Synopses & Reviews
Is it really possible to raise an eco-baby without breaking the bank? While the average parents spend almost $7,000 gearing up for a new addition, pregnant pals Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley each shelled out less than a thousandand they did it by going green. In The Eco-nomical Baby Guide
, the authors prove that bringing up baby can be easy on the pocketbook and
Focusing on the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra and writing in a humorous but straightforward style, these resourceful mothers dish about everything from eco-friendly diapers to daycare, making green living with baby accessible to everyoneeven those on the slenderest of budgets. Your babys happiness and safety top Hatch and Kelleys agenda as they offer tips on shopping for new and used green goods, blending homemade organic baby food, and limiting the piles of baby gear that threaten to overtake the living room.
Focusing on the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra and writing in a humorous but straightforward style, these resourceful mothers dish about everything from eco-friendly diapers to daycare, making green living with baby accessible to everyone.
About the Author
Lifelong friends Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley emphasize progress instead of perfection as they blog about their eco-nomical” adventures (and misadventures) at www.greenbabyguide.com. They both teach English, co-write two eco-friendly living columns, and enjoy raising their own green babies in Oregon.
Table of Contents
Welcoming baby to a greener world -- Necessities and niceties : what does baby really need? -- Save cash and save the planet-buy used gear -- Gearing up green : supporting eco-friendly companies -- The great diaper dilemma : cloth and disposable diapers face off -- Cloth diapering 101 : selecting and caring for your cloth diapers -- Into the mouths of babes : practical ways to feed the baby and save the world -- Living green despite the obstacles : eco-friendly tips for special circumstances -- Ten simple things you can do for the planet right now (and four difficult ones).