Book Review: Growing up Green! Volume 2 – Baby and Child Care

Growing up Green! Volume 2 – Baby and Child Care
By Deidre Imus

This is a great book with a lot of resources in it. It takes the parents from before pregnancy through the teen years and gives important things to think about and be aware of at each stage.   It tells us what the risks are associated with different toxins and different ages.  The book also lists many resources for parents and others interested in getting toxins out of our children’s lives.

I found the book non-judgemental as well as not too overwhelming. Often when you read something about going green, you become so overwhelmed with all the changes you need to make, that you end up doing nothing. I do not feel this way with this book, in fact, Deidre Imus actually says “I’ve always believed that the most significant transformations are the ones that occur slowly, sometimes without our even noticing.”

At the end of the book there are many helpful resources: there is a Food section with healthy recipes; a Recommended Reading Section; a guide to buying green on the internet so that everyone can buy green, no matter where you live; and sections on studies on children’s health and important legislation.

I like the vaccine section as well – it gives ideas for spreading out the vaccines if you want to vaccine but do not want to give all the shots at the same time.

I think this book is definitely worth having in your library!

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2 Thoughts on “Book Review: Growing up Green! Volume 2 – Baby and Child Care

  1. Non-judgemental and not overwhelming sound good to me, too. This does sound like a useful book. Thanks for the info.

  2. When I first read the title I was thinking – oh lordy, how did I mess up my kids now. I’m glad to hear that the book is non-judgmental and not overwhelming because you are right that’s the two things that drive me nuts with parenting books.

    Btw, I had a friend who waited until their child was 5 before she gave them any vaccines. I don’t know if you can get away with that today but I think that’s what I’d do differently if I did it over again.

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