Young Moms Ask the Experts

January 19, 2007

Young moms have a million questions about their little ones, from, "How do I stop the temper tantrums?" to "What do I do if my child just won't eat?" Dr. Phil enlists the help of a family of experts in the field of pediatrics: Dr. William Sears and sons, Dr. James Sears and Dr. Robert Sears. Together, they field questions from young mothers.

 


Toddler Terror
Angela and Jason say their 3-year-old daughter, Ellie, has been a screamer since the day she was born. Angela wonders if she's to blame.  

 

 

"I felt moments of hate where I just wanted it to stop."

 


 

Loss of Tresses Due to Stresses?
Heather has been pulling her hair out trying to get her toddler to stop … pulling her hair out! See what Dr. Bob Sears has to say.  

 

 

Is this behavior normal for a 1-year-old?

 


 

Let the Baby Cry?
Robert and Wendy argue over what to do with their baby's night crying. Robert says Wendy runs to their 4 ½-month-old son, Ethan, at every whimper, sigh and cry. Wendy says Robert needs to be more responsive.

 

Could letting little Ethan cry damage his health?



 

Germ Warfare
Lisa says she's terrified of germs and takes every precaution to keep her kids from getting sick. Her husband Michael says "enough already!"  

 

 

Dr. Sears reveals the three big immune boosters.

 


 

Eating Issues

A grandmother worries that her 3 1/2-month-old grandson is eating solids too early. Then a concerned mom brings the battle over what her picky toddler will and won't eat to Dr. Phil.  

 

"Put him in detox for God's sake!"

 


 

Colic Questions
When is your baby's crying colic or a sign of something  different? And what really is colic? A final member of the Sears family shares a baby-soothing technique.

 

 

Could Mom's diet be to blame?