April 8, 1999
    Infantile Acne

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Toddlers often have the cutest little faces! How frustrating when acne gets in the way. When most people think of acne, they think of the pimples that affect about 80% of teens as…

    Milk and Constipation
    November 9, 1998
    Milk and Constipation

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: A cranky, unhappy toddler may well be responding to physical discomfort. Tummy troubles of one type or another can make anyone feel miserable. Milk is a major part of most childre…

    Gender Identity
    May 13, 1998
    Gender Identity

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "Your little girl is sooo adorable." "He's a boy!" It's easy to tell a boy baby from a girl baby - if he's naked, or if she's dressed in pink. But if you catch a baby wearing noth…

    Dealing with Irrational Fears
    May 4, 1998
    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: At around age three, most children enter into a magical time where make-believe is the order of the day. Imagination and creativity spring to life. Playtime becomes a setting wher…

    Head Banging in Children
    April 27, 1998
    Head Banging in Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are moments in a child's development that engender fear in her parents: those weeks before she was born when we wonder if she will really be okay, those moments after you ha…

    Fast Facts about Meningitis
    March 20, 1998
    Fast Facts about Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis can occur at any age, but 95 percent of cases are in children under 5 years old. Boys are more likely to get it than girls. (more…)…

    ADHD
    March 16, 1998
    Normal Toddler Behavior vs ADHD

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: After a long day in the office, when I would be ready to wind down with a quiet evening, my youngest son, almost 3, is switching on his turbo jets! Together, as Batman and Robin…

    Small batteries pose and issue for children. Battery safety is important.
    March 9, 1998
    Battery Safety

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How agonizing for the parents to watch their daughter suffer so! And over a tragedy that came so close to not being a problem. Babies love to explore the world with their mouths. …

    Masturbation in Young Children
    March 2, 1998
    Masturbation in Young Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a parent catches a boy playing with his ears, questions may arise about ear infections. When a parent catches a boy playing with his stiff penis, subterranean concerns, anxie…

    Speech Delay
    February 16, 1998
    Speech Delay

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What magic it is to gaze into the eyes of a newborn at a quiet moment, and to watch her gazing back at you! Irina, you are at the beginning stages of another magical time: when yo…

    February 10, 1998
    How Do We Get Our Toddler to Stay in Bed?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When our darlings reach about six months old and the threat of SIDS is greatly reduced, we breathe a sigh of relief. We begin to think of their cribs as safe havens. While they ma…

    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed
    February 10, 1998
    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    She learns to pull herself to standing. Soon she is cruising 'round and 'round the crib, instead of going down for a nap. Then she begins to bounce up and down. Before long, she catapults over the top…

    Tips for Two Year Old Play
    December 21, 1997
    Tips for Two Year Old Play

    Dr. Greene's advice if you have a two year old... One of the joys of parenting is finding that zone of moderate challenge for your child, and setting up fun opportunities for her to teach herself thro…

    Babies and Constipation
    October 6, 1997
    Babies and Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your son is in diapers, every single poop will be right there for you to see when the diaper is changed. During these years, the stools undergo several changes. The fir…

    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats
    September 2, 1997
    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats

    Excellent information on car seats (including approved models) for premature babies through older children is available from the Academy of Pediatrics. Another great resource is the website of the Nat…

    Kid's feet hanging out the window of a car as seen in a rear view mirror. All kids should use a safety seat until they are 57" tall.
    September 2, 1997
    Safety Seats for Older Children

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: All children who have outgrown their convertible safety seats should ride in a belt-positioning booster seat that uses a combination lap/shoulder belt until they are about 57 inch…

    May 12, 1997
    Normal Foreskin Retraction

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many moms share your concern. In uncircumcised boys, the foreskin begins firmly attached to the glans, but over time, the attachments are broken (mostly by the stretching resultin…

    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers
    May 5, 1997
    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Dr. Greene's advice on car travel with little ones... Try to stay as close as possible to your normal routine in terms of meal times and sleeping times. (more…)…

    Traveling with a Toddler
    May 5, 1997
    Traveling with a Toddler

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Summer is upon us once again (at least in the northern hemisphere), and it's family vacation time! Ah, yes, family vacations -- those times filled with memories of long days being…

    Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes
    March 17, 1997
    Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes

    One of the great wonders of the human body is the ability of damaged cells to be repaired or replaced. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Each day, about 1% of your red blood cell…