Young girl sleeping in a colorful crib with the lights on
    August 13, 2014
    From the Kitchen to the Bedroom

    [caption id="attachment_48832" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Andrew Ballantyne.[/caption]   Today’s parents need to know. New information has recently been uncovered about an importan…

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    October 10, 2013
    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It's shocking how little sleep most people get. It's the trend in today's busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it's not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especi…

    Dr. Alan Greene explains how to solve night terrors in children
    September 5, 2013
    Solving night terrors lickety-split

    We've come upon a great solution for night terrors in my house (OK, my wife actually came up with it :) that worked with our son and thousands of others. If you've ever run in to this with your child,…

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    August 29, 2013
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child's tired, raspy voice whispers "Mom? Moooooom?" It's now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you've been fan…

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    August 7, 2013
    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week's post I've got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your tod…

    Brace yourself …. Another evening of “Battling the Bedtime!”
    December 26, 2012
    Brace yourself …. Another evening of “Battling the Bedtime!”

    Countless homes in America face this every evening with their children.  How often have heard the frustrated cry of parents everywhere?  “My children just hate going to bed”  “It’s a battle…

    How Much Sleep is Needed?
    July 24, 2007
    How Much Sleep is Needed?

    I’m asked almost everyday by some concerned parent whether their child is sleeping enough or too much. That’s not a simple answer and varies from child to child and even from day to day. (more&hel…

    Night Mares
    November 2, 2002
    Nightmares: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bad Dreams Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are nightmares? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about …

    Night Terrors
    November 2, 2002
    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Confusional arousal; Partial arousal state; Sleep terrors Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – bu…

    When Children Can't Sleep
    June 26, 2001
    When Children Can’t Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How exhausting! Missed sleep is tough for all of us, but yours has been long and consistent and without a failsafe solution if you just get too tired. Most young kids will return …

    Thumb Sucking
    January 19, 2001
    Thumb Sucking

    Dr. Greene's Answer: I stood in a darkened room with two eager parents-to-be during their prenatal ultrasound. I watched their screen-lit faces at the moment they glimpsed their new baby for the very …

    Smiling girl in a bed
    February 2, 1997
    Snoring & Sleep Apnea

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Any child who snores may not be getting adequate sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common medical condition that is now being identified in more and more children. The peak age …

    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking
    April 17, 1996
    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking

    Children who suck their thumbs are able to begin at an early age to meet their own need for sucking. These children fall asleep more easily, are able to put themselves back to sleep at night more easi…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1
    March 5, 1996
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    A ten-month-old girl, who had been sleeping through the night, has now been waking up each night for one week. She pulls herself to standing in the crib, and rubs her right ear. She calms quickly when…

    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting
    January 1, 1996
    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting

    Contrary to popular opinion, bed-wetting is a very common problem. It affects somewhere between five and six million children. (more…)…