Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone f…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing teaching your children healthy eating habits
    July 17, 2013
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he …

    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
    January 28, 2013
    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural

    Everyone has heard the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’.  As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin.  In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-a…

    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…

    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?
    October 5, 2011
    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    With each child I’ve learned a little more about parenting than I knew before, I guess they refer to that as earning your stripes. Sometimes your first child gets a little more attention just by the…

    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?
    February 8, 2011
    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    As a child passenger safety technician, I have participated in many car seat inspections and am astonished at the number of seats that are either improperly installed and/or used. The National Highway…

    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…

    Rainbow Eating For Babies
    May 31, 2010
    Rainbow Eating For Babies

    When feeding your babies and toddlers, keep color in mind.  In my book, Organically Raised, I call this rainbow eating.  (more…)…

    Tummy Time
    January 27, 2003
    Tummy Time

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The latest recommendations are for kids to get at least 30 minutes of age-appropriate physical activity per day throughout childhood, and for babies this means tummy time. For inf…

    Infant Sleep Changes
    January 26, 2003
    Infant Sleep Changes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids will sometimes go through phases where their sleep (and your sleep!) is interrupted, but when the transition is sudden and recent, my first thought is, "What might have chang…

    Stool Changes
    January 23, 2003
    Stool Changes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Babies' stools go through many changes during the first eight weeks or so. First are the days of slow, sticky, meconium stools, but by the end of the first week, stooling speeds u…

    Neck Rash
    January 23, 2003
    Neck Rashes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Getting a rash under the neck is very common at 4 months because the skin of the neck's folds rubs against itself. The heat, friction, and moisture combine to irritate the skin an…

    Infant Hair Loss
    January 14, 2003
    Infant Hair Loss

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you look at a lot of babies, you will see an amazing variety of hair patterns. Some may be bald as a cue ball while some have thick locks and everything in between. Most babies…

    Infant Anemia
    January 1, 2003
    Infant Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common cause of anemia in babies is iron deficiency. This usually can be corrected pretty easily with supplemental iron. Supplements are quite safe at that age, at the ap…

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    November 3, 2002
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide

    Related concepts: SIDS Introduction to SIDS: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment w…

    Separation Anxiety
    November 3, 2002
    Separation Anxiety A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Stranger anxiety, object permanence Introduction to separation anxiety: Your baby has been able to tell the difference between you and strangers from the earliest days of life. Young…

    Baby drooling from teething
    November 3, 2002
    Teething: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment

    Related concepts: Primary teeth eruption, Dental conditions. Introduction to teething: No topic has gone through wider swings in medical opinion than teething. A little more than a century ago, teethi…

    Diaper Rash
    October 27, 2002
    Diaper Rash: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Dermatitis – Diaper; Yeast infection – Diaper area Introduction to diaper rash: Diapers are a wonderful invention, controlling babies’ waste products in a relatively convenient…

    Baby Acne
    October 24, 2002
    Baby Acne: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Pimples Introduction to baby acne: To many parents' dismay, their beautiful newborn's face breaks out with red bumps at around 3 to 4 weeks of age. This is called baby acne. It tends…

    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence
    August 12, 2002
    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Separation anxiety coincides with a new intellectual skill called object permanence--the ability to remember objects and specific people that are not present. Your baby can now c…