Janet Balaskas, founder of the International Active Birth Movement and best-selling author, presents The Natural Baby
, a comprehensive step-by-step guide to providing natural and holistic care during the first year of a baby's life. This exciting new book from a world authority on natural post-natal care is the definitive parent's guide to the baby's first year. Balaskas addresses what to do during the important first few days, key nutritional concerns for mother and child, nurturing a healthy family, preventing illnesses naturally, advice on breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and more. Focused on reinforcing a mother's natural instincts, The Natural Baby
draws upon the latest research and offers sound advice on the best ways to nurture babies naturally while encouraging healthy emotional and physiological development.
Author Biography: Janet Balaskas is the director of the Active Birth Centre in London and is the founder of the Active Birth Movement. She has been a childbirth educator for over 30 years and has written over 14 books on subjects such as natural childbirth, yoga and exercise during pregnancy, water birth and baby massage.
Forward by Dr. Sears:
Dr. Sears is a well-respected expert and author in the parenting and childcare field. He has a monthly column in Parenting magazine and frequently contributes feature articles to this and other parenting magazines. In addition, Dr. Sears has written or contributed to over 50 books on parenting, including everything from attachment parenting to family nutrition to A.D.D.