Homemade Kids: Thrifty, Creative and Eco-Friendly Ways to Raise Your Child

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9780091929893: Homemade Kids: Thrifty, Creative and Eco-Friendly Ways to Raise Your Child

How new parents can resist buying new things, learn to adapt what they have, and generally see having a baby as the perfect opportunity to make practical changes toward a greener lifestyle Modern living offers convenience, and parents need all the help they can get. Food is produced in abundance, and clothes are cheap enough to use and then discard—but is it necessary to be so wasteful, and is this really how we want to raise our children? This guide explains how raising a happy, healthy child doesn't have to put a strain on the planet and parents' wallets. It's full of inspirational ideas and practical advice that will help parents to make their home a healthier, more energy-efficient environment; create toys and fun activities; decide whether reusuable diapers are the right choice; and consider the best feeding and transport solutions for any family. Parents will learn be taken back to basics and reminded of the simple pleasures of parenting.

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Nicola Baird is the author of A Green World?, the editor of Earthmatters magazine, and a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, and the Guardian.

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'Full of ideas, buzzing with energy and great green tips for parents' - Tony Juniper, former director of Friends of the Earth'As a mother of four modern children this book showed me how to get green with ease' - Rosie Millard, Sunday Times journalist'A splendidly inspiring book, which will encourage all the family to enjoy going "green"' - Shirley Hughes OBE

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