Parent Savers Episode Guide

Here’s your guide to all our Parent Savers episodes – all the parenting tips you need! All of our episodes are free to listen to on our website, iTunes and through our RSS feed. You can also find Parent Savers and other great podcasts geared toward families on the Parents On Demand Network.

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star star star star i The Milk Mystery

We know milk is an important part of our baby’s growth and development. But with so many types of milk out there, how do we know what’s best for our family? This episode explores the benefits of milk as well as options for getting calcium and other nutrients if dairy isn’t an option.

star star star star i Baby Names and Baby Name Remorse

Choosing the perfect baby name can be a lot of pressure for new parents. Not only do you want to like the name, but there are other factors to consider such as family traditions. So, what typically goes into a baby name? And what are your options if you decide to change your child’s name?

star star star star i Top 10 Theme Park Safety Tips

Summer is almost here, and many families will be having tons of fun at theme parks and fairs. But before you purchase those tickets, consider these safety tips aimed at protecting your family and keeping everyone safe in large crowds.

star star star star i Your Baby’s Vision

Your baby’s vision develops in various stages. So, how do you know if your baby is meeting the necessary milestones? Plus, learn more about a free vision program for families across the United States.

star star star star i Potty Training Girls and Boys

You’re excited to get your kiddo out of diapers, we know. But how do you know when it’s time to potty train your little one? What are the dos and don’ts for potty-training girls and boys?

star star star star i Newborn Screening Tests

Newborn screening tests look for harmful or potentially fatal disorders that aren’t apparent at birth. Find out which tests are typically done, how they’re performed and which disorders they’re looking for in your child.

star star star star i Childcare Options for Working Parents

The dreaded time has come when you have to find someone else to watch your child. With all the options out there, how do you determine what type of childcare is best for you and your baby?

star star star star i Homeschooling Your Toddler

There are many different options when it comes to children and their education. For parents interested in home school, the process can actually begin when their kids are still toddlers. This episode explores the path to schooling your children at home.

star star star star i Baby Skin Conditions: Common Skin Irritations

We’re continuing our ongoing series focused on baby skin conditions. Did you know many babies are prone to skin irritation in the first few months after birth? Learn more about what to expect.

star star star star i Water Safety: Lessons for Survival

Drowning is the #1 cause for accidental infant deaths. Fortunately, there are water safety programs designed to save lives at the pool, at the beach, and many other places.

star star star star i Travel With Kids

Nervous to travel with kids this holiday season? What are the common pitfalls many parents face? And how can you overcome these issues and avoid major meltdowns as you travel to see friends and family during the next couple months?

star star star star i Baby Skin Conditions: Eczema

Eczema is a common problem among babies, and there are other skin conditions your little one may experience early in life. What are the common skin issues, what should you be looking for and what are some effective ways to treat them?

star star star star i Power Struggles with Your Children

Power struggles while parenting is common, but it can also be stressful, unpleasant and negatively impact the relationship with your child? What’s really happening during these power struggles and how do you work through them?

star star star star i Debunking “Only Child” Myths

You’ve chosen to have one child… only. How do you do this effectively when everyone (especially family and friends) are encouraging the exact opposite? Plus, what do you need to know as a parent of an only child? Is only lonely?

star star star star i Sunscreen Safety for Kids

The summer sun is here! But before you grab that bottle of sunscreen, consider these safety tips. What exactly is UVA and UVB protection? What about SPF? And should you really be putting all these chemicals on your little one?

star star star star i Terrible Twos or Terrific Twos?

The baby days are over. One minute they give you a kiss and a smile and in the next moment are screaming and hitting. How can you handle this situation with your toddler without throwing a tantrum yourself? What triggers this type of behavior and how can it be prevented? How can we turn the “terrible twos” into the “terrific twos”?

star star star star i Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are common during a child’s earliest years. Although it’s a normal and essential survival instinct, it can also be problematic. How can you help ease their separation anxiety and transition into a more independent stage in life?

star star star star i Know Your Work Benefits: FMLA, FSA and More!

So, you’re planning your family. What work benefits can help you along the way? In this episode, learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and other programs that can help you during this transition.

star star star star i The 411 on Playdates

You want your child to socialize with other kids, so what is the standard etiquette when it comes to playdates? How do you find the best group? And how do you deal with potential conflict?

star star star star i Music and Movement for Children

Children love music. But did you know music and moving to a beat fosters learning at home and in the classroom? Learn more about the benefits and how you can incorporate music and movement into your daily routine.

star star star star i Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

You dream about your kids loving each other and playing together, completely content. But then reality strikes. Is fighting between siblings at an early age avoidable? And what are some common warning signs to help you manage the situation better?

star star star star i Montessori Learning Environment for Baby

You’ve probably heard of Montessori schools, but did you know you can apply the same principles at home with your baby? When you learn more about your child’s developmental needs, you can help maximize their potential and become more independent at an earlier age.

star star star star i Co-Parenting: When Parents Disagree

What should you do when you disagree with your partner’s decision? How do respectfully make your opinions known? And how do you do all this without giving your child the upper hand?

star star star star i Baby Proofing Your Home

Your toddler is getting into everything, which can be both frustrating and dangerous. How can baby-proofing your home help control the chaos? What are the essential items and what can you probably do without? And how do we protect our kids outdoors?

star star star star i Misbehaving Toddlers: Tips, Tricks and Advice

As the parent, you’re constantly wondering how to best handle your misbehaving toddler In this episode, we’ll provide examples of real life situations and explore the best ways to overcome a potential meltdown- from you or your toddler.

star star star star i Creating Busy Bags for Kids

When your child is bored, you may become the center of their attention. So, what do you do when your child depends on you for entertainment and the timing just isn’t right? Perhaps you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, maybe your making dinner or giving your other children a bath? How do you keep older children occupied without handing them some sort of electronic device? They’re called “busy bags” and creating some in advance might just save your sanity.

star star star star i How Young Children Impact Our Marriages

For most couples, marital satisfaction plummets after couples bring home a baby. Sleepless nights and fights over whose turn it is to change diapers can leach the fun out of a relationship. What are the most common ways children impact our marriages? And how can we lesson the impact of all this child chaos and the effect it has on our relationship with our spouse?

star star star star i Using Public Restrooms with Kids

Public restrooms. Those words alone can cause even the most experienced parents to panic. But, taking your kiddos to the bathroom is pretty much unavoidable anytime you venture outside your home. So, how do you make the most out of your situation? What are some practical tips to help you stay focused so you (and your kids) can do your business and get in and out as quickly as possible?

star star star star i Creating and Organizing Your Family Calendar

Families today are busy, and the family calendar is typically the glue that holds everything together. There are lots of different apps to help you keep track of everything, so how do you determine which one is best for your family? Which apps are compatible with which devices? And what about the good ole’ paper calendar? We have some great tips to keep your family on track!

star star star star i Stay-at-Home Dads: How to Make It Work

Many families “make it work” by having both parents earn incomes, while some are able to keep one spouse making money while the other cares for the kids. In the past, many might assume that staying at home is the mom’s role. However, a recent analysis of US Census Data showed that 1 in 6 stay-at-home parents is a stay-at home dad – and it’s possible the way we use those “stay-at-home” terms is totally wrong. So, what exactly does a stay-at-home dad look like?

star star star star i How to Survive Road Trips with Kids

It’s time to travel with your kids. So, what do you need to know before you hop in your minivan and head for your destination? What tips and tricks can make travel a little easier, whether you’re bringing babies, infants or toddlers? How can you beat the boredom and the dreaded question “Are we there yet?”

star star star star i Are You a Helicopter Parent?

As parents, we all want to protect our children and keep them safe and healthy. But it can become problematic when parents continuously remove obstacles to ensure that their kids never experience disappointment discomfort, heartbreak, or pain. What typically causes parents to “hover” over their kids? What are the pros and the cons? And what traits and characteristics typically develop in your child as a result?

star star star star i Germs: Friend or Foe For Your Family?

It never fails. Your child picks up an object and tries to put it directly into their mouth! Or perhaps your toddler sneezes all over the toys and forgets to wash his hands. Germs are probably all over your home, but does it really matter? Do we really need to be lathering our kids up with antibacterial wipes and disinfectants? Can some of these germs actually be helpful?

star star star star i Sibling Fighting: How To Keep the Peace

Fighting among your kids can really frustrating for parents. How do you know where to draw the line? What role should parents have during these disagreements? What are some of the positive and negative consequences of sibling rivalry that can sometimes lead to fights? Plus, we’ll discuss some strategies to help you keep the peace!

star star star star i Building Confidence In Your Kids

One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is confidence. Why is it important to raise confident children? What steps can you take to improve confidence in your kids whenever possible? And what’s the main difference between self esteem and confidence?

star star star star i Chores for Your Toddler

Parents with little kids could always use an extra hand. So, why not put your toddlers to work? What kind of activities can you do with your little helpers that are actually chores? What can you to make these experiences as fun as possible? And what are some of the lifelong lessons and benefits for your child?

star star star star i Gluten-Free Parenting

Gluten intolerance has been around for years, but switching to a gluten-free diet can be difficult, but families have many more options to find recipes, food and support for this lifestyle. How can going gluten-free potentially help your family? How do you make the transition and what are some of the common challenges?

star star star star i Distant Families: Ways to Stay in Touch

We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment and more. We’ll explore some ways parents can strengthen and maintain the connection with their child when away.

star star star star i Electronic Games, Toys and Tablets: Do They Work?

Like it or not, technology is part of our everyday lives, which means our kids are exposed to it too. Is this really a bad thing? If done in moderation, can these electronic games, toys and tablets actually makes our kids smarter? Today we’ll breakdown common fears many parents face and we’ll look at new research that suggests this type of learning is more helpful than harmful.

star star star star i Showing Favoritism with Your Kids

Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?

star star star star i Family Game Night Ideas

Forget the TV- grab some fun, hands-on games and hangout with your family! If you have a toddler, this is the perfect time to introduce board games, cards and anything that uses their imagination! In this episode, our parents chat about what games their kids like the most and how family game nights are creating awesome memories for their kiddos (and some pretty funny inside jokes too)!

star star star star i Preparing Toddlers for Preschool

Starting preschool is a big step for many toddlers, and for parents! So, what can you do to prepare your little one for the big day? How can you help make drop-off go smoothly (with less tears)? And what’s the best way to communicate with their teachers so you both can plan for the best… Continue Reading

star star star star i Saving Money for Your Kid’s College

If you think college is expensive today, just think about the costs your child is going to face in the future! Thankfully, you can help them by investing in the right plans at the right time. Today we’re learning all about 529 plans and how they can ease the cost of higher learning.

star star star star i Buying New Versus Used For Your Kids

Parenting can be expensive. Fortunately, there’s great options for getting some of that money back by buying and selling used items. What items are best to resell and which ones should you definitely buy new? Where can you find the best deals? And what tips do our parents have for making each sale worth the extra effort?

star star star star i Feeding Your Child: Common Food Allergies

You probably know a young child with a food allergy- perhaps that child is even your own. What exactly is a food allergy and how does it differ from an intolerance or sensitivity? What symptoms and signs should new parents look for in their children? Plus, we’ll break down the top 8 most common food allergy culprits causing most of the fuss.

star star star star i Toddler Naps: Do’s and Don’ts

Naps are important- for both you and your child. It gives everyone a break and allows us to re-boot and prepare for the rest of the day. How often should your child be napping, and for how long? What should you do if you accidentally skip a nap or your schedule is off? And what are your options if your little one is absolutely refusing naps altogether?

star star star star i Internet Safety: Overexposing Our Kids

You’re proud of your kids, so it’s only natural you would want to “show them off” to family and friends. And nowadays, that means posting cute pics and vids online through your favorite social media platforms. Unfortunately, not everyone has the best intentions when viewing your kids online. Are we unintentionally overexposing our children online? Is social media really to blame? And what steps can we take to keep them safe and secure?

star star star star i Signs of a Spoiled Child

You love your children. And because we want them to happy, new parents might be tempted to overindulge. But how to you actually know if you’re spoiling your children? In what ways do parents typically spoil their children and how can it impact them long-term? And if you are spoiling your children, what are some simple ways to correct the issue so it doesn’t become a problem.

star star star star i Children and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise in young children. So, how do you prevent this condition commonly referred to as the “silent killer”? What are the common risk factors associated with it and what are some subtle symptoms to look for in your children? We’ve got some great tips to help keep the whole family safe.

star star star star i When Your Child is Missing: The First 48 Hours

If your child goes missing, the whole world seems to stop. Getting your kid back safely is the only thing on your mind. Fortunately, it’s also top priority for the law enforcement officers who have the necessary resources to bring your child back quickly. So, what actually happens after you dial 9-1-1? And what can you proactively do to help law enforcement find your child?

star star star star i Celebrating Halloween with Infants and Toddlers

Halloween is big deal for most kids. But, what do you do when your kids aren’t quite ready for all the haunted houses and Halloween candy? What are some alternatives to trick-or-treat night? We’re chatting with some experienced moms to see how they celebrate this spooky holiday with their little ones.

star star star star i Feeding Your Child: Eating in Public

Eating in public with your children can be quite an experience, for both you and everyone else around you. So, how do you deal with potential meltdowns, children who refuse to eat and a table (and floor) covered in food? And better yet, how can you try to avoid these scenarios altogether? We’ve have some great tips to help you plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

star star star star i Baby Skin Conditions: Common Skin Issues, Birthmarks and Moles

Babies are known for their soft skin. So, when it pusses, pops, scabs or peels we have a tendency to freak out. Today, we’re continuing our series focused on baby skin conditions. What common skin issues can new parents expect? How are these problems commonly treated? Plus, the truth about birthmarks and moles.

star star star star i Making Bathtime Fun and Safe for Kids

Bathtime can be fun, but it can also be a scary place if you aren’t taking precautions to help protect your child. Today, we’ll explore some tips to help keep your kids safe, all while having fun and teaching them valuable lessons to help make them self-sufficient.

star star star star i Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Your kiddos may not be in school during the summer, but learning never stops. We’ve got some fun activities you can do at home to help keep your kids entertained, whether you’re enjoying the sunshine outside or keeping cool indoors.

star star star star i Geocaching: Family Fun in Nature

Looking for a real-life treasure hunt for the family? Geocaching can be a great adventure and it’s happening right now, all around you! There are 2,426,930 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. And it’s FREE! So, what are you waiting for?

star star star star i Contraception After Having a Baby

You’re not done having children… but you’re not planning to have more anytime soon. What are your options when it comes to birth control? Learn more about the different types of contraception available.

star star star star i LGBT: A New Family Dynamic

Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Not much is typically said about the family dynamic of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender couples. This episode explores what parenting is typically like for these families considered non-traditional.

star star star star i Father’s Day Special: Ask Dad Anything

We’re celebrating Father’s Day with a special episode where our dads-only panel answers your questions! So, fire away! What are the most thought-provoking questions you have for new dads?

star star star star i Sensory and Dietary Issues in Children

You notice your toddler’s odd behavior and wild, inexplicable mood swings. He has trouble with fine motor skills, or perhaps an unusual aversion to noise or light. Could this be a sensory processing disorder? Learn the signs and symptoms so you can better help your child.

star star star star i Yoga for Kids

As adults, we know yoga is good for our bodies. But, did you know yoga can benefit kids as well? We’ll learn about an innovative program designed to entertain kids all while teaching them the benefits of the age old practice.

star star star star i The Importance of Infant CPR

Would you know what to do if your infant suddenly began to choke or stopped breathing? Knowing how to perform infant CPR could save a baby’s life. We’ll discuss the benefits of taking a course to help you be better prepared as a new parent.

star star star star i New Baby and the Family Pet

You’re about to bring home your new baby. You and your partner are excited, but what will the family pet think? How can you help your dog or cat through this transition? What type of behavior should you expect during this time?

star star star star i Keeping Babies Safe: Portable Cribs and Play Yards

Portable cribs and mesh play yards pose a serious threat for numerous reasons such as choking or entanglement hazards; head entrapment or suffocation; and risk of injury from tipping when legs on the product become loose and separate. We’ve got some great tips for parents to help keep their babies safe.

star star star star i The Benefits of Infant Massage

Babies love to be touched. We know that skin-to-skin contact is so important after they’re born. So, it just makes sense that babies would love a good massage as well, right? Learn more about the benefits of infant massage and what to expect should you sign up for a class.

star star star star i Taking Your Child to the Emergency Room

Emergency room and toddlers pretty much go hand in hand. Yes, the ER can be a scary place for a new parent. What should you expect if your child needs immediate care? What should you bring with you? And what are the biggest mistakes new parents make?

star star star star i Playdate Etiquette for Parents

Playdates are a great way to get out of the house, meet other parents and help your child learn social skills be interacting with other kids his age. So, do you need to know when it comes to playdate etiquette? We’ll discuss some of the most common “unwritten rules”.

star star star star i Baby Sleep Solutions: 6-12 Months

Getting your baby to sleep is one of the most common struggles new parents experience. We’re continuing our series focused on baby sleep solutions that encourage healthy sleeping patterns with your little one, so you can get some much need R&R as well!

star star star star i Toddlers and Tantrums

Sudden meltdowns, kicking and screaming, head beating against the floor (or some other hard surface). If you’re the parent of the toddler, this is probably a regular occurrence in your home. So, are you supposed to just grin and bare it? We’ve got some tips to help when your tiny tot throws a tantrum.

star star star star i Feeding Your Child: Picky Eaters

It never fails. You make a perfectly good meal for your family, and your child refuses to eat it. What’s the best way to handle picky eaters? How do you ensure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need when their diet mainly consists of mac and cheese?

star star star star i Baby Skin Conditions: All About Rashes

Your baby’s new skin is very delicate. So, it’s natural to assume the worst when a rash breaks out. We’re continuing our ongoing series focused on baby skin conditions with a closer look at rashes. What exactly is a rash and how should it be treated?

star star star star i Baby Steps to Chemical Free Cleaning

When you’ve got little ones crawling all over your floor and putting EVERYTHING in their mouths, you may be thinking more closely about the products you use and their ingredients. We’ve switched out our common cleaning products for some all-natural homemade recipes. Find out how well they worked!

star star star star i Spice Up Your Marriage After Kids

It’s hard to keep the flames of passion alive in your marriage when the bulk of your day is dealing with spit-up and poopy diapers. With less and less time, how can you make more time for your partner? We’ve got some great tips for spicing up your relationship with your special Valentine!

star star star star i Legalities of Parenting: Wills, Trusts and Liabilities

Parenting is a big responsibility. You are now fully responsible for the life of your child. How can you ensure your child is always taken care of? What’s the benefit of a trust instead of a will? Plus, some tips on what you’re liable for should an accident happen at your home.

star star star star i Saving Money on Childcare

You’re ready to put your child in daycare, or perhaps you just need to get away and hire a babysitter for a night. How do you do it without breaking the bank? We’ve got some great financial tips to help you better prepare.

star star star star i Top 5 Potty Training Mistakes

Potty training your little one can definitely be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid the common pitfalls man new parents face? This episode explores the top 5 mistakes commonly made by new parents- even those with the best intentions!

star star star star i Balancing Your Schedule with Multiple Children

Even with one child, finding a balance between your schedule and your little one can be a challenge. So, what are some effective ways to get everything done and maintain at least a portion of your sanity at the same time?

star star star star i Baby Safety Products That Really Work!

As a new parent, you want to protect your little one whenever possible. While there are several baby safety products to choose from, not every product is needed for every family. What are some of the top baby safety products available and how can they help keep your family safe? Plus, we’re wrapping up our DECEMBER GIVEAWAYS!

star star star star i Choosing Your Child’s Infant Car Seat

You have many choices when it comes to selecting the best car seat for your new baby. In this episode, we’re sitting down with some of the top car seat manufacturers to discuss the different options available so you can find one that best fits your family. Plus, it’s December Giveaways! Learn how you can in one of three brand new infant car seats!

star star star star i Public Libraries: A Great Resource for New Parents

Public libraries are a fantastic (and usually free) resource for new and expecting parents! Learn more about the services available to you and your family! Plus, what is standard library etiquette when it comes to young babies, infants and toddlers?

star star star star i Teaching Your Kids Multiple Languages

Our ability to learn different languages is best when we are young. So, how exactly do babies learn multiple languages at once? How do they distinguish which language to use and when? And can teaching different languages actually cause other developmental issues?

star star star star i Creating Family Traditions

The holidays are almost here! It’s the time when many of us celebrate family traditions. How important are these traditions for the family dynamic? How do you start incorporating them into your life? And what do you do when mom and dad don’t necessarily agree?

star star star star i Halloween Safety and Secrets for Toddlers

As a new parent, you may have some safety concerns when it comes to trick or treating with your little one. Or perhaps you just need some practical advice from “real” parents on what strategies work and “witch” strategies should be thrown out with the ghosts and goblins. We’ve got you covered.

star star star star i Baby Sleep Solutions: Newborns 0-5 Months

Getting your baby to sleep is one of the most common struggles new parents experience, especially with newborns. We’re launching a five part series focused on ways to encourage healthy sleeping patterns with your little one, so you can get some much need R&R as well!

star star star star i ADD and ADHD: Signs and Symptoms in Young Children

Your child seems and unable to focus properly, but does he really have ADD or ADHD? These are buzz words that are perhaps overused too often these days. So, what exactly are these disorders, how do they impact children, and how can you get help?

star star star star i Parenting Subsequent Children After Infant Loss

This episode focuses on how parenting changes for moms and dads who have lost a child. How do you persevere through such a tragic situation while still being a great parent?

star star star star i Realities of Single Parenthood

Let’s face it, parenting is tough. How do successful single parents keep it all together? What are some of the biggest challenges of being a single parent? How do you balance your work and personal life to become the best mom or dad possible?

star star star star i Childhood Obesity: Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Weight

The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. How do you determine if your child has a problem with obesity? What typically causes it and what can parents do about it?

star star star star i Feeding Your Child: Healthy Eating Strategies

Most kids go through a picky eating stage. And during this time, it’s hard to find anything that will satisfy their tastebuds. What are some simple strategies to help your kids eat healthy during this crucial developmental milestone?

star star star star i Preparing For Another Baby

Another baby is on the way- or perhaps you’re just planning for it. What can you do in advance to help ease the transition for both the parents and your other children? And at what age do kids really understand the idea of bringing home a new baby?

star star star star i Preventing Plagiocephaly: Flat Head Syndrome

If your baby doesn’t get proper head and neck movement as a newborn, he could develop Plagiocephaly, also known as “flat-head syndrome”. What triggers this condition and what can parents do to prevent it and also to treat it should it become an issue?

star star star star i Coping with Your Child’s Serious Diagnosis

As a parent, you dread the day doctors diagnose your child with a serious illness or medical condition. How do you cope with your own emotions while trying to provide the best care for your child. How do you discuss these matters with your child, sibling or even your spouse?

star star star star i Emergency Preparations for Your Family

Is your family properly prepared in case of an emergency? Do you know what to do in case of a fire, earthquake, tornado or a serious accident takes place in your home? We’ll talk with the Red Cross about ways parents with young children can better prepare for these conditions.

star star star star i Potty Training: Naptime and Nighttime

You’ve mastered potty training during the day, but naps and overnights are a completely different story. What prevents children from not being able to control the bladder during these times? And what are some great tips to improve the clean-up process?

star star star star i Feeding Your Child: Starting Baby on Solids

We’re launching a new series focused on feeding your child. In this episode, learn more how to effectively transition your baby to solids after six months. How do you know if they’re ready? And what are the best foods to try first?

star star star star i Get Your Body Back After Baby

You’ve had your baby, and your body hasn’t quite bounced back to its pre-pregnancy form. No worries! We’ve got your inside look at what’s happening with your body as well as tips for targeting key areas.

star star star star i A Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year

Happy Father’s Day to all our new and expecting dads! In this episode, an all-dad panel talk about things they have learned during their baby’s first year- and what they WISH they knew without having to experience it firsthand!

star star star star i Elimination Communication: Going Diaperless!

Dreading diapers and potty-training? What if you could learn to recognize your newborn’s timing, signals and cues and use a potty from day one? It’s called Elimination Communication. Get the details to see if this option is right for you!

star star star star i Circumcision: The Intact Point-of-View

We’re continuing our discussion on circumcision with a closer look at the option of staying intact. What are some of the potential risks and benefits? Plus, learn more about a bill to make the circumcision of minors illegal.

star star star star i International Parenting Perspectives

Recent research indicates American kids today are falling short in terms of academic achievement, happiness, and wellness- when compared to the rest of the world. If that’s true, what can we learn from international parenting styles to improve the environments in which we raise our kids?

star star star star i Tummy Time for Infant Development

Your baby needs “tummy time” from the moment he comes home from the hospital. What are the main benefits of this gentle exercise? How can it help in your baby’s development? And what are some strategies to help a fussy baby feel at home on his belly?

star star star star i Babywearing Basics: Which Carrier Is Best For You?

It’s been around for centuries, but babywearing is making a big comeback! Why is babywearing so important and how can it help simplify your life as a new parent? Plus, which type of carrier is right for you? Featuring a special interview with Moby founder, Gillian Beerman!

star star star star i Teething: Signs, Symptoms and Remedies

The process can be painful for both mother and baby. What triggers teething in babies? What are the best ways to relieve discomfort? And what should you expect when those first few teeth break through the gumline?

star star star star i Babysitting Dos and Don’ts

Finding the right babysitter can be a daunting task for a new parent. How do you find the perfect person to watch your kids? How much should you pay them? And what advice do “real-life” babysitters have for first-time parents?

star star star star i Parenting an Adopted Child

Parenting in general can be challenging, and parenting an adopted child adds another layer of complexity. We’ll explore the impact of adoption on both you and your child and how it changes throughout your child’s lifetime.

star star star star i Circumcision: The Facts, Benefits and Risks

Infant circumcision is a practice more and more parents are questioning. So, what exactly happens during the procedure? What are the potential risks and benefits? And what important factors should parents consider when making this decision for their family?

star star star star i The New Breed of Dads

Dads today are taking on more and more responsibilities with child-rearing that only a generation ago would have seemed out of place. What are some of the reasons for this new breed of dads, and how can new Dads know what to do?

star star star star i Overcoming Isolation When a New Baby Arrives

It’s amazing how quickly your life changes the moment you have a baby. With so much to do, you may find yourself feeling isolated from the outside world. How do you overcome these issues so you have more friends than just the ones you find on facebook?

star star star star i Baby Sign Language: Communication with your Infant

Learn more about Baby Sign Language which helps you communicate with your pre-verbal infant. What exactly will your child learn? Does it really work? And how can it help improve the relationship you have with your child?

star star star star i SIDS: Reducing Your Baby’s Risk

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death for babies one year and younger. There’s a lot of questions surrounding SIDs, but what information do we have to protect our little ones? How can you reduce your baby’s risk?

star star star star i Autism: Testing, Therapies and Services

In part two of our series on Autism, we’ll speak with a psychologist about the early signs of autism. What testing options are available to children showing symptoms? What therapies and services are available for treatment?

star star star star i Autism: Prevention, Detection and Medication

Autism affects 1 in 89 children. What exactly is autism and how can it be treated? Why is early detection important? Dr. Bob Sears answers common questions associated with this widespread childhood epidemic.

star star star star i Homeopathy for Children

It’s cold and flu season and you want to do everything possible to protect your little ones. Have you considered homeopathy? What is it and how can it improve your child’s immune system?

star star star star i Baby-Led Weaning: Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

Your baby is at least six months, and you’re ready to start incorporating additional foods into his diet. But before you read for the jars of baby food, you may want to consider baby-led weaning- a process allowing babies to control their solid food consumption.

star star star star i Speech Development in Toddlers

Your baby is now a toddler and they’re starting to talk. Well, kind of. What are the speech development milestones for tots and toddlers? And what do you do if your child is falling a bit behind?

star star star star i Attachment Parenting: The Basics

As a new parent, you strive to find the best parenting style for both you and your baby. Have you considered attachment parenting? Learn more about this option which focuses on the nurturing connection parents develop with their children.

star star star star i Cloth Diapers: Getting Started

Learn all about cloth diapering and the various options available to you. We’re even recorded a special video, so you can see how it all works!

star star star star i Postpartum Depression: A Guide for New Dads

Moms aren’t the only ones who struggle with postpartum depression. How would you know if you’re a “sad dad”? What type of dads are impacted the most? And what are the best ways to overcome it?

star star star star i Postpartum Depression: A Guide for New Moms

What triggers postpartum depression in new moms? How do you know if you’re experiencing actual depression or just a brief bout of the baby blues? And where can you seek help if you find this happening to you?

star star star star i Child Car Seat Safety Tips

You want your child to be safe at all times- especially while riding in the car. What are some of the most common mistakes new parents make when it comes to buckling up their babes, and how can you avoid them?

star star star star i Basic Training for New Dads

The pregnancy is over, and now you have a newborn at home. How do you adjust to your new role as a dad? What are the most common concerns amongst first-time dads and how can you overcome them? It’s a special episode featuring only “new dads” as panelists.

star star star star i Baby Sleep Solutions: Sleeping Through the Night

You’re a new parent, which means you’re probably not getting much sleep right now. How important are sleep cycles for a new baby? Are naps really a necessity? And how can you better ease your baby to slumber so you both get some much needed shut eye?

star star star star i Technology and Your Toddler

As parents, most of us have all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to help us stay connected and simplify our life. But, at what point do we introduce technology to our toddlers?

star star star star i Teach Your Baby to Swim

Drowning is the second highest cause of death amongst children four and younger. What skills are desperately needed for survival? How do you teach these skills to your child? And, when can you start?

star star star star i Essential Oils for Babies and Infants

Aromatherapy is a natural solution that’s been used for centuries. But how can it benefit your baby? We explore everything from cleaning cribs to healing those pesky mosquito bites!

star star star star i The Dirty On Diapers

We’re getting “briefed” on the best diapers for your baby. Whether you’re interested in cloth, disposable or some sort of hybrid, we’ll explore the pros and cons of all your options!

star star star star i Healing After Traumatic Birth

Your little one didn’t arrive as planned and now you’re trying to pick of pieces of the shattered childbirth experience you wish you had. How do you resolve this emotional and sometimes physical conflict?

star star star star i Can Colic Be Cured?

Baby’s discomfort from colic gas or reflux can be devastating for the entire family. But, what exactly is colic? Can it be cured?

star star star star i Money Mistakes New Parents Make

As their family grows, new parents watch as their wallets get thinner and thinner. But is all this additional spending really necessary? How can you spend and invest wisely?

star star star star i Greenwashing: What Products Are Best For My Baby?

Labels that say “Natural”, “Green”, and “Organic” aren’t always what they seem. How do parents really know if a company’s eco-friendly product labeling is true?

star star star star i Sex After Kids

You had sex to make a baby, but now the thought of having it seems more disturbing than changing your toddler’s dirty diaper. How do you make sex a priority in your relationship?

star star star star i The No Panic Guide to Infant Infections

It’s always hard to watch our children get sick. If only they could tell us what it wrong. What are the most common infant illnesses? What do you do when your child has a fever? When should you call the pediatrician and when can you probably handle things on your own?

star star star star i Baby Vaccine Basics

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Parents are typically encouraged to follow a vaccine schedule to protect them from the diseases of this world. What are the benefits and what are the risks? Learn the facts so you can make educated decisions for your child.

star star star star i Simple Baby Food Recipes

Your baby has entered the whole of solid foods. But, before you go out and buy your favorite brand of baby food, consider your options. What are the benefits of making your own baby food? And what are some quick and simple recipes that won’t break the bank?

star star star star i Preparing For Your Pediatrician Appointments

The average parent gets only 15 minutes of facetime with their pediatrician each visit. There’s a lot to be said in a short amount of time. How can you make the most of it? What questions should you be asking to ensure the best care for your growing baby?