5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    August 16, 2012
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent
    June 4, 2012
    Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

    As a pediatric resident, I have families come into clinic on a daily basis with questions about parenting.  How do I discipline my child?  How do I get them to eat their vegetables?  How do I get t…

    Laughter is the Best Dessert
    March 30, 2012
    Laughter is the Best Dessert

    I don’t believe in using “sneaky” tactics to get my child to eat better. The closest I have ever come to this, however, was a bit of fun I would play with my daughter when she was a toddler. (mo…

    March 27, 2012
    Which milk is best — soy, rice, almond, or reindeer?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergies to the proteins in cow's milk are not uncommon at 18 months old. Thankfully, most kids that age will outgrow them. In the meantime, breast milk is, of course, the best m…

    A Belated Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!
    March 6, 2012
    A Belated Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

    The first time I heard the book read at a toddler story time, I fell in love with My Many Colored Days. The way the colors and animals give children a connection to the meaning of the feelings describ…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips
    January 27, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips

    If variety is the “spice of life,” why not introduce variety into your baby and toddler’s diet? (more…)…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats
    January 26, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats

    The possibilities for finger foods for babies and toddlers are endless.  Here are more nutritious, organic and delicious ideas: (more…)…

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby
    January 13, 2012
    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    If you have a young child at home and you are expecting your second you're probably wondering how to help ease the transition into life with a new baby. Your toddler is used to having your undivided a…

    Water Play is the Easy Way!
    October 4, 2011
    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n…

    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…

    Got Milk?
    July 13, 2011
    Got Milk?

    Year: 1984, Baby #2. Scene: Toddler #1, a beautiful angel of a child up till then, had become  the instant proverbial Two Year Old (TM) now that she had competition for my attention. These screaming …

    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…

    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…

    How to Create a Toddler Garden
    February 4, 2011
    How to Create a Toddler Garden

    If you love to garden, chances are you might want to pass that love on to your kids. There are few things more gratifying than planting, tending and harvesting a garden with your children, and then en…

    Video: But what about my toddler?!
    January 25, 2011
    Video: But what about my toddler?!

    Do you have a picky eater?  Is dinnertime stressful?  In this video Shane gives you 5 simple steps that will help your tots & older kids eat healthy, nutritious foods. (more…)…

    On Footrests and Eating
    January 21, 2011
    On Footrests and Eating

    There is a saying amongst lactation professionals, which I learned from I was studying to become a Certified Lactation Counselor: “Flex the hips to open the lips.”  The context was learning about…