Which Diaper is the Best
    September 29, 2011
    Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    As a father and pediatrician, I've changed many diapers -- enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Th…

    Diaper Rash
    October 27, 2002
    Diaper Rash: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Dermatitis – Diaper; Yeast infection – Diaper area Introduction to diaper rash: Diapers are a wonderful invention, controlling babies’ waste products in a relatively convenient…

    Urate Crystals
    March 4, 2002
    Urate Crystals

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Orange smudges are usually urate crystals. They are normal, soft, like tiny cubes of Jell-O -- sometimes smushed, and sometimes confused with drops of blood in the diaper. These a…

    The Consistency of Poop
    April 4, 2001
    The Consistency of Poop

    As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see at changing time. The first bowel movements are the thick, sticky, tarry meconium stools formed whil…

    Diapers & Infertility?
    September 28, 2000
    Diapers & Infertility?

    In boys, the scrotal sac is marvelously designed to maintain the testicles within a narrow temperature range, just below normal body temperature. When it is cold out, the sac constricts and draws the …

    Disposable Diapers
    August 9, 1999
    Disposable Diapers

    In our online community, someone inquired about a baby who had eaten some of the gel out of her diaper. I was pleased to answer this query, but I want to be sure that every parent and grandparent and …

    Treating Diaper Rash
    April 30, 1996
    Treating Diaper Rash

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Diapers were a wonderful invention, controlling infants' waste products in a relatively convenient, clean, and healthy way. Still, ever since children began to wear diapers, diape…