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Natural Baby Care Book by Colleen K. Dodt
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Author: Dodt, Colleen K.
Publisher: Storey Books
Copyright: 1997
Number of Pages: 144
ISBN: 0882669532
Price: $14.95

Get your baby and yourself off to a great beginning - naturally. Herbalist Colleen K Dodt offers her experienced advice on the safest and gentlest products and practices for ensuring good health for your baby and enhancing the mother-child bond. Natural BabyCare includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to select or create pure and safe herbal creams, baths, shampoos and oils that will promote the health and well-being of both mother and child.

Special features on baby care include:

  • Relaxation methods for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Aromatic recipes for using herbs and essential oils
  • Safe and simple homeopathic remedies
  • A guide to resources for natural baby care

An herbalist for fifteen years, Colleen K Dodt is the author of The Essential Oils Book (Storey Publishing). She is the owner of Herbal Endeavours, Ltd in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 A Primer of Natural-Care Products and Techniques
    • Herbs
    • Essential Oils
    • Homeopathy
  • Chapter 2 Caring for Yourself During Pregnancy, Childbirth and Lactation
    • Preparing for Conception
    • Pregnancy
    • Labor and Childbirth
    • Breastfeeding
    • Caring for Yourself During the Postpartum or Postnatal Period
    • Pampering Yourself
  • Chapter 3 AromaBaby: Healthy Scents for Cleaning and Caring for Baby
    • The Importance of Scent
    • Soothing Skincare
    • Healthful Room Scents
    • Aromatic Baby Baths
    • Caring for New Hair
    • Freshening Diapers and Clothing Naturally
    • Baby Cream, Balm, Tinctures and Powder
  • Chapter 4 Natural Ways to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Growing Baby
    • Soothing a Baby to Sleep
    • Infant Massage
    • Feeding Baby Organically
    • Herbal Remedies for Children: A Medicinal Approach
    • Natural Healthcare for Growing Children
  • Chapter 5 Creating a Healthy, Welcoming Enviroment for Your child
    • A Good Beginning: Bless Away
    • Shower Gifts
    • Naming Your Baby
    • Preparing Siblings
    • Finding a Supportive Community
  • Resource List
  • Reading List
  • Index

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Rating: 2 out of 5

Reviewed By: Tracie

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Location: Merritt, BC

Comments: While this book did have a few nice recipes and ideas, I felt it did not address medical concerns in regard to essential oil usage and safety during pregnancy well enough.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Tina

Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2001

Location: Moscow, ID

Comments: I found lots of helpful tips and hints in this book... I've only made one recipe so far, but it turned out very well!


Total Number of Ratings: 2
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