bwnewbornhold
    June 1, 2009
    The Cause of Common Baby Skin Conditions

    As much as we wish it would, nothing remains perfect or forever unblemished. Because of environmental contaminants, and because your baby’s skin is not fully mature at birth, he will probably be aff…

    The Soupy Nursery
    May 7, 2009
    The Soupy Nursery

    There is something going on in nurseries around this country of which unsuspecting new moms and dads are unaware.  Furniture, wall paint, fabric finishes like stain repellants and flame-retardants, a…

    Evelyn
    December 5, 2008
    Evelyn

    After resting Janet was ready to push. She was doing great, but during the process she threw up and the baby’s heart rate dropped dramatically. The midwife questioned the nurse and suddenly there wa…

    Melamine
    December 2, 2008
    Melamine

    Melamine in Baby Formula: Not a reason for panic in the US We’re all worried when we hear that more than 50,000 Chinese infants have been sickened and six have died from melamine-tainted baby formul…

    Adventures of a First Time Father
    December 1, 2008
    Adventures of a First Time Father

    When Cheryl (some of you know her as MsGreene) first asked me to blog about my impressions of the birth of our first child I figured it would be a good chance to offer a dad’s perspective on this am…

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys
    November 28, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your ch…

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys
    November 28, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your ch…

    Life with Twins #4—Infant Twins
    November 20, 2008
    Life with Twins #4—Infant Twins

    There’s no question about it—caring for twins is hard work. In addition to the physical demands, there are unique challenges that you simply don’t encounter with singletons, like how to identify…

    Life with Twins #3—The NICU
    November 19, 2008
    Life with Twins #3—The NICU

    Faith and Hope were born at 33 weeks and both initially required care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Ironically Hope, the smaller twin that we worried about throughout the pregnancy, turn…

    BPA and the AAP
    October 30, 2008
    BPA and the AAP

    Like other pediatricians across the United States, today I received an E-Breaking News Alert from the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning news about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many ha…

    Using a Fan to Prevent SIDS
    October 8, 2008
    Using a Fan to Prevent SIDS

    Is a ceiling fan for the nursery a great baby gift? I love finding simple ways to protect kids, and fans may be exactly that – a way to protect babies from one of parents’ greatest fears: sudden i…

    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself
    October 2, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself

    With a growing awareness of the questionable chemical concoctions manufacturers are allowed to sell to unassuming consumers, kitchen cosmetics are increasingly in vogue. While there are certain things…

    Eco-Friendly Baby
    September 5, 2008
    Eco-Friendly Baby

    I pulled this ParentsTV video out of the vault of oldies, but goodies. In it, host Juli Auclare asks, "What parent doesn't love making choices that are not only healthy for their kids, but safe for th…

    Depression: 3 Simple Questions
    September 4, 2008
    Depression: 3 Simple Questions

    Most women with real postpartum depression are never diagnosed. Even though postpartum depression is very common, and even though identifying it can help both the baby and the mother, most cases slip …

    Nipple Creams
    May 29, 2008
    Nipple Creams

    The FDA warned on May 23, 2008 that using Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream may harm nursing babies, citing concerns about toxic ingredients potentially causing serious side effects such as “difficulty i…

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    May 26, 2008
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of DHA, one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has previously studied links…

    A Hidden Benefit of Breast Feeding
    May 14, 2008
    A Hidden Benefit of Breast Feeding

    Breast feeding may help protect you from a painful, sometimes even crippling, condition later in life. Okay, I don't think this benefit will be the deciding factor for starting or continuing breastfee…

    BPA, Baby Bottles… Just the Beginning
    April 21, 2008
    BPA, Baby Bottles… Just the Beginning

    One of the reasons I wrote Raising Baby Green was to help parents easily sort through and prioritize which baby products area healthiest and safest for their children. In the book I suggest alternativ…

    DHA and Diarrhea
    April 8, 2008
    DHA and Diarrhea

    I received a letter expressing concern that some babies do not tolerate formula with added DHA/ARA and that parents are not aware of this possibility. DHA and ARA are important fatty acids, present na…

    What Is Pediatric GERD and How Can You Treat It?
    March 28, 2008
    What Is Pediatric GERD and How Can You Treat It?

    About one in five babies are excessively fussy (often called colic). Babies may cry for many reasons, but the latest research suggests that at least 40% of these fussy kids may actually be suffering f…