Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care

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Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care

Format:  Paperback,

291 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9781416541240

ISBN-10: 1416541241

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The essential, parent-friendly guide to raising a healthy child in our increasingly toxic environment.
The second volume in the "New York Times" bestselling "Green This " series, "Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care" is a complete guide to raising healthy kids. Environmental activist and children's advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group -- from infants to adolescents and beyond. With a focus on preventing rather than treating childhood illnesses, Deirdre concentrates on educating and empowering parents with information such as:
- How to make sure your child is vaccinated safely
- Which plastic bottles and toys are least toxic
- How to lobby for safer school environments and support children's environmental health studies
- Advice from leading "green" pediatricians and nationally recognized doctors such as Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Chock-full of research and advice, "Growing Up Green" makes it easy for you to introduce your child to the "living green" way of life.

Specifications

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Apr 2008
ISBN-13: 9781416541240
ISBN-10: 1416541241
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 291
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.0 x 0.5

Chapter outline

The wake-up call
A Letter to Parents
The Role of the Environment in Our Children's Health
Environmental Triggers
Toxic Triggers and Childhood Cancer
Prevention Is the Best Cure
From utero to university
Preparing for Pregnancy
Greening Your Thinking
Greening Your Home
Eating Right for Two
The ABCs of Organic Eating
Fish During Pregnancy: The Mercury Problem
Spotlight On: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Pregnancy and Birth
The Healthiest Pregnancy Possible?
Some Simple Guidelines
Choosing the Right Hospital
Developing Your Baby's Palate
Nursing
Better Bottles
Organic Baby Food
Got Milk?
A Word on Microwaves
Blue Moon Treats
Infancy and Early Childhood
Playtime: Rethinking Your Toy Philosophy
Bathing Your Baby
Relaxation Techniques
Teething Tools
The Diaper Dilemma
Sun Protection
The Pet Question
Green" Pediatrics
Vaccinations: Medicine's Greatest Achievement or Too Much of a Good Thing?
Spotlight On: Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Rise of Childhood Allergies
Antibiotics Overload
Spotlight On: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Green Cures
Off to School
Potential School Hazards
The School-Day Diet
Spotlight On: Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
Exercise: The Most Essential Homework of All
Spotlight On: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Happy Pill: Why Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?
Treating Head Lice
Pesticides on Playing Fields
Spotlight On: Asthma
Green School Gear
Greening Your After-School Activities
Adolescence and Beyond
Diet and Lifestyle
The Power of Fitness
Stress and Self-Reliance
Spotlight On: Precocious Puberty
Toxic Temptations
Future Preparations
Beyond the Home: Community Activism and Outreach
Advocate for Organic Foods
Campaign for Cleaner Air
Carpool
Green the Cleaning at Your Children's School
Begin a Recycling Program
Advocate for Green Urban Development
Start a Local Community Garden or Farmer's Market
Support Child-Friendly Legislation
Resources
Food
Recommended Reading
Buying Green: A Web Reference Guide
Important Legislation
Studies on Children's Health
Glossary of Environmental Health Terms
Biographies of Medical Experts

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2008-03-15)

Imus (founder & president, Deirdre Imus Environmental Ctr. for Pediatric Oncology) presents her second volume (following Green This!: Greening Your Cleaning) in her "Green This!" series. Here, she emphasizes the active role parents must play to ensure their children's health, from prep regnancy through adolescence; explains how toxins in our food and the environment can 'cause health problems like asthma, autism, and cancer; and cites worrisome statistics about the chemicals in our lives.

Sharing her own experiences raising her son and running (along with her husband, radio host Don Imus) the Imus Ranch, a cattle ranch for kids with cancer, she further discusses the importance of organic food, the dangers of plastics, and the hazards of some vaccines. Resources include recipes, a glossary, recommended reading, web sites selling green products, and biographies of the various medical experts and researchers she consults. Imus writes not only as an educated consumer with spending power but as a citizen willing to advocate for children's health. She encourages readers to regard themselves in that same light and concludes with a call to action. Recommended for libraries where there is interest in this topic.

-Janet Clapp, Athens-Clarke Cty. Lib., GA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

The essential, parent-friendly guide to raising a healthy child in our increasingly toxic environment.

The second volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care is a complete guide to raising healthy kids. Environmental activist and children's advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group -- from infants to adolescents and beyond. With a focus on preventing rather than treating childhood illnesses, Deirdre concentrates on educating and empowering parents with information such as:

• How to make sure your child is vaccinated safely

• Which plastic bottles and toys are least toxic

• How to lobby for safer school environments and support children's environmental health studies

• Advice from leading "green" pediatricians and nationally recognized doctors such as Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

Chock-full of research and advice, Growing Up Green makes it easy for you to introduce your child to the "living green" way of life.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great resource! This is a great resource for helping you keep your children safe and healthy. She seems to cover everything and I plan on keeping it as a guide to my daily living and shopping habits. 05/17/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome green info This book was a gift for my daughter and she absolutely loved it. 07/27/2008
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