In the simplest of terms, we plant the seeds and watch our children grow. The nurturing decisions parents make while their children are babies set the tone for their lifetime. Why not start them on a healthy and natural path?
Every generation has its childcare authorities that have guided parents towards making informed choices. My parents could recite Dr. Spock’s manifesto, Baby and Childcare word for word. He told his followers, “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. My generation tuned into Penelope Leach’s, Your Baby and Child From Birth to Age 5. She said, “Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.” Now, Claire Gillman reaches a new group of new parents with A Green Guide to Bringing Up Your Baby. Gillman’s all about giving a baby a green life: “A greener approach not only will benefit your new baby by providing her with the healthiest and most natural environment in which to grow and thrive, but will also promote a healthier future for you and your whole family and, as an additional and welcome bonus, benefit our planet too.”
It is our natural instinct to protect our children and keep them from harm. Parents are presented with thousands of decisions during the first few years of a child’s life. I suppose all parents go through similar feelings of being overwhelmed with typical baby situations — sleeping, eating, crying, teething, talking, walking etc. Today’s moms and dads have the extra pressure of comprehending and balancing all of the latest environmental data about how to keep baby happy and safe.