A Garden for Baby

A Garden for Baby

Whether we live in a house with a garden or in an apartment with windowsills of potted plants, we all have the choice to have healthy green plants, flowers, and homegrown edibles in our lives. What could be better for raising baby green than an up-close view of nature every day?

A garden, whether indoors or out, is the perfect setting for teaching our children about the care and appreciation of our precious planet earth. A garden is an especially wonderful extension of your home when you have a baby. It’s an outdoor room where together, you can enjoy fresh air, observe nature, breathe in the perfume of favorite flowers, dig in the dirt, and pick a sun-ripened fruit for lunch from your own organically grown tree.

Think about creating a special corner of the garden where you can introduce your baby to the delights of the great outdoors.

Choose plants that invite butterflies and hummingbirds, flowers that are especially fragrant and colorful, and tasty edibles for your baby’s developing palate.

Hang a bird feeder (fill it with organic seeds) to encourage feathered visitors. And be sure to include a comfy chair where you and your baby can cuddle and watch nature unfold.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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