Jess and James have been rolling along happily, riding the gentle waves in a Mexican marina with their baby girl, Rocket. In our last post, Jess walked us through her innovative wash routine involving buckets and elbow grease, because even though space and fresh water is limited when you live on a boat, Jess and James see no reason that they can’t parent – and diaper – in the way that best suits their lifestyle.
Growing up comes with a new adventure everyday, and our little friend Rocket is growing up before our very eyes. She is now out of the newborn gPants and into size small, which means she can start using the cloth inserts, too. So now there’s the big question: how does one cloth diaper a baby on a boat? I’m just gonna step back and let Jess do the talking. She’s got this cloth diaper thing dialed.
You can’t control the waves of the ocean, but you can certainly learn to ride them. Few experiences ever turn out exactly as you plan them, a lesson Jess and James have learned early. From Rocket making her debut ahead of schedule while in port in Mexico, to a quick trip to Mexico City to secure vital travel documents for a brand new baby, to hopping a flight to Canada to introduce her to family, it has been one wave after the next. Which, of course, is what waves do. They just keep coming.
Jess and James recently welcomed their new baby girl, Rocket, into their adventurous life. They traveled to Mexico on their boat and had Rocket at a birth center in Guadalajara. Now they’re gearing up for a quick trip to visit family in Canada, which means little miss Rocket needs her first passport.
Jess has been filling us in with the itty bitty details of life with a new baby: little obstacles, little milestones and a whole lot of change.
Sometimes treasures unbury themselves from the most unexpected of places. This treasure was unearthed in an inbox.
“Hi there. My boyfriend and I live on a sailboat and we’re expecting our first child in Mexico at the end of July. We’re both British but have clocked up nearly 11,000 miles on our boat since leaving the UK in October 2011.
We decided to have our first child while still in this crazy lifestyle as it allows us to both play a more equal part in parenting and get back to some child-rearing fundamentals. Obviously, life on a boat with a baby raises the question of what to do about nappies given that our water supplies are limited. Also, we’re keen to use a method that is not damaging to the environment.