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Baby Talk Podcast

Each week Whitney and Jesse, first time parents, navigate pregnancy, parenting, and beyond. To share your comments and questions, please email us at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com

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12: Whit's End

The baby is 26 weeks progress. Just 14 more to go! In this episode, Whitney and Jesse explore what you can expect from your newborn once you take her home from the hospital. And Jesse tries to see what "Pregnancy Brain" is all about.  If you have a story of your baby coming home from the hospital you'd love to share, send us an email at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com. Also leave us a review on iTunes to share the show with your friends.

45mins

29 Mar 2016

Rank #1

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19: Imagination and Getting Ahead

Whitney speaks week 33 baby update, and how the baby will become a goth at age 12 months. Jesse gives his two cents on the new iPhone enabled, bluetooth pregnancy test. The main story this week is a discussion from Psychology Today's article "What Screen Time Really Does to Kids' Brains" by Liraz Margalit Ph.D.  The fill article can be found here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/behind-online-behavior/201604/what-screen-time-really-does-kids-brains Email the show at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

37mins

17 May 2016

Rank #2

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6: Just the Socks

Whitney and Jesse push through a weekend of painting and decorating to recap some of the highlights from the past seven days. Dewey eats multiple socks, and Jesse's parents try to guess the baby names currently in the running. If you have predictions for the baby name, please send us an email at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com

35mins

16 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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2: Revisiting a Miscarriage and Car Seats

The baby is currently the size of an avocado. Whitney and Jesse discuss their feelings behind their first pregnancy that ended in miscarriage.  Shopping for baby stuff is one of the most overwhelming experiences of the entire pregnancy. Luckily, we found a friend who made it all palatable. We chat about strollers, car seats, and cribs.  Email us your questions and comments at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

46mins

19 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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8: Janette and Tim

This is a very special episode of the Baby Talk Podcast. Jesse and Whitney welcome their good friends, Janette and Tim, to talk about In Vitro Fertilization. This episode is a deep dive into the specifics of IVF, and some material may not be suitable for young ears.  Also, we give you a quick Dewey update! If you would like to share your IVF experience, have a question for any of the guests, or just want to say hi, please send us an email to babytalkpodcast@gmail.com Also, be sure to leave us a review on iTunes!

1hr 21mins

28 Feb 2016

Rank #5

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7: That's Not My Name!

The baby is the size of a pomegranate! Jesse and Whitney give an update of the Zika Virus outbreak, and we discuss baby name gaffs. 

32mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #6

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16: Rules

Whitney and Jesse explore the old vs new rules of raising ababy. We talk about proper car seat placement, pacifier use, cribbumpers, introducing allergenic foods, fluoride use, and when (ifyou are planning) to induce labor.  Big news next week when we discuss the results of the 30 weekultrasound. To support the show, please leave a review on iTunes or whereveryou listen to podcasts. Subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher,and Google Play Music. Email the show atbabytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

31mins

26 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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18: Universal Fact

Whitney and Jesse give a Week 32 update on the baby, and we chat about Whitney's baby shower and first mothers' day. The topic of the week is from a New York Times blog: "Swaddling May Increase The Risk of SIDS." Read the fill article here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/swaddling-may-increase-the-risk-of-sids/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2 Email the show at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com, and share your thoughts. 

33mins

10 May 2016

Rank #8

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11: Baby Borscht (How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Birth)

Whitney and Jesse take turns impersonating one another while discussing the latest baby update.  We discuss the brutal changes a mom can expect during and right after delivery. These are topics they don't talk about in Sex Ed.

35mins

22 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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14: The Last 'Mester

Whitney discusses the last trimester, and what the baby is up to at 28 weeks. Jesse and Whitney share a Zika Virus update based on new information released by the CDC. (Jesse's editors note: we are all doomed!) Whitney thinks her stomach has a trap door that helps the baby come out. Breast Pumps might be covered by your health insurance. Jesse asks Whitney 10 questions reflecting on the pregnancy. All this and more! Send us an email at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com, and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

37mins

12 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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5: Love Comet

Whitney and Jesse recap their Anatomy Ultrasound experience, and talk about the most terrifying pandemic sweeping the world: ZIKA Virus. All while choosing paint colors for the nursery. If you would like your story heard on the show, send us an email to babytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

35mins

9 Feb 2016

Rank #11

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4: Goat-sized Sheep Llama

The baby is the size of a sweet potato; can yawn, hiccup, kick, and roll. Whitney discusses the coming week's ultrasound which should determine the gender of the baby. Jesse wants to talk about Whitney's temper, but maybe that isn't such a good idea. We learn where Shea Butter comes from. The main topic of the day is Tummy Touching. Were people touching your stomach without your permission during your pregnancy? Share your story at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

31mins

31 Jan 2016

Rank #12

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3: Baby Guacamole

This week the baby is the size of an onion; so we officially have all the needed ingredients to make guacamole.  Jesse and Whitney review car seat safety, and Whitney covers some first time parent statistics.  Social Media for your child: are you planning on creating a Facebook page for your baby? Tell us at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com. Email us your questions and comments at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com.

35mins

24 Jan 2016

Rank #13

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9: Windex of Babies

Our daughter is the size of an eggplant. Jesse and Whitney give an update on Dewey, and the nursery is finally painted! Our friends' announcement made us smile, and we met with an attorney to create a will. So much has happened.  The main story is a discussion of Jessica Lahey's book "The Gift of Failure," as excerpted in The Atlantic. The full article can be found here: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/08/when-success-leads-to-failure/400925/ Thank you to everyone who sent in your comments for Janette and Tim. They were awesome guests last week. And we want to thank The Honest Company for their delivery of baby diapers. Whitney and Jesse unboxed the diapers in this video: https://www.facebook.com/stolow/posts/10102897039122175 Send us questions and comments to babytalkpodcast@gmail.com

35mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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10: Tummy Time Table

Whitney and Jesse debut our newest segment, "Just The Tips," which talks about some parenting info you must know! This week we cover injuries, potty training, crawling, seat belts, and how to get your pet to love your new baby.  Share the podcast with friends by leaving us a review on iTunes. Be sure to send us your comments at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com

38mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #15

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15: It's OK. I'm On The Pregnancy Diet.

Whitney and Jesse review their weekend in Orlando with family, and Jesse talks about his Pregnancy Diet experience. Baby Bottles are the main topic this week. We look at ways to choose the right bottle, nipple selection, how to get your baby to use bottles, when is the right time to introduce bottles, how to clean bottles, and other topics that include the words bottles and nipples.  To share your baby story, send us an email at babytalkpodcast@gmail.com

39mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #16

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17: Hips Don't Lie

Whitney reflects on her pregnancy as we approach the last weekof the 7th month. We give a baby update for Week 31, discussing thestatus of the baby and what mom can expect this week. Whitney talksabout her pillow fort. Jesse recaps the adventures of the 30 weekultrasound. Jesse tries to determine what percentiles for theultrasound indicate. Whitney suddenly realizes that our daughtermight be smaller than she previously anticipated. Jesse and Whitneybuilt a crib, and can't figure out if they set themattress too low. In other crib news, Whitney talks about ourvisit to Amy's Attic Too. We had so much fun!!! It is a great placeto get custom crib sheets, throw pillows, custom blankets, andteething guards for the crib. (Thank you, Amy!) Crib sheetrecommendation: in addition to your custom or nice sheets, pick upa bunch of cheap sheets for "sick nights."

30mins

3 May 2016

Rank #17

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13: Be Prepared

Whitney and Jesse review what to bring to the hospital for the delivery. We cover everything for mom, dad, and baby.  Whitney has a not so secret admirer, and we discuss strollers. Also, Whitney springs some hard hitting questions on Jesse. Send us your questions to babytalkpodcast@gmail.com, and leave us a review on iTunes.

42mins

5 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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37 Obviously. Shots.

Emery had her 15 month doctor visit this morning, and took a long time to fall asleep this evening. Weaning takes time. Jesse and Whitney read some listener emails: How do we like the stroller now? What are some other great products we use, and what are some wastes of money? The three topics of the show: Dads and Brains, Flu Shots, and Basic Foods to feed your baby.

53mins

15 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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36 Fever Like An Oldies Radio Station

Whitney took a trip to New England alone with Emery, and while they were there, Emery contracted Herpangina. We talk all about traveling solo with a baby (Whitney gives some travel tips), and Jesse shows his medical ignorance.  We next go into the second part of our Food series: when to introduce different foods to your baby, and Whitney gives a checklist on starting solid foods (Jesse cannot understand that mushy foods are considered solid foods), and we give a list of food suggestions to get you started.  NOTE: there was some recording difficulties around the 21 and 26 minute mark. It may sound a little choppy. 

43mins

1 Oct 2017

Rank #20