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Parent Savers is an audio podcast providing new parents with practical information to help preserve their sanity. Both moms and dads discuss common parenting concerns for infants and toddlers. With the help of our experts, parents get the superhero strength they need to tackle the world, and the next dirty diaper.




The Milk Mystery

Does milk really do a body good? As a new parent, you may be overwhelmed at all options for milk at the grocery store. Are there benefits to drinking cow's milk that other milk simply can't provide? What are some of the biggest milk myths? Plus, what are some alternatives to cow's milk that might be a better fit for your family?

Duration: 00:37:52

Baby Names and Baby Name Remorse

It's time to name your baby. The concept may seem simple, but many new parents put a lot of thought into the naming process. Do you follow family traditions? Are you looking for the most unique name so your child feels more special? And what do you do if you later decide to change your baby's name, possibly due to remorse?

Duration: 00:33:28

Top 10 Theme Park Safety Tips

Theme parks can be a great treat for any family. But with the large crowds, comes some safety concerns. What should your child do if he becomes lost? Should you consider a "tether" or "leash"? Plus, what should you as a parent know if your kids are old enough to go on rides. We polled our facebook fans to find out their top safety theme park safety tips.

Duration: 00:36:40

Your Baby's Vision

Your baby continues to develop every day, and sometimes these stages of development aren't obvious. How do you know if your child's vision is reaching necessary milestones? What are some factors that put your baby's vision at risk? Plus, information on a program allowing all babies under one to get their vision tested for free!

Duration: 00:26:14

Potty Training Girls and Boys

You spend most of your day changing diapers and coming in close contact with some sort of bodily fluid from your child, we get it. The idea of potty-training may seem like the perfect solution. But, how do you know if your child is ready? And perhaps more importantly, how do you know if you're ready? Plus, helpful tips for getting your boy or girl off to a great start!

Duration: 00:40:47

Newborn Screening Tests

Newborn screenings identify conditions that can impact your child's long-term health. Which tests are commonly offered and why? How and when are the tests done? And what are the odds your child's tests may come back abnormal?

Duration: 00:33:08

Childcare Options for Working Parents

The dreaded time has come when you have to find someone else to watch your child. With all the options out there, how do you determine what type of childcare is best for you and your baby? What factors should you consider? And what should you expect to pay?

Duration: 00:33:08

Home Schooling Your Toddler

We all know education is an important part of growing up and finding your place in life. And as a parent, you have several choices on how your children receive that education, such as home schooling, which begins even when children are toddlers. How has homeschooling changed over the years? What resources are available to you? And what are some of the common misconceptions about the homeschooling process?

Duration: 00:35:52

Baby Skin Conditions: Common Skin Irritations

Your baby's skin is a unique and essential shield that offers protection from the outside world. As such, it's virtually inevitable that your child will eventually experience some sort of skin irritation. Today, we're continuing our series focused on baby skin conditions. What are the most common ailments new baby's encounter? How can you recognize them? And what are your treatment options?

Duration: 00:41:11

Water Safety: Lessons for Survival

Whether you're at the neighborhood pool, or enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, water safety is a must. Today we're exploring some tips on how to keep your children safe when around water. Plus, we'll learn more about a great app designed to reduce crime and protect families in your community.

Duration: 00:41:13

Travel with Kids

Many parents wonder if it's possible to successfully travel with young children while preserving your sanity and the sanity of those around you. How can you get over the fear of traveling with kids? What should you pack to help ease this potentially bumpy ride? And what are some helpful travel tips to help you on your journey?

Duration: 00:30:16

Baby Skin Conditions: Eczema

If your baby's silky, smooth skin develops red, dry, itchy patches- it could be eczema. What's really happening when your baby develops eczema? How early can symptoms appear? And what are your treatment options?

Duration: 00:35:20

Power Struggles with Your Children

Power struggles with your children are often common, but they can be stressful and negatively impact your relationship. What typically triggers power struggles in infants and toddlers? What are some strategies for defining and measuring good (and bad) behavior? And what common mistakes are most parents making that actually make the situation worse?

Duration: 00:34:54

Debunking "Only Child" Myths

The number of families having only one child has doubled since the baby boomer generation. So, why are more and more families planning to have only one child? What are some of the benefits and trade-offs of siblings? Is only "lonely"?

Duration: 00:39:02

Sunscreen Safety for Kids

Summertime leads to lots of fun outdoors in the hot, summer sun. How do we protect the delicate skin of our little ones? How old does your child have to be to use sunscreen? What is SPF and what numbers really work best? Plus, are there eco-friendly alternatives that are better for your baby and the environment?

Duration: 00:38:49

Terrible Twos or Terrific Twos?

The baby days are over. One minute they give you a kiss and a smile and in the next moment are screaming and hitting. How can you handle this situation with your toddler without throwing a tantrum yourself? What triggers this type of behavior and how can it be prevented? How can we turn the "terrible twos" into the "terrific twos"?

Duration: 00:40:04

Ease Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Children separated from their parents may experience extra anxiety, resulting in major meltdowns. What typically triggers separation anxiety in our kids? Do babies react differently than toddlers? And what can you, as a parent, do to help your child transition into a more independent stage in life?

Duration: 00:31:48

Know Your Work Benefits: FMLA, FSA and More

With a new child comes more costs, so you may need more money. You may also need to take time off work to care for your child. Government and work benefits can help you adjust to your new life as a new parent. What are the ways to utilize these programs while pregnant? What exactly is the Family Medical Leave Act and how does it work? Plus, saving money with Flexible Spending Accounts and more!

Duration: 00:29:26

The 411 on Playdates

Both mom and dad need a break sometimes, and that's the perfect opportunity for a playdate. But, how do you find a group that's right for you and your child? Is there some sort of playdate etiquette you should know about? How do you go about starting a new playgroup in your area?

Duration: 00:34:06

Music and Movement for Children

Music is a wonderful tool for young families. It encourages quality time together and is a great motivator that allows your kids to have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. What are some great musical activities you can do with your kids? How can music help with chores and other activities kids may not like. Plus, how you can make music out of any noise around you.

Duration: 00:36:39

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