From the most respected names in parenting come this definitive book on child rearing the all-natural way. HappyBaby combines decades of medical expertise from Dr. Robert W. Sears, renowned doctor in the Sears family of pediatricians, with the nutritional know-how of Amy Marlow, registered dietitian for the popular HAPPYBABY line of organic baby food. Look no further than between the pages of this jam-packed guide to find answers to critically important questions in the life of your baby, such as:
What should I eat when nursing my baby to ensure the most nutritional feedings?
What simple tips can help me manage the inevitable stress that comes with a new baby in the house?
When do I introduce my child to solid foods, and how can I do it in a safe and fun way?
How can I develop healthy eating habits in my children?
This groundbreaking book offers a proactive, harmonious approach to parenting that’s easier, greener, and just plain better for your precious infant or toddler.
I have to say, I am little bit annoyed this book is marketed along with a brand name in baby food, when making your own baby food is truly the best way to nourish your child.
Fluoride: In discussing vitamins and minerals for breast-fed babies, Dr. Sears states that, “If Baby is exclusively breast-fed after 6 months (no tap water or infant formula), she may need a supplement. Ask your pediatrician about fluoride drops. Supplementation advice varies according to where you live and how much fluoride is in your water.” I have asked my pediatrician, as well as two pediatric dentists. All agree, systemic fluoride is not effective no matter where you live. Topical fluoride protects teeth.
Organic formulas: Dr. Sears warns organic formulas aren’t always better, as some contain corn syrup or brown rice syrup as sweeteners. “This is not a wise nutritional move for Baby.” I found this advice enlightening, as I am one to always assume organic is better.
BPA-free sippy cups: Sigg is included in Dr. Sears’ list of BPA-free bottles. I guess they will need to do a rewrite on that one!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to write the review. I will be giving the book to a pregnant mother living in poverty.