050 Finale – Thanks for Listening and Enjoy Being a Parent

Finale – Thanks for Listening and Enjoy Being a Parent

049 Tips on Researching the Latest Parenting Advice

Tips on Researching the Latest Parenting Advice

048 Using the Internet to Learn About Parenting

Using the Internet to Learn About Parenting

047 Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

046 Essential Items for New Parents List Recap

Essential Items for New Parents List Recap

045 Strollers

Strollers

044 Car Seats

Car Seats

043 Teethers

Teethers

042 Stacking Rings

Stacking Rings

041 Musical Toys with Flashing Lights

Musical Toys with Flashing Lights

040 Diaper Rash Ointment

Richie Leahey takes a look at diaper rash ointments and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

039 Baby Monitors

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby monitors and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

038 Bassinet

Richie Leahey takes a look at bassinets and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

037 Bibs

Richie Leahey takes a look at bibs and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

036 Bottle Warmer

Richie Leahey takes a look at bottle warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

035 Boppy Lounger

Richie Leahey takes a look at boppy loungers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

034 Baby Swings

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby swings and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

033 Bath Tub Thermometer

Richie Leahey takes a look at bath tub thermometers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

032 Reusable Diapers

Richie Leahey takes a look at reusable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

031 Changing Pads

Richie Leahey takes a look at changing pads and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

030 Child Photography and Night Time Soothers

Richie Leahey takes a look at night time soothers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

029 Stuffed Animals

Richie Leahey takes a look at stuffed animals and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

028 Baby Wipe Warmer

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipe warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

027 Plastic Books

Richie Leahey takes a look at plastic books and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

026 Rattles

Richie Leahey takes a look at rattles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

025 Baby Wipes

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipes and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

024 Burp Cloths

Richie Leahey takes a look at burp cloths and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

023 Pacifiers

Richie Leahey takes a look at pacifiers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

022 Disposable Diapers

Richie Leahey takes a look at disposable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

021 Bottles

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby bottles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

020 Importance of a Good Toolbox Video Pilot

Richie Leahey launches the video portion of the Dad Strength show. His pilot episode shows a set of table and chairs for children as he talks about the tools necessary to have as a parent today.

019 Dad Strength Video Announcement Bonus Episode

This is a bonus episode as the Dad Strength podcast will be moving to Friday. This move has been expected as it was announced when Dad Strength moved to its own domain.

018 Year 5 Development Chart

Richie finishes the CDC milestones by covering the year 5 development chart. This chart marks the last big growth step for your child. Your child will be able to speak clearly and be able to draw on their own. They will also be able to balance on one let and will be potty trained.

017 Year 4 Development Chart

Richie gives details on the future of the podcast and the introduction of video. He then dives into the year 4 milestones and what to expect from your child at this age. Children will want to play with other children and they will begin to understand and retell stories. They will also experience increased balanced […]

016 Year 3 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the year 3 milestones for child development. These milestones cover increases in cognitive development where children will begin to mimic behaviors they observe. This makes modeling good behavior very important for parents.

015 Year 2 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the child development milestones for year 2. At this age, children will begin to mimic others and develop a sense of independence. They will also blossom physically and will be able to throw and kick objects.

014 Month 18 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 18 month milestones for child development. This month marks an increase in brain development as children will begin to play with objects. They will also be quite mobile and working towards being able to run.

013 Month 12 Development Chart

Richie looks at the milestones for the 12th month of child development. This month looks at an increase in understanding and trying to communicate. Your baby should be moving towards walking and trying to stand will be the first step.

012 Month 9 Development Chart

Richie looks at the milestones for the 9th month of child development. This month looks at increasing movement and crawling from your child. This milestone also brings about interactivity with other people.

011 Month 6 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 6th month milestones and begins to talk about baby movements. At sixth months, your baby will become mobile and will start to progress through stages of movement.

010 Month 4 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 4th month milestones and gets into more detail as this chart goes deeper into child development. He breaks down the types of cries, how children use them and what they mean.

009 Month 2 Development Chart

Richie starts off a series of podcasts featuring development charts for children. This podcast focuses on the 2nd month milestones and features an introduction of the categories used in development charts.

008 Introducing SIDS and Developmental Charts

Richie begins the podcast by talking about the developmental charts used to gauge the growth of children. This leads him to talk about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and his worries as a first time parent. He circles back around to developmental charts and explains that they will be the basis of the upcoming podcasts.

007 Syndication and Halloween

This is an in-between episode where Richie talks about a schedule change for the Dad Strength podcast. The podcast will now be released on Wednesday. He then talks about going out for Trick or Treat and dressing up for Halloween. He finishes the episode by talking about Saturday morning cartoons and sign language.

006 Washing Your Baby

Richie chats about bathing your child and why it is important to keep your baby clean. He gives tips on how to keep your baby safe during bath time and what he did to keep his daughter from slipping out of his hands.

005 Diapers

Richie breaks down the sizes of diapers and what the numbers on the boxes mean. He then gives an overview of the process of changing a diaper followed by tips and advice based on his own experience.

004 Feeding Your Baby

Richie gives an overview of feeding methods for infants. He gives advice based on his experiences and the difficulties he faced in regards to breastfeeding. He ends the podcast with tips on getting your baby to take a bottle.

003 How to Have Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Richie talks about sleep schedules with a baby in the house. He stresses how important it is to keep your schedule as close to the baby’s schedule to keep energy levels up. He also talks about keeping your house loud so that your baby becomes accustomed to sleeping in a normal environment.

002 You Are Going to Be a Dad

Richie discusses the initial stages of preparation needed for the arrival of your new addition. He talks about baby showers and essential items. He also gives advice on finding out how your health insurance can help your family.

001 Introduction

The introduction to the Dad Strength podcast. Host Richie Leahey introduces himself and discusses the format of the show. Dad Strength will cover common parenting topics and issues as Richie shares his personal experiences as a parent.

000 Congratulations on Becoming a Parent

Congratulations on Becoming a Parent