I wrote this book in the 1980s when I was in my 20′s and my own children were small. Like my midwifery clients, I wanted my children to enjoy excellent health and didn’t want to expose them to unnecessary medical interventions if and when they did get sick. So I researched, learned, and practiced what I was learning –then wrote it all down to share. My kids and many others were raised naturally and healthy as a result. Decades later I am still caring for children, now in my medical practice, by the principles I wrote down back then. And my grandbaby is being raised naturally and healthy, too!

This is an A-to-Z handbook that addresses common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. Indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.

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This way of caring for babies and children helps parents to get to know their child, to be more sensitive to the well child, and therefore to know more intuitively how to treat the sick child.

— William Sears, M.D. / from the foreward to Naturally Healthy Babies & Children

I would wish this book for all new families, community libraries, and waiting rooms.

— Jeannine Parvati Baker / author of Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth

Another strand of our Wise Woman wisdom is spun and woven in this delightful book by Aviva Romm.

— Susun Weed / author of Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Years

Like having a wise woman neighbor to call in times of need.

— Peggy O’Mara / publisher of Mothering magazine

We are two mothers living in Turkey who are deeply affected by your books. They have become essential in supporting our children’s health.

— Melania and Feride

This could not have come at a better time! My 1.5 year old son has a bad cough and the other night as I was using your book Naturally Healthy, I was thinking how great it would be to have you in my pocket sometimes guiding me and assuring me I was doing the right thing for my son!

— Jessica G.

My daughter is now 4 years old, but when I was pregnant with her, your books were a tremendous resource to me. Thank you so much for your advocacy work in the area of women’s health. A voice like yours is very much needed.

— Sara

Love your pregnancy book already! I have your Healthy Babies and Children book too and love it as well! They are my little health bibles – thank you so much for writing them!

— Charity L.

I have used your book Naturally Healthy Babies and Children extensively and it has been a wonderful reference book for me. I want to thank you for your amazing contribution to teaching people like me the alternatives available to keeping my children healthy. You have made a tremendous impact on my life.”

— Maggie

I should start by saying your have written the BEST books on pregnancy, birth, natural childcare and herbalism. I have read and reread several and refer them to people, daily!

— Laura