Rants and raves about raising a baby in Freetown

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4 Responses

  1. Dani says:

    I so hear you on the pros to this post! We too are pretty crunchy, baby-wearing, cloth-diapering, co-sleeping parents (I tried making my own baby food but would you believe that Will never ate it? any of it? he just boycotted everything but nursing until he had enough teeth for table food!). I swear sometimes we go to Asian-cuisine restaurants not just because we like the food, but because we love that the waitstaff treats Will the way we got so used to in China. The other day we went somewhere else to eat, and this dad just kept glaring at us because Will was eating table food. So bizarre! Looking forward to getting back to India (leaving today!) and leaving the parental pressure cooker of NoVA.

  2. Emily says:

    Great post. I’m bummed we are no where near each other…our babies and families would get along just fine. =)

  3. Sam says:

    What a fantastic post! I read through it without blinking. as my husband has been offered a position in SL, we have two babies (2yo and 6mo old). I was wondering if you have any contacts there that can provide me with any help on what to take etc. are there playgroups for little ones their age? I have never been there so I’m clueless. please help :)

    • theresac says:

      Sierra Leone is a great country for kids. There is a Yahoo! group called Freetown Announce that I found invaluable, not only for playgroups, but for finding other services in town. I had a pretty tough time finding playgroups because I worked full time. Understandably, mothers wanted to meet during the week, and I wasn’t able to. I know that there are a few though, and they were incredibly welcoming, despite my scheduling difficulties.

      I’m happy to answer any other questions! We loved our two years in Salone, and miss it greatly.

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