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Eco Baby: A Guide to Green Parenting [Paperback]

Sally J. Hall
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Book Description

15 May 2008
Eco Baby shows new parents how to make ethical decisions about the products they buy, as well as giving them an easy route to greening their baby s life. Sally Hall looks at every aspect of a new baby's life in the first year, including: Baby gear from cot to car seat; The pros and cons of disposable versus washable nappies; Decorating the nursery; Paints, varnishes and furnishing materials; Clothing - the best organic sources that are non-allergenic and free from chemicals; Food - the benefits and advantages of breast feeding, a guide to formula milks, dairy intolerances and natural alternatives; Toiletries - some of our most famous toiletry brands, even those aimed at babies, contain artificial ingredients, fragrances and colours that raise health concerns; Toys and educational items you can make your child's toy box more ethical by choosing wisely from sustainably managed materials and fair-traded products. Packed with helpful tips, and with a comprehensive index of companies, products and services, Eco Baby is an essential guide for all parents concerned about the health of their baby and the world their children will inherit.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Green Books (15 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903998956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903998953
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 963,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Are terry nappies really that difficult to use? Where can you find ethical products? Why should you avoid plastic? Is it safe to buy second-hand? With a huge number of products to choose from and decisions to make, how do you create a healthy environment which will give your baby the best start in life - and give the planet a chance?
Eco Baby is packed with information to help you give your baby the best start in life whilst minimising your impact on the planet. It includes:
Baby gear - eco-friendly advice from cots to car seats;
Nappies - the pros and cons of disposable versus washable, and their effect on our environment;
Food - breastfeeding, dairy intolerances, natural alternatives to formula milks and options for organic meals;
Clothing - how to source non-allergenic, organic clothes;
Toiletries - the ingredients in some of our most famous baby toiletry brands, the potential health implications, and natural alternatives;
Toys - how to create an ethical toy box with sustainably managed materials and fair-trade products.
Eco Baby is an essential guide for all parents concerned about the health of their baby, and for the world their children and grandchildren will inherit.

About the Author

Sally J Hall was Consumer Editor of Pregnancy & Birth magazine
for four years and has written for all the major baby magazines; she also
ran a baby shop in Crouch End for some while, before returning to
journalism. She is a regular contributor to The Independent, writing for
its consumer section on baby and child care, green and environmental
issues; she also writes for The Express, Daily Mail and New Consumer. She
lives in North London with her family.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid like the plague 28 Feb 2012
This is truly painful stuff. Littered with weasel words, myths, half truths, nods and winks, this is a horrendous pile of rubbish.

Call a chemical by its chemical name and it must be bad. But a common name makes it perfectly safe. Apparently you should not buy any cleaners containing alcohol, but should feel free to use borax for all your cleaning around the house. Borax must be labeled in the EU to advise users of the danger to fertility and to the unborn, a fact she omits.

I've followed her best advise, and recycled my copy.

This is a dangerous book. Avoid.
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