Toddler with big glasses sitting on a potty.
    What’s Your Toddler’s Poop Telling You?

    Picture this scene: A mom walks into my office and pulls out her phone. She scrolls and turns the phone to face me. On the screen is a photo of a previously used diaper. She's concerned because when s…

    Parent's swinging a child between them as they walk. Pulling on a child's arm can cause nursemaid's elbow.
    Nursemaid’s Elbow

    Dr. Greene: What an ordeal, indeed. When a joint is out-of-place for that long, it's not unusual for a child to be sore the following day. It's a good sign your son is (thankfully!) again using his ar…

    Water color of a child riding a blanket (lovely) on a cloud
    Loveys: All you ever wanted to know!

    You're on vacation and your child's adored stuffed animal has been left behind: meltdown! You've tossed your child's musky blanket swatch into the wash: inconsolable mourning! Such is the ultra-strong…

    Blue eyed toddler dressed in jacket and bow tie. Toddler immune support.
    Best Natural Ways to Support Your Toddler’s Immune System This Winter

    Toddler Immune Support At birth, babies are given the gift of many of their mother's immunities that she has built up over her years of training. As a mother (or father) your gift doesn't need to end …

    Toddler in colorful shirt and bib at the prime age for recurrent ear infections.
    Recurrent Ear Infections and Dietary Triggers

    Ear infections (aka otitis media, acute otitis media, or AOM for short) can be common in children ? and when they become chronic it affects the whole family. By the age of three, it's reported that 71…

    From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?

    Dr. Greene's take on a picky eater... Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there's even a…

    Baby drinking milk out of a sippy cup
    The Surprising Reason Sippy Cups Can Hurt Your Toddler

    When I was a volunteer dentist in Africa, I was amazed at all the beautiful teeth I was seeing. Children who had never been to the dentist before had textbook-perfect straight teeth, perfectly develop…

    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers: Follow-up Discussion on #LTKH Tweet Chat

    On May 17 and 18, 2011 there was a joint meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee for Nonprescription Drugs and the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. I wrote anarticle about that meeting on May 18, 2011…

    Smiling, blue-eyed baby crawling on a hardwood floor.
    Great News: A Dirty Home May Be a Healthy Home

    St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University contributed to a mutli-city study that revealed that children who, during their first year of life, lived in homes with bacteria and allergens f…

    Toddler on the floor, having a tantrum
    Raising Generation Gluten Free: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

    I still remember like it was yesterday - the day I self-diagnosed our daughter with a gluten intolerance. After years of terrible tantrums, night waking tantrums, self-inflicting pain moments, weight …

    Toddler with a stick getting ready to hit something
    Behavior Modification and ADHD

    What Behaviors to Change Children with ADHD will use many undesirable behaviors throughout the day. It's best to start working on eliminating one behavior at a time, rather than all at once. Unsafe be…

    Is My Toddler Displaying Normal Temperament, ADHD, or Another Mental Health Condition?

    Normal (Neurotypical) Toddlers The most common misdiagnosis of ADHD is actually due to normal temperament. At times, all toddlers will demonstrate behaviors associated with ADHD- irritability, aggress…

    Six Warning Signs of ADHD in Toddlers

    Have you ever wondered if your toddler was more active than normal? Here are six signs of ADHD in toddlers that you can use when discussing the possibility with your child's pediatrician. 1. Using Dan…

    Can Toddlers Actually be Diagnosed with ADHD?

    Age of ADHD Onset The latest research shows that the age of onset for ADHD can be up through age twelve. However, the genes for ADHD are usually activated prior to four years old, and it can actually …

    Starting Solids 101: A joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure

    Starting solids is one of the most fun?and most intimidating?milestones of baby's first year. With so much conflicting information about food safety and nutrition, constantly changing guidelines, and …

    IPAD in Nursery School

    My Kid's Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. …

    IPAD Tantrum

    My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the add…

    HELP! My Child Wants To Know About Digital Technology – and He’s Only 2!

    As we sat by a computer, my 22 month-old granddaughter uttered her first complete sentence to me. It was: "Grandma, you have to double click." That's when I knew I was in a different universe. And now…

    A MOM’S STORY: Go Ahead, Judge Me

    To say that I was slightly irritated by my under-caffeinated and over-jostled condition that wet winter morning in the overcrowded coffee shop would have been an understatement. Working types elbowed …

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    Dr. Greene's take on toddlers and sleep... As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week's post I've got your solution. But first a little fun fact…