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"Well-researched and comprehensive, yet practical and accessible…. Parents who follow [Neustaedter's] guidelines are very likely to have healthier, happier babies."
Janet Levatin, MD, board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor in pediatrics, Harvard University

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The Holistic Baby Guide offers parents a wide variety of dietary practices, nutritional supplements, and holistic medical approaches to resolving worrisome health issues common in infants, such as colic, diaper rash, and eczema. Author Randall Neustaeder has more than thirty-five years of experience as a holistic medicine specialist and a licensed naturopath; he is also the father of five children.
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  • Series: The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572246936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572246935
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kimmers on April 2, 2010
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Four years ago I was pregnant with my third child and found Randall Neustaedter's book about vaccines at a local store. I bought it and have been a huge fan of his work since then. I have referred many to his website and some of my friends have had huge "Ah ha!" moments as a result.

Proponents of alternative medicine can be fear-based and condescending, acting as if giving your child antibiotics or formula is going to kill them. I'm no fan of either, but if parents do choose to use them they shouldn't be made to feel ashamed or afraid. It will suffice to simply inform them of the possible consequences without judgment, as this author does.

Dr. Neustaedter does a wonderful job of teaching how and why holistic medicine may very well give parents better results. I also appreciated his brief lesson on the origins of homeopathy and Chinese medicine. His writing has enabled me to examine my own beliefs (I gave up my war on germs) and develop the confidence to respect and support the immune system instead of trying to take over its job with drugs. It's been very liberating. When my young children are sick, I'm no longer fearful. I know how to support them with herbs, supplements and good nutrition while they heal themselves.

Parents are flooded with advice from all around to medicate for fevers and go to the doctor for every little thing. So a doctor gives you a prescription for steroid cream for your child's eczema, or an antibiotic for that ear infection, but if you don't address the cause, what good is that? It would be so helpful to offer a different perspective that doesn't undermine confidence in the miraculous ability of the body to heal without medical intervention. Every parent should have a copy of this book to help counterbalance all those conventional influences. The best parent is an informed parent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CB Boston on April 17, 2011
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Whether it's your first child or fourth, this book contains all you need to know to get on and stay on the right track with your new infant. Our son is now 13mths old and he just had his "FIRST" cold, nothing major lasted only 3 days and any non family member would not even have known he was sick, no fussing, & barely any visible signs. (runny nose)Homeopathy is a sure winner when you have children. I'm so happy that our pediatrician who is a Homeopathic practitioner & MD recommended this book, it's a Great buy.
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A healthy child is the goal of every parent. "The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems" is a guide to what alternative medicines can offer to an infant in dealing with the many problems infants face, ranging from the mostly harmless of diaper rash to generally improving a young child's immune system. With plenty of information and ideas, "The Holistic Baby Guide" is not one to be overlooked for the positive and driven parent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caitlin E. Hancock on August 9, 2011
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I love this book and have found it very useful for the natural way I am raising my baby. I am a massage practitioner and aspiring herbalist and the information is right up my alley.
It helps me to know I can take charge of my babies health and be proactive. He gives helpful information about homeopathy, chinese herbs and nutritional supplements and common childhood illnesses that the common pediatrician would never know to recommend. I only wish that he was in Seattle so I could take my babies to him. Definitely recommend it for anyone who wants healthier children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BrianaA on April 28, 2011
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This is a good book, with great information, I wish it was a little more in-depth and had more remedies or helpful ideas for things like teething, but over all it's well written. It's also handy to have right there all in one book instead of scouring the internet for answers.
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