About This Show
The Paleo Baby podcast is a new show about growing up Paleo. From fertility, pregnancy, and lactation, to weaning, first foods, and primal living, we explore what it's really like to live Paleo from day one. As a Paleo and AIP family, we want to share what we've figured out as we've found health, started a functional medicine practice, merged families, and had a baby. We'll talk to experts in the Paleo community to learn how their families make it work, and learn from other leading minds in nutrition and health, to keep you up to speed. Join us as we document the trials and victories of living Paleo and raising our Paleo baby, Ivy Kay.
Most Recent Episode
Understanding How We Evolved to Parent
How do you approach big parenting decisions? Do you find yourself confused and conflicted with what the “experts” say? Have you wrestled with the idea of “sleep training,” bedsharing, or nursing schedules for your baby? What if there was a way to approach all of the important topics so you were empowered to make the best choice for you and your family?
My guest Tracy Cassels offers a sound and unique perspective that I think will help a lot of parents. Tracy has an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science, masters in Clinical Psychology, and PhD in Developmental Psychology. She is the founder and lead author of the site Evolutionary Parenting.
Evolutionary parenting is the idea that we have evolved and coevolved with our infants to create a unique relationship between babies and their caregivers. When we approach parenting challenges with the idea that these co-evolved relationships may, on a lot of levels, be at odds with our modern culture and way of life, it becomes clear that alternative solutions to these challenges may be imperative.
How much do you know about your baby’s basic biology and physiology? Enough to know what’s normal or abnormal when it comes to development? Join us as we dissect infant sleep patterns, how to approach sleep “research,” what ‘normal’ really means, and healthy sleep for modern families, all from the perspective of Evolutionary Parenting.