The first chapter, 'Nurture and Care', is a brilliant guide to the essentials during those precious few days after baby comes home: bonding, breast- and bottle-feeding, weaning, teething and early foods. Learn, too, how to make your home more green, ranging from your nursery and natural baby equipment, clothing and cosmetic product choices to green housekeeping and the pollutants to avoid. In the chapter on learning, review positive learning environments, playgroups and nurseries, and early decisions regarding home/alternative schooling options, while 'Play and Creativity' is packed with natural ways to support your child's development through play. 'Health and Healing' looks at common childhood illnesses and a natural approach to treating and preventing them, while the final section, 'Natural Therapies', explores practices such as homeopathy and acupressure, as well as infant massage. The easy tips and expertise in "A Green Guide to Bringing Up Your Baby" will help you make informed choices that make a difference to your lifestyle and the planet.
Claire Gillman is a journalist and writer who specializes in health and parenting. She has written for national newspapers and many of the UK's leading magazines on the topic. She has also authored over 18 books for adults and children, including Getting Your Kids Active (A&C Black) and Best of Boys (Pan Books).