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Claire Lerner of Zero to Three discusses how to help a first child deal with a new baby. This is an amazing discussion and includes some incredible insights and some practical tips from us moms on what to do. If you are thinking about having a second or third or forth child, you should listen to this show.
Stroller Strides founder Lisa Druxman talks about how to make time for yourself as well as how to prepare for having a baby.
Is it really that important to read to young kids? Dr. Korth tells us his take on this. He also gives us resources for the 100 books to read to young kids and reading tips. http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61 http://kids.nypl.org/images/100picturebooks.pdf www.rif.org http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/H/HE-0722/HE-0722.pdf
PTPA shares great products for safety and Nancy gives 10 tips to make Disneyland an enjoyable experience (Make sure you listen BEFORE you think about going).
Kathy Peel shares why bartering is a smart business practice you and friends can use to share expertise or items, and save each other money and time. And hear how to start a Moms on a Mission Group to save you on home repairs. Ideas from Kathy’s Newsletter: 1. Team up with a coworker. You both cook double portions of what you’re fixing for dinner on Monday and Wednesday nights, then take the extra portion in a cooler to the office the following day. You both get Tuesday and Thursday nights off from cooking and won’t be tempted to pick up fast food on the way home. 2. Trade home maintenance or decorating tasks. Suggest to a friend that you will help her paint her child’s bedroom if she helps you wallpaper a bathroom. 3. Host a swap party. Decide on a theme such as toys, baby equipment, or children’s clothing. Invite friends to bring a few of these items along to swap, and everyone goes home with “new’ things without spending a cent. 4. Trade out chores with a friend who has different skills than yours. If you have a green thumb but hate to organize, and your neighbor has a black thumb but can easily make sense of cluttered closets, you help her with gardening and she streamlines your storage space. You both win. 5. Barter around the holidays. If you’re not a great cook but you excel in wrapping beautiful packages, tell a friend you’ll wrap her gifts if she’ll bake holiday treats for you. 6. Cut cooking time in half by teaming up with a friend who is also hosting holiday company. She bakes double batches of her specialties and you do the same 7. Ask three moms with like-aged children to join a holiday babysitting co-op. Each mom entertains the kids for a few hours on one of four days. Each mom will save on sitter costs and have time to do holiday shopping and errands. 8. If you’re spiffing up your home for a party or houseguests, ask a neighbor who’s doing the same to split the cost of renting a carpet-cleaning machine for a day. 9. Traveling over the holidays? Ask a friend to come to your home to feed, water, and exercise your pet. Return the favor, and you both save on boarding fees. These ideas were adapted from The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy, Organized Home where you’ll find hundreds of smart ideas for saving money and managing your family well
Dr. James McArthur discusses research that the first child gets 3,000 more hours of parental time than the second child. Should we worry? What is the most effective thing we can do as parents?
Learn about common skin issues that babies have and how to solve them from a Dermatologist and Dad. He suggests simple things to do to make it better.
Is it important to create a learning environment even when your child is 1-3 years old? We talk to Dr. Jeanette Jacobs from the BYU School of Family Life about this topic and what you can do to help your child have a desire to learn throughout her life.
Mom4Life shares great products that solve problems we have as moms from slipping kids to that horrible hospital gown. Check out the show and these products that really caught our attetion: Grippies make no slip socks $5.99 Add a non slip surface to any fabric, help prevent slips and falls at home! Applying GRiPPiES to the bottoms of tights, socks, slippers or stockings means less slips and falls on tile or hardwood floors. One pack of GRiPPiES can make a non-slip surface on the bottom of 2-4 pairs of socks. GRiPPiES are a lasting solution: once applied, they will last, even after going through the wash. (available in stick on or iron on) Dunstan Baby DVD $39.95 The Dunstan Baby Language teaches you to hear exactly what your baby is communicating. As a parent, you are able to interpret your infant’s sounds and cries and respond to their needs. The Kangaroo Towel $39.99 This is a unique towel that goes around your neck like a bib. It has a pouch for your little one and it keeps you dry while bathing the kids. Lift them out of the tub and put them into the Kangaroo and keep them warm and cozy with the softest towel around. It comes equipped with a hoodie to make sure every inch of them stays warm. As your baby gets older, the Kangaroo towel gets longer. It comes in two adjustable lengths so no need to go out and buy a larger towel. milkscreen home test for alcohol in breast milk $4.99-$19.99 (they come in 3, 8 or 20 packs) milkscreen is a simple, two-minute test that detects for alcohol in breast milk. milkscreen lets mom know the volume of alcohol concentrated in her milk.
Janell asks Nancy the questions that worry her before she has kids.
Encore Show: Learn the best ways to increase your immunity and stave off the flu. Learn the products we LOVE to keep our hands clean and soft. We LOVE PureWorks and Xlear to keep healthy. Wash hands often. Use soap and water, teach children to sing the alphabet while they scrub. The soap loosens the germs and makes them slippery so they will rinse away with water. Particularly wash hands after coughing or sneezing. Avoid using the pen at the store. Bring your own. Avoid touching the entry doors at stores and the doors when you leave the restroom. Try to break habit of touching your face, that’s how germs enter your body. Drink plenty of fluids: it helps flush out toxins Get enough rest. (yeah right) Your body knows what to do with a germ, but if you hamper it with poor diet or fatigue, it may not respond to illness as quickly as you need. Load your body with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables Exercise – moderately. Use different toothpaste tubes for each member of family (something my husband does, but I find it too cumbersome for ALL our family members –but he rarely gets sick) Less Stress–don’t add to it by worrying about sanitizing everything. For your baby, continue nursing. Your antibodies provide a great deal of protect for their young immune system. Remember your immune system is a growing body of knowledge. Don’t stress about overcleanliness. Low levels of germs can teach your body in a small way what is bad. This is the principle of vaccines. It learns what is good and bad and when you keep your body healthy, the immune system quickly gets rid of what is “bad.” Don’t smoke–it reduces mucus lining that protects germs from entering your body Cut alcoholic consumption. Alcohol impairs liver function and dehydrates, and fluids are important And Who should get flu shots? According to the Center for Disease Control People at high risk for complications from the flu, including: Children aged 6 months until their 5th birthday, Pregnant women, People 50 years of age and older, and People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions; People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu (protects them from getting it and passing it on to those they care for Hand sanitizer danger Beer has 5% alcohol content Wine 12% Hard liquor starts at 40% Hand sanitizer at least 60% So 2 Tablespoons of sanitizer can have as much alcohol as one can of beer. We love PureWorks Antibacterial Foam as the only hand sanitizer we use in our diaper bag and in our homes. Tricia was the first one to let us know about this incredible product. Since then, we have all tried it and find it is really great. Best of all, it is 100% safe for kids–even if they drink it (they will be really clean on the inside). Kills 99.9% of bacteria and other harmful germs that can cause illness and infection. Persistent – Continues to protect your skin for hours after application. FDA compliant as both a First-aid Antiseptic and hand sanitizer. No-rinse application for foams and sprays. Alcohol free. The active ingredient is benzethonium chloride, recognized world-wide as a safe and effective antimicrobial compound. Rather than drying or irritating the skin, PureWorks products soften and condition the skin while providing hours of lasting protection against bacteria and harmful germs that cause illness. To order please contact Skyler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 801.884.8337. His website is website is www.buypureworks.com. Xlear nasal wash is an amazing way to clean out the nose and keep things moist so bacteria don’t enter the body. Xylitol is one of bacteria’s natural enemies. When certain harmful bacteria enter the body, they attach to the membranes of the nose and throat. Xlear Nasal Wash merely flushes harmful bacteria away. Nancy has use[...]
Having a baby soon? It is never too soon to start thinking about how you want to announce your child’s birth. Take time before your baby comes to plan and you will have less stress. We talk about alternatives and ideas including some really creative ones!
Learn how a mom created a business from a passion she discovered once her children were born. If you ever thought about doing something different, this is the show for you! Plus, learn about a cute way to preserve your child’s hand and footprint.
Safe Kids tells us what we need to do to keep our kids safe in the event of a fire. Tricia shares a personal experience showing how easy it is to be at risk. Safe Kids has info and worksheets to get your family Ready! Here is more info from the Underwriters Laboratories–Check out their site and get even more info!
We talk with Claire Lerner of Zero to Three about how to deal with Grandparents when they don’t do things the way you do them.