Why do we even bother with car seats? Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of preventable death in children ages one through nine in Canada. Driving is one of the most dangerous things that we do, and most of us do it on a daily basis with our children in the mix. The good news is, child safety seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants under 1 year, 54% for toddlers ages 1-4 years, and 45% for children ages 4-8 years - but they are only effective if used properly, and studies have shown that up to 90% of child restraints are installed or used improperly!
Sean Linnenbruegger is the owner of Safe Seats, a Nationally CPSAC-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-I), and the proud mum of two very busy boys, ages 6 and 10. Tune into today’s podcast with Sean and Dr. Alicia as they discuss many tips in detail, providing you with the skills and confidence to install and use your seats properly 100% of the time, and the peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to keep your children as safe as possible in their car seat!
Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC): Find a Tech
Winter Safety & Car Seats - a helpful guide to winter attire that passes the (pinch) test!
Learn about tips & tricks for newborn sleep with She Found Health’s Newborn Sleep 101 Course!
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Choosing a Car Seat & Car Seat Safety
46:33Why do we even bother with car seats? Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of preventable death in children ages one through nine in Canada. Driving is one of the most dangerous things that we do, and most of us do it on a daily basis with our children in the mix. The good news is, child safety seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants under 1 year, 54% for toddlers ages 1-4 years, and 45% for children ages 4-8 years - but they are only effective if used properly, and studies have shown that up to 90% of child restraints are installed or used improperly! Sean Linnenbruegger is the owner of Safe Seats, a Nationally CPSAC-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-I), and the proud mum of two very busy boys, ages 6 and 10. Tune into today’s podcast with Sean and Dr. Alicia as they discuss many tips in detail, providing you with the skills and confidence to install and use your seats properly 100% of the time, and the peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to keep your children as safe as possible in their car seat! Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC): Find a Tech Winter Safety & Car Seats - a helpful guide to winter attire that passes the (pinch) test! www.safeseatsottawa.com FB: fb.com/SafeSeatsOttawa IG: @safeseatsottawa Learn about tips & tricks for newborn sleep with She Found Health’s Newborn Sleep 101 Course!
Starting Solids with Happy Healthy Eaters
29:03When is the best time to start introducing my baby to solid foods? How will I know they are ready? What kind of foods should I give them? Is it better to offer whole foods, or purées? How long do I wait between introducing them to new foods? What about allergens!? HELP! If any of these questions have crossed your mind, today’s podcast is necessary listening! Dr. Alicia and Nita Sharda, BSc, a Registered Dietitian, and co-founder of Happy Health Eaters discuss all of the above and help you demystify the various guidelines and misinformation you may come across on the weird, wild web. Nita has also generously offered our listeners 15% off of their online course, Start Solids Confidently, helping parents feel confident about introducing their baby to solid food. Use the code SFH15 for 15% off at check-out! And be sure to check-out Happy Health Eaters on social media: IG: @happyhealtheaters TikTok: @happyhealthyeaters Free download: 5 Feeding Fears Consider joining The Nesting Community for a space where you can ask questions, share struggles openly and lean on the wisdom of other mothers. Start with a 7 day free trial!
Understanding your Blood Type in Pregnancy
17:37How does your blood type affect your pregnancy? Join Drs. Sarah and Alicia on today’s podcast as they break down how your blood type may put your baby at risk - but don’t worry! This only occurs in a very specific circumstance that is found in a percentually low number of people. And with proper screening and treatment, the risks of any complications to your, your baby, and any future pregnancies is basically eliminated. Thanks for letting us geek out and share our love of the physiology of pregnancy with you - we hope you enjoy and learn something too! Taking you from anxious and overwhelmed, to informed and confident in your childbirth experience! Learn more about our Pregnancy to Parenthood Online Prenatal Masterclass.
Talkin' Sleep: Top 5 Newborn Sleep Tips
33:09We’ll reveal the biggest secret discussed on today’s podcast right at the top: each baby is different. When it comes to sleep, what may work for one might not work for another, even for babies within the same family! Our guest today, Registered Social Worker, M.S.W, R.S.W and Infant + Child Mental Health Specialist Valerie Groysman, discovered this with her own two babies firsthand as well as by counselling hundreds of families! Listen to learn her Top 5 Newborn Sleep Tips as well as what the benefits are of finding connection and peacefulness around sleep with your newborn. For more info: Wake Windows and Sleep Cues: Unlocking the Mysteries of Baby Sleep Click here for the free Baby Sleep Guide! Or use this link to sign-up for the Talkin’ Sleep Baby Sleep Essentials Courses! IG: talkin.sleep talkinsleep.com Check-out the She Found Motherhood Newborn Sleep 101 Course to help create a sleep plan in advance and allow you to be ready for when the baby comes! Consider joining The Nesting Community for a space where you can ask questions, share struggles openly and lean on the wisdom of other mothers. Start with a 7 day free trial!
Body Image, Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating & Pregnancy
34:23Pregnancy is undeniably a time of accelerated body change, and for women who have had a history of avoiding their body or engaging in other types of negative body image perpetuating behaviors, body avoidance becomes impossible to pursue. And while this can be a huge struggle, it can also be a wonderful opportunity to begin the healing work around your own relationship with food and your body image. Join Dr. Sarah and Shannon Smith, Registered Nurse working in mental health for over 14 years specializing in eating disorders on today’s podcast, as they discuss the fundamentals of negative body image, steps & strategies toward gaining a healthier one, diet culture and intuitive eating. For more great resources on Body Image, Diet Culture and Intuitive Eating, check out: Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating Every Day-365 Practices & Inspirations IG: evelyntribole Kristi Harrison, author of Anti-Diet IG: chr1styharrison Shannon Smith, today’s guest IG: talk.with.shan
Fertility Preservation with Dr. Garcia
25:15Fertility. The fact of the matter is that humans are not that great at reproduction! Even in the best circumstances, a young healthy woman only has about a 15-20% chance of becoming pregnant within one ovulation cycle. All types of fertility require a certain amount of patience and effort - and the good news is that modern medicine has evolved to provide women with a variety of safe and successful options for preserving fertility! On today’s podcast, we discuss the three main options for safeguarding fertility as well as their benefits and drawbacks: Egg freezing IUI with donor sperm IVF with donor sperm to create embryos that can be transferred at anytime in the future Joining us is Dr. Meivys Garcia, FRCSC Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility Specialist and medical director and co-owner of the Markham Fertility Center in London, Ontario, Canada. She’s had a passion for fertility from a young age as well as her own experience with infertility treatments, and loves the deeply personal and emotional journey of helping women achieve their dreams and goals of pregnancy! Blog Post: Single Woman Fertility Preservation IG: dr.meivys.garcia www.drmeivysgarcia.com
Exercise during Pregnancy & Postpartum
25:46Physical activity is recommended for pregnant people just as it is for everyone, and evidence suggests that it can help in labour. It can reduce the length of labour and also prepare your body for the physical demands of giving birth. After birth - start with the basics, rehabilitating your muscles and body, and adding one thing at a time as you regain your strength. Tune in to learn more from Robyn Rayner, our guest on today’s podcast, Registered Massage Therapist, Crossfit Level 2 coach, and Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism coach. Robin offers both in-person and virtual pregnancy and postpartum exercise programs, and she has offered our listeners 25% off! Simply send her a message on Instagram and say you heard about the offer on the She Found Motherhood Podcast! www.robynrayner.ca IG: @taranis.mom.strong They say it takes a village to raise a child, but we feel it takes a village to raise a mother. The Nesting Community is a space where you can ask questions, share struggles openly and lean on the wisdom of other mothers. To learn more or join the community, visit: www.shefoundhealth.ca/the-nesting-community
30:12Babywearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a ring sling, wrap or other type of carrier around the newborn ages. On today’s podcast, we discuss the many benefits of babywearing, how to correctly position your baby when doing so, and the different types of carriers available and their respective characteristics! Joining us are Megan Tennant & Sam Bright, Physiotherapists & Clinic Owners at Island Kids Physio. We also share many great resources on babywearing best practices and where you can begin looking for a professionally recommended carrier that’s right for you and your baby: T.I.C.K.S. Rules for Safe Babywearing Hip Healthy Carriers from The International Hip Dysplasia Institute www.kidsphysio.ca IG: @islandkidsphysio
Feeding your Newborn with The Formula Mom
34:51There are so many reasons why somebody might not be breastfeeding. Everything from traumatic birth, structural issues with the baby and their ability to latch, history of trauma or abuse, or the parent’s neurodiversity may make the sensory input of breastfeeding intolerable. But regardless of the reason, we should never question people’s decisions surrounding this important and personal parenting choice! Mallory Whitmore is a Certified Infant Feeding Technician, advocate for informed, supported infant feeding choices for everybody and formula feeding mother of two. She began her formula feeding journey when she, like so many of you listeners out there, was feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, disappointed, and full of guilt and stress about formula feeding. Today, she shares with us some of the main reasons people are unable to breastfeed, her recommendations when it comes to choosing which formula is right for you, and some great tips around bottle feeding techniques that can make a huge difference in symptoms that you might see in your baby! Check out The Formula Mom’s FREE Formula Guide IG: @theformulamom www.theformulamom.com
36:39Today’s episode is necessary listening for every prospective or current parent, grandparent, caretaker or even anyone who might be looking to add life-saving to their list of life skills! Because as me and Holly Choi - our wonderful and extremely knowledgeable guest on today’s podcast - conclude at the end of the episode, it's so important that everyone has some life saving skills for their family. Holly Choi is the Co-Owner of Safe Beginning First Aid, a Lifesaving Society-Certified First Aid Instructor, a CPSAC-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor, and dedicated mom to two daughters, ages 1 and 4. She shares with us her top four lessons parents need to know right off the bat. For example - did you know that even your newborn can roll themselves over (and off of a change table or bed)? Every parent makes mistakes and that’s only human, but tune in to today’s podcast to dispel common misconceptions, learn ways to reduce the risk of accidents, and for recommendations on how to make the safest environment possible for your baby, including checking out some of the great resources we discuss, below. Holly Choi | Co-Ownder + Instructor https://safebeginnings.ca/ IG: @safebeginnings Promo code20% off online courses: shefoundhealth Safer Sleep for My Baby: Helping Parents and Caregivers Create a Safe Sleep Plan Safer Infant Sleep: A practice support tool for healthcare professionals