PODCAST

Mama Knows Nutrition: Feeding toddlers made easy

Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN

For parents who want quick and easy to implement advice, for all the most common struggles that come along with feeding your toddler! Hosted by Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian, mom of 2, and creator of the popular toddler nutrition Instagram account, @mamaknowsnutrition. You can always count on Kacie to keep it real, to the point, and to never take herself too seriously (cuz where's the fun in being serious all the time??).

39: Keeping Toddlers Busy at Home [feat. Myriam Sandler from Mothercould]
Apr 4 2022
39: Keeping Toddlers Busy at Home [feat. Myriam Sandler from Mothercould]
Today, I invited Myriam Sandler to this podcast to dive into easy sensory play ideas you can do today that are TOTALLY mess-free. She’ll talk about how sensory play got her toddler eating solid foods (For real!). And finally, we’ll get into why creating a setup routine and boundaries with your little one is so important for keeping the mess off the floors and in the bins. So if you’re a momma who’s done with finding slim or paint all over your house, grab a coffee and let’s dive in! Meet Myriam Sandler, Creator Of Mothercould!Myriam Sandler is a Miami-based mother who shares unique short video tutorials of sensory play-at-home activities, food recipes, and parenting hacks on her Instagram page, Mothercould (@mothercould). Mothercould's visual content is quick and easy to follow, offering a global community of parents and educators, accessible play solutions. Before creating Mothercould, Myriam worked for The Salvation Army homeless shelter of Miami in the women and children's division where she assisted families navigating out of homelessness.  In This Episode, We Discuss…How Sensory Play Can Help Your Little One (03:08)Sensory Play And Picky Eaters  (04:25)How To Keep A One-Year-Old Busy  (11:35)Mess-Free Ideas To Keep Toddlers Busy Indoors (16:15)How To Keep Sensory Play Affordable–Hello Dollar Tree  (19:09)More Activities To Keep Toddlers Busy (Card-Board, More Like Card-Fun!)  (20:41)Put A Little Prep In Your Step  (25:10)Creating A Toddler Play Area At Home And Setting Boundaries  (29:20)Chase Your Dreams with Brayden ChaseThis podcast is for kids, features kids, and is hosted by a kid, Brayden Chase! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
36: Weaning Off Breastfeeding [feat. Lactation Consultant Erica Campbell]
Mar 14 2022
36: Weaning Off Breastfeeding [feat. Lactation Consultant Erica Campbell]
This week’s podcast episode, I called up Erica Campbell: mom, wife, nurse, and breastfeeding consultant. We talk through the most common problems that come up around weaning. Things like what to do when you want to wean when they don’t (ugh), what to do when they want to wean but you don’t (gaaaah), the hormones, pain, and side effects of weaning (yayyy more mom fun!), and allllllll the feels that come with weaning. If weaning is a topic that's been on your mind, then mama, you are in the right place today!Erica Campbell is a mother, wife, a registered nurse, an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), and the face behind The Milk Manual. She was born, raised, and currently lives in the Houston area. Erica became a lactation consultant after going through her own personal feeding experience, and she strives to inspire families along their feeding journeys.In This Episode, We Discuss…How To Wean Off Breastfeeding At (Or Before) 12 Months (06:00)Breastfeeding & Weaning: The Symptoms and allll the Feelings  (12:00)Side Effects of Weaning from Breastfeeding: Hormones & Physical Pain (16:00)How Long It Takes To Wean Off Breastfeeding (18:00)How To Wean A Toddler From Breastfeeding  (19:15)Signs Your Baby Is Ready For Weaning  (22:49)Is It A Nursing Strike? How To Know If Baby Is Really Ready  (24:55)Chase Your Dreams with Brayden ChaseThis podcast is for kids, features kids, and is hosted by a kid, Brayden Chase! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
32: How To Say No To Kids’ Food & Snack Requests
Feb 14 2022
32: How To Say No To Kids’ Food & Snack Requests
If your toddler wants snacks all the time, you might be at a total loss—or feeling like you’re about to lose it. 😅  Especially if your no’s have historically resulted in tantrums of major proportions. You’re probably thinking, “This can’t be the best way to handle incessant food and snacks, can it?!” And honestly, the answer is no, it isn’t! You’re right to be a little frustrated at the fact that you can’t say no to your child without some kind of push back. For so many reasons, as parents, we need to be able to gently say no sometimes. After all, we have the experience and insight to know that it’s not always best for them to eat whenever—or whatever—they want. We understand that there are schedules, routines, plans, circumstances, and even emotions that are best handled without a snack or meal time interruption. And, it’s okay for us to help our kids to see this, too!It might seem like kids want to be in control all the time, or sound like I don’t want our kids to become independent and autonomous around food, but it’s not that at all. Kids actually thrive when they know that you’re in control. It’s that feeling of knowing there’s an adult in the room who’s got their back—it reassures them and lets them relax. So yes, you can use schedules and boundaries around food and teach them to listen to their bodies. This episode teaches you how to balance their independence with your ability to confidently say “no” when it’s necessary.In This Episode, We Talk About…Why it’s okay to say no to your child. (02:19)5 reasons why you really SHOULD say no to your child sometimes. (03:55)The role of school, daycare, and preschool snack times. (07:44)HOW to actually say no to your toddler’s snack requests. (08:49)How to practice saying no with sample scripts to build your confidence! (11:32)