Babies Love Animals!
    March 5, 2012
    Babies Love Animals!

    It is no secret that babies get a kick out of seeing animals and hearing the unique sounds they make. This is probably why there are so many children’s books that incorporate animals; babies and tod…

    Is it Safe to Nurse While Pregnant
    February 3, 2012
    Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nursing while pregnant is usually very safe for all three of you. Brooke, when women realize they're pregnant while still breastfeeding, they often wonder whether the nursing will…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips
    January 27, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips

    If variety is the “spice of life,” why not introduce variety into your baby and toddler’s diet? (more…)…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats
    January 26, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats

    The possibilities for finger foods for babies and toddlers are endless.  Here are more nutritious, organic and delicious ideas: (more…)…

    Finger Food Ideas: Vegetables, Fruits, and Whole Grains
    January 25, 2012
    Finger Food Ideas: Vegetables, Fruits, and Whole Grains

    Think of finger foods as small bits of normal-sized foods.  Finger foods should be well-cooked so they will be soft on baby's sensitive gums.  Try to buy fresh, local, and organic produce.  If you …

    Getting Started with Finger Foods
    January 24, 2012
    Getting Started with Finger Foods

    Just as he has to learn any motor skills, your baby has to learn to use his hands and fingers to manipulate food into his mouth.  He must learn to use his mouth, tongue, and jaw muscles to move food …

    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet
    January 23, 2012
    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet

    Finger foods are food pieces that your baby can pick up and eat by himself.  At first, finger foods are mostly tools for practice in self-feeding, which will help your baby to develop manual dexterit…

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    January 17, 2012
    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their …

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    January 16, 2012
    Carrots and Nitrates

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Carrots and Nitrates. Really? Not a problem at 6 months. Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed your baby carrots, spinach, beets, turnips, or collard greens that yo…

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby
    January 13, 2012
    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    If you have a young child at home and you are expecting your second you're probably wondering how to help ease the transition into life with a new baby. Your toddler is used to having your undivided a…

    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful
    November 21, 2011
    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful

    Last Thanksgiving I announced a bold campaign, spearheaded by an amazing band of volunteers, to upgrade babies’ first foods to real foods – and babies’ first grains to whole grains – and to do…

    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?
    November 1, 2011
    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby’s skin and hair.  But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products.  But…

    Fall Favorite: Apple Picking
    October 7, 2011
    Fall Favorite: Apple Picking

    While my children are very little it seems they can be easily amazed by the same things again year after year as the fall season brings exciting adventures with it. A number of family fall activities …

    Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood
    October 6, 2011
    Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood

    Babies generally begin pointing around 6 to 9 months of age, coincidentally the time they are ready to begin the adventure of eating solids. In fact the act of pointing is one of the indicators to loo…

    Water Play is the Easy Way!
    October 4, 2011
    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n…

    Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food
    October 3, 2011
    Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food

    Although when we think about the word nourishment we think of food, it is really about one’s entire well-being. Here is one online definition “The substances necessary for growth, health, and good…

    Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E
    September 12, 2011
    Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E

    If you haven’t seen the movie “WALL-E”, you should. Not just because the robot hero (named WALL-E) is wonderful, but also because the movie is a great cautionary tale. The movie takes place in t…

    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
    September 9, 2011
    It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?

    We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It’s hard. (more…)…

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    September 8, 2011
    Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes

    "Put my baby on a schedule? You can’t be serious… like an Army cadet at boot camp?" Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adu…

    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    August 7, 2011
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the change in nursing, researchers can measure it). Th…