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…

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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…

    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…)…

    Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips
    July 25, 2011
    Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips

    Many parents struggle with getting their toddlers to sleep. It not only impacts the toddler, but mom, dad, and other siblings. I do not consider my children’s sleep to be a problem. That doesn’t m…

    3 Things Not To Do When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night
    September 20, 2010
    3 Things Not To Do (When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night)

    There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don't cry it out, rocking/no rocking, co-sleeping/crib sleeping, white noise/no noise, b…

    Sleep Deprivation; Not Good for Moms’ Waistline
    July 1, 2010
    Sleep Deprivation; Not Good for Moms’ Waistline

    I think perhaps the hardest thing about new motherhood is the sleep deprivation. In fact, I think some of postpartum depression may be due to lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can cause irritability, lack …

    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep
    January 22, 2010
    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep

    Who would want to give their children nightmares? Or night terrors? Who wants to make bedtime battles worse? Who would want to make it take longer for their children to fall asleep once they get in be…

    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…