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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome to the sensitive topic of “spoiling your baby”
1:25 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
2:10 Listener question answered
6:10 Now the episode: first, what shaming can look like
8:15 “Spoiled” defined (hint: it doesn’t apply to babies)
9:20 Babies are primal: they’re wired only for hunger, safety, uncomfortable
11:00 Wants vs. needs: babies have needs only
11:35 Culture and how we handle babies
12:45 You’re body has needs and you also have wants
12:55 How your baby and your body function together (it’s amazing!)
15:22 The first few (~6) weeks of life: not a time to “train” your baby
21:00 Listening to your body: you are the best judge of the best thing to do
22:08 It doesn’t always have to be you: partners and friends can help!
23:00 Baby needing you so much isn’t forever!
24:25 Children and abstract thought
25:35 A helpful book, science behind brain development: The Toddler Brain
27:00 Trusting your gut, worrying less is helpful
29:40 Heather shares a thought that brings her comfort
31:00 Don’t listen to people who are trying to shame you!
31:45 Thank you to our sponsor Happi Tummi
32:55 The Milk award in the alcove!!
33:45 Thank you for listening!
The Toddler Brain: The Surprising Science Behind Your Child’s Development from Birth to Age 5 by Dr. Laura Jana: http://www.drlaurajana.com/books/the-toddler-brain/
Credits and contact
Thanks to Cherie Louise Turner for editing and production and to Lindsay Brett Carothers for her musical stylings of our intro and outro.
Additional music credits, thank you Wataboi and Mazzaccaro from Pixabay.
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