The Best Green Baby Books for New Parents

When Joy and I started working on our book two and a half years ago, we thought we had the most original idea ever. We searched and couldn’t find any green baby books on the market. We rushed the idea off to publishers, sure we’d have a bidding war on our hands. Imagine our shock when no one seemed to jump at the chance to publish our unwritten masterpiece.

Okay, so we were a little naïve. Eventually we did get a publishing contract, and we’re proud to announce that our creation will hit bookstore shelves next spring.  And we’ll have company! Since we’ve started the project, other eco-minded writers have published some green baby books of their own:

  • The Complete Organic Pregnancy by Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu
  • Eco Baby: A Guide to Green Parenting by Sally J. Hall
  • Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby by Lynda Fassa (I reviewed that one here.)

  • Itsabelly’s Guide to Going Green with Baby by Jennifer Lo Prete and Melissa Moog
  • Organic Baby: Simple Steps for Healthy Living by Kimberly Rider
  • Raising Baby Green: The Earth-friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care by Dr. Alan Greene

We’ve read most of these titles and are thrilled to see that there’s just so much to say about raising babies with the environment in mind. Each book has a different slant. Green Babies, Sage Moms, for example, focuses on finding nontoxic alternatives to mainstream lotions and potions used during pregnancy and baby’s first year. Healthy Child, Healthy World contains useful information about avoiding toxins–and shows how some celebrities went green with their babies. Itsabelly’s Guide to Going Green with Baby is packed full of green gear recommendations, from sustainable cribs to organic clothing. Organic Baby is a beautifully photographed book that illustrates how to create a tranquil nursery and make appetizing baby food. Raising Baby Green takes the reader on a tour through the house (and garden), showing how to rid these spaces of harmful environmental toxins.

Our book won’t contain eco-tips from Julia Roberts–but we will have down-to-earth ideas for bringing up baby. You just have to wait until next spring to read all about it!

Green baby books work for us! For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, head on over to We are THAT Family. (This week’s WFMW is a themed edition: “Mom, I’m Bored!” Needless to say, I was not aware of that theme until too late.)


  1. great list! thanks! and congrats on your book contract!!!

  2. I LOVE green babies, sage moms – it should be required reading!

  3. Can’t wait to see your book on the shelves of bookstores everywhere!

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