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Spit That Out!: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt
by Paige Wolf (Goodreads Author)
From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading “natural” labels - it can despair even the most steadfast parent. Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable and empowers readers to make simple but impactful changes.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published November 28th 2011 by Lombard Books
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Once I became a parent, like many people, I really started to pay even closer attention and became concerned about what my children we exposed to. Paige Wolf wrote the book Spit That Out!: The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt that goes through all the things that parents worry about and gives you advice both personal and from others on how to address it. She also has a blog with the same name to keep you updated too.
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"Spit That Out!" is an intelligent, reassuring manual that’s won a permanent place on my bookshelf. From cleaning & breastfeeding to mass media exposure & clothes shopping, this book has a chapter about each and every common concern for a parent hoping to simply raise a happy, healthy child. In the grand scheme of things, there seem to be so few things a parent can do to prevent exposure to questionable chemicals, foods, products, and negative influences. Instead of just "rolling the dic ...more
I haven't spent much time thinking about this topic, as I'm not a mom, but I was intrigued by this book and won it on firstreads! Wolf does a great job covering the basic topics of raising a baby in a healthy, environmentally friendly way without coming across as preachy. She is realistic- knowing you can't keep your baby in a germ free bubble, and even giving props to good germs. She eases the anxieties of the guilt-ridden moms who have stopped for the occasional easy Big Mac or taken asprin wh ...more
Full of helpful tips and graphics. Easy to navigate chapters and index. Witty and well written. Contains and awesome list of resource (Websites and book titles) in the back for further investigation. Organized and immensely helpful.
I found this entire book unbearably smug in its tone, which was disappointing, as I'd been looking forward to reading it for quite some time. I agreed with some aspects of the author's erring on the side of caution attitude toward parenting, but I think she took things way too far with the idea that allowing your child to play with plastic toys gifted to them by well-meaning grandparents was not a good idea, and that, instead, you should just dispose of them or donate them to a resale shop-- WHA ...more
This book is an invaluable resource for navigating the minefield of environmental toxins. Contaminated drinking water, lead paint dust, hormone-disrupters in plastic water bottles and food containers, pesticides in our produce; it is very easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless against an onslaught of pollutants wreaking havoc on the developing bodies and minds of our children. While we often feel like throwing our hands up on the air and giving up, this book offers a sensible approach for protect ...more
This was a quick read, great for a busy parent. It covered the major topics: food, toys, clothing, diapering, BFing vs. formula, natural cleaning, etc. As I've already come to my own conclusions about nearly all of the topics and it didn't go into much depth, I didn't find it particularly helpful, but I think it would be a great read for a expecting or new parent who's just beginning to think about these things. It's peppered with quotes from both average parents and experts, and has a bulleted ...more
Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, advocate, and eco-chic green living expert. Paige regularly appears as a green living expert on television, in print, and at conferences across the country. A widely read author, she's received national acclaim from People.com, Parents.com, US Weekly, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. Paige lives in Philadelphia with her husband and ...moreMore about Paige Wolf...