Like any community, crunchy families have a whole set of acronyms to describe typical crunchy materials and methods. Here’s a list, although I’m sure I will miss a few!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cry It Out
(This technique is not crunchy, but rather something the crunchy community often advocates against.)
(Crunchy families typically advocate against this as well.)
Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Professional Midwife
Depends on context:
- Exclusively Breastfeeding, or
- Extended Breastfeeding
Expressed Breast Milk
Extended Rear-Facing (in reference to car seat safety)
Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Forward-Facing (in reference to car seat safety)
Grains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
Home Birth After Cesarean
Natural Family Planning
Nursing In Public
Trying To Conceive
Tea Tree Oil
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments what lingo your crunchy family uses!
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