The Eco-nomical Baby Guide

The Eco-nomical Baby Guide

Down-to-earth Ways for Parents to Save Money and the Planet

Book - 2010
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Is it really possible to raise an eco-baby without breaking the bank? While the average parents spend almost $7,000 gearing up for a new addition, pregnant pals Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley each shelled out less than a thousand--and they did it by going green. In The Eco-nomical Baby Guide , the authors prove that bringing up baby can be easy on the pocketbook and the planet.

Focusing on the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra and writing in a humorous but straightforward style, these resourceful mothers dish about everything from eco-friendly diapers to daycare, making green living with baby accessible to everyone--even those on the slenderest of budgets. Your baby's happiness and safety top Hatch and Kelley's agenda as they offer tips on shopping for new and used green goods, blending homemade organic baby food, and limiting the piles of baby gear that threaten to overtake the living room.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.
ISBN: 9781584798316
Branch Call Number: 649.1 HATCH
Characteristics: 195 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kelley, Rebecca
Alternative Title: Economical baby guide


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Apr 28, 2014

Simple, easy to read and reference providing enough space for people to choose their own path. Like a lot of other American books, some of the products mentioned here are actually available in Canada, and few of the resources. Which with the internet, is less of a deal than it previously was, but if you're truly being eco, getting something that is available closer to you will be harder if you use this as your only source of information on buying new eco friendly products. Plus, then there's the truth that a printed book just can't keep up with product turnover.

Aug 14, 2012

A lot of the suggestions in here were pretty straight forward. If you're already the kind of person who tries to be environmentally responsible without spending a ton of money, you might not get a ton out of it. Still, it made me feel good about some of the things I've already been doing. Sort of a reminder that while babies are terrible for the environment, there are things I can do to lessen the impact.

Great info on the impact and types of both cloth and disposable diapers, and how to care for them.


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