Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Review: Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

I'm slowing finding a number of books related to treating children with natural remedies.  One of my new favorites is a book called Naturally Healthy Babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm, MD.

I really like this book because it provides a balanced attitude towards caring for children naturally, but also helps parents to know when it is necessary to obtain medical help.  I think this is because Ms. Romm was a midwife and herbalist for many years before becoming an MD.  I like the approach of "integrated medicine" this book takes.

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health

The book is divided into three parts; Herbalism and Natural Healing, the Newborn and Baby Care, and Natural Healing for Children.

The section on Herbalism and Natural Healing focuses on many helpful things, some of them being, how to build a home herbal medicine chest, understanding herbs, learning how to evaluate your child's health and when to seek medical attention.  I found this section to be very well rounded.

The Newborn and Baby Care includes a section on pregnancy and herbs, labor and delivery, as well as bonding with and care for the newborn.  So much helpful information in this section.  I highly recommend this for people who want to be parents and parent's to be.

Natural Healing for Children covers a host of common childhood illnesses along with the appropriate herbal, natural, and homeopathic remedies as well as information regarding when to seek medical care.

This is an excellent resource for parents and I know will be a "go to" book for our home.

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  1. Impressive book and very informative blog, extremely helpful info specially the last part I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.
    care baby

  2. I too recently discovered this book and love it. It's very helpful and builds a parents confidence in assisting children overcome illness. It inspired me to get my own herbs/leaves/bark and such to help with illnesses my family may see in the near future. Not that I want illness to occur and we eat a nutrient dence diet, just that I am so much better prepared to handle it naturally than ever before.

  3. My daughter who recently had a beautiful baby boy via home birth (I was lucky enough to witness the magic of it!) has loved Aviva's natural pregnancy and baby books. A wealth of knowledge! Great to see her work out there and recommended for other women to raise their children naturally.

  4. Thanks for sharing this book with us on Natural Mothers Network- a must have for any like-minded young family:-)Thanks for linking this up at Seasonal Celebration Sunday! Rebecca x