Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
    August 7, 2011
    Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic

    Dr. Greene's take on the flavors of breast milk... Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the…

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
    August 6, 2011
    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, lic…

    Nighttime Parenting
    July 29, 2011
    Nighttime Parenting

    And no matter how hard it is, remember… Tip 6. This Too Shall Pass (more…)…

    July 28, 2011
    White Noise and Sleep

    While some of the tips I’m suggesting require mom and dad to make sacrifices – Like Watching Baby’s Diet – I’m convinced that any effort you make to keep your baby and toddler healthy and ha…

    Foods that Promote Good Sleep
    July 27, 2011
    Foods that Promote Good Sleep

    A calming Bedtime Routine and Lots of Fresh Air and Exercise are important for establishing gentle sleep patterns. Here’s another tip: Tip 3. Watch your Baby’s Diet (more…)…

    Exercise and Child Sleep
    July 26, 2011
    Exercise and Child Sleep

    Yesterday I introduced the concept of gentle methods for getting babies and toddlers to sleep without letting them cry it out. Over the next few days I’ll give additional tips. (more…)…

    Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips
    July 25, 2011
    Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips

    Many parents struggle with getting their toddlers to sleep. It not only impacts the toddler, but mom, dad, and other siblings. I do not consider my children’s sleep to be a problem. That doesn’t m…

    About the WhiteOut Movement
    July 7, 2011
    About the WhiteOut Movement

    Dr. Greene explains the WhiteOut movement... "Let every child's first grain be a whole grain. There's no good reason not to. They won't mind. They'll thank you."   And let every child’s first food…

    Learning Begins At Birth
    June 3, 2011
    Learning Begins At Birth

    If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you’ll be familiar with these questions: (more…)…

    Abrupt
    June 2, 2011
    Abrupt

    Sometimes life catches us off guard. We feel like a deer in the headlights. Sometimes things change so quickly that we are left shocked and confused. Have you ever felt that way? (more…)…

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers
    May 18, 2011
    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies & Toddlers

    Tylenol for Babies and Toddlers?!?  The FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that “pain relief” be removed from the label of…

    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food
    April 19, 2011
    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food

    Dr. Greene's take on homemade baby food... Foodie Tuesday Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed their babies carrots cooked at home; only give them what comes in a jar. I disagree! The wo…

    When is the Right Time for the First Sleepover?
    February 18, 2011
    When is the Right Time for the First Sleepover?

    Our little sunshine Tim is now seven months and a half old. He's currently the most important member of our family, and we all adjust to his schedule and rhythm. Sometimes it can be quite difficult an…

    Active Baby
    February 16, 2011
    Active Baby

    Here is a theory I live by: an active baby grows up into an active child, who then grows up into an active adolescent and an active adult. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on activity in the earliest…

    Thinking With Your Own Head
    February 15, 2011
    Thinking With Your Own Head

    Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I'm not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what …

    Baby Handling in the Past and Now
    February 14, 2011
    Baby Handling in the Past and Now

    When I wrote “Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories,” we might have marketed with, “Wow, a new handbook for parents on baby handling. This must be the…

    Toxic Chemicals and Babies
    February 11, 2011
    Toxic Chemicals and Babies

    Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to …

    Tobacco Smoke and Children
    February 9, 2011
    Tobacco Smoke and Children

    Would you give your child a cigarette to smoke? Most would consider this question ludicrous. But did you know that when you or others smoke around your child, that’s exactly what is happening? Yes, …

    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…

    Semi-homemade Baby Food
    February 1, 2011
    Semi-homemade Baby Food

    Motherhood brings with it lots of questions. Breast or bottle? Cloth or disposable? Vaccinate or not? As I eased into motherhood, I answered these questions, one at a time,  in the best way I knew ho…