The Healthy Baby Show

The Healthy Baby Show

Founder of the beloved organic baby food company Happy Baby, and now Founder & CEO of Healthybaby — Shazi Visram has learned so much starting businesses and advocating for children’s health; but she’s learned the most from raising her two developmentally different kids. She’s also met some of the world's brightest minds along the way. Armed with everything she wishes she’d known the first time around, Shazi wants to share the knowledge she’s gathered to help parents raise healthy connected children that reach their fullest developmental potential. Each episode is a shortcut to hard-won parenting insight from leading doctors, scientists, experts, and friends on what the latest science and research says on cutting edge and debated topics in parenting, and what the future holds for parents in our rapidly changing world. Join Shazi as she weaves personal stories from guests like actress Minnie Driver, Sara Haines of The View, and comedian Bethany Van Delft, with insight from experts like developmental pediatrician Dr. Stephen Cowan, parenting expert Dr. Aliza Pressman, author Heng Ou, and biomedical engineer Nina Tandon. If you’re thinking about starting a family or your family has already started and you have questions about raising a healthy and connected baby in today’s world, this podcast is for you.

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March 29, 2024 48 mins

On this very special episode, Shazi is joined by new mom of twins, entrepreneur, activist, and two-time Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank following the announcement of Hilary’s new role as HealthyBaby’s Chief Innovation Officer. The duo sit down to discuss their experiences from planning to pregnancy to parenting, talk about what it takes to pioneer new safety standards in babycare, and explore their shared mission to empo...

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The Healthy Baby Show returns with a very special live episode recorded at the Healthybaby Development and Play Space in Manhattan featuring Tamron Hall and Shazi in a conversation moderated by Abby Cuffey from Women’s Health. In this episode, Tamron and Shazi discuss their own parenting journeys and explore what a healthier, happier, and realistic future looks like for all families and babies.

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For most parents, there’s a lot of stress around diapering and potty training – whether it is because of the “ick factor,” the confusion about the different potty training techniques, or the guilt about the impact of diapers on the environment. In this episode, Shazi speaks with Bethany Van Delft, regular host for The Moth StorySlams and host of the kid’s news podcast  Read more

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As any parent who has been given a health diagnosis for their child knows, it’s a punch to the gut. Shazi opens up about the day her son, Zane, was given his autism diagnosis and was told he may never speak. You’ll hear a candid conversation with her mentor, Lisa Ackerman, Founder of TACA (The Autism Community in Action); Lisa shares the story of her son and why it propelled her to provide education, support, and hope t...

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The gut and microbiome is increasingly being referred to as your “second brain,” with fascinating new research linking the microbiome to everything from behavior to skin health. In this episode, Shazi speaks with Dr. Jack Gilbert, Professor in Pediatrics at UCSD and Co-Founder of The Earth Microbiome Project and The American Gut Project, about the development of a baby’s microbiome and what parents can do ensure t...

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The experiences we create in baby's space have a profound impact on the way our baby’s brains develop. In this episode, Shazi talks to pediatric neurologist Dr. Suzanne Goh, who explains the fascinating way that our brains develop in utero and after birth – how every connection sets the stage for how we learn. Dr. Goh explains the simple and accessible things we can all do, as parents, to create the most optimal environ...

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Did you know that those first moments after the birth of your baby offer incredible opportunities to promote health and long-term development? In this episode, Shazi discusses the birth of her daughter Asha with her OBGYN, Dr. Katherine Kohari – and why she made the decision to bank Asha’s cord blood privately. She also speaks with midwife McKenna Eldh, who explains the benefits of delayed cord clamping – which mi...

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The postpartum period is an emotionally exhausting time, full of joy… and apprehension. In this episode, Shazi talks to Sara Haines, co-host of The View, about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. She also speaks with Heng Ou, bestselling author of the First Forty Days and founder of Motherbees, about how cultures outside of the U.S....

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Whether we like it or not, we are exposed to thousands of chemicals everyday — in our air, our food, our water, our household products – and they bioaccumulate, but there is a lot we can do to protect ourselves and our families. In this episode, Shazi speaks to world-renowned pediatrician, epidemiologist, and author, Dr. Philip Landrigan, one of the world’s leading advocates of children’s health, and Jocelyn...

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Sometimes the path to pregnancy is harder than people anticipate. Shazi shares what she’s learned from her experience with IVF — and checks in with friend and CNN Entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas, and her husband, Brian Mazza, who share the story of their own fertility struggles, and their realization that infertility is a condition that affects both men and women. We also hear from fertility physician, Dr. Daniel Ko...

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In Episode 1 of The Healthy Baby Show, Shazi is joined by actress Minnie Driver and developmental psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Aliza Pressman to discuss one of the most important lessons they’ve learned as parents — no matter how much you plan, things don’t always… things actually never… go the way you expect. Shazi shares the story of her son Zane’s autism diagnosis and Minnie discuss...

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March 21, 2022 1 min

Founder of the beloved organic baby food company Happy Baby, and now Founder & CEO of Healthybaby — Shazi Visram has learned so much starting businesses and advocating for children’s health; but she’s learned the most from raising her two developmentally different kids. She’s also met some of the world's brightest minds along the way. Armed with everything she wishes she’d known the first time arou...

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