Smiling, blue-eyed baby crawling on a hardwood floor.
    August 12, 2014
    Great News: A Dirty Home May Be a Healthy Home

      [caption id="attachment_48794" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Kona Gallagher Use by permission.[/caption]   St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University contributed t…

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    May 11, 2014
    pH and Common Baby Skin Conditions

    Nearly every baby will experience some form of rash in the first year – ranging from baby acne to eczema and diaper rash. While there are varying causes of these problems, some known and many unknow…

    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH
    May 5, 2014
    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH

    One of the most important factors to consider when choosing personal care products for baby is the pH of those products. pH refers to the acid-base scale, with water and most internal body fluids bein…

    Tips for Feeding Toddler - Two
    October 4, 2013
    The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler — Part Two

    Your toddler can now eat just about everything you eat. That does not mean that he actually WILL eat everything you eat. That is no reason not to try to continue to feed the healthiest foods. Of cours…

    Toddler Feeding Tips
    October 3, 2013
    The Road to Success: Tips for Feeding Your Toddler – Part One

    As your baby grows into toddlerhood his taste buds and tolerances will be more in line with an adult’s. However, you want to make sure that the food he (or she) eats is still the best that you can o…

    Millet
    October 2, 2013
    Baby’s First Foods: Millet, kale and nutritional yeast

    Millet is a super healthy whole grain cereal and can be used instead of brown rice as a first cereal. With recent concerns about arsenic levels in white and brown rice, even organic, millet is a terri…

    Adding Fruit
    October 1, 2013
    Baby’s First Foods: Tips for adding fruit and wheat germ to baby’s diet

    Peaches are safe to feed your baby at 6 months. Peaches are a terrific source of fiber and a good source of Vitamins A and C. Pears are a terrific source of fiber and Vitamin C and are also safe to fe…

    Baby Avocado Face
    September 30, 2013
    Baby’s First Foods: When to start, what to feed

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees that the time to begin solid foods for baby is around 6 months. Of course, checking with your pediatrician is always best. Once you decide the time is r…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone f…

    skin to skin flora
    July 18, 2013
    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balanc…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing teaching your children healthy eating habits
    July 17, 2013
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he …

    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
    January 28, 2013
    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural

    Everyone has heard the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’.  As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin.  In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-a…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    January 22, 2013
    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it’s popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it…

    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There's an App for That!
    November 26, 2012
    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!

    I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were.  Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was j…

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    August 16, 2012
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    One Super Nanny Tip that is Golden
    March 9, 2012
    One Super Nanny Tip that is Golden

    Before having kids I was an avid Super Nanny fan. Now that I have 3 children of my own, I find that what she may suggest to a family may not always work for everyone and I can hardly stand to take adv…

    Using Music and Signing in Tandem
    March 8, 2012
    Using Music and Signing in Tandem

    Do you sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to your little one? Most of us do because we can easily remember those lullabies from our childhood quite easily. (more&hel…

    Just Another Day in Paradise
    March 7, 2012
    Just Another Day in Paradise

    We’ve had an unusually warm winter here in San Diego. In fact some days I’ve seen many Facebook posts bragging with photos of the temperature gauge in their car or an app from their smart phone……

    A Belated Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!
    March 6, 2012
    A Belated Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

    The first time I heard the book read at a toddler story time, I fell in love with My Many Colored Days. The way the colors and animals give children a connection to the meaning of the feelings describ…