Mother trying to get child to sleep. Is it safe to give sleeping aid medications to children?

Using Sleeping Aid Medications for Children

Is it okay to give sleeping medications to young children if they can’t fall asleep?

Infant child with cleaning chemicals. Dander in a spray bottle!

Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

Dr. Greene’s take on the household spray bottle… For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of...

Boy with back to camera looking into the water. Could he have Epispadias?


My son just turned 4 and has what appears to my wife and I (and our child's urologist) to be the equivalent of a hidden/concealed penis. I am...

Learning Foods is Like Learning a Language

I received a great question from @ChowMamaStacie on Twitter (which was posed by @amanda by way of @kidappeal),  “What do you say or do when kids make funny faces...

Child with cucumbers on her eyes to ease itchy eyes.

Itchy Eyes: Allergies are Crying Out for Attention

In many ways, the eyes are the windows of the body. When children have itchy eyes, it can disrupt their days – and nights. Itchy eyes often distract kids...

Fear, Measles, and Protecting our Kids

Fear, Measles, and Protecting our Kids

Claims that the MMR vaccine might cause inflammatory bowel disease or autism continue to haunt parents. I’m asked about the connection every week. The group that began the controversy,...

Child in makeup acting angry, like she has behavior problems.

Behavioral Problems

My 7-year-old spends all day misbehaving. He jumps on the furniture, throws toys, and generally is out of control. The more I tell him to stop...

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Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.