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…

    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?
    September 11, 2012
    Who is Most Vulnerable to the Impact of Flame Retardants?

    Flame retardants, including Chlorinate Tris, Firemaster 550, and PentaBDE, are found in the foam inside upholstered furniture in order to meet California regulations -- the must be able to withstand e…

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    August 16, 2012
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and…

    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet
    January 23, 2012
    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet

    Finger foods are food pieces that your baby can pick up and eat by himself.  At first, finger foods are mostly tools for practice in self-feeding, which will help your baby to develop manual dexterit…

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    January 17, 2012
    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their …

    Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood
    October 6, 2011
    Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood

    Babies generally begin pointing around 6 to 9 months of age, coincidentally the time they are ready to begin the adventure of eating solids. In fact the act of pointing is one of the indicators to loo…

    Water Play is the Easy Way!
    October 4, 2011
    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1
    October 23, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1

    Introduction The toddler that rushes down the hall calling, “Mommy phone!” is dramatically different from the newborn you held in your arms a moment and an eternity ago. Astonishing and unparallel…

    Hitting and Biting
    January 16, 2003
    Hitting and Biting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most kids hit or bite at some point. Those who keep it up usually feel they are getting something out of it. Either getting their way or getting attention (even negative attention…

    Delayed Walking
    January 15, 2003
    Delayed Walking

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your daughter could be perfectly normal, but this is worth discussing with your pediatrician. In the United States, most kids start walking by about 12 to 14 months. Some kids ski…

    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 …

    Iron Deficiency
    October 31, 2002
    Iron Deficiency: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to iron deficiency: A baby is born with about 0.5 grams of iron in the body. A healthy adolescent's body has 5.0 grams. This 900 percent increase in iron comes from the iron in the food y…

    Labial Adhesions
    October 31, 2002
    Labial Adhesions: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fused labia, Labial agglutination Introduction to labial adhesions: It's not a subject frequently talked about in parenting circles. Rest assured though, labial adhesions are common,…

    Hand Foot Mouth Disease
    October 30, 2002
    Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Coxsackievirus A16 Introduction to hand-foot-mouth disease: A miserable child who has lost interest in eating solids? Perhaps the child has hand-foot-mouth disease. What is hand-foot…

    Eczema
    October 28, 2002
    Eczema: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Atopic dermatitis, Baby eczema Introduction to eczema: A rash on your baby's face might seem almost invisible to you, so shining is her beauty that lies beneath. Or you might wonder …

    Ear Infection
    October 28, 2002
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most c…

    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…

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    October 24, 2002
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: BBTD, Early childhood caries, ECC, Nursing bottle caries, Rampant caries Introduction to baby bottle tooth decay: The breast milk or formula that comforts and nourishes your baby can…

    Traveling with a Toddler
    May 5, 1997
    Traveling with a Toddler

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Summer is upon us once again (at least in the northern hemisphere), and it's family vacation time! Ah, yes, family vacations -- those times filled with memories of long days being…

    Baby Teeth
    June 11, 1996
    Baby Teeth

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For an infant, the mouth is an exquisitely sensitive portal connecting the world around him to his developing mind and body. He uses his mouth to meet his mother, to sate his cons…