Teach Yourself Green Parenting

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"Green" your baby

Teach Yourself Green Parenting provides you with the means for raising your child to be an ethical, environmentally aware adult. It takes you beyond the basics of washable versus disposable diapers to issues involving pregnancy, childbirth, education, travel, clothing, toys, and much more.

Lynoa Cattanach is an expert on organic and environmental issues. Formerly a volunteer for Friends of ...

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"Green" your baby

Teach Yourself Green Parenting provides you with the means for raising your child to be an ethical, environmentally aware adult. It takes you beyond the basics of washable versus disposable diapers to issues involving pregnancy, childbirth, education, travel, clothing, toys, and much more.

Lynoa Cattanach is an expert on organic and environmental issues. Formerly a volunteer for Friends of the Earth, she is now director of BabyGROE magazine and writes regularly for a variety of media.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071496896
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 219
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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Lynoa Cattanach is an expert on organic and environmental issues. Formerly a volunteer for Friends of the Earth, she is now director of BabyGROE magazine and writes regularly for a variety of media.


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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     viii
Dedication     ix
Foreword     x
Pregnancy and conception     1
Preparing for conception     2
Pregnancy     7
Birth     18
Planning a birth     19
Tests, interventions and newborn treatments     20
Where to birth     24
Birth assistance     28
How to birth     30
Pain relief during labour and birth     32
Caesarean sections     37
How to make the transition to parenthood easier     41
After the birth     45
The babymoon     46
Bonding     46
Feeding and sleeping patterns     52
Recovering after birth     55
Food     60
Breast is best     62
Getting the most out of bottle feeding     65
Six months and beyond     65
What does organic really mean?     69
Nappies     76
Cloth nappies     77
Elimination timing     82
Keeping it clean     84
Toiletries     85
Commonly used chemicals     86
Alternatives for the wholefamily     87
Household cleaning products     88
Health     91
Healthcare options     92
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate     95
Natural alternatives     97
A rough guide to complementary therapies     98
Clothes and accessories     104
Clothes     105
Accessories     111
Play and education     115
Play and development     116
Toys     120
Alternative play options     121
Social life     125
Television     126
Education     126
Childcare     128
Alternatives to mainstream education     130
Getting the best out of mainstream education     131
The green house     134
Toxins in the house     135
The alternatives     139
In the garden     141
The green pet     143
The green build     145
Recycling     147
Waste     148
Reduce, reuse, recycle     148
Recycling rumours     150
Energy     163
Household energy-saving tips      164
Carbon offsets     167
Renewable energy for the home     168
Holidays and travel     170
Holidays     171
Travel     173
Money matters     177
Banks and building societies     179
Charity credit cards and affinity cards     179
Insurance companies     180
Mortgages     181
Ethical investment     181
Child trust funds     181
Pension funds     182
The whole package     184
Taking it further     188
Useful organizations     188
Useful websites     198
Further reading     211
Index     214
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