Being currently preggers myself, I'm all about getting educated for growing a healthy baby both inside the womb and once he enters the world.
Of all the things I enjoy about this book, I like its arrangement the best. With the regular insertion of recipes, stories, tips, reports and more, this book lends to an ease of reading that's both episodic (which is often the life of a pregnant and new mother) as well as providing more in-depth information.
I'm fairly well read and abreast on current pregnancy, infant and child nutrition trends (as well as the more traditional approaches) and I have to say that Dr. Greene does an excellent job of bringing in a broad range of information that is both accurate and helpful.
His personal story also goes far in establishing a friendly credibility from him toward the reader.
His approach to sharing information and encouraging parents is valuable in that it's VERY mindful of appropriate (and realistic) issues that parents will face during different developmental stages of their child's early life.
Overall, a highly recommended reference reading that will be helpful from before you get pregnant, right trough the toddler years.
Whenever you explore books on "green" alternatives you always wonder how "far-out" the author's approach will be. I can say with all honesty that Dr. Alan Green takes a very common-sense approach to feeding your baby (and YOU!) with health non-processed foods. The key here is "Common-Sense", Dr. Green explains the differences and then gives you a realistic plan for incorporating his ides into your families diet. This is not a lecture, but it is a well-explained … more
?Babies are built from food,? writes Greene (Raising Baby Green) in this straightforward manual for eco-conscious parents. Most of the nutritional advice here will not be new to parents; it?s not specific to parents who are choosing organic or sustainable food. The strength of the book is in its personality. Greene shares his own childhood eating habits and takes a nonjudgmental approach, offering specific brand suggestions for organic baby formulas knowing that some mothers need that option. Parents of picky eaters will especially appreciate the tips for engaging toddlers in new flavors and aromas. Verdict This title will stand out among the proliferation of organic cookbooks for babies and toddlers, as it capably tackles the why (we feed our kids healthy food) and how (to get them to eat it). ?Library Journal Xpress Review(Oct 2010)