Have you been searching for advice on how to parent your baby or toddler but are not sure where to start? If you’re like many new parents with small children, there is not enough time in the day to sit down and read a parenting book! Instead, many new parents have found that podcasts provide a quick way to learn something new. What is the best podcast for you and your family?
You might be asking, “How can I weed through all the parenting podcasts to find the one that fits my family?”. You are in luck! We’ve done all the hard work for you. Here’s our favorite podcasts and why we like them.
Best for birth stories
If you enjoy storytelling, The Birth Hour is the best podcast for you. Each episode features a birth story from a real person. You’ll hear a range of experiences and perspectives on birth and breastfeeding which can help you connect with the perspectives of other parents and birth workers.
Best for health research
For those of you who love to keep up with all the new research on children’s health and well-being, Pediatrics on Call is the best podcast for you. Each episode features different pediatricians as they discuss what you need to know about the latest child health and safety research.
Best for breast/chest feeding
If you want to hear easily digestible parenting and breast/chest feeding information delivered in a relatable way, then the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast is the best podcast for you! Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC and Abby Theuring work together to demystify breastfeeding while empowering you to reach your nursing goals. Topics covered include overcoming obstacles and how to be your best breast/chest feeding advocate.
An excellent ‘judgement free’ podcast is The Boob Group. Robin Kaplan, IBCLC, hosts many experts in the lactation field as well as parent panels to discuss what has worked best for them. This podcast is all about breastfeeding and covers a variety of topics, including milk supply, latching, and weaning.
Best for positive parenting
For those who like to focus on positive parenting, Parenting Beyond Discipline is the best podcast for you! Erin Royer, MA, clinical psychologist, focuses on key steps you can take today to raise happy, well-adjusted kids.
Is your favorite podcast not on this list? Give us a call and let us know so we can add it to our list!