Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 2
    October 25, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 2

    The Athlete Soon your little athlete will be full of energy, sprinting forward in life. Training for this race begins with tummy time soon after the umbilical stump  has fallen off. This exercise bui…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1
    October 23, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1

    Introduction The toddler that rushes down the hall calling, “Mommy phone!” is dramatically different from the newborn you held in your arms a moment and an eternity ago. Astonishing and unparallel…

    Baby Aerobics?
    July 8, 2003
    Baby Aerobics?

    This is the youngest exercise program I have ever seen – and it had powerful results. The babies involved were tiny premies, averaging about 2 1/2 pounds in weight, and still 3 months before their d…

    Muscle Developement
    January 29, 2003
    Muscle Development

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Most girls that age weigh between 12.5 and 19 pounds, so her weight is right in the middle of the range (assuming she has a normal length and head size). Kids tend to develop best…

    Slow Weight Gain
    January 28, 2003
    Slow Weight Gain

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: When kids are not growing as fast as expected, there are several reasons their growth may be slow. Growth fundamentally depends upon the nutrition taken in and the calories taken …

    Neck Strength
    January 28, 2003
    Neck Strength

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Time spent on the tummy and time spent sitting with support both help increase head strength, and increased neck strength makes tummy time more enjoyable. Try lying on your stomac…

    What Babies Learn From TV
    January 27, 2003
    What Babies Learn From TV

    If you’ve ever seen babies ‘zoned out’ in front of a screen, you might think that all they are interested in are the colors, sounds, and movements. Perhaps you suspect that they are entranced by…

    Tummy Time
    January 27, 2003
    Tummy Time

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The latest recommendations are for kids to get at least 30 minutes of age-appropriate physical activity per day throughout childhood, and for babies this means tummy time. For inf…

    Exposure to Loud Noise
    January 25, 2003
    Exposure to Loud Noise

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long. Sitting a little farther back w…

    Skull Malformation
    January 24, 2003
    Skull Malformation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When we recognized that kids sleeping on their backs were much less likely to have a problem with SIDS, we started seeing more and more babies with the back of the skull flattened…

    Infant Carriers
    January 18, 2003
    Infant Carriers and Motor Development

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a wonderful experience for both of you for him to be carried so close! I am delighted to hear of babies who get lots of time each day in carriers as long as they also get tim…

    Strengthening Muscles
    January 17, 2003
    Strengthening Your Baby’s Muscles

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Supporting the child's muscles, so that you or something else is doing part of the work, is often the best way to encourage learning new skills. Holding her hands or under her arm…

    Hitting and Biting
    January 16, 2003
    Hitting and Biting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most kids hit or bite at some point. Those who keep it up usually feel they are getting something out of it. Either getting their way or getting attention (even negative attention…

    Delayed Walking
    January 15, 2003
    Delayed Walking

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your daughter could be perfectly normal, but this is worth discussing with your pediatrician. In the United States, most kids start walking by about 12 to 14 months. Some kids ski…

    Infant Hair Loss
    January 14, 2003
    Infant Hair Loss

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you look at a lot of babies, you will see an amazing variety of hair patterns. Some may be bald as a cue ball while some have thick locks and everything in between. Most babies…

    Body Hair
    January 10, 2003
    Body Hair

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It is pretty common for young babies to have soft, thin hair on their faces and backs, called lanugo, that disappears during the first year. It is most common in kids who are born…

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    January 8, 2003
    Weaning From A Pacifier

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many kids will stop using a pacifier on their own, when they are ready. As long as your child is done using the pacifier by age 4, there shouldn’t be any permanent effects on to…

    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence
    August 12, 2002
    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Separation anxiety coincides with a new intellectual skill called object permanence--the ability to remember objects and specific people that are not present. Your baby can now c…

    How Much Should Baby Eat?
    May 2, 2002
    How Much Should Baby Eat?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Msfho, I speak with parents all over the world who express concern that their babies are eating too little – or too much. Some parents think that 90th percentile is an ‘A’ a…

    Brains and Babbling
    September 7, 2001
    Brains and Babbling

    Conventional wisdom teaches that babies’ babbling is just the happy accident of babies’ opening and closing their mouths and jaws, and learning how to use their lips and tongues. The latest resear…