Baby Your Baby
Baby Your Baby
KUTV 2News
Welcome to the KUTV 2News Baby Your Baby podcast. Here we talk about pregnancy, having a baby, and all things parenting. Sponsored by the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare.
Swaddling: How to do it safely and when to stop
Newborn babies often sleep better when swaddled. But how babies are swaddled, and through what age, can make a difference in their long-term sleep patterns — and help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), said Rachelle Rigby, RN, pediatric medical and surgical services director at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. Jade Elliott spoke … Continue reading Swaddling: How to do it safely and when to stop →
Jul 1, 2021
14 min
A no-frills crib can reduce the risk of SIDS
New parents often are worried about their baby’s safety and the risk of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But they can reduce the risk of SIDS by what they choose for their baby’s sleep environment, said Rachelle Rigby, RN, pediatric medical and surgical services director at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. Jade Elliott spoke with … Continue reading A no-frills crib can reduce the risk of SIDS →
Jun 24, 2021
14 min
Cesarean delivery or vaginal birth – Which is right for you?
If you’re pregnant, you may wonder about how you want to deliver your baby, and how you might end up delivering your baby – either vaginally or via Cesarean section. The body is designed for vaginal birth, and most babies are born vaginally, where the baby is delivered from the uterus, inside the pelvis, through … Continue reading Cesarean delivery or vaginal birth – Which is right for you? →
Jun 17, 2021
22 min
New dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers
New USDA dietary guidelines are out – and for the first time include the needs of infants and toddlers. Dietary guidelines are updated every five years to help people know what they should eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. Jade Elliott spoke with Alyssa Scordo, RDN, Intermountain Healthcare, to discuss the … Continue reading New dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers →
Jun 10, 2021
15 min
What parents should know about birthmarks/Hemangioma
Many babies develop birthmarks in the first few weeks of life. Many of those birthmarks are harmless and will disappear with age. But some will need special treatment to prevent issues as the child grows. Jade Elliott spoke with Dr. Kate Puttgen, Intermountain Healthcare, about birthmarks on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast. Some … Continue reading What parents should know about birthmarks/Hemangioma →
Jun 3, 2021
13 min
Prevent heat stroke in vehicles
As the weather warms up, parents and caretakers need to pay extra attention to protect children from accidental heatstroke in cars. People should never leave a child in a vehicle – even for a minute – to prevent unintended injury or even death. Jade Elliott spoke with Jessica Strong, community health manager at Intermountain Primary Children’s … Continue reading Prevent heat stroke in vehicles →
May 27, 2021
9 min
Keep kids safe from window falls this spring
It’s nice to open the windows to let fresh spring air circulate the home. But open windows also bring hidden dangers for children, said Jessica Strong, community health manager at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. “Windows are a fall hazard for kids, and the consequences can be severe,” Strong said. “Window screens are a great way … Continue reading Keep kids safe from window falls this spring →
May 20, 2021
4 min
How dads can bond with baby
Bonding with a new baby is critical. But when the baby’s bond with the mother is very strong, dads may feel as if they are less important in the baby’s life. Jade Elliott spoke with Dr. Neal Davis, pediatrician and medical director of pediatric community-based care for Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby … Continue reading How dads can bond with baby →
May 13, 2021
18 min
Avoiding toxic substances during pregnancy
When you find out you’re pregnant, it seems to change everything. Suddenly you’re thinking not just about yourself, but about the baby you’re carrying. You may have questions about what substances or environmental exposures may be harmful to you or your baby while you’re pregnant. There’s the usual medical advice about avoiding alcohol or illegal … Continue reading Avoiding toxic substances during pregnancy →
May 6, 2021
16 min
Air pollution and pregnancy: Why it’s important to reduce your exposure
If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant have you ever wondered if air pollution might have an effect on your unborn baby? Jade Elliott spoke with Virginia Homewood, an OB/Gyn with Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to provide some important tips to help you reduce your exposure to … Continue reading Air pollution and pregnancy: Why it’s important to reduce your exposure →
Apr 29, 2021
14 min
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