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New Moms, New Babies: Tips, Tricks, Sanity Savers

Real Moms. Real Stories. A weekly podcast by new moms, for new moms with tips, tricks and sanity savers on sleeping, feeding, crying and more! Guests include, doctors, pediatricians, authors, experts on child seat safety, strollers, baby carriers, activities and more! Friendly advice, various perspectives and relevant information to get you through those first years.

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Early Childhood Development and the Importance of Relaxing With Your Baby - NMNB Ep35

What you should know about early childhooddevelopment. Learn how to better communicate with your baby, and some insight on how infants see the world. Plus, are high tech toys beneficial or not? And, the importance of relaxingwith your baby. Mark Hamilton of Just Ask Baby.com is this week's guest.


21 Apr 2010

Rank #1

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Surviving The Fourth Trimester - NMNB Ep20

Newborn vs Infant! What’s changed for our new mothering podcasters in the last couple months? Feeding, pooping, routines and getting out of the house. Plus, this week's Mommy Matters = Breastmilk Momsicles and Mommy Hooks.


17 Aug 2009

Rank #2

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NMNB 7 - No Cry Sleep Solutions

As new parents all we can ever wish for is a healthy baby with healthy sleep patterns. From feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep or even driving to sleep; turning to any means to get our babies to sleep. Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No Cry Sleep Solution and the No Cry Nap Solution answers our questions and shares tips, tricks and sanity savers to get rid of all the sleeping crutches.


2 May 2009

Rank #3

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NMNB 5 - Sleeping and Eating

Babies do three things: eat, sleep, poop. Pooping takes care of itself for the most part, but when it comes to those other things, everyone is a little different. Suggestions, tips, tricks and sanity savers to help keep the tummies full and bodies rested.


21 Apr 2009

Rank #4

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Routines For Morning, Noon and Night

During the first couple weeks, your newborn can seem like a totally different baby on different days of the week. They change their routine almost as often as you change his or her diaper! Adjust the routine as needed to accommodate those changes but keep the basic schedule the same. What eating, sleeping, napping, playing, etc., routines are working for our podcasters and how are these routines keeping them sane?


11 Jun 2009

Rank #5

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Introducing Solid Foods & Your Baby's Diet - NMNB Ep24

When and how should you introduce solid foods to your baby? What foods are best and how you can make sure your baby is getting a well-balanced diet? What is the difference between an allergy and irritation, and what foods are most allergenic? Plus, what's your definition of organic? This week's Mommy Matters and an important recall.


19 Nov 2009

Rank #6

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How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need? - NMNB ep17

Is bedtime an on-going battle? How much sleep does your newborn, baby, toddler need? How can you tell your baby is in need of sleep? And, what is biological wakeup? Davis Ehrler, this week's sleep solution expert, answers these questions, explains the importance of a bedtime routine and age appropriate independence. Plus, Davis’ thoughts on co-sleeping, pacifiers and sleep crutches.


22 Jul 2009

Rank #7

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Loosing Weight After Baby - NMNB Ep 34

Is it realistic to expect to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight and body? When and how should you get started? How to rid yourself of the excuses? Plus, ideas to exercise with your kids, even your new baby and dealing with the guilt if you fail the first time. Arlene Pellicane author of Losing Weight After Baby: 31 Days to A New You, is our expert.


21 Apr 2010

Rank #8

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NMNB 3 - Infant Massage

How to massage, what to massage, and why should you massage your baby? Learn how to connect with your new baby through infant massage and how to calm him into a peaceful, blissful state. Plus, the importance of massaging clockwise and using olive oil. Lisa Storm, director of Infant Massage USA is our guest on New Moms, New Babies


7 Apr 2009

Rank #9

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Making Your Own Baby Food - NMNB Ep25

Making baby food can seem like a daunting task but it can actually be easy if you know how and where to start. Ximena Avalos from Happy Baby is our expert, sharing how easy it is to make your own baby food. How to get started? Where to shop? How much to make? How to store it? How making your own baby food can save you time and money. And most important, why it's so much better for your baby. Plus, the "Clean 15" and the "Dirty Dozen" Also, this week's Mommy Matters, recalls and a portable high chair.


24 Nov 2009

Rank #10

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NMNB 6 - Baby Sign Language

Ever wish you could ask your baby why she is fussy or if she needs a diaper change? Hungry? Learn how to communicate with your newborn or baby through sign language. Learn the benefits of signing, different types, how to start and resources to start you off on the right hand when learning to sign. Plus, will your baby become dependent on signing and not want to learn to speak?


27 Apr 2009

Rank #11

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NMNB 4 - Just Ask Baby! Discover how baby insight can make parenting easier

Your new baby is born ready for the amazing journey of development. How you nurture your child during the early months and critical first years defines the child and adult he will become! justaskbaby.com gives parents a unique baby’s perspective on how to effectively nurture their infant’s full developmental potential.


14 Apr 2009

Rank #12

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10 Things You Should Know about Taxes and Your New Baby - NMNB 33

How does having a babychange your tax year?  When can youstart claiming your new dependent? Can you claim the babysitter, nanny, grandma, or even the new $800 stroller? What receipts and records should you keep? Itemize or standard deduction and how much is the child tax credit? Plus, how not to have to pay a load of taxes at the end of the year. CPA John Hart is this week's expert.


16 Mar 2010

Rank #13

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Colic, Reflux, Acid Reflux, GERD: What are the Signs and Symptoms? - NMNB Ep41

As many as 1 in 10 babies has colic. What is colic and how is it different than acid reflux or GERD? What are the signs and symptoms of each and why it is so hard to distinguish between them? What medications can be used in treating colic, acid reflux or GERD? Plus, simple things you can do at home to help with colic or a fussy baby. Dr. Michael Nelson, pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente is this weeks expert and answers our questions.


18 Aug 2010

Rank #14

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The Balancing Act: Home and Work - NMNB Ep38

Home, work; can they really be balanced or is it a myth? What are the keys to this balancing act, and how important is "me" time"? What about guilt? Julie Cohen, PCC is this week's expert with insight and resources on developing a greater sense of personal awareness​.


25 May 2010

Rank #15

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NMNB 8 - Ups & Downs, Monthly Milestones, and Judgmental Mommies

Who is reaching new milestones? Who is a walking zombie? Who is completely weaned? Plus, judgmental mommies and who is a little overwhelmed with advice from all the different types of moms: The Consumer Mom, Organic Mom, Attached At The Hip Mom, The Researched Mom, I Know What’s Best Mom, The Complaining Mom, The I’ll Do It Mom, Competitive Mom...


6 May 2009

Rank #16

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Baby Lead Weaning with Gill Rapley - NMNB Ep39

Introducing solid foods without the mess and process of pureed babyfoods. Gill Rapley is this weeks expert and is here to share her knowledge and importance of introducing solids and letting your baby "explore their food". How old should your baby be and do they need teeth? Does Skipping Purees pose a choking hazard? Can it help for Colic? What are good starter foods and how best to prepare these foods? How does breastfeeding interplay with baby lead weaning? And Gill Rapley's 5 tips to getting ready to try baby lead weaning. Plus, this weeks Mommy Matters.


7 Jul 2010

Rank #17

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Sharing Responsibilities - NMNB Ep23

Baby feedings, diaper changing, dishes, laundry... What are your responsibilities and what are your husband's since bringing your new baby home? Are you getting a fair deal? How did you come to an understanding with your partner? And if you are doing everything, are you appreciated? Finding a balance can be a struggle, but it is vital to find a rhythm that creates peace and appreciation for each other. Plus, Mommy Matters and your chance to WIN!


3 Nov 2009

Rank #18

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Can You Discipline Your Little One? Setting Limits - NMNB Ep15

When do our little ones figure out they can manipulate? Discipline vs. punishment, the importance of redirecting, role models and setting examples. Plus this weeks NMNB Mommy Matters and a Bugaboo Bee Stroller recall.


25 Jun 2009

Rank #19

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Infant Oral Care - NMNB Ep26

When and how should you begin taking care of your infant's teeth and gums? When should you start brushing? Tips to get them to brush and how to avoid a wrestling match. When should your infant see a dentist for the first time, is it determined by age or number of teeth? And, how do a pacifier, fluoride, breastmilk, formula, water, milk, and juice affect your baby's teeth? Dr. Rick Hernandez D.D.S. is this week's expert.


6 Dec 2009

Rank #20