We provide new parents with practical information to help preserve their sanity. Both moms and dads discuss common parenting concerns for their toddlers. With the help of our experts, parents get the superhero strength they need to tackle the world, and the next dirty diaper.
Halloween: Safety and Secrets for Toddlers
42:05It's Halloween! Celebrating this spooky holiday is a lot different as a new parent rather than a young child going door to door in your favorite Halloween costume. How do you transition your little ones into this fun, yet sometimes scary, time of year? Our panel of experienced parents share what's worked (and not worked) for them. Plus, important safety tips for trick or treating from the San Diego Police Department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Toddler Naps: Dos and Don'ts
42:52Naps 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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feeding Your Child: Eating in Public
37:57Eating 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 have some great tips to help you plan for the best and prepare for the worst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do I Need a Will or Trust to Protect My Child?
41:34As a new parent, you have tons of new responsibilities. There are even legal issues you need to consider to help protect both yourself and your family in your absence. What's the difference between a will and trust? How do you decide who should have guardianship of your child? And what are some general liabilities to consider for playdates and other get-togethers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Children and Type 2 Diabetes
35:39Type 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Signs of a Spoiled Child
38:55You love your children. And because we want them to happy, new parents might be tempted to overindulge. But how do 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Baby Sleep Solutions: 6-12 Months
39:43If your baby is sleeping through the night at six months old, consider yourself very lucky. Most parents at this age are still trying to reduce the number of wakings and perhaps even using sleep training to get results. What does a "normal" sleep pattern look like for a 6-12-month-old? What do babies typically need to help them sleep better? Plus, how does dreaming factor into the equation? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Overcoming Isolation with a New Baby
37:23A new baby changes everything. Your "crazy night on the town" now means you've got the kids in tow. How do you break away from the isolation and loneliness that we sometimes feel once the baby comes home? How do we fall into this trap? And what are some practical ways we can reintroduce ourselves to society? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Toddler Playdates: What to Expect
36:32Both mom and dad need a break sometimes, and that's the perfect opportunity for a playdate. But, how do you find a group that's right for you and your child? Is there some sort of playdate etiquette you should know about? What do you do when conflict occurs? And how do you go about starting a new playgroup in your area? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Electronic Games, Toys and Tablets: Do They Work?
45:47Like 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 make our kids smarter? Today we'll break down common fears many parents face and we'll look at new research that suggests this type of learning is more helpful than harmful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices