Headshot Dr Alan Greene for video The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits.
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    Dr. Greene's take on great eating habits... What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as t…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    Dr. Greene's take on food allergies... You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since th…

    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural

    Everyone has heard the phrase ?soft as a baby's bottom'. As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin. In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-aging produ…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping

    Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it's popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it h…

    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?
    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    With each child I've learned a little more about parenting than I knew before, I guess they refer to that as earning your stripes. Sometimes your first child gets a little more attention just by the s…

    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?
    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…

    3 Things Not To Do When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night
    3 Things Not To Do (When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night)

    There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don't cry it out, rocking/no rocking, co-sleeping/crib sleeping, white noise/no noise, b…

    Rainbow Eating For Babies
    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…)…

    Tummy Time
    Tummy Time

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The latest recommendations are for kids to get at least 30 minutes of age-appropriate physical activity per day throughout childhood, and for babies this means tummy time. For inf…

    Infant Sleep Changes

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

    Stool Changes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Babies can experience many stool changes during the first eight weeks or so. First are the days of slow, sticky, meconium stools, but by the end of the first week, stooling speeds…

    Neck Rashes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Getting a rash under the neck is very common at 4 months because the skin of the neck's folds rubs against itself. The heat, friction, and moisture combine to irritate the skin an…

    Infant Hair Loss
    Infant Hair Loss

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you look at a lot of babies, you will see an amazing variety of hair patterns. Some may be bald as a cue ball while some have thick locks and everything in between. Most babies…

    Infant Anemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common cause of anemia in babies is iron deficiency. This usually can be corrected pretty easily with supplemental iron. Supplements are quite safe at that age, at the ap…

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to SIDS: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment when you will stop worry…

    Separation Anxiety
    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 …

    Baby drooling from teething
    Teething: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to teething: No topic has gone through wider swings in medical opinion than teething. A little more than a century ago, teething was considered the leading cause of infant death. Most of …

    Two Babies in diapers. Do they have diaper rash?
    Diaper Rash: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to diaper rash: Diapers are a wonderful invention, controlling babies' waste products in a relatively convenient, clean, and healthy way. Still, ever since children began to wear diapers,…

    Adorable baby dressed in pink with baby acne on her face.
    Baby Acne: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to baby acne: To many parents' dismay, their beautiful newborn's face breaks out with red bumps at around 3 to 4 weeks of age. This is called baby acne. It tends to occur at about the sam…

    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence
    Separation Anxiety and Object Permanence

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Separation anxiety coincides with a new intellectual skill called object permanence--the ability to remember objects and specific people that are not present. Your babycan now ca…