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


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Real Moms. Real Stories. Tips, tricks and sanity savers for new moms on sleeping, feeding, crying and more!

Episode Date
Babies and Mommies On The Go - NMNB Ep47

Babies and Mommies on the go – things you don’t leave home without! What’s in the diaper/baby bag? What should be in your bag? Two smaller bags or one “mother load” bag? Are emergency items stashed in the car? What could this emergency stash include? Plus, this week’s Mommy Matters.

Feb 01, 2011
Baby Shoes - NMNB Ep46

What’s so important about shoes? What shoes conform best to your baby's foot? Hard sole or soft shoes… Why? Are boys' shoes different from girls'? How to know if a shoe fits correctly? Will you have to pay more for recommended shoes? What about Crocs?

Feb 01, 2011
Preserving Memories of your Babies - NMNB Ep45

How are you preserving those special moments, photo books, video, blogging, etc. This week's panel share the ways they are holding onto those special moments. Plus, offer some easy idea you can try. And, more Mommy Matters.

Jan 11, 2011
Total Toy Takeover - NMNB Ep44

Melissa and Doug wooden toys, or plastic toys? Which toys are great and which not so great? How many toys are too many toys? Some ideas about where to store them, rotating them, and what are "toy trades"? And, this week's Mommy Matters!

Dec 29, 2010
Keeping Breastfeeding Going - NMNB ep43

We know long term breastfeeding is a wonderful thing for both mom and baby but how can you keep it through the inevitable and welcomed changes, through the night, adding solid foods, and going back to work. RN, MPH, IBCLC, Rose deVinge-Jackiewicz is this week's breastfeeding expert.

Nov 05, 2010
Preventing Flat Head Syndrome - NMNB Ep42

What is and what causes plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome? Can it be something serious? What should you do if your baby's head seems to be developing a flat spot? What does cranial orthotic therapy involve? What questions and options should you discuss with your pediatrician? Dr. Frederick Johnson, Chief of Pediatrics at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, is this week's expert.

Oct 19, 2010
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.

Aug 18, 2010
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.

Jul 07, 2010
Safe Co-Sleeping Practice with Lysa Parker - NMNB Ep40

Sharing your bed with your baby can be a beautiful experience. What are the advantages for you and for your baby? What about all the warnings you've heard about? Where should the baby sleep, side or middle? When should your baby transition from co-sleeping to sleeping in his/her own bed, and what's the best way to make this transition? Lysa Parker is co-author of Attached at the Heart Parenting Consultant, Parents Lifeline and is this week's expert on New Moms, New Babies.

Jul 07, 2010
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​.

May 25, 2010
Baby Stroller Part 2 - NMNB Ep37
Graco, BOB, Phil and Ted's, Orbit, UPPABaby, Charriot! What's the perfect stroller or is there a perfect stroller? What are some things you should consider when stroller shopping? Plus, some listeners' suggestions and recommendations on strollers.
May 25, 2010
Handling Relationships with Caretakers and In-Laws - NMMB Ep36
Opinions and criticisms, either way sometimes new moms feel a little bombarded with friends and/or family advice. What's the best way to say, "thanks, but no thanks"? What to do when you are unfairly criticized, and what to do when caretakers don't follow through with your requests. Who should talk to the in-laws, you or your husband? Certified Parent Coach, Beth Morton, is this week's expert.
Apr 23, 2010
Early Childhood Development and the Importance of Relaxing With Your Baby - NMNB Ep35
What you should know about early childhood development. 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 relaxing with your baby. Mark Hamilton of Just Ask is this week's guest.
Apr 21, 2010
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.
Apr 21, 2010
10 Things You Should Know about Taxes and Your New Baby - NMNB 33
How does having a baby change your tax year?  When can you start 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.
Mar 16, 2010
What's up with the Microwave? - NMNB ep 32
Should you stand in front of the microwave? What about microwaving breastmilk, baby food, bottles...? How does the microwave work? What is safe and not so safe to put in the microwave? What are plasticizers and can they be dangerous? Plus, using your microwave to sterilize. This week's expert is Dr. Kristen Pangallo.
Mar 16, 2010
Baby Stollers! One or Many? NMNB - Ep31
Researching baby strollers is time-consuming, but it is crucial! Knowing more about the different models can save you money, time and lots of frustration. Leyna and the crew share a few of their favorites and why? Is rear or front facing better? Why might you consider a frame only option instead of a "travel system"? Is there really a perfect stroller, and if you could build the perfect stroller what would it do?
Mar 15, 2010
Postpartum Birth Control - NMNB Ep30
What is the optimal for our bodies to start thinking about having the next baby? Do I need to worry about birth control even if I am exclusively breastfeeding and my period has not returned? What are my options for preventing pregnancy? Will it interfere with breastfeeding?  What is an IUD? Certified Midwife, Alisa Smallwood is this weeks expert and shines some light on the reality of it all.
Feb 10, 2010
Future Planning 101: Family Trusts and Wills - NMNB Ep29
What would happen to my children if something were to happen to me and the father of our child? Who can I trust to take care of them? What can I do to make sure things are taken care of how I would want them to be? Attorney, Krista Dupps is this week's expert.
Jan 26, 2010
Using Music Therapy to Communicate With your Child - NMNB Ep28
Music therapists often use music to communicate to young children. This week Dayna Koehn MT-BC of Munchkin Musik shares how music can create an enriching and stimulating environment for your baby and how music can help children reach milestones or promote language. Plus, the major differences between listening to and making music and how it can be the glue to enhance your bond with your child.
Jan 22, 2010
Growth Charts: What do they say about your child? What could signal a problem? - NMNB Ep27
Pediatricians and family physicians use a growth chart to keep track of children's physical growth. What exactly are they and why do doctors use them? Why is head circumference measured? What are percentiles, how are they determined, and how do all the numbers relate? What's the ideal percentile for your child? What could signal a problem? Dr. Michael Nelson, pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente answers our questions and shares his growth chart pearls of wisdom.
Dec 17, 2009
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.
Dec 06, 2009
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.
Nov 24, 2009
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.
Nov 19, 2009
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!
Nov 03, 2009
Going Organic/Green with - NMNB Ep22
How to get started with "Going Green". What does it mean when food is labeled as organic? What are some of the benefits for choosing an organic diet? How can you make smarter and more environmentally conscience choices when it comes to baby care and baby food? CEO of, Jody Sherman is this weeks guest. SproutBaby is an online, one-stop shop specializing in organic baby nutrition and ecofriendly solutions for all your baby care and mommy care needs.
Oct 21, 2009
Mothers Online - NMNB Ep21
Today more and more moms with new babies are sharing their mothering experiences by  blogging, chatting in forums, sharing on Facebook, or Tweeting in Twitter. Ariana from shares her blogging experience including what to blog about and what to keep private, how to protect yourself, and some things to think about when going public. Plus, tips on how you can get started blogging.
Sep 09, 2009
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.

Aug 17, 2009
Household Items Make Great Toys! - NMNB Ep19
Tupperware, keys, the remote control... Why do babies love to play with these? Is it because we use them (but WE don't put them in our mouths)? And, how do you keep your baby entertained when dining out? Plus, this weeks Mommy Matters.
Aug 06, 2009
How to Photograph Your Baby - NMNB Ep18
Every Mom wants to take great photos of their babies and toddlers. Nick Kelsh shares tips and tricks to make you a better baby photo taker. Lighting, shot composition and the little details that make a good photo, a great photo. Plus your chance to win Nick’s How to Photograph Your Baby DVD. And this weeks Mommy Matters!
Jul 29, 2009
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.
Jul 22, 2009
How to Get the Most out of Your Dr.'s Appointments - NMNB Ep 16
What can you do to help prepare for your baby's Dr.'s appointments? What's the difference between a PNP and a PCP? Why might a PNP or a PCP be a better fit for your family? What questions should you ask at your baby's appointments? And a CNP's pet peeves.
Jun 30, 2009
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.
Jun 25, 2009
From The San Diego BabyTime Expo - NMNB Ep14
BabyTime Expo is a must attend event for new and expecting parents and families with toddlers. Leyna and Krista broadcast from the floor of this exciting event. Their NMNB Picks, Reviews, sanity savers and even "High Chair Hair Care: Rinse-Free Shampoo"
Jun 18, 2009
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?
Jun 11, 2009
Cloth Diaper Low Down and Lingo
Approx. 7-8 percent of babies born are in cloth diapers. How do you start with cloth diapers and understanding all the diaper lingo? How many will you need? How do you launder cloth diapers and how to lengthen the life of them? Plus, different materials including soy, hemp, organic cotton even bamboo. And the Gro Baby Diaper. Kim Ormsby from Gro Baby is our cloth diaper expert and our guest on New Moms, New babies Podcast. Plus, this weeks Mommy Matters.
Jun 04, 2009
NMNB 11 - Tips for Newborn Daycare
Your baby is the light of your life and you wouldn't trust just anyone to care for him. NMNB is here with tips, tricks and sanity savers for finding daycare for your baby. How to choose a daycare provider? Background checks and nanny cams. Plus, the importance of your provider keeping a journal, deal breakers and how to FIRE after a care provider has disappointed you.
May 27, 2009
NMNB 10 - Child Seat Safety, Proper Installation and Seat Reccommendations
Is your child safe in his/her car seat? More than 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. The problem, limitless variety in the way both car seats and vehicle seats are made. Robyn Siminoff, a Child Passenger Safety Instructor educates us about how to properly install infant, convertible and booster seats. When to or not to use the LATCH system, airbags, proper angle, are the straps too tight or not tight enough and the importance of where these straps go. Robyn's car seat recommendations, what to look for when shopping for a new car seat and is it safe to reuse or purchase a used car seat. Plus, using car seats on public transportation and resources in your area so you can make sure you car seat is installed correctly.
May 12, 2009
NMNB 9 - Falls, Bumps, Bruises, Burns... When to go to the Emergency Room
How much blood is too much blood? Whether you are an over reactive parent or not, it's important to know when to call the doctor. Dr. Robert Collins shares ways to differentiate a bump from major trauma that needs immediate attention. What to do in case your baby suffers a burn, gets electrocuted, drinks household chemical/poison or develops an infection. Plus, pain control and what to take to the ER when the unfortunate happens.
May 06, 2009
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...
May 06, 2009
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.
May 02, 2009
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?
Apr 27, 2009
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.
Apr 21, 2009
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! gives parents a unique baby’s perspective on how to effectively nurture their infant’s full developmental potential.
Apr 14, 2009
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
Apr 07, 2009
NMNB 2 - Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS
What is Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, and how can it help new moms from feeling isolated and/or depressed? How can it help with postpartum depression? Darlene Chier, co-founder of a local San Diego chapter, shares the MOPS ideals of seeking out other new moms. And, resources to help you find a local MOPS in your area.
Mar 31, 2009
NMNB 1 - New Moms, New Babies Premier…Welcome!
Welcome to the first New Moms, New Babies, a weekly podcast by new moms, for new moms! Shows will detail tips, tricks and sanity savers on various topics including sleeping, feeding, crying and taking care of Mom. Guests will include, doctors, pediatricians, authors, experts on child seat safety, strollers, baby carriers, activities and more! Friendly advice, various perspectives and relevant information to accompany you those first years.
Mar 24, 2009