Getting Enough Sleep
    February 17, 2004
    Getting Enough Sleep

    Dr. Greene's take on getting enough sleep... One Key to Happiness, Self-Esteem, and Success The less sleep children get, the more likely they are to perform poorly in school, to become depressed, and …

    SIDS and Sleeping Arrangements
    January 22, 2004
    SIDS and Sleeping Arrangements

    SIDS rates have fallen dramatically since the 1990's when we learned that putting babies to sleep on their backs could save lives. To understand the SIDS situation today, researchers conducted studies…

    Snoring, Asthma, and Nighttime Coughs
    August 15, 2003
    Snoring, Asthma, and Nighttime Coughs

    There is a link between snoring, asthma, and nighttime coughs in preschool children according to a study from Australia published in the August 2003 issue of Chest. We’ve known for awhile that night…

    SIDS Prevention and Flat Heads
    July 18, 2003
    SIDS Prevention and Flat Heads

    The same “Back to Sleep” campaign that has dramatically decreased the rate of SIDS has also resulted in an increasing number of babies with flat skull areas, usually on one side of the back of the…

    Snoring and Grades
    June 18, 2003
    Snoring and Grades

    Did you just get your child’s report card?  Were his grades lower than you’d like?  Does your child snore?  If so, one of the best things you can do to help him succeed in school or thrive in p…

    Sleeping with SIDS
    May 9, 2003
    Sleeping with SIDS

    Sudden infant death syndrome has dropped by well over 50 percent since the 1994 initiative to have babies sleep on their backs. Overall, SIDS strikes only 0.62 per 1000 babies in the United States. Th…

    ADHD and Snoring
    March 6, 2003
    ADHD and Snoring

    Aren’t they angels when they sleep? But sometimes troublesome behavior during the day is caused by what happens each night during sleep. If your child seems to have ADHD and also snores, the two may…

    Bedtime Battles
    January 29, 2003
    Bedtime Battles

    Dr. Greene's Answer: That can be a tough age for sleeping. If you want to teach kids to stay in their own rooms, there are several steps involved. You want to make his room comfortable for him and mak…

    January 26, 2003
    Infant Sleep Changes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids will sometimes go through phases where their infant sleep or child sleep (and your sleep!) is interrupted, but when the transition is sudden and recent, my first thought is,…

    Wide awake baby looking into the camera. The importance of building sleep habits.
    January 21, 2003
    Building Sleep Habits

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids at this age are already actively trying to learn how to fall asleep and will begin to develop habits that help them to drift off to sleep. If you hold her while sleeping, she…

    January 21, 2003
    Skull Shape

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are several reasons for one side of the head to be flat. The most common is positional plagiocephaly, where it flattens from sleeping on the same side and spending a lot of …

    January 20, 2003
    Nighttime Feedings

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It sounds like your pattern is working very well for you and your son. The main reason that people recommend against feeding right before sleep is to protect the teeth from caviti…

    January 20, 2003
    My Toddler Stopped Sleeping Through the Night! What Do I Do?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When poor sleep starts suddenly that way, often something has changed for the child. It might be pain, such as a new ear infection, or it might be a new phase, such as separation …

    January 19, 2003
    Swaddling

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Different babies are comforted in different ways. Some like to be swaddled, some feel better free. Some like to be rocked, some are comforted by suckling. Those who enjoy swaddlin…

    January 16, 2003
    Tonsil Removal

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It used to be that tonsils were removed routinely if there were any problems. We have since learned that the tonsils are an important part of the immune system. They function as g…

    January 15, 2003
    Sleeplessness

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The average amount of sleep at 3 months is 15 hours out of 24 give or take an hour or two. This may come in almost any combination of naps or nighttime. But when kids sleep less t…

    November 4, 2002
    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. If they get infec…

    Separation Anxiety
    November 3, 2002
    Separation Anxiety: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

     Introduction to separation anxiety: Your baby has been able to tell the difference between you and strangers from the earliest days of life. Young babies prefer their mothers and fathers (and others…

    November 2, 2002
    Nightmares: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are they? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about nightmares from traumatic events, w…

    Night Terrors
    November 2, 2002
    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shr…