42 episodes

Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health. Through solo shows and guest interviews you are going to get the best information on mom and baby wellness.

Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including natural fertility, clean diet and necessary supplements, having a positive pregnancy experience, discovering alternative interventions, breastfeeding benefits, building a birth team, postpartum healing, starting solids foods, raising healthy eaters, and so much more.

She will empower and educate other moms and moms to-be to approach motherhood in the most natural way possible and of course, learn what it takes to raise the ultimate baby!

The Ultimate Baby Podcast Marni Wasserman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health. Through solo shows and guest interviews you are going to get the best information on mom and baby wellness.

Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including natural fertility, clean diet and necessary supplements, having a positive pregnancy experience, discovering alternative interventions, breastfeeding benefits, building a birth team, postpartum healing, starting solids foods, raising healthy eaters, and so much more.

She will empower and educate other moms and moms to-be to approach motherhood in the most natural way possible and of course, learn what it takes to raise the ultimate baby!

    Transitioning From Milk to Meals with Luka McCabe

    Transitioning From Milk to Meals with Luka McCabe

    In this episode, we talk about transitioning your little one from milk to solid foods. There are so many things to consider when introducing your baby to whole foods and how to make sure they are getting what they need nutrient-wise.
    Luka McCabe provides so much knowledge and inspiration to mama’s to trust their intuition and choose the healthiest foods for their babe.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Luka’s inspiration for starting Boob to Food When to start solid foods Why Luka doesn’t recommend rice cereals for babies Introducing nutrient-dense foods The benefits of both baby-led weaning and puree foods Transitioning from puree to finger foods Is your baby gagging or choking? + What to do Supplement recommendations if your baby is being raised plant-based vegan Luka’s approach to weaning off breastmilk or formula The best sources of calcium Tips for an early introduction to allergenic foods Combining foods to make a balanced meal Understanding rashes, food sensitivities, and anaphylactic allergies Is food dropping/throwing a phase? What is an “I don’t want it plate”? The division of responsibility Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off Hydration Support when you use the code ultimatebaby at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Listen to TUB041: Twelve Lessons in the First Year of Two Kids Under Three
    Luka McCabe - Milk to Meals (book)
    Luka McCabe's website (Boob to Food)
    Follow Luka McCabe (Boob to Food) on Instagram
    Oh Baby Nutrition
    Solid Starts Solid Starts app
    Le Puree
    Marni Wasserman - Plant-Based Diet for Dummies (book)
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Twelve Lessons in the First Year of Two Kids Under Three

    Twelve Lessons in the First Year of Two Kids Under Three

    As the year comes to a close, I figured it was a good time to share some lessons I have learned and some truths that have surfaced over the last year with two kids under three.
    Life with two kids is busy, crazy, exciting, and exhausting. I know all mamas will be able to relate to these twelve (+ two bonus) lessons. Whether you are about to become a first-time or second-time parent, I hope what I share in this episode gives you some insight into what life has been like for me.
    Highlights from this episode:
    An update on Sarelle’s potty training journey Making plans with two kids is hard Managing toddler emotions & expectations Selective eating challenges with an infant & toddler Finding time for self-care The challenging phase of a velcro baby The bond between siblings The differences between Sarelle & Hayden Weekends and sick days are marathons Spending strategically for kids + what I would do different Parental differences when raising children Appreciate the mundane moments Savour your free time Weaning a toddler while breastfeeding an infant Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off Digestive Enzymes when you use the code ultimatebaby at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Listen to TUB015: Twelve Takeaways From the First Year of Motherhood
    Big Little Feelings
    Paleovalley 100% Grass-Fed Beef Sticks - Save 15% off when you use the code ultimatehealth at checkout
    Lesser Evil - Paleo Puffs
    Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier
    Cococho Baby Carrier
    Baby Bjrn Carrier One
    Nuna Stroller
    Veer Gear Wagon
    Master Work Bench by Hape
    Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Plus Balance Bike
    Kinderfeets Tummy Glider
    Listen to TUB036: My Breastfeeding Journey Continued - Oversupply, Tandem Feeding, and Weaning
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 49 min
    Raise a Montessori Baby and Toddler with Simone Davies

    Raise a Montessori Baby and Toddler with Simone Davies

    In this episode, I am chatting with Simone Davies, author of “The Montessori Toddler” and co-author of “The Montessori Baby” which are comprehensive guides to raising toddlers and infants in a Montessori way.
    I loved having these books on my nightstand over the last few years they have been excellent resources for our family. In today's conversation, we share the most amazing concepts with you on how to implement Montessori methods at home. We get into everything from how to set up your home before the baby arrives, the benefits of going slow and having less stuff, setting limits for your toddler, and using praise in a healthy way. You will learn so many simple and practical ways to start using Montessori principles with your family today.
    Highlights from this episode:
    How Simone got involved in the Montessori lifestyle 20 years What is Montessori? Introduce the Montessori philosophy during pregnancy and newborn stage Provide a simple environment for babies Incorporate daily life into your baby's activities Teach consent from a young age The idea of floor beds for babies and toddlers How to properly baby-proof the bedroom Set up a predictable daily routine Understanding toddler emotions from a Montessori perspective How to set healthy boundaries for your toddler in a positive way Provide a space for toddlers to climb and move Be the calm mediator your child needs How to bring the Montessori approach & activities into your home Allow your toddler time to process information Offer intrinsic motivation instead of external praise Have compassion for yourself Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off Sleep and Relaxation Support when you use the code ultimatebaby at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Simone Davies website (The Montessori Notebook)
    Follow Simone Davies on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
    Simone Davies, Junnifar Uzodike - The Montessori Baby (book)
    Simone Davies - The Montessori Toddler (book)
    The Montessori Notebook Podcast
    Dr. Maria Montessori (books)
    Topponcino
    Dr. Dan Siegel (books)
    Junnifa Uzodike
    Nichole Holtvluwer - Radicle Beginnings
    Lovevery kit
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 59 min
    Revamp Your Child’s Immune System and Prevent Chronic Disease with Dr. Ana-Maria Temple

    Revamp Your Child’s Immune System and Prevent Chronic Disease with Dr. Ana-Maria Temple

    In this episode, I am chatting with Dr. Ana-Maria Temple, a holistic pediatrician, best-selling author, mother of 3, and award-winning speaker.
    We discuss many incredible ways to help your child’s immune system flourish, whether you have a baby, toddler or teen there are core things you can start doing today. You as a mama have the power to do this, so listen and learn something new.
    We had so much to talk about that we ran out of time so I will have her back on for round two.
    Highlights from this episode:
    How Dr. Ana became passionate about raising healthier kids The root cause of children’s health issues Grocery stores in the United States are filled with processed foods Common ailments Dr. Ana sees in her practice 1 in 2 children have chronic illness Indoor humidity is linked to illnesses What happens with your child’s cold? Uncommon contributing factors of eczema Proper mindset is the key to making changes If you can’t read it, don’t eat it Start introducing fruit and vegetables Learn why toddlers aren’t picky eaters Stop parenting with fear Tastebuds develop based on what we eat Advice for tackling Halloween treats Simple ways to boost your kid's immune system Show sponsor:
    Needed: Stress Support - Save 20% off when you use the code ultimatebaby at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Dr. Ana-Maria Temple - Healthy Kids In An Unhealthy World (book)
    Dr. Ana-Maria Temple's website
    Follow Dr. Ana-Maria Temple on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube
    Organifi - Red Juice (Save 20% off Organifi when you use the code ultimatehealth at checkout)
    Otto's Naturals Cassava Flour
    Dark Chocolate Baking Chips by Lily's
    SmartSweets
    Lesser Evil Popcorn
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 57 min
    Your Questions Answered (Part Two): Sleep, Fertility and Nutrition

    Your Questions Answered (Part Two): Sleep, Fertility and Nutrition

    Infant immunity & supplements, boosting sperm & egg quality, toddler nutrition, baby proofing, optimizing your thyroid, and so much more.
    The answers continue to your amazing questions in this part two episode.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Tips for managing toddler naps while caring for a newborn Did I breastfeed Sarelle & Hayden to sleep? Baby proofing Hayden’s room Transitioning from co-sleeping to a floor bed My favourite book recommendations for introducing solids How to boost your infant's immune system Why we avoid refined sugar in Sarelle’s diet + alternatives we use Foods we avoid feeding our baby & toddler The best advice for guidelines on feeding solids to your baby An update on Hayden’s solid food journey Trying to conceive: our preconception planning supplements How to optimize your thyroid after pregnancy to conceive again Balancing motherhood and self-care Deciding on having more than one child The challenges of transitioning to two kids Put your toddler in daycare/preschool The best activities for newborn development Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off your first order or a 3 month Subscription of Needed when you use the code ultimatebaby at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Listen to TUB episode 037: Your Questions Answered (Part One): Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Postpartum
    Listen to episode 035: Floor Beds, Toddler Naps, and Baby Sleep
    Luka McCabe, Carley Mendes - Milk to Meals (book)
    Boob to Food
    The BabyNut Cookbook - use the code Marni15 at checkout
    Listen to TUB episode 034: Creating An Adventurous Eater Right From The Start with Nikole Goncalves
    Listen to TUB020: Balancing Pregnancy And Postpartum As A Successful Entrepreneur with Nikole Goncalves
    Katherine Erlich, Kelly Genzlinger - Super Nutrition for Babies (book)
    Sally Fallon, Thomas Cowan - The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (book)
    Genevieve Howland - The Mama Natural Baby-Led Weaning E-Cookbook
    Listen to TUB episode 007: Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural - Navigating Life with a Newborn
    Happy Healthy Eaters - Save 15% off when you use the code ultimatebaby
    St. Francis Herb Farm - Deep Immune for Children
    St. Francis Herb Farm - Echinseal Echinacea Combo
    SURO - Organic Elderberry Syrup for Kids
    SmartSweets Gummy Bears
    A Real Treat e-book - Natural Gummy recipe
    SmartSweets Lollipops
    Listen to TUB episode 003: Natural Preconception Planning
    Listen to TUB episode 004: Getting Pregnant with Hashimoto's
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 45 min
    Your Questions Answered (Part One): Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Postpartum

    Your Questions Answered (Part One): Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Postpartum

    Pregnancy and caffeine, the witching hour, breastfeeding supplements, postpartum hair loss solutions, and more.
    So many juicy topics that I haven’t covered yet on this podcast will be shared in this episode. I love taking the time to answer the questions you want to ask.
    Highlights from this episode:
    What causes the sweet taste in your mouth? + Natural remedies for nausea The best advice for tackling fatigue The truth about pregnancy & caffeine What I did to avoid the baby blues How castor oil treatments work for hair loss The biggest challenge weaning a toddler How to make breastfeeding as successful as possible Simple tips to help manage the witching hour The reality of toddler sleep challenges The benefits of Montessori for your child’s development Managing daycare colds + recommendations to boost immunity A typical day in the life with a baby & toddler The evolution of nap time My thoughts on sleep training How to encourage better sleep for you & your baby Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save $100 off your first 3 months of Needed Lactation Support Plan when you use the code ultimatebaby100 at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Listen to TUB episode 022: Your Questions Answered (Part One)
    Listen to TUB episode 023: Your Questions Answered (Part Two)
    Sea Bands
    Listen to TUB episode 005: Nausea, Cravings, and Aversions
    Listen to TUB episode 036: My Breastfeeding Journey Continued: Oversupply, Tandem Feeding, and Weaning
    Listen to TUB episode 026: My Breastfeeding Journey & What I Wish I Knew Before
    Ina May Gaskin - Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding (book)
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastmilk Loose Leaf Herbal Tea (spend $75 get free shipping)
    Quietude by Boiron
    Simone Davies - The Montessori Baby (book)
    Simone Davies - The Montessori Toddler (book)
    Metagenics MetaKids - Baby Probiotic
    Stodal Cough Syrup by Boiron
    Coryzalia by Boiron
    Listen to TUB episode 032: The First Six Months with Two Kids
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
    Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

    • 55 min

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