Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby.
Fontanels: Soft Spots on Your Baby's Head
35:17Your baby's head is uniquely made to mold for birth and move to accommodate a growing and developing brain. So, what are those soft spots that most new parents are afraid to touch? Where can you find them? And what changes can you expect within your baby's first year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Setting Boundaries As a New Parent and Sticking to Them
37:10Early parenthood is full of difficult decisions that could be made easier by establishing boundaries before the baby is born. How do you identify boundaries that work best for your family? And how do you communicate those to well-meaning family members who try to push back? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Best Sleep Environment For Your Baby
35:46New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well-rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wearing when they go to sleep? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your Baby's Boogers, Snot and Colds
40:44Having a sick baby can be a terrifying experience for new parents. It's hard to know exactly what to do when your little one's fever is rising and they can barely breathe because they're so congested. So, how can you help your baby feel better (since you can't use medication)? And how do you clear all the snot and boogers from your baby's nose so they're more comfortable? And what's the general rule when it comes to babies and fevers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Should You Swaddle Your Baby?
41:15If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. After all, it just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment similar to what your baby felt while being cradled in the womb, right? How do you successfully swaddle your baby? What type of swaddles typically work best? And do all babies really need to be swaddled? Plus, what safety precautions should you take to make sure your baby is safe? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your First Period After Having a Baby
41:09For most women, being pregnant means having a nice, long break from your monthly period. But what happens after your baby is born? What should you expect with those first few periods after pregnancy? Is it different depending on if you had a vaginal or c-section delivery? How will you know what's normal for your body? Today we’re exploring what to expect when "Aunt Flo" strolls back into town! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Expert Tips for Baby Proofing Your Home
31:35As any experienced parent will tell you, the newborn days of putting your baby on a play mat – and knowing they’ll stay there – don’t last long. Pretty soon they’ll be following you around the house and getting into anything and everything, so you’ll need to make sure their environment is safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Laughing and Leaking: Is Peeing Your Pants Normal After Giving Birth?
57:29Your baby does something hilarious and you start to laugh. But wait – did a little pee just come out? And is that … normal? If you’re experiencing issues with leaking or bladder control in general as a postpartum mom, you are not alone. What causes this? Is it common? What type of help is available to you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Responsive Feeding Through the First Year — And Beyond
35:03Many experts say it’s best to follow your baby’s hunger cues rather than adhere to a strict feeding schedule — especially in the newborn stage. This is often called "on demand" or "responsive feeding," and you can do it whether you breastfeed or feed your baby through a bottle. What are typical cues moms should be aware of? What does responsive feeding look like after a baby starts eating solids? And why do some moms choose to continue responsive feeding into toddlerhood? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tonieboxes and Other Screen Time Alternatives for Young Kids
30:31Once your baby is mobile, it can be a lot harder to check things off your to-do list for the day because you feel like you can’t take your eyes off of them. A lot of parents use screen time. And hey – to each her own. But if you’re looking for some alternatives to screen time to keep your kids entertained, engaged, and educated, we’ve got some great information for you on today’s episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices