Toddler Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Teething Pain

    Teething Pain

    Dr. Greene, what can I do for the real bad teething times? My little girl did really well with some of her teeth, but she is in a lot of pain now. Wakes up every 2 hours and can…

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  • Infantile Acne

    Infantile Acne

    Dr. Greene, my son is now 17 months and still has a whitehead on his cheek, and he also has blackheads. If he got them from breast-feeding I sure won’t breast-feed the next one. I would really like his…

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  • Milk and Constipation

    Milk and Constipation

    Dr. Greene, our 19-month-old son has seemed to have trouble since his birth. He wouldn’t be miserable all the time, just a good portion of the time. At 1 year, he was introduced to cow’s milk. Before this time,…

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  • Gender Identity

    Gender Identity

    Dr. Greene, my little boy likes playing with dolls. In fact he wants a Barbie for his birthday. My husband is very upset about this. Is he okay? What should we do?
    Talia – New York

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  • Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene, my 3 and a half year old daughter has an irrational fear of bugs. She never used to be afraid of them. Now she stands and screams and refuses to go wherever there might be bugs. These…

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  • Head Banging in Children

    Head Banging in Children

    Dr. Greene, my 13-month-old daughter has been developing a habit of banging her head. She seems to do this only when frustrated, upset or excited — and will then bang her head on furniture, the floor or even on…

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  • Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls.

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  • ADHD


    Dr. Greene, how long should a toddler be expected to pay attention to one thing? My 3-year-old just can’t sit still. Could he have ADHD?
    Kate – New York, New York

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  • Battery Safety

    Battery Safety

    Dr. Greene, we need medical assistance — hurry! The situation is as follows: – A little girl, 11 months, arrived to the Children’s Hospital. She had eaten a battery of a remote control (TV) that was picked up after…

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  • Masturbation in Young Children

    Masturbation in Young Children

    Dr. Greene, I need to know about a 2-year-old’s masturbating. What brings it on, and how concerned should I be about a sudden constant desire to engage in the behavior?
    L. D. – Ramona, California

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