from anyone other than, of course, the La Leche League.
In any event, I'm glad to know that at least I can find internet people who won't look at me like I have three heads for going the natural, organic route. Though I suppose they won't actually be looking at me, since they're on the internet...
(Final note, I'm so trying to convince my husband to at least try out cloth diapers. I know, I'm crazy, right?)