Feeding Baby Green - The Journey Begins
    August 31, 2009
    Feeding Baby Green – The Journey Begins

    To get an idea of how Feeding Baby Green may help your family, imagine your child a few years down the road, eating lunch at school. Most of her friends have snagged French fries or chips to complemen…

    Feeding Baby Green Tip – Is Your Baby Allergic?
    August 19, 2009
    Feeding Baby Green Tip – Is Your Baby Allergic?

    How do you tell if your baby is allergic or intolerant to something? Usually, you will not see a quick, visible response to a formula or food. Instead, you might see eczema or another skin rash, fussi…

    Babies are Built from Food
    July 31, 2009
    Babies are Built from Food

    Babies Are Built from Food When a brand-new baby opens her eyes and, for the first time, settles her gaze on her parents with a spark of recognition, something very complex has taken place. The light …

    Earth-Friendly Household Cleansers
    April 21, 2009
    Earth-Friendly Household Cleansers

    Keep your home clean and fresh, your baby safe, and the planet a little greener by using cleaners free of chemicals, solvents, dyes, and fragrances. Look for products that are labeled nontoxic, chlori…

    Household Cleaners – Safety Under the Kitchen Sink
    April 21, 2009
    Household Cleaners – Safety Under the Kitchen Sink

    In general, I recommend choosing cleaning products that don't require any such labeling. If a cleanser is not good for you and at its most acceptable level requires caution, it is probably not good fo…

    As Powerful as Insulin
    May 12, 2008
    As Powerful as Insulin

    The hormonal shifts of pregnancy are a challenge for maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Up to 1 in 8 women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancies, increasing risks for thems…

    Mirror World
    May 7, 2008
    Mirror World

    Regular physical activity can have profound benefits for parents and babies. I’m also convinced that developing a habit of activity during pregnancy (even before pregnancy is better) is another way …

    Choosing a Green Pediatrician
    April 28, 2008
    Choosing a Green Pediatrician

    As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on ped…

    What about Seafood?
    April 14, 2008
    What about Seafood?

    For an expectant mom, trying to eat seafood as safely as possible is difficult because the USDA has no classification yet for organic seafood. Therefore, seafood is a double-edged sword. (more……

    What Color is Your Laundry Room?
    November 27, 2007
    What Color is Your Laundry Room?

    We're thrilled to have been tagged by Molly Pesce at Barnes and Nobles.com. Raising Baby Green is one of her top green picks for Earth Week 2008 (more…)…

    Cough Medicine Alternatives
    October 29, 2007
    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I’ve been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the r…

    Air Quality in the Home
    October 18, 2007
    Air Quality in the Home

    Your nose is one indicator of the air quality in your home—the cleanliness of the air your baby breathes each day. Rule of thumb: if the aroma you smell is from a natural source (such as fresh air, …

    Part Three - Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?
    October 14, 2007
    Part Three – Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    3. Variety in your diet is especially important. I suggest that you eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to take advantage of all the unique phytonutrients in different foods. (m…

    Part Two – Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?
    October 9, 2007
    Part Two – Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    2. Calcium is also very important during pregnancy and nursing (and for moms, in the months just after nursing, to replenish the calcium in their own bones). If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, add ric…

    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?
    October 5, 2007
    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    Being a vegetarian or a vegan can be an option for a pregnant woman, if you make informed choices. Here are four things to keep in mind: (more…)…

    A Garden for Baby
    September 26, 2007
    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 co…

    Great food can be delicious fun!
    September 24, 2007
    Great food can be delicious fun!

    As a pediatrician, I’ve had contact with millions of parents regarding the health of their children. Over the years I’ve learned that one of the biggest headaches for many moms is trying to ensure…

    Making Recycling a Family Habit
    September 22, 2007
    Making Recycling a Family Habit

    Look through your home for ways to model green living for your children. One family habit that can make the most immediate impression on the very young is an organized system for recycling family wast…

    A Better Beginning
    June 15, 2007
    A Better Beginning

    Having a baby is a time of pivotal change. The world will never be the same. You are embarking on the journey of a lifetime together. Much will be spontaneous and unexpected, yet there is also somethi…

    Why Green During Pregnancy
    June 7, 2007
    Why Green During Pregnancy

    As a pediatrician, I knew that the link between environmental dangers and the many cases of chronic illness in my patients was important, but the magnitude of the situation really hit home when I saw …