Now that you’re a parent, Friday nights out on the town just don’t have the same appeal that they used to. And you may not even realize you’ve drifted apart until their invitations have stopped coming. Like it or not, for better or for worse, your friendships will change after you have a baby, and our panel of parent guests today are here to share their experiences to help you navigate what that might look like.
Here’s your guide to all our Newbies episodes – all the parenting tips you need during baby’s first year! You can listen to all of our episodes through this website, our RSS feed as well as your favorite podcast apps!
Most people think of potty training as something you tackle in toddlerhood. But have you ever heard of potty training a baby? Today’s episode is all about elimination communication, a method some parents use with their babies to help them learn to use the toilet at an early age. We’re breaking down this topic with moms who have used this with their babies, as well as an expert who’s coached countless families through their elimination communication journeys to help you decide if this is the right method for you.
Are you constantly losing your keys? Or maybe your train of thought mid-sentence – every sentence? Maybe you’re like me and chalk it up to “mom brain.” But is “mom brain” real, or just something we tell ourselves to feel better when we forget to actually put laundry detergent in the washing machine to clean our dirty clothes or find the milk in the pantry? (That can’t just be me, right?) Today, we’re talking with moms and a researcher about the science behind “mom brain.” So if you find yourself being extra forgetful these days, don’t worry. You’ll quickly hear you’re not alone.
Your baby is sick and you don’t know how to help her. After all, most medications you can buy at the drugstore aren’t made for infants – especially the littlest ones. So what are some natural or homeopathic remedies that can help your baby start feeling better? And how do you know what’s safe to give your baby, and what’s not? On today’s show, you’ll hear from mamas who have been there before you, as well as a pediatrician and homeopath who will be offering her expert tips.
You just got home from the hospital and all 30 cousins on your mother’s side want to meet the new baby. We’ve all been in situations where we’ve made ourselves uncomfortable because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. And early parenthood is full of decisions like this. So today, we’re talking about boundaries – how to set boundaries that work for your family – and how to stick to them even when the in-laws or well-meaning grandmothers push back. We’re here to help you know you’re not alone and hopefully give you some encouragement along the way.
You’ve had a wonderful time at home getting to know your new baby. But now, it’s time to go back to work. You’re feeling a range of emotions – anxiety over returning to an inbox full of emails, mom guilt over leaving your baby at daycare for the first time, but simultaneously looking forward to feeling more like your old self. We’re breaking down all these emotions and more today to hopefully give you some peace of mind as you prepare for the transition. Plus, what rights you have as a new parent re-entering the workplace.
Is your baby prone to diaper rashes or eczema? Are you struggling to treat cradle cap or baby acne? Many products that claim to help these kinds of skin issues contain ingredients that can actually aggravate the problem. So how do you know what is safe to put on your baby's brand new skin? And what ingredients should you avoid at all costs?
While many women get cleared for normal activities from their doctors within a couple of months of giving birth, the postpartum recovery period is actually much longer. How long does it actually take to heal from pregnancy and childbirth? And what are some ways new moms can prioritize self-care during this time period?
Research shows music has countless positive effects on our brains. So what does that mean for the littlest among us? How can new parents use music to soothe their babies? And how does it impact their development? Moms and music teachers weigh in.
As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you to do help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them!