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Get you baby and yourself off to a great beginning -- naturally. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt offers her experienced advice on the safest and gentlest products and practices for ensuring good health for your baby and enhancing the mother-child bond. Natural BabyCare includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to select or create pure and safe herbal creams, baths, shampoos, and oils that will promote the health and well-being of both mother and child.
Special features on baby care include:
* Relaxation methods for pregnancy and childbirth
* Aromatic recipes for using herbs and essential oils
* Safe and simple homeopathic remedies
* A guide to resources for natural baby care
"...a valuable resource for anyone who wants to explore alternatives to dubious chemicals and synthetic products." - Taste for Life Magazine
Using easy-to-follow instructions, parents can make natural lotions, bath oils, creams, powders, and shampoos that will ensure glowing health and enhance the bond between parent and child. Includes information on self-care during pregnancy, infant massage, and gift ideas.
Get your baby off to a great start with gentle and safe homemade lotions, powders, creams, and shampoos. In this informative guide to natural baby care, Colleen Dodt offers easy-to-follow aromatic recipes that make creative use of herbs and essential oils while avoiding harsh chemicals. With simple homeopathic remedies for a variety of ailments, Dodt provides plenty of suggestions for ensuring glowing health and creating a relaxing atmosphere that can enhance the magical bond between you and your baby.
About the Author
An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt is the author of The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy, said: "I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done." Colleen is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Her business and products have been featured in Herb Companion magazine, and she has written numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy. She was the first American and the first woman to write for The International Journal of Aromatherapy (February 1988).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Primer of Natural-Care Products and Techniques
Chapter 2 Caring for Yourself During Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Lactation
Chapter 3 AromaBaby: Healthy Scents for Cleaning and Caring for Baby
Chapter 4 Natural Ways to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Growing Baby
Chapter 5 Creating a Healthy, Welcoming Environment for Your Child