Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
44 Reviews
In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care--from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely. Consumer advocate Jeanette Pavini includes information for making smart choices and applying green principles to a whole new universe of products from zero-VOC paints for the nursery, to pure and gentle lotions for baby's delicate skin, to the eco-friendly diapers now in the marketplace, as well as specific recommendations for hundreds of other products.

People Are Talking About "Raising Baby Green"

"Every new mother and mother-to-be needs to read Raising Baby Green. This book will contribute immensely toward the future of our children and that of the planet." --Anna Getty, mother and prenatal yoga teacher

"A very thoughtful, immensely practical book that offers sound advice on how to raise healthy children while treading lightly upon the earth." --Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.; professor of pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"A marvelous and much-needed book for pregnant women and new parents seeking information on ways to reduce their and their baby's exposure to harmful environmental chemicals." --Shanna Swan, Ph.D.; professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester

"Dr. Alan Greene is the passionate voice for those just born and those not yet born. Listen to him." --Walter Robb, president, Whole Foods Market

"By following Dr. Greene's suggestions, our children can have longer, healthier lives, a smaller environmental footprint, and a healthier planet to inhabit." --Erica Frank, M.D., M.P.H.; mother and president-elect, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health

"A lucid, helpful guide for parenting in the twenty-first century." --Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School; founding director, Project Head Start; former U.S. Surgeon General

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
17
4 stars
13
3 stars
12
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Gave great green advice. - Goodreads
This was a quick read with some good tips and ideas. - Goodreads
Lots of helpful tips, even if you don't have a baby. - Goodreads
He gives great advice without sounding preachy. - Goodreads
There's lots of practical advice and product reviews. - Overstock.com

Review: Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

A good refresher as I'm pregnant with #2. This one is a little heavy on the "tree hugging" even for me. Good ideas and guidance, though. Read full review

Review: Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

User Review  - SISTERS Magazine - Goodreads

Every time I have a new baby, I'm a bit of a new mum all over again. It seems like I should have at least learnt the basics after six babies, but the basics keep changing on me! The wealth of baby ... Read full review

All 25 reviews »

Contents

Make sure your unborn baby receives the best possible nutrition
31
The Labor and Delivery Room
51
The Whole House 217
187
Improve the air quality lighting water conservation laundry heat
251
The Nursery 83
259
GREEN INFORMATION
271
Books Web sites organizations and other forms of support
293
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Alan Greene, M.D., is a beloved practicing pediatrician, leading authority, and spokesperson for the green baby movement. Named "the Children's Health Hero of the Internet" by Intel, Dr. Greene teaches at Stanford University School of Medicine. Visit his Web site at www.DrGreene.com.

Bibliographic information