I just picked up a copy of Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home (2008). I’m so impressed by the book that I feel compelled to tell you about it before I’ve even finished reading it. The book is a smart mom’s (and dad’s) guide to eco-friendly/natural living, filled with helpful information and tips contributed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields and Kate Hudson. The book is well-written, and offers easy-to-read advice on creating a nontoxic home for you and your baby.
For example, there’s a handy “Under-sink Makeover” chart, which helps you figure out what you should have under your sink–and what you should throw out. According to the book, for one-quarter the price, half the volume and twice the peace of mind, you can have a “Green” cabinet. Since little ones love exploring cabinets once they get moving, there’s no doubt a green cabinet takes away a lot of worry.
Whether you’re expecting your first baby or already have several children, this book is the perfect primer for creating a safer home and understanding why “Green” matters.