Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits
    December 28, 2010
    Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits

    What we’ve learned from ongoing nationwide efforts to reduce childhood obesity (and all the other health issues that come along for the ride), is that early prevention is easier than intervention on…

    Healthy Eaters from the Cradle
    December 27, 2010
    Healthy Eaters from the Cradle

    As nearly everyone has heard by now, America is in the midst of an epidemic of childhood obesity that has created a growing health crisis for our kids. According to the Nestle Nutrition Institute’s …

    Pediatric Literacy
    October 8, 2010
    Pediatric Literacy

    About two months ago, my daughter Charlotte came to me with a book in her hand.  She handed it to me, then held open her arms for me to pluck her up on my lap.  And then she began to flip the pages …

    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe
    August 19, 2010
    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

    Every toddler and grown-up who has ever tasted these sweet potato cakes absolutely loves them. Made from the delicious sweet potato, the cakes melt in the mouth. These are even great cold the next day…

    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy
    August 10, 2010
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    Dr. Greene's take on the household spray bottle... For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While th…

    Plastics & Your Baby
    July 8, 2010
    Plastics & Your Baby

    If you live in North America and have an infant, chances are you are using plastics. If you are using plastics there is good reason to be informed and careful in their use. (more…)…

    Rainbow Eating For Babies
    May 31, 2010
    Rainbow Eating For Babies

    When feeding your babies and toddlers, keep color in mind.  In my book, Organically Raised, I call this rainbow eating.  (more…)…

    See Through the Smokescreen about Sunscreen to Find Baby-Safe Protection
    May 9, 2010
    See Through the Smokescreen about Sunscreen to Find Baby-Safe Protection

    Parents today are floating amidst a sea of controversy and confusion about proper sun protection for children. Frequent questions range from:  “How much sun protection do children really need?” t…

    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes
    April 30, 2010
    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Even for those who have made the switch to cloth diapers, letting go of disposable wipes can prove to be a tougher sell.  We all love the convenience of those wipes that pop up one-at-a-time in those…

    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock
    April 13, 2010
    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock

    I was pleased to attend a talk at a local Barnes & Noble by Dr. Ellen Bialystok, who was speaking about the cognitive benefits of children being bilingual. She is a Distinguished Research Professo…

    Parents Want To Know: Can Learning Two Languages Cause Speech Delays?
    April 12, 2010
    Parents Want To Know: Can Learning Two Languages Cause Speech Delays?

    I recently spoke to a wonderful group of mothers at a Big City Mom’s lunch on the upper east side in New York. I have been speaking to moms groups in cities across the country, and one of the questi…

    What’s in Your Diaper Bag?
    April 2, 2010
    What’s in Your Diaper Bag?

    Do you find it funny that as a new mom the fashionable purse that you carried all of your goodies in has now become the sack of diapering doodads that keeps you sane for when baby erupts? From diaperi…

    Potty Training 101
    March 31, 2010
    Potty Training Basics

    My daughter was finally potty trained at 2.5 years old and it was a long, drawn out process. I tried everything and even swore I would NEVER do the M & M candy bribery but I gave into sugar! That …

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    February 10, 2010
    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting

    Dr. Greene's take on food imprinting... What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the sam…

    Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children
    February 5, 2010
    Reducing Chlorine Exposure for Young Children

    Get out your watch. How many hours a child spends in a chlorinated swimming pool before age 2 appears to influence the risk of that child later developing asthma and nasal allergies. We’ve known for…

    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step
    February 4, 2010
    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step

    Whether your child is a baby learning to crawl across the floor, a toddler taking tentative steps of independence, or a confident older child, we pediatricians have recommended for years that parents …

    Learning Foods is Like Learning a Language
    January 27, 2010
    Learning Foods is Like Learning a Language

    I received a great question from @ChowMamaStacie on Twitter (which was posed by @amanda by way of @kidappeal),  "What do you say or do when kids make funny faces as they taste food?” I suggest a lo…

    January 22, 2010
    Taking on Toddler Food and Learning to Feed the Whole Family Well

    When you move past purees and on to the world of finger foods or toddler food it’s really not that much different than adult food, except toddlers are, for the most part, picky and unable to tell yo…

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    January 6, 2010
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    A Lifetime of Oral Health
    April 16, 2009
    A Lifetime of Oral Health

    One of the most important parts of keeping your child’s mouth healthy is to take that mouth for regular dental visits, at least every 12 months throughout life. Not only will this keep your child’…