Learning To Fall Back To Sleep
    Learning To Fall Back To Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It is so rewarding to rock our little ones to sleep. The feeling of closeness we get from holding them in our arms as they drift off is, for many parents, the pot of gold at the e…

    Sleep Patterns

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For most of us, adult and child alike, there are a few reasons for occasional sleeplessness. In adults, it is most often linked to physical illness, stress, excitement, or emotion…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …

    When Baby Won't Go To Sleep On Her Own
    Dr. Greene’s Method for Getting Baby to Sleep Through the Night

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your darling daughter has worked her magic on your heart. Her smiles delight you, but oh, the despair that comes with her incessant crying. Hearing her cry, much less scream, will…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 1

    A ten-month-old girl, who had been sleeping through the night, has now been waking up each night for one week. She pulls herself to standing in the crib, and rubs her right ear. She calms quickly when…

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2
    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he …

    Baby Bottle Weaning
    Baby Bottle Weaning

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a four year old is still using a bottle to go to sleep there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her lovey, or special comfort object,…

    What is Baby Acne?
    What is Baby Acne?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: To many parents' dismay, their beautiful newborn's face breaks out with red bumps. One of the most common causes for red bumps on an infant's face is baby acne. It tends to occur …

    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding
    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Before you decide to give up nursing, I recommend that you try a few simple things that might make the situation much easier for both you and your baby. If these don't work, you can still decide to sw…

    Nursing: Considering Giving Up?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many new mothers feel the way you do. This is a time that most expectant parents have looked forward to with delight. We dream of a wonderful baby who will fill our lives with joy…

    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your question comes at a great time. Most of the problems associated with falling asleep with a bottle begin to emerge after a child is one year old. Cavities result from the inte…

    Colic Will Not Last Forever!
    Colic Will Not Last Forever!

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Colic can be very difficult. As your daughter's birth approached you probably experienced increasing anticipation and eagerness about the upcoming new beginning. The birth experie…

    What is Colic?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a baby's crying lasts longer than three hours a day, it is called colic. Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about three wee…

    Ear Infections and Pacifiers

    Dr. Greene's Answer: University researchers from Finland have published a study of 845 children attending day care. They followed the children for fifteen months, keeping track of behaviors which migh…

    The Dangers of Balloons
    The Dangers of Balloons

    Believe it or not, balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. That's right. Balloons! This shocking fact was established by a study conducted by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in conj…

    Minimizing the risk of SIDS

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: 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 when you will stop worryi…

    What is Cradle Cap?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's called "Cradle Cap" and it's very common in infants. It is a sign of healthy skin growth, so consider yourself (and your beautiful baby) very lucky! Here is how it works: we …

    How can I get my child to eat vegetables?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you drink coffee, you probably remember the first time you took a taste. It was horrible! How could anyone like that disgusting stuff! Many baby foods that we consider very bla…

    Spoiling a Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Very young children cannot be spoiled. Some babies have greater needs than others due to their own physical condition, but all babies are very needy! Crying is their only way of c…