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There are few phases in life more overwhelming and exciting than becoming a new parent. Life changes from the moment you learn your new baby is on the way, as you are suddenly faced with a barrage of decisions to make about the health and welfare of your baby. And even if you never thought about it before, you will probably begin to see the environment you live in — the environment your baby will grow up in — from a whole different set of eyes. For the first time, issues such as global warming, air quality, water pollution, food security, and biodiversity stand to affect your child's future as well as your own.

No parent wants to raise his or her child in a world full of toxins. Yet we are often too overwhelmed by the magnitude of environmental concerns, and what we perceive as the necessary steps that must be undertaken by communities, industries, and the government, to make a difference. Environmental issues such as global warming, hazardous waste, loss of rain forests, endangered species, acid rain, the ozone layer, and heaving landfills seem out of our control. There is just too much trash, too much pollution, too few resources, and too little time to really make a difference, right? WRONG!

Each of the decisions that you must make as a new parent, from how to feed your baby to what diapers to use will have an impact on both your baby and the planet. Even the method you use to deliver your baby affects the environment. But the good news is that it is easier than you think to make savvy decisions to go green.

As a busy parent, you may not have time to spend hours researching what you could do to protect the environment. Should you buy organic or buy local? Which items are the most important to recycle? How can you get the most green for your green? Let's face it, in the modern household, time is as precious a commodity as any other. But the fact of the matter is, whether this is your first baby or your tenth, the decisions you make each day affect the environment. And even small changes can make a big difference.

If you are concerned about the environment your baby will grow up in and concerned about the impact your expanding family will have the planet, then The Everything® Green Baby Book is a must read for you. This book offers easy-to-understand information and easy-to-implement ideas to help you go green, from pregnancy to your baby's first birthday! This book gives parents nonjudgmental, real-life, and comprehensive information about raising a green baby.

The Everything® Green Baby Book is a book that you will earmark and return to time and time again as you and your baby enter new stages of development. During pregnancy, it will show you how to go green at home and on the go to protect yourself and your developing baby from environmental toxins. After your baby is born, you can turn to The Everything® Green Baby Book as your ultimate resource for choosing the green options that work best for your family when it comes to diapering, feeding, bathing, and clothing your newborn baby. And it will also show you simple ways to reduce your whole family's impact on the environment.

Even more importantly, The Everything® Green Baby Book will show you how to introduce your baby to nature, and plant the seed for a lifetime of environmental stewardship. Because teaching your children to understand and cherish their connection to the environment is one of the best ways that you as a parent can protect the planet for today and for your child's future.

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  3. Introduction: Why Go Green?
  4. Introduction to Raising Your Baby Green
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