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Keri Russell

Actress, Mother of River

"Last summer I was sitting with a couple of friends, watching our naked babies on the grass. We were in Martha’s Vineyard, where my husband was raised; my son River and the others were lying and rolling around without diapers, happily flapping their little arms and legs.

My friends and I were saying that we wish our babies could always just run around without clothes and that we wouldn’t have to worry about what’s in the grass, or about other kinds of outdoor pollution

Recently I took River for a walk in Fort Greene Park early in the morning. There are always families with strollers and babies toddling around this little green oasis. If you squint your eyes you wouldn’t know you’re in New York City. And I can’t help but think that if we keep cleaning up our acts, maybe someday our babies will be able to roll around naked on the grass here, too."


From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

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