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Linda Eyre–author of Teaching Your Children Joy and Teaching Your Children Values, #1 on The New York Times best-seller list–discusses how you can become a Mother of Joy and how you can teach your children to have Joy Linda is a prolific author. She and her husband Richard have partnered throughout their lives together and whether they are parenting, writing or being on national TV , they have accomplished amazing things for families around the world, creating a preschool curriculum called Joy School and authoring several books as well. Learn more about her and about the amazing things she can teach you by going to her website at www.valuesparenting.com We have to say that is one of the most fun interviews we EVER had!
We discuss Our Favorite Products, Reading and Signing–Feeling like an Octopus, and Sun Care for Mom and Baby
We talk to Jane Clayson Johnson, the former host of the CBS Early Show. She shatters the myths of Motherhood and give us the credit we all deserve.
Authors Denise and Alan Fields of Baby Bargains are here to discuss things you don’t need to purchase for your baby so you can save money. Denise and Alan have been on Oprah to discuss the savings they help parents find. 1. Bottle warmer or sterilizer. 2. Bedding sets. 3. Separate changing table. 4. Toddler beds. 5. Dress up clothes. 6. Video monitors and breathing monitors. 7. Pillows. 8. Manual breast pumps. 9. Toddler formula. 10. Walkers. Alan and Denise Fields Authors, BABY BARGAINS http://www.babybargains.com
We discuss Signing with toddlers–even if you did not sign with them before Getting your baby (and yourself) to sleep well from day one and on with Jami Kent, founder of Burrito Baby, Inc.
What to do if you are the only one in your house and family that will sign with your baby and Common questions asked by parents are answered by a pediatric nurse
Dr. Lynn Scoresby, PhD Child and Family Psychologist teaches us simple ways to increase our baby’s learning ability The baby years are a special window of opportunity when the brain develops at the fastest pace and takes in the most information. You can take advantage of this time and create a great learning environment in your home with simple activities. Routine activities provide an amazing opportunity to learn because they repeat. You can use them to introduce simple learning experiences like counting toes while changing diapers. Dr. Scoresby breaks learning in to three areas: emotions, language, and numbers. Language: Labeling, self-talk, etc. Label things as you go through out the day and talk to your baby even when she can’t talk back so she can get more language. The more she gets the better (that includes sign langauge). Numbers: Sorting socks, counting stuffed animals, counting stairs, counting toes and so forth. Have positive feeling about numbers (don’t pass your fears on to your baby) Emotions: Label your emotions for your child, tell your child how you are feeling, allow him to feel his emotions and acknowledge them. Research shows that children whose emotions were validated as a child grow up better adjusted and able to deal with their emotions. For more information on Dr. Scoresby’s books and materials, go to www.kgls.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 801.225.9585 or 1.800.526.7793 Signing Progress Stacey is signing with her youngest baby, Spencer, and she reported that this week Spencer seemed not as interested in signing as in past weeks. This is a common thing. When babies are going through a learning curve learning something new, they will often backtrack in some other skills that they have started to master. When we mentioned this to Stacey, she said, “That’s right. This week, he said his first word and it was ‘MaMa.’” Congrats on the first word. Stacey should keep signing with Spencer and he will continue to sign when he masters the skill he is working on.
We talk about the products we love , baby travel safety , and then Stacey and Tricia tell how great their little signers are doing!
This week, we talk about The best signs to sign in every situation What a Mom is Worth: Dollars and Sense
In this show, we discuss Stacey’s questions about signing with her son. And how to make homemade baby food with guest Cheryl Tallman of Fresh Baby
This show talks about Stacey’s questions about signing with her son and Stress and how to realistically deal with it
Today’s show is about How to sign with Your Baby and Must Have Items for Moms! #1 – Hand Sanitizer Purell, GermX, and PureWorks Antibacterial Foam are top picks.PureWorks not only has antibacterial moisturizing foam, but antibacterial lotion, soap and a surface cleaner. Love it!!! #2 – Aquaphor Healing OintmentThis comes in a tub or a tube and you use it INSTEAD of diaper ointment. It is for excema or rough skin, but it creates the best barrier for preventing diaper rash. I recommend the tube because when you only have 1 hand available, its a little easier to get the ointment out and apply with very little mess. The tub must be screwed off and the chance of baby getting a foot loose and plopping it right into the container is great (personal experience). #3 – HumidifierUltrasonic humidifiers produce a micro-fine mist when water is passed over an ultrasonic nebuliser (high frequency vibrating apparatus). With proper cleaning, it reduces the amount of bacterial spores that can be found using a warm and cool mist humidifier. Walmart sells a ReliOn brand for around $30 and I love it! #4 – Vibrating BouncerIt doesnt matter what brand or what it looks like, just make sure it vibrates. They say vibrating simulates a car ride. Many mothers say that they would much rather have a vital organ removed than give up their bouncer. The most popular brand would be made by Fisher Price. Also it grows with them and can be used as a feeding chair when the get older. #5 – Disposable BibsPampers Pocket Bibsters or Pibs Disposable Bibs at www.pibsonaroll.com/ they fit on a standard paper towel holder. #6 – Lansinoh LanolinA definite must-have for all nursing mothers! It takes a while for both our baby and us (unless you are plain good) to get the hang of the whole breastfeeding thing. During that time, our main food source to our babies can be quite sore! Lansinoh Lanolin helps repair and keeps them soft to eliminate cracking. Ouch! #7 – Nursing PadsEven if you don’t decide to nurse, you will likely need these until your milk dries up. For those who choose to nurse, there are many of us who know that there is nothing worse than a leak! Keep them handy and always take extra! Two types – disposable and reusable. The best disposable according to moms would be the Lansinoh brand and then Johnson & Johnson. Medela, Avent and Gerber make reusable pads. #8 – Crib Sheets/Mattress PadYou wake up to your baby hungry and dirty from head to toe. The real trick is how do you change the explosion, get them fed, and change the sheets without turning on the light to completely wake them up. Easy! The Ultimate Crib Sheet! It’s a miracle! Found at Babies R Us and internet sites. #9 – Well stocked FirstAid Kit Infant Tylenol, Infant Motrin, Childrens Benedril (get chart from doctor regarding) baby clippers with a long ribbon attached to find easily rectal digital thermometer Petrolium Jelly for lubricating rectal thermometer Saline nose drops Nose bulb from hospital Aquaphor Check you local Red Cross for Infant First Aid book and Infant CPR card, Index card with important numbers (i.e., doctor, poison control, hospital). #10 – Well stocked Diaper Bag For Baby: list of contents in bag for easy checking before leaving Satalite Bag that holds diapers, full travel container wipes, changing pad or lap pad, Aquaphor, and a couple Ziploc sandwich bag to put soiled diapers. (check out the bags at: http://www.laragallagher.com/bags/index.html) Hand Sanitizer travel-sized lotion Infant Tylenol small pair of folded Scissors extra pacifier in Ziploc bag travel-size tissue receiving blanket extra onesies for complete blowouts plastic containers with pre-measured formula bottles filled with filtered water couple of burp cloths extra thermometer For Mom: Tide Wipes Nursing Pads Bottle of water and granola bar
We discuss how to start signing with your baby so you can stop tantrums. Stacey will be discussing what happens when baby makes three and changes your relationship with your husband and other family members. We’ve got some MOMents and Aha! ideas to share too. Check it out!
Learn about signing with babies and choosing a pediatrician