Mother holding toddler while trying to work at a computer. She has the far away look of a Zombie Mom.
    October 27, 2016
    Confessions of a Zombie Mom

    My youngest is now 21. Over lunch recently he told me I was looking more alive these days. I agreed that during his growing up years, I hadn’t taken very good care of myself, some times even pulling…

    Two children laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Do they have sleep blues?
    July 25, 2016
    Sleep Blues: How to change your quantity and quality of sleep

    We can survive longer without food than we can without sleep. About twice as long. Good food may be central to good health, but so is good sleep. And we often miss out on its amazing benefits. Improve…

    Young girl holding a teddy bear while sleeping. Kids sleep benefits are huge!
    April 25, 2016
    Kids Sleep Benefits Are Huge!

    “Mom, just a little more, please!” Does this sound familiar? Kids need around 9-10 hours of sleep per night, but it’s estimated that up to 40% of children aren’t getting this recommended amoun…

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    January 28, 2016
    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
    June 17, 2015
    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…

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    May 31, 2015
    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…

    Toddler with tousled hair sleeping in a bed
    May 26, 2015
    How to Stop Night Terrors Now!

    Night terrors can be terrible for children and their parents, but the good news for parents is that options do exist to stop night terrors! However, before these are explored, parents must decide whet…

    Tired Teen
    March 12, 2015
    Teen Fatigue: Causes & Solutions – #LTKH

    #LTKH is the hashtag for Let’s Talk Kids’ Health a Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. ET. This is the #Storify transcript from our chat with guest @DrDonn…

    Young woman sleeping peacefully
    December 17, 2014
    5 Simple Strategies To Take Care of The Last Person On Your List This Season: YOU!

    Trust me, I know how hard it is to take good care of yourself when there are so many things that need to get done.  (And, I completely understand that if you don’t do them, they’re not going to g…

    Peacefully Sleeping Toddler
    June 7, 2014
    You Are What You Sleep

    How your children sleep may change their body composition – their lean body mass, total body fat, abdominal fat, and waist and hip circumference. A fascinating new study showed tight links between k…

    I Was Wrong About the Environment
    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2
    December 16, 2011
    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2

    Crib/Bed Frame Cribs and bed frames are often made of pressed wood or particleboard. These engineered wood products and their finishes can contain formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). F…

    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1
    December 15, 2011
    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

    At Healthy Child Healthy World, we get asked almost weekly about how to find safer mattresses on a budget. And, it’s no wonder when you look at the premium prices on organic and eco-friendly options…

    Nighttime Parenting
    July 29, 2011
    Nighttime Parenting

    And no matter how hard it is, remember… Tip 6. This Too Shall Pass (more…)…

    White Noise and Sleep
    July 28, 2011
    White Noise and Sleep

    While some of the tips I’m suggesting require mom and dad to make sacrifices – Like Watching Baby’s Diet – I’m convinced that any effort you make to keep your baby and toddler healthy and ha…

    Foods that Promote Good Sleep
    July 27, 2011
    Foods that Promote Good Sleep

    A calming Bedtime Routine and Lots of Fresh Air and Exercise are important for establishing gentle sleep patterns. Here’s another tip: Tip 3. Watch your Baby’s Diet (more…)…

    Exercise and Child Sleep
    July 26, 2011
    Exercise and Child Sleep

    Yesterday I introduced the concept of gentle methods for getting babies and toddlers to sleep without letting them cry it out. Over the next few days I’ll give additional tips. (more…)…