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Healthy Baby, Happy Parent
31 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Protecting your baby from COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic still a big part of our day to day lives, parents with babies and toddlers are often confused about the best way to protect them from getting infected - or what to do if they become sick. In this episode of Healthy Baby, Happy Parent, we talk with Children's Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Christopher Schwake about the most current information on preventing spread, treating COVID-19, vaccinations, and how you can keep your baby healthy and safe.
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Ways to know your baby loves you
Believe it or not, your baby is starting to bond with you right from birth, and those early months are full of real-time evidence that your baby is developing a strong attachment and actually learning to love you. In this episode, Children’s Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Schreiber shares ways your baby shows attachment and love, from first smiles to separation anxiety. You'll also hear from Children’s Wisconsin child and family therapist Becky Verdin about what to do if your baby ISN’T showing some of those signs, and other ways you can help bond with your baby through the first year and beyond.
41 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Bottle-feeding and introducing solids, month-by-month
Feeding your baby may seem simple, but from what formula to choose to how and when to start solids, there are a lot of decisions to make! In the second episode of our "feeding your baby" series, we talk with Children's Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Daniel Dorrington to demystify bottle-feeding and starting solids. This episode will help you feed your baby with more confidence, whether you're thinking about introducing a bottle or want to know the best way and time to start solids.
47 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Breastfeeding your baby, month-by-month
Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy! In Part 1 of a two-part series on feeding your baby, lactation consultant Rachel Rebholz gives us the scoop on everything you need to know about breastfeeding from first latch-on to weaning: how to make sure baby’s getting enough milk, dealing with nipple soreness, introducing a bottle and more.
40 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
What goes in, must come out
If there’s one sure thing to look forward to as a new parent, it’s that you’re going to have a lot of diapers to change. And sometimes, what's IN those diapers can be pretty mysterious! Today, Children’s Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Barbara Calkins gives us the real scoop on baby's poop - what’s normal, why it changes so much, and what it can tell you about what's going on inside your baby's body.
42 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Rashes, bumps, flakes and itchies: your baby's skin issues, solved!
Babies sure are cute - but their skin can be a mess! In this episode, we're talking with Dr. LaVaughn Cotton, an urgent care pediatrician with Children’s Wisconsin, about all those itches, bumps and rashes that can show up on your baby’s face and body. Whether it's an allergic reaction, a virus, or a simple case of diaper rash, this conversation will help you figure out what's going on - and what to do.
40 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Taking care of you
When you're a new parent, it's easy to focus so much on your baby that you forget about your own needs. In this episode we talk with Children's pediatrician Dr. Lisa Chowdhury about how important it is for parents to care for themselves, too. From sleep to relationships to mood swings, this conversation will help you take good care of yourself- so you can take even better care of your baby.
42 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Well-baby checkups: what are they for?
Why do babies go to the doctor when they aren’t actually sick? Children's Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Paul Veldhouse tells us what really happens during a well-baby visit and why they’re so important. From learning more about your baby’s development, to getting advice on feeding and sleep, to making sure Mom is getting what she needs, well-baby visits are about more than shots and growth charts. Find out more in this episode of Healthy Baby, Happy Parent!
29 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Baby's sick...now what? part 2
From over-the-counter medications to antibiotics, humidifiers to snot-suckers...what are the best ways to help a sick baby feel better soon? Pediatrician Dr. Zaigham Tahir of Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care gives us the most up-to-date information on treating common colds and viruses, and much more in the second part of this two-part episode series.
27 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Baby's sick...now what?
Baby's first cough, fever and sniffles can cause a lot of anxiety. What's really going on when baby doesn't feel well, what's the best way to treat common colds and viruses, and how do you know when it's time to call the doctor? In this episode pediatrician Dr. Zaigham Tahir from Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care offers tons of reassurance and some great advice to help parents figure out which symptoms are normal - and when it's time to take baby in to be seen.
40 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Sleep, baby, sleep!
What does it really mean to “sleep through the night” - and when will your baby do it? How come babies sometimes seem to be great sleepers...and then suddenly start waking up every half-hour again? What's the best way to get baby to fall and STAY asleep? In this episode, Children's Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Barbara Calkins tackles the most common sleep-related issues new parents face.
31 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Essential ways to help your baby thrive
Every parent wants their baby to get the best possible start. Luckily, there are easy, fun things every mom and dad can do to help your baby learn and grow. Listen along as Children's Wisconsin pediatrician Dr. Kristen Bencik shares tips on how playing with, talking to, and just loving your baby can help them thrive.
34 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Are you ready for baby?
Are you ready for baby? Listen as pediatrician Dr. Patrick Lehman advises expecting parents what they REALLY need to know, do, and have before baby comes along - and what *isn't* so necessary. From registering for nursery essentials to preparing for your hospital stay, this episode of the Healthy Baby, Happy Parent podcast from Children's Wisconsin is a reassuring, realistic take on getting ready for the new addition to your family.
1 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Welcome to the Healthy Baby, Happy Parent podcast!
New parents have a lot of questions. Healthy Baby, Happy Parent can help you find the answers. From getting your baby to sleep to dealing with that first cold and much more, each episode offers been-there-done-that advice from the pediatric experts at Children’s Wisconsin. Parenting isn’t always easy, but this podcast will help you make decisions with a little more confidence and help your whole family thrive. Tune in weekly for new episodes!
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