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…

    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…

    Sleep Deprivation; Not Good for Moms’ Waistline
    July 1, 2010
    Sleep Deprivation; Not Good for Moms’ Waistline

    I think perhaps the hardest thing about new motherhood is the sleep deprivation. In fact, I think some of postpartum depression may be due to lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can cause irritability, lack …

    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep
    January 22, 2010
    Secondhand Smoke and Kids’ Sleep

    Who would want to give their children nightmares? Or night terrors? Who wants to make bedtime battles worse? Who would want to make it take longer for their children to fall asleep once they get in be…

    How Much Sleep is Needed?
    July 24, 2007
    How Much Sleep is Needed?

    I’m asked almost everyday by some concerned parent whether their child is sleeping enough or too much. That’s not a simple answer and sleep needs vary from child to child and even from day to day.…

    The Bedtime Pass Program
    July 11, 2007
    The Bedtime Pass Program

    For almost ten years now I’ve suggested using a simple, easy “Get Out of Bed Free Card” for those who want to help preschool and school-age children learn to happily stay in their own rooms at n…

    Digital Childhood, Physical World
    May 20, 2007
    Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Today's generation of children is growing up unlike any previous generation in history. In the last 10 years there has been an explosion of digital and electronic media available to and even targeted …

    Kids' Sleep and Parents' Health
    May 2, 2007
    Kids’ Sleep and Parents’ Health

    Sleep problems in babies, toddlers, and preschool kids are common. So are mental health problems, such as depression, in parents. Postpartum depression in mothers gets the most attention, but when a m…

    Sleep When the Baby Sleeps!
    September 8, 2006
    Sleep When the Baby Sleeps!

    You may be more exhausted than you have ever been. Whenever people are sleep deprived they are more subject to swings of emotion and to feelings of inadequacy. This, by itself, is enough to cause a bl…

    Breast Cancer and Night Light
    January 2, 2006
    Breast Cancer and Night Light

    Uninterrupted hours of nighttime darkness encourage healthy melatonin levels in the blood that dramatically suppress the growth of breast tumors. On the other hand, exposure to light at night causes m…

    Depressed Dads
    December 1, 2005
    Depressed Dads

    Dads matter. When people think about depression soon after a baby is born, they often forget about fathers. But many new dads do get depressed, and you can read their depression in their children's be…

    Swaddling and Sleep
    December 1, 2005
    Swaddling and Sleep

    To reduce crying in irritable babies and to prolong sleep in babies who seem to wake up all the time, parents in many parts of the world swaddle their babies when putting them down to sleep. This cust…

    Tonsillectomy for Behavior Problems?
    January 21, 2005
    Tonsillectomy for Behavior Problems?

    Dr. Greene's perspective on tonsillectomy... Some kids who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that intermittently interrupts breathing while asleep. We know children with OSA to hav…

    Chocolate and Coughs
    November 30, 2004
    Chocolate and Coughs

    Could chocolate for coughs be more effective than codeine? And if so, how much chocolate would it take? Research published November 17, 2004 in FJ Express, which will appear in The FASEB Journal in Ja…

    Snoring, Memory, Attention, and Learning
    November 4, 2004
    Snoring, Memory, Attention, and Learning

    Would you rather your kindergarten-age child had blood lead levels 3 times the safe limit (like children living next to a lead smelters - double the level of most kids with lead toxicity), or would yo…

    Flat Heads and Tummy Time
    October 18, 2004
    Flat Heads and Tummy Time

    Having babies sleep on their backs has successfully reduced the rate of SIDS, but has also been accompanied by reports of an increase in the number of babies diagnosed with flattening of the back of t…

    Can you leave the light on?
    September 14, 2004
    Can you leave the light on?

    Dr. Greene's take on leaving the light on at night... Is it dangerous for kids to sleep with the light on? Lots of interesting news has been coming out of the 2004 Children with Leukemia conference in…

    Baby Waking at Night?
    February 20, 2004
    Baby Waking at Night?

    A SIDS Silver Lining Breastfed babies have longer sleep cycles than formula-fed babies, according to a study in the January 2004 Archives of Diseases in Childhood, but the breastfed babies are also mo…