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Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide
Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide
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Becky Cannon, the author of Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide

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Supports a positive, whole, and integrated approach in parenting
  • Respects parents' intuition, intelligence, and individuality
  • Presents tried and true traditional ideas in a contemporary way
  • Includes vibrant color designs in accessible format
  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Genki Press; 1st Ed. edition (October 20, 2014)
  • Size: 8.25 x 10.25 inches
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991653904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991653904

A Comprehensive and Accessible Resource for Natural Baby Care.

Nurture your baby with nature's principles for a radiant life. Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide is a complete resource for parents to give their babies a healthy beginning for the first three years. After more than 30 years of focusing on developing the best natural products for babies, i play., Inc. owner, Becky Cannon would like to share her experience. She draws from her background in child development, Japanese traditional foods and healing, and raising two children. The book presents information for parents about wellness and healing, child development, healthy feeding, and products for natural living.


Whole Baby

Whole Baby offers information about nurturing your child's physical, emotional, and mental development. In each chapter you will find daily practices, theories, and essential skills to assist you in learning about and supporting your child's health and well-being.

Whole Food

Whole Food discusses essentials to establish your baby's holistic foundation for healthy eating. It includes food groups, recipes, menu plans, and suggestions for going out and for celebrating special occasions.

Whole Living

Whole Living is a comprehensive resource on products and their ingredients. You will find a guide and reference list of products that you need and what to look for when shopping and making choices for your baby.


Praise for Grow healthy. Grow happy. The Whole Baby Guide:

"Becky Cannon has written a mind-boggling book. The extent of its coverage is exhaustive, and this well-researched tome puts everything into the context of principles for living. A one-stop book for parents."
-Peggy O'Mara 
mother of four, author of 
Having a Baby Naturally and Natural Family Living; former editor of Mothering Magazine; board member of Holistic Moms

"The book's title--Grow Healthy. Grow Happy.--captures the spirit of this welcome guide to child rearing. Becky Cannon brings a multicultural, holistic, and environmentally savvy perspective to that most important of human experiences: nurturing and raising babies in family and community. The love and insights evident in this guide are inspired by her experiences in creating and leading the award-winning baby products company i play., her appreciation of both the wisdom of East Asia and her upbringing in the American South, and her reflection on raising her now-adult children. Her writing and her guidance are gifts to babies, parents, and families everywhere."
-Lawrence H. Kushi
ScD, Director of Scientific Policy at Kaiser Permanente; adjunct professor, UC Davis School of Medicine

"Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. has a thorough section on feeding babies, with a recognition of the importance of probiotics, including great ideas for introducing babies to live-culture ferments."
-Sandor Ellix Katz
author of 
The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation

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