Feed Play Love

Feed Play Love

From nurturing newborns to taming toddlers, we unravel the art and science of parenting with real-life stories and expert advice. The hilarious to the humbling and all the nitty gritty in between. Produced and presenter by mum of two and jo

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Season 1


Understanding why and how babies cry

There's nothing that can prepare you for the sound of your baby's cries in the middle of the night. But obstetrics social worker and parenting educator Genevieve Muir from Connected Parenting says that if you can understand why they cry, and when they're likely to cry the most it makes it a lot less stressful. Gen outlines all you need to know about the way your baby may cry in the first 12 weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding why and how babies cry

There's nothing that can prepare you for the sound of your baby's cries in the middle of the night. But obstetrics social worker and parenting educator Genevieve Muir from Connected Parenting says that if you can understand why they cry, and when they're likely to cry the most it makes it a lot less stressful. Gen outlines all you need to know about the way your baby may cry in the first 12 weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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11 Jan 22

Childcare in crisis: How the Omicron variant is impacting centres

Parents heading into 2022 may have been excited about heading back to work this week, but many are facing a lack of available care. Lisa Bryant is an Early Childhood Consultant, advocate and journalist who says that many parents are facing the chaos caused by staff shortages as many in the young workforce isolate with the virus. She says that it's within the Government's power to make the whole thing less stressful for parents and educators alike.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Childcare in crisis: How the Omicron variant is impacting centres

Parents heading into 2022 may have been excited about heading back to work this week, but many are facing a lack of available care. Lisa Bryant is an Early Childhood Consultant, advocate and journalist who says that many parents are facing the chaos caused by staff shortages as many in the young workforce isolate with the virus. She says that it's within the Government's power to make the whole thing less stressful for parents and educators alike.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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10 Jan 22

How to teach kids to fail well with a game

Letting your kids fail can be tough, no one wants to see their children upset. But failing is part of building resilience. Susanna Cass is an expert in organisational change, a mum and a co-founder of The Epic Fail Game. She says there's a secret to teaching how to fail well, and it involves the whole family. Susanna talks about how her five-year-old inspired the idea, and how they had to find a way to make it fun.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to teach kids to fail well with a game

Letting your kids fail can be tough, no one wants to see their children upset. But failing is part of building resilience. Susanna Cass is an expert in organisational change, a mum and a co-founder of The Epic Fail Game. She says there's a secret to teaching how to fail well, and it involves the whole family. Susanna talks about how her five-year-old inspired the idea, and how they had to find a way to make it fun.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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9 Jan 22

Summer Special: The secret to living a good life

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Casey Beros has been a wellness writer for decades. In her book The 'Bad' Girl's Guide to Better  she outlines what she has learnt in that time- particularly when it comes to motherhood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: The secret to living a good life

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Casey Beros has been a wellness writer for decades. In her book The 'Bad' Girl's Guide to Better  she outlines what she has learnt in that time- particularly when it comes to motherhood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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6 Jan 22

Summer Special: Bringing baby home to their sibling

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. It's been said that when you bring home your second baby it's akin to your husband bringing home a second wife. At least, that's how the first child might feel. So how can you make the transition to baby number two easier for baby number one? Genevieve Muir is an obstetrics social worker and parenting educator, and she has some really great tips on how to make this happen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: Bringing baby home to their sibling

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. It's been said that when you bring home your second baby it's akin to your husband bringing home a second wife. At least, that's how the first child might feel. So how can you make the transition to baby number two easier for baby number one? Genevieve Muir is an obstetrics social worker and parenting educator, and she has some really great tips on how to make this happen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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4 Jan 22

Summer Special: Why boundaries are important (and how to set them)

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Parents can sometimes feel like boundaries don't apply to them. Particularly when you're a new mum and your babies need you for all the things. But psychologist and author Rebecca Ray believes that boundaries are vitally important. Her book Setting Boundaries, Care for yourself and stop being controlled by others is all about helping you to discover and set your own boundaries. Rebecca talks about what boundaries mean in her life and how to make sure they stick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: Why boundaries are important (and how to set them)

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Parents can sometimes feel like boundaries don't apply to them. Particularly when you're a new mum and your babies need you for all the things. But psychologist and author Rebecca Ray believes that boundaries are vitally important. Her book Setting Boundaries, Care for yourself and stop being controlled by others is all about helping you to discover and set your own boundaries. Rebecca talks about what boundaries mean in her life and how to make sure they stick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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2 Jan 22

Summer Special: What we all need to know about donor conception

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Sarah Dingle is a journalist who discovered she was a donor-conceived baby when she was a teenager, after her father had died. It led her on a wild and challenging investigation of the fertility industry, and a passion to fight for the rights of all donor-conceived people. Sarah talks about her book Brave New Humans, The dirty reality of donor conception and what she has learnt along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: What we all need to know about donor conception

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Sarah Dingle is a journalist who discovered she was a donor-conceived baby when she was a teenager, after her father had died. It led her on a wild and challenging investigation of the fertility industry, and a passion to fight for the rights of all donor-conceived people. Sarah talks about her book Brave New Humans, The dirty reality of donor conception and what she has learnt along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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30 Dec 21

Summer Special: Planning your family's budget

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. As we head into a new year we've called on finance expert Effie Zahos to give us some tips on managing the family budget. Effie gives practical tips to how we can make sure we have money for daycare, sports and birthday presents. Effie's latest book is called Ditch the Debt and Get Rich, Take control of your money  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: Planning your family's budget

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. As we head into a new year we've called on finance expert Effie Zahos to give us some tips on managing the family budget. Effie gives practical tips to how we can make sure we have money for daycare, sports and birthday presents. Effie's latest book is called Ditch the Debt and Get Rich, Take control of your money  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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28 Dec 21

Summer Special: How to tell that your baby is okay

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. As a new parent it's easy to worry about all the little signs that your baby is not well, but what happens when you switch that around, and look for signs that your baby is thriving? Diane Zalitis is from Pregnancy Birth and Baby and is the calming voice we all need to hear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: How to tell that your baby is okay

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. As a new parent it's easy to worry about all the little signs that your baby is not well, but what happens when you switch that around, and look for signs that your baby is thriving? Diane Zalitis is from Pregnancy Birth and Baby and is the calming voice we all need to hear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17:47

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26 Dec 21

Summer Special: Why half-arsed parenting is the secret to happiness

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Dr Susie O Brien wants you to lose your parenting guilt. In her book The Secret of Half-Arsed Parenting, Raising kids with half the guilt and twice the joy she explains just how to do it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: Why half-arsed parenting is the secret to happiness

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Dr Susie O Brien wants you to lose your parenting guilt. In her book The Secret of Half-Arsed Parenting, Raising kids with half the guilt and twice the joy she explains just how to do it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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23 Dec 21

Summer Special: Maggie Dent gives us the lowdown on boys and guns

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Parenting educator, author and podcaster Maggie Dent explains what happens when boys gravitate towards guns, and why we don't need to worry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: Maggie Dent gives us the lowdown on boys and guns

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Parenting educator, author and podcaster Maggie Dent explains what happens when boys gravitate towards guns, and why we don't need to worry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:38

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21 Dec 21

Summer Special: We need to talk about postnatal rage

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Postnatal depression and anxiety is better understood today than in the past. We are now more open and watchful for parents who go through these experiences. But you don't hear about postnatal rage, even though it is something many new parents experience. Nicole Highet is the CEO of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (or COPE). She explains what postnatal rage is and what we can do about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Summer Special: We need to talk about postnatal rage

This episode is one of our favourites from 2021. Feed Play Love will be back with new and interesting interviews on January 10, 2022. Postnatal depression and anxiety is better understood today than in the past. We are now more open and watchful for parents who go through these experiences. But you don't hear about postnatal rage, even though it is something many new parents experience. Nicole Highet is the CEO of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (or COPE). She explains what postnatal rage is and what we can do about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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19 Dec 21

How people lived and loved thousands of years ago

Clare McFadden spends her days piecing together stories from bits of bones and relics from a time in deep history. Clare is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University (ANU). 'Deep history' refers to a time before documented history- where there were no written records of what life was like. Clare's work in this research at the ANU has led her to discoveries that shed light on how families lived and breathed hundreds of thousands of years ago. Clare explains why she believes we have made the wrong assumptions about our ancient ancestors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How people lived and loved thousands of years ago

Clare McFadden spends her days piecing together stories from bits of bones and relics from a time in deep history. Clare is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University (ANU). 'Deep history' refers to a time before documented history- where there were no written records of what life was like. Clare's work in this research at the ANU has led her to discoveries that shed light on how families lived and breathed hundreds of thousands of years ago. Clare explains why she believes we have made the wrong assumptions about our ancient ancestors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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13 Dec 21

Helpline: How to feed a four-month-old, helping toddlers settle into a new home and more

When it comes to raising babies and small children some things can be a mystery. Like why they suddenly stop sleeping through the night, or why they decide that from now on only white food will do. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue is here to help guide you through these mysteries. On this episode she helps with the following challenges: How to help a six-month-old sleep without rocking or feeding When it’s best to start a four-month-old on four feeds a day When to settle and when to feed a four-month-old at night How to help a toddler move to a new home A three-and-a-half-year old waking for long periods at night Two-and-a-half-year-old obsessed with their bottle Two-year-old transitions with a baby on the way See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: How to feed a four-month-old, helping toddlers settle into a new home and more

When it comes to raising babies and small children some things can be a mystery. Like why they suddenly stop sleeping through the night, or why they decide that from now on only white food will do. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue is here to help guide you through these mysteries. On this episode she helps with the following challenges: How to help a six-month-old sleep without rocking or feeding When it’s best to start a four-month-old on four feeds a day When to settle and when to feed a four-month-old at night How to help a toddler move to a new home A three-and-a-half-year old waking for long periods at night Two-and-a-half-year-old obsessed with their bottle Two-year-old transitions with a baby on the way See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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7 Dec 21

Should we vaccinate our under 12s?

Note: this interview was done prior to the announcement that the Therapeutic Goods Administration provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.  Now that the TGA has given a provisional green light to vaccinating our under 12s, what do we know about the way the vaccine was tested? Dr Asha Bowen is an Infectious disease paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital and the Telethon Kids Institute. Asha talks about how we know a vaccine is safe for children, why it's important to vaccinate kids against COVID-19 and how it will protect our kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Should we vaccinate our under 12s?

Note: this interview was done prior to the announcement that the Therapeutic Goods Administration provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.  Now that the TGA has given a provisional green light to vaccinating our under 12s, what do we know about the way the vaccine was tested? Dr Asha Bowen is an Infectious disease paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital and the Telethon Kids Institute. Asha talks about how we know a vaccine is safe for children, why it's important to vaccinate kids against COVID-19 and how it will protect our kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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6 Dec 21

Real life elves are recycling toys this Christmas

How many toys do your children have that they never play with? Imagine how great if those toys could have another life, with another child this Christmas? Julie Mathers, Founder and CEO of Flora and Fauna wants you to donate your toys to them. Once donated the toys make their way to The Peninsular Senior Citizens Toy Repair Group where they're made up to scratch before traveling on to We Care Connectand into the arms of a child who will love them. Julie talks about how many toys get binned after Christmas and the difference this kind of recycling can make.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Real life elves are recycling toys this Christmas

How many toys do your children have that they never play with? Imagine how great if those toys could have another life, with another child this Christmas? Julie Mathers, Founder and CEO of Flora and Fauna wants you to donate your toys to them. Once donated the toys make their way to The Peninsular Senior Citizens Toy Repair Group where they're made up to scratch before traveling on to We Care Connectand into the arms of a child who will love them. Julie talks about how many toys get binned after Christmas and the difference this kind of recycling can make.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

09:40

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5 Dec 21

When the kitchen is the heart of your home

When Belinda Jeffery cooks, she cooks with her heart, using memories from her childhood. Belinda watched her mother and Aunt cook, and those moments spent watching and engaging with food has led to a lifelong love of simple, tasty food. When she joined Instagram she decided to post about cooking once a week, and the results became A Year of Sundays, a cookbook, a conversation, and reflections on the world around me. Belinda talks about the aromas that bring back her childhood and the benefit of eating well, and simply. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When the kitchen is the heart of your home

When Belinda Jeffery cooks, she cooks with her heart, using memories from her childhood. Belinda watched her mother and Aunt cook, and those moments spent watching and engaging with food has led to a lifelong love of simple, tasty food. When she joined Instagram she decided to post about cooking once a week, and the results became A Year of Sundays, a cookbook, a conversation, and reflections on the world around me. Belinda talks about the aromas that bring back her childhood and the benefit of eating well, and simply. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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2 Dec 21

How to avoid a fussy eater

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand. When your baby starts solids it’s exciting to watch them explore different tastes and textures. But sometimes our children will decide they don’t like a certain food. What then? Will your child become one of those dreadful “fussy eaters”? Dr Jen Cohen, AKA The Fussy Eating Doctor, tells us how to define a fussy eater, and whether or not we can avoid them altogether. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to avoid a fussy eater

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand. When your baby starts solids it’s exciting to watch them explore different tastes and textures. But sometimes our children will decide they don’t like a certain food. What then? Will your child become one of those dreadful “fussy eaters”? Dr Jen Cohen, AKA The Fussy Eating Doctor, tells us how to define a fussy eater, and whether or not we can avoid them altogether. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:33

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1 Dec 21

Helpline: Gagging for attention, milk chucking and more

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been working with families for over 30 years, and can help you get some perspective when dealing with a tricky or challenging situation. On this episode of Helpline she helps with: A 13-month-old who gags himself for attention Getting an eight-month-old to sleep in his cot A milk-chucking four-week-old A three-year-old who refuses to eat (and has low iron) – Chris refers to Dr Jen Cohen in her response How to wean a 21-month-old when you’re eight months pregnant Slowing down a three-year-old runner How to help a toddler transition to a new room when baby number three is on its way See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Gagging for attention, milk chucking and more

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been working with families for over 30 years, and can help you get some perspective when dealing with a tricky or challenging situation. On this episode of Helpline she helps with: A 13-month-old who gags himself for attention Getting an eight-month-old to sleep in his cot A milk-chucking four-week-old A three-year-old who refuses to eat (and has low iron) – Chris refers to Dr Jen Cohen in her response How to wean a 21-month-old when you’re eight months pregnant Slowing down a three-year-old runner How to help a toddler transition to a new room when baby number three is on its way See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:25

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30 Nov 21

Creatures that sting and bite on land (and what to do about them)

Australia is a great place to bring up children. The weather is great and we have an abundance of beautiful beaches and bushland. It's also home to some rather nasty creepy crawlies like spiders, mozzies and bees. Sarah Hunstead is the CEO of CPR Kids, and organisation that aims to empower parents with first aid knowledge. Sarah identifies the main creepy crawlies we need to look out for in Australia and what to do if our child is bitten (or stung). In this interview Sarah mentions: Health Direct, the RCH Fact sheets on insect repellant and the website Tiarafor tick removal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Creatures that sting and bite on land (and what to do about them)

Australia is a great place to bring up children. The weather is great and we have an abundance of beautiful beaches and bushland. It's also home to some rather nasty creepy crawlies like spiders, mozzies and bees. Sarah Hunstead is the CEO of CPR Kids, and organisation that aims to empower parents with first aid knowledge. Sarah identifies the main creepy crawlies we need to look out for in Australia and what to do if our child is bitten (or stung). In this interview Sarah mentions: Health Direct, the RCH Fact sheets on insect repellant and the website Tiarafor tick removal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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29 Nov 21

How to accept your post-baby body

Most rational women know that a post-baby body is not going to look the same as it did pre-pregnancy. But rationality doesn't always help when you're looking at yourself in the mirror. As much as you might appreciate your body for what it's done (grown a whole mini-human) it can still be challenging to get your head around how different you may look. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach at Reflect Coaching. Sallyanne talks about how we can learn to accept our new shape, even when we are at our most exhausted and sleep-deprived. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to accept your post-baby body

Most rational women know that a post-baby body is not going to look the same as it did pre-pregnancy. But rationality doesn't always help when you're looking at yourself in the mirror. As much as you might appreciate your body for what it's done (grown a whole mini-human) it can still be challenging to get your head around how different you may look. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach at Reflect Coaching. Sallyanne talks about how we can learn to accept our new shape, even when we are at our most exhausted and sleep-deprived. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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28 Nov 21

Kate Langbroek on living la dolce vita with her family in Italy

It's been a while since anyone has been globe trotting. Whether it was the lockdown that scuppered your plans or having babies - living in a romantic town in Italy probably feels like not just another cultural experience, but one that is totally alien. Yet this is the life that Kate Langbroek lived before, and during the Coronavirus pandemic.Kate Langbroek was hosting a breakfast show and kicking all her career goals when she decided to move to Bologna in Italy with her family. Kate has written about her time in Italy in her book called Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy. Kate talks about what inspired them to throw caution to the wind, and Italian way of living they're holding on to now they're back home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kate Langbroek on living la dolce vita with her family in Italy

It's been a while since anyone has been globe trotting. Whether it was the lockdown that scuppered your plans or having babies - living in a romantic town in Italy probably feels like not just another cultural experience, but one that is totally alien. Yet this is the life that Kate Langbroek lived before, and during the Coronavirus pandemic.Kate Langbroek was hosting a breakfast show and kicking all her career goals when she decided to move to Bologna in Italy with her family. Kate has written about her time in Italy in her book called Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy. Kate talks about what inspired them to throw caution to the wind, and Italian way of living they're holding on to now they're back home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28:56

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25 Nov 21

Keeping your love strong after babies

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Having a baby can be the most special thing you will ever share with your partner. But it can also put pressure on your relationship as the demands of caring for an infant can highlight disparities in who shoulders the domestic labour. Throw in a significant loss of sleep and the love and connection you had with your partner can feel like a distant memory. Elisabeth Shaw is the CEO of Relationships Australia NSW. She explains how we can keep our relationships strong after we bring our baby home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Keeping your love strong after babies

The following is a Feed Play Love highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Having a baby can be the most special thing you will ever share with your partner. But it can also put pressure on your relationship as the demands of caring for an infant can highlight disparities in who shoulders the domestic labour. Throw in a significant loss of sleep and the love and connection you had with your partner can feel like a distant memory. Elisabeth Shaw is the CEO of Relationships Australia NSW. She explains how we can keep our relationships strong after we bring our baby home. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10:36

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25 Nov 21

Helpline: Night wanderers, ideal milk feed amounts and infrequent poos

Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping families navigate the trickier waters of parenting for over thirty years. If you have a question about cat napping, night waking or any other challenge she's here to help. On this episode of Helpline she tackles the following challenges: A 2.5-year-old night wanderer The usual number of milk-feeds for an 11-month-old A 6-month-old who wakes regularly through the night for her dummy or twice for a feed A 4-month-old who is pooing infrequently A 6-week-old who is cat-napping through the day Tips for leaving young children with their grandparents for three nights A 7-month-old with separation anxiety Advice on preventing mastitis Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. This is the last Helpline for 2021. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Night wanderers, ideal milk feed amounts and infrequent poos

Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping families navigate the trickier waters of parenting for over thirty years. If you have a question about cat napping, night waking or any other challenge she's here to help. On this episode of Helpline she tackles the following challenges: A 2.5-year-old night wanderer The usual number of milk-feeds for an 11-month-old A 6-month-old who wakes regularly through the night for her dummy or twice for a feed A 4-month-old who is pooing infrequently A 6-week-old who is cat-napping through the day Tips for leaving young children with their grandparents for three nights A 7-month-old with separation anxiety Advice on preventing mastitis Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. This is the last Helpline for 2021. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:01

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23 Nov 21

How to help your child deal with grief and loss

Losing someone you love is a challenge for adults, so how do we help our children understand feelings of grief and loss? Emotional literacy means understanding your emotions - and some emotions are harder than others. Hannah Davison is a co-author of theMy Big Moments series of picture books. One of the books deals with death and grief, it's called Goodbye CometHannah explains how we can help children understand death and how to deal with their grief. Hannah mentions Let It Goand How Do I Feel by Rebekah Lipp and Craig Phillips.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to help your child deal with grief and loss

Losing someone you love is a challenge for adults, so how do we help our children understand feelings of grief and loss? Emotional literacy means understanding your emotions - and some emotions are harder than others. Hannah Davison is a co-author of theMy Big Moments series of picture books. One of the books deals with death and grief, it's called Goodbye CometHannah explains how we can help children understand death and how to deal with their grief. Hannah mentions Let It Goand How Do I Feel by Rebekah Lipp and Craig Phillips.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:15

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22 Nov 21

Tips and tricks on how to introduce your puppy to your baby

If you own a dog or a puppy and you're about to have your first baby, you might be wondering how your dog is going to handle your latest bundle of joy. After all - they (the dog) was your first love, right? Jennifer Tate is the co-author of How to Train Your Dogand runs an animal training business with her husband. She's also a mum-of-three, so she's had plenty of practice introducing dogs to their new human family. Jen explains some of the dos and don'ts of bringing your human baby home to your fur-baby. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tips and tricks on how to introduce your puppy to your baby

If you own a dog or a puppy and you're about to have your first baby, you might be wondering how your dog is going to handle your latest bundle of joy. After all - they (the dog) was your first love, right? Jennifer Tate is the co-author of How to Train Your Dogand runs an animal training business with her husband. She's also a mum-of-three, so she's had plenty of practice introducing dogs to their new human family. Jen explains some of the dos and don'ts of bringing your human baby home to your fur-baby. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:33

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21 Nov 21

Finding gratitude when you're doing all the giving

Parenting is full of joy and sacrifice; raising small humans means you're often putting someone you love very much first. Dr Kerry Howells is a gratitude researcher and author of Untangling You: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?Kerry believes that the secret in living a happier life is to actively practice gratitude, and that part of that practice is understanding the role that resentment plays in your life. In this episode she looks specifically at parenting, and the ways resentment can build due to the many sacrifices parents make. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Finding gratitude when you're doing all the giving

Parenting is full of joy and sacrifice; raising small humans means you're often putting someone you love very much first. Dr Kerry Howells is a gratitude researcher and author of Untangling You: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?Kerry believes that the secret in living a happier life is to actively practice gratitude, and that part of that practice is understanding the role that resentment plays in your life. In this episode she looks specifically at parenting, and the ways resentment can build due to the many sacrifices parents make. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1658 - S1

18 Nov 21

Tips for mums on managing anxiety

Feed Play Love The following is ahighlight episode, back due to popular demand.According to Beyond Blue one in three women will experience anxiety over their lifetime. Given the many balls that mothers are constantly juggling, and the social pressure on mothers to be everything to everyone, it's no surprise that many have anxiety. In this episode from the archive Dr Jodi Richardson explains how mothers can turn their anxiety around. Jodi's book is called Anxious Mums, How mums can turn their anxiety into strength, See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tips for mums on managing anxiety

Feed Play Love The following is ahighlight episode, back due to popular demand.According to Beyond Blue one in three women will experience anxiety over their lifetime. Given the many balls that mothers are constantly juggling, and the social pressure on mothers to be everything to everyone, it's no surprise that many have anxiety. In this episode from the archive Dr Jodi Richardson explains how mothers can turn their anxiety around. Jodi's book is called Anxious Mums, How mums can turn their anxiety into strength, See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1657 - S1

17 Nov 21

Helpline: Early morning toilet trips, night-time snacking and fussy eating

When babies and small children don't sleep, eat well or misbehave you try what you know, what your friends know and what your family knows. Sometimes you get to the point where you need to ask an expert. Jo Ryan is a baby sleep expert with over 20 years experience working with babies and children. On this episode of she tackles the following challenges:Helpline A 4-year-old who is getting up at 5am to wee every morning A 10-week-old who has been rolling on to their side to sleep A 4-year-old who transitioned to a mattress on the floor and now gets into their parents' bed every night A 10-week-old who hates baths The best feed and sleep routine for a 12-week-old A 3-year-old fussy eater A 9-month-old snacking through the night If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo’s routines for different ages here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Early morning toilet trips, night-time snacking and fussy eating

When babies and small children don't sleep, eat well or misbehave you try what you know, what your friends know and what your family knows. Sometimes you get to the point where you need to ask an expert. Jo Ryan is a baby sleep expert with over 20 years experience working with babies and children. On this episode of she tackles the following challenges:Helpline A 4-year-old who is getting up at 5am to wee every morning A 10-week-old who has been rolling on to their side to sleep A 4-year-old who transitioned to a mattress on the floor and now gets into their parents' bed every night A 10-week-old who hates baths The best feed and sleep routine for a 12-week-old A 3-year-old fussy eater A 9-month-old snacking through the night If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo’s routines for different ages here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1656 - S1

16 Nov 21

Spotting stingers in the sea (and how to treat them)

Statistically most Australians live near the ocean. Now that summer is fast approaching many of us have already ventured in for a dip. But the ocean is not our natural habitat, and sometimes the creatures that live in the sea can sting. Sarah Hunstead is the CEO of CPR Kids. Sarah takes us through the most common stingers you might encounter in the ocean, where you'll find them, and what to do if you or someone you know is stung. In this interview Sarah talks about the Australian Bites and Stings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Spotting stingers in the sea (and how to treat them)

Statistically most Australians live near the ocean. Now that summer is fast approaching many of us have already ventured in for a dip. But the ocean is not our natural habitat, and sometimes the creatures that live in the sea can sting. Sarah Hunstead is the CEO of CPR Kids. Sarah takes us through the most common stingers you might encounter in the ocean, where you'll find them, and what to do if you or someone you know is stung. In this interview Sarah talks about the Australian Bites and Stings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1655 - S1

15 Nov 21

Top tips on how to keep your baby safe

Bringing your baby home for the first time can be daunting. Babies are so vulnerable, so dependent on you for survival. In an attempt to help parents at this demanding time, different peak bodies in Australia have joined together for Baby Safety Month . Melanie Courtney is the CEO of Kidsafe Victoria and Jane Wiggill is the Chief Midwife at Red Nose Australia. Together they talk about the safest way to put your baby to sleep, and getting out and about.The resource mentioned in the interview is the Tribemagazine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Top tips on how to keep your baby safe

Bringing your baby home for the first time can be daunting. Babies are so vulnerable, so dependent on you for survival. In an attempt to help parents at this demanding time, different peak bodies in Australia have joined together for Baby Safety Month . Melanie Courtney is the CEO of Kidsafe Victoria and Jane Wiggill is the Chief Midwife at Red Nose Australia. Together they talk about the safest way to put your baby to sleep, and getting out and about.The resource mentioned in the interview is the Tribemagazine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1654 - S1

14 Nov 21

How to find a sense of self after motherhood

Having a baby can be an all-consuming experience. Between getting lost in their smiles and lost without sleep it can be difficult to find your way back to any sense of self. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach. She believes that becoming a mother can be the next step in your evolution. Sallyanne explains how you can find time to reflect on where you are at, and come to a clearer sense of you- post motherhood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to find a sense of self after motherhood

Having a baby can be an all-consuming experience. Between getting lost in their smiles and lost without sleep it can be difficult to find your way back to any sense of self. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach. She believes that becoming a mother can be the next step in your evolution. Sallyanne explains how you can find time to reflect on where you are at, and come to a clearer sense of you- post motherhood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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11 Nov 21

Why getting the right pelvic support after birth can make all the difference

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Our pelvic floor health can be key to making a successful recovery from child birth. In this interview from our archives, Amy Dawes, CEO of the Australasian Birth Trauma Association explains how proper care can make a real difference (and how to get the right care). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why getting the right pelvic support after birth can make all the difference

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Our pelvic floor health can be key to making a successful recovery from child birth. In this interview from our archives, Amy Dawes, CEO of the Australasian Birth Trauma Association explains how proper care can make a real difference (and how to get the right care). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1652 - S1

10 Nov 21

Helpline: Managing toddler behaviours, dad rejection and more

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Raising small children is full of challenges. They may be waking through the night, refusing food or behaving in confusing ways. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping parents solve these dilemmas for over 30 years. Today she gives advice on: A two and a half-year-old trying to drop a needed nap A twenty-two month old who sleeps well at night, but not-so-well during the day Managing challenging toddler behaviours A twenty-two-month-old procrastinating at bedtime A three-and-a-half year-old rejecting dad A four-month-old having short naps A 12-month-old waking several times at night for a breastfeed. Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Helpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Managing toddler behaviours, dad rejection and more

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Raising small children is full of challenges. They may be waking through the night, refusing food or behaving in confusing ways. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping parents solve these dilemmas for over 30 years. Today she gives advice on: A two and a half-year-old trying to drop a needed nap A twenty-two month old who sleeps well at night, but not-so-well during the day Managing challenging toddler behaviours A twenty-two-month-old procrastinating at bedtime A three-and-a-half year-old rejecting dad A four-month-old having short naps A 12-month-old waking several times at night for a breastfeed. Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Helpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1651 - S1

9 Nov 21

How to manage your toddler's screen time

Toddlers are the busiest humans on the planet. If you want to get anything done you have to find something that will hold their attention. For many parents this is where screen-time comes in to family life, accompanied by a large side serve of guilt. But psychologist and cyber expert Jocelyn Brewer says that it's possible to have screen time in a toddler's life without it being damaging. Jocelyn explains digital nutrition and how to get the right balance for your child. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to manage your toddler's screen time

Toddlers are the busiest humans on the planet. If you want to get anything done you have to find something that will hold their attention. For many parents this is where screen-time comes in to family life, accompanied by a large side serve of guilt. But psychologist and cyber expert Jocelyn Brewer says that it's possible to have screen time in a toddler's life without it being damaging. Jocelyn explains digital nutrition and how to get the right balance for your child. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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8 Nov 21

Is your child coping post-lockdown? Here's how to tell

Lockdown was a challenge for many kids, being away from school and daycare, friends and their normal routines was a strange experience. It's been a delight to see them playing with their friends again. But coming back out into the real world isn't easy for everyone. We have all gone from the cocoon of our own homes to the 'real world' with all it's sensory inputs and demands on our small humans. Hannah Davison is the co-author of the My Big Momentsbooks. A series of picture books that explore a myriad of emotions and experiences. Hannah explains what to look out for in your child's behaviour and how to help them if they're not coping with life after lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is your child coping post-lockdown? Here's how to tell

Lockdown was a challenge for many kids, being away from school and daycare, friends and their normal routines was a strange experience. It's been a delight to see them playing with their friends again. But coming back out into the real world isn't easy for everyone. We have all gone from the cocoon of our own homes to the 'real world' with all it's sensory inputs and demands on our small humans. Hannah Davison is the co-author of the My Big Momentsbooks. A series of picture books that explore a myriad of emotions and experiences. Hannah explains what to look out for in your child's behaviour and how to help them if they're not coping with life after lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1649 - S1

7 Nov 21

How history says you're doing it wrong

If you've ever had a niggling doubt that you're doing 'it' wrong- whether 'it' is parenting, partnering or any other kind of activity, if you've had that doubt and you're a woman, chances are your doubt has history. And I'm talking a of what author and journalist Kaz Cooke calls "bad and bonkers advice to women". Her new book You're Doing it Wrongoutlines all of the bad advice that has been given to women over the centuries.lot Kaz talks about how concepts like a 'wandering uterus' and concepts of female beauty have been keeping women down for years, and why the sisterhood is our way to smash through the terrible advice we've been hearing for years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How history says you're doing it wrong

If you've ever had a niggling doubt that you're doing 'it' wrong- whether 'it' is parenting, partnering or any other kind of activity, if you've had that doubt and you're a woman, chances are your doubt has history. And I'm talking a of what author and journalist Kaz Cooke calls "bad and bonkers advice to women". Her new book You're Doing it Wrongoutlines all of the bad advice that has been given to women over the centuries.lot Kaz talks about how concepts like a 'wandering uterus' and concepts of female beauty have been keeping women down for years, and why the sisterhood is our way to smash through the terrible advice we've been hearing for years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1648 - S1

4 Nov 21

How many extra-curricular activities should my kid do?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Now that lockdown has ended, have your kids thrown themselves back into their after school sports and music lessons? Or are you taking it a bit slowly? Anthony Semann is an educator for Early Childhood teachers, and he's got some very clear ideas on how many extra curricular activities are good for kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How many extra-curricular activities should my kid do?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Now that lockdown has ended, have your kids thrown themselves back into their after school sports and music lessons? Or are you taking it a bit slowly? Anthony Semann is an educator for Early Childhood teachers, and he's got some very clear ideas on how many extra curricular activities are good for kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1647 - S1

3 Nov 21

Helpline: Boys behaving badly, night terrors and more

Parenting small children can be challenging. Whether it's helping a small baby to sleep longer through the night, or encouraging a toddler to sit still while eating - raising children can have various challenges. That's when you want to call in an expert to help guide you through. This week on baby and toddler sleep expert Jo Ryan helps with the following challenges:Helpline 5 and 6-year-old boys behaving badly A 2.5-year old who is having night terrors The best bedtime and awake times for a 14-month-old Where to go with a 16-month-old who is resisting sleeping independently A 3-month-old who only sleeps in 45 minute stretches A 3.5-year-old coming into their parent's bed every night A 9-month-old waking up at night The additional resources mentioned in this episode include: Maggie Dent, Justin Coulson, Bedtime Explorers and Headspace. If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo’s routines for different ages here. For more information about the you can find more about it here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group.Bump and Baby Online EventNeed help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Boys behaving badly, night terrors and more

Parenting small children can be challenging. Whether it's helping a small baby to sleep longer through the night, or encouraging a toddler to sit still while eating - raising children can have various challenges. That's when you want to call in an expert to help guide you through. This week on baby and toddler sleep expert Jo Ryan helps with the following challenges:Helpline 5 and 6-year-old boys behaving badly A 2.5-year old who is having night terrors The best bedtime and awake times for a 14-month-old Where to go with a 16-month-old who is resisting sleeping independently A 3-month-old who only sleeps in 45 minute stretches A 3.5-year-old coming into their parent's bed every night A 9-month-old waking up at night The additional resources mentioned in this episode include: Maggie Dent, Justin Coulson, Bedtime Explorers and Headspace. If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo’s routines for different ages here. For more information about the you can find more about it here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group.Bump and Baby Online EventNeed help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:49

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2 Nov 21

Why you need to think about your baby's brain before you're pregnant

When you start thinking about having a baby, what is your biggest concern? For most people fertility is top of mind, closely followed by choice of support during pregnancy and how you're going to have your baby. Not many people will be thinking of their baby-to-be's brain development. But Dr Kerryn Phelps AM wants you to start making it a priority. Kerryn has written a book called How to Keep Your Brain Youngand in it she dedicates a chapter to what parents-to-be need to know about a baby's brain. Kerryn talks about what we need to consider even before we start trying to fall pregnant, and the optimal conditions for growing a healthy brain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why you need to think about your baby's brain before you're pregnant

When you start thinking about having a baby, what is your biggest concern? For most people fertility is top of mind, closely followed by choice of support during pregnancy and how you're going to have your baby. Not many people will be thinking of their baby-to-be's brain development. But Dr Kerryn Phelps AM wants you to start making it a priority. Kerryn has written a book called How to Keep Your Brain Youngand in it she dedicates a chapter to what parents-to-be need to know about a baby's brain. Kerryn talks about what we need to consider even before we start trying to fall pregnant, and the optimal conditions for growing a healthy brain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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1 Nov 21

How to give children hope when it comes to climate change

It's been a heavy year. You could be forgiven for retreating within your own four walls and just concentrating on getting through the day. But while we've been in lockdown climate change has continued apace. It's something that our children are very aware of, and something that impacts their future. Polly Marsden is a mum, script-writer and author of The Bushfire BookNow she's written The Australian Climate Change Bookto help children understand climate change, and to give them a sense of power and hope for the future.. Polly talks about how you write a book about climate change with hope, and the small ways children can feel like they're making a difference. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to give children hope when it comes to climate change

It's been a heavy year. You could be forgiven for retreating within your own four walls and just concentrating on getting through the day. But while we've been in lockdown climate change has continued apace. It's something that our children are very aware of, and something that impacts their future. Polly Marsden is a mum, script-writer and author of The Bushfire BookNow she's written The Australian Climate Change Bookto help children understand climate change, and to give them a sense of power and hope for the future.. Polly talks about how you write a book about climate change with hope, and the small ways children can feel like they're making a difference. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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31 Oct 21

What it means to find belonging when you're adopted

No one story can tell the experience of adoption, but author and social justice lawyer Dara Read wants fostered and adopted kids to know that they are special and loved. Dara always knew she was adopted and had a wonderful childhood. But she also says that there was something deep inside that yearned towards a different kind of belonging, one that only comes when you understand where you have come from.Dara has written a picture books for kids called We Love You Hundreds and Thousandsand in this interview she talks about the complex and nuanced feelings that come from being adopted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What it means to find belonging when you're adopted

No one story can tell the experience of adoption, but author and social justice lawyer Dara Read wants fostered and adopted kids to know that they are special and loved. Dara always knew she was adopted and had a wonderful childhood. But she also says that there was something deep inside that yearned towards a different kind of belonging, one that only comes when you understand where you have come from.Dara has written a picture books for kids called We Love You Hundreds and Thousandsand in this interview she talks about the complex and nuanced feelings that come from being adopted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP1643 - S1

28 Oct 21

How snacking can make your kid smarter

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When kids are growing it can feel like they are going to eat you out of house and home. Making sure that you're filling that hunger with the right kinds of foods can make a real difference to their ability to concentrate and learn. Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has teamed up with passionate foodie Flip Shelton to create a snacking guide called Smart SnacksMichael explains how to choose the best foods for a growing brain.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How snacking can make your kid smarter

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When kids are growing it can feel like they are going to eat you out of house and home. Making sure that you're filling that hunger with the right kinds of foods can make a real difference to their ability to concentrate and learn. Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has teamed up with passionate foodie Flip Shelton to create a snacking guide called Smart SnacksMichael explains how to choose the best foods for a growing brain.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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27 Oct 21

Helpline: Comfort toys for babies, fear-of-toilets, nudie toddlers and more

Raising children can be fun, exhausting, challenging and fulfilling. In amongst all of that you might come across certain situations you just don't know how to handle. That's where is here to lend a hand. Each week an expert joins us to answer your questions. This week Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps with the following challenges:Helpline When is it okay to give a baby a comfort toy in their cot? A 3-year-old boy refusing toilet training When should a 10-month-old be able to sleep through? How to manage a toddler when your baby is waking through the night A 3-year-old boy terrified of the toilet A 7-month-old night-waking and late-rising How to drop a nap for a 2.5-year-old A 1-year-old who wets through his nappies at night How to make a 4-year-old listen A 2-year-old who hates wearing clothes If you'd like to learn more about Babyology's Event you can find all the details here. Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Bump and BabyHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Comfort toys for babies, fear-of-toilets, nudie toddlers and more

Raising children can be fun, exhausting, challenging and fulfilling. In amongst all of that you might come across certain situations you just don't know how to handle. That's where is here to lend a hand. Each week an expert joins us to answer your questions. This week Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps with the following challenges:Helpline When is it okay to give a baby a comfort toy in their cot? A 3-year-old boy refusing toilet training When should a 10-month-old be able to sleep through? How to manage a toddler when your baby is waking through the night A 3-year-old boy terrified of the toilet A 7-month-old night-waking and late-rising How to drop a nap for a 2.5-year-old A 1-year-old who wets through his nappies at night How to make a 4-year-old listen A 2-year-old who hates wearing clothes If you'd like to learn more about Babyology's Event you can find all the details here. Chris Minogue is available for one on one consultations through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Bump and BabyHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:55

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26 Oct 21

Helpline: Constipated babies, toilet training, medicine refusal and more

Raising children can be challenging. Just when you think you have it all worked out, the sleeper will stop sleeping. The eater will stop eating. When you can't find a rhyme or reason to challenging behaviour, has you covered. Each week an expert joins the show to answer your specific question. On this episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps parents with the following challenges:Helpline 7-month-old struggling to poo Toilet training an almost 3-year-old Helping a 7-week-old baby with reflux, hiccups and constipation A 20-month-old who has stopped self-settling at night A 4.5-year-old who is refusing medicine A 16-month-old who won't sleep in his cot A 4.5-year-old who needs - the meditation mentioned in this answer is Kinderling Kids Radio's Bedtime Explorers. If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Constipated babies, toilet training, medicine refusal and more

Raising children can be challenging. Just when you think you have it all worked out, the sleeper will stop sleeping. The eater will stop eating. When you can't find a rhyme or reason to challenging behaviour, has you covered. Each week an expert joins the show to answer your specific question. On this episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps parents with the following challenges:Helpline 7-month-old struggling to poo Toilet training an almost 3-year-old Helping a 7-week-old baby with reflux, hiccups and constipation A 20-month-old who has stopped self-settling at night A 4.5-year-old who is refusing medicine A 16-month-old who won't sleep in his cot A 4.5-year-old who needs - the meditation mentioned in this answer is Kinderling Kids Radio's Bedtime Explorers. If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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19 Oct 21

A new project getting women back into work post-lockdown

Women have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mothers in particular have put their children before their work, as the impossible juggle of work and home schooling became too hard. More women lost their jobs, or hours, than men. Now Future Womenand The Gidget Foundationare doing something about this imbalance. With the support of the Australian Government they have launched The Jobs Academya program designed to get more women back into the workforce., Jamila Rizvi is the Chief Creative Officer at Future Women. Jamila talks about why this project was necessary, and who can apply for the limited positions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A new project getting women back into work post-lockdown

Women have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mothers in particular have put their children before their work, as the impossible juggle of work and home schooling became too hard. More women lost their jobs, or hours, than men. Now Future Womenand The Gidget Foundationare doing something about this imbalance. With the support of the Australian Government they have launched The Jobs Academya program designed to get more women back into the workforce., Jamila Rizvi is the Chief Creative Officer at Future Women. Jamila talks about why this project was necessary, and who can apply for the limited positions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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25 Oct 21

How to broach vaccine status with friends and family

Post-lockdown Australia's social landscape has changed. Hugs and handshakes are unlikely to be as spontaneous as they once were, and for the first time (for most of us anyway) we're going to need to ask friends and family about their vaccine status. And if their status is "unvaccinated" we will have more new terrain to traverse. How do we talk to people about their vaccine status without making things awkward? And what do we do if there are people in our life that we need to see that refuse to be vaccinated? Associate Professor Holly Seale is an infectious disease social scientist at the University of NSW. Holly gives us some tips on how to handle these new and potentially awkward situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to broach vaccine status with friends and family

Post-lockdown Australia's social landscape has changed. Hugs and handshakes are unlikely to be as spontaneous as they once were, and for the first time (for most of us anyway) we're going to need to ask friends and family about their vaccine status. And if their status is "unvaccinated" we will have more new terrain to traverse. How do we talk to people about their vaccine status without making things awkward? And what do we do if there are people in our life that we need to see that refuse to be vaccinated? Associate Professor Holly Seale is an infectious disease social scientist at the University of NSW. Holly gives us some tips on how to handle these new and potentially awkward situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:11

EP1638 - S1

24 Oct 21

How Aussie parents are embracing risk

Damien Cave and his wife Diana moved to Sydney from New York with their two young children in 2017. As a foreign correspondent he has lived in Baghdad and together they have raised their babies in Mexico City. But it was the Australian ocean and Nippers in particular that was to throw Damien and his family a huge curve ball.Damien is the chief of the New York Times’ Australian bureau and his book Into the Ripexplores the value of risk, including what he and his family learnt from Australian parents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Aussie parents are embracing risk

Damien Cave and his wife Diana moved to Sydney from New York with their two young children in 2017. As a foreign correspondent he has lived in Baghdad and together they have raised their babies in Mexico City. But it was the Australian ocean and Nippers in particular that was to throw Damien and his family a huge curve ball.Damien is the chief of the New York Times’ Australian bureau and his book Into the Ripexplores the value of risk, including what he and his family learnt from Australian parents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:05

EP1636 - S1

21 Oct 21

How to cope with pregnancy loss

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When women fall pregnant they are often counselled not to tell anyone until they are three months along. That is often because in the first three months there is a higher chance of miscarriage. But is this the best advice for women and those that support them? Psychologists Belinda Williams and Tawna Tourle from The Bumpy Roadtalk about the grief of pregnancy loss and how best to find your way through. Other places for support with pregnancy loss include: The Gidget Foundation Pink Elephants COPE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to cope with pregnancy loss

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When women fall pregnant they are often counselled not to tell anyone until they are three months along. That is often because in the first three months there is a higher chance of miscarriage. But is this the best advice for women and those that support them? Psychologists Belinda Williams and Tawna Tourle from The Bumpy Roadtalk about the grief of pregnancy loss and how best to find your way through. Other places for support with pregnancy loss include: The Gidget Foundation Pink Elephants COPE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

06:01

EP1635 - S1

20 Oct 21

How to deal with a cheating husband

Despite popular opinion, it's not cutting out the crotch of all his expensive suits. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach at Reflect Coaching She has some surprising tips on what women can do if they find the life they knew blown apart.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to deal with a cheating husband

Despite popular opinion, it's not cutting out the crotch of all his expensive suits. Sallyanne Hartnell is a women's relationship coach at Reflect Coaching She has some surprising tips on what women can do if they find the life they knew blown apart.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23:59

EP1634 - S1

17 Oct 21

Helpline in Focus: Parental anger

This week on parenting coach Karina Lane addresses how we can manage our anger when we run out of patience. She answers the following questions:Helpline in Focus When you find yourself yelling at your three kids every day How to stop frustration escalating into anger How to deal with sibling rivalry in a public place Whether it's normal to end up yelling or crying every week How to lose the anger with a three-year-old who won't eat anything If it's normal to feel rage and fury after kids (that you never felt before) How to manage a marriage where the partner doesn't help at all When one child triggers you more than others To book in a one-on-one session with Karina Lane, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Parental anger

This week on parenting coach Karina Lane addresses how we can manage our anger when we run out of patience. She answers the following questions:Helpline in Focus When you find yourself yelling at your three kids every day How to stop frustration escalating into anger How to deal with sibling rivalry in a public place Whether it's normal to end up yelling or crying every week How to lose the anger with a three-year-old who won't eat anything If it's normal to feel rage and fury after kids (that you never felt before) How to manage a marriage where the partner doesn't help at all When one child triggers you more than others To book in a one-on-one session with Karina Lane, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:10

EP1633 - S1

15 Oct 21

Insanity, control and the power of one woman's voice

Elizabeth Packard was a modest mother of six living in the late 1800s. Her husband had her committed to an asylum after she started voicing a different religious outlook to him (he was a pastor). Elizabeth spend three years in the asylum, and managed to do what many could not - she proved her sanity. Not only that but she went on to make real change for women and those with mental ill health. Kate Moore has told Elizabeth's story in her book The Woman They Could Not SilenceKate explains why she wanted to tell this story and the legacy of everything Elizabeth achieved.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Insanity, control and the power of one woman's voice

Elizabeth Packard was a modest mother of six living in the late 1800s. Her husband had her committed to an asylum after she started voicing a different religious outlook to him (he was a pastor). Elizabeth spend three years in the asylum, and managed to do what many could not - she proved her sanity. Not only that but she went on to make real change for women and those with mental ill health. Kate Moore has told Elizabeth's story in her book The Woman They Could Not SilenceKate explains why she wanted to tell this story and the legacy of everything Elizabeth achieved.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19:41

EP1632 - S1

14 Oct 21

How to survive a cheating husband

Sallyanne Hartnell See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to survive a cheating husband

Sallyanne Hartnell See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23:59

EP1631 - S1

11 Oct 21

How to best support your child's development

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Denielle Jans is the former Childcare Manager at the Benevolent Society. With decades of experience nurturing young minds, she tells us the most important things that parents can do to support their child's development. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to best support your child's development

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Denielle Jans is the former Childcare Manager at the Benevolent Society. With decades of experience nurturing young minds, she tells us the most important things that parents can do to support their child's development. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:32

EP1630 - S1

13 Oct 21

Helpline: Should four-year-olds be dry at night, one-year-old biters and more

Raising children can be all-consuming, and when things don't go according to plan (think, wakeful nights, veggie refusal, multiple tantrums) it can be challenging to find the solution that's right for your child. is all about giving you answers tailored to you and your family. Every week an expert joins us to tackle the problems you can't solve. This episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue joins the show to help parents with the following challenges:Helpline A 7-month-old waking at 3am every night A 13-month-old who is waking multiple times a night A 3-year-old waking upset at night Do 4-year-olds need to be encouraged to have dry nights? A 1-year-old biter How to settle a 5-week-old in the bassinet A 6-year-old who is exceptionally silly at bedtime If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Should four-year-olds be dry at night, one-year-old biters and more

Raising children can be all-consuming, and when things don't go according to plan (think, wakeful nights, veggie refusal, multiple tantrums) it can be challenging to find the solution that's right for your child. is all about giving you answers tailored to you and your family. Every week an expert joins us to tackle the problems you can't solve. This episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue joins the show to help parents with the following challenges:Helpline A 7-month-old waking at 3am every night A 13-month-old who is waking multiple times a night A 3-year-old waking upset at night Do 4-year-olds need to be encouraged to have dry nights? A 1-year-old biter How to settle a 5-week-old in the bassinet A 6-year-old who is exceptionally silly at bedtime If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:59

EP1629 - S1

12 Oct 21

How to revamp your style after slothing it in lockdown

Lockdown has given people everywhere the chance to embrace their inner sloth. No more high heels, tight pants or uncomfortable clothing of any kind. But sometimes a life lived in trackies is a life half-lived. Amelia McFarlane is a stylist who uses her Instagram account to inspire women to embrace styling as a form of self-expression. Amelia gives us some tips on how we can shake ourselves out of our tracksuit daze.Amelia mentions #wewearaustralian and the Good On You app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to revamp your style after slothing it in lockdown

Lockdown has given people everywhere the chance to embrace their inner sloth. No more high heels, tight pants or uncomfortable clothing of any kind. But sometimes a life lived in trackies is a life half-lived. Amelia McFarlane is a stylist who uses her Instagram account to inspire women to embrace styling as a form of self-expression. Amelia gives us some tips on how we can shake ourselves out of our tracksuit daze.Amelia mentions #wewearaustralian and the Good On You app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:22

EP1628 - S1

11 Oct 21

Can we take our kids to the GP now?

During lockdown we are all encouraged to stay home. Some GPs and doctors require a Covid test before you go to see them, something many kids resist. Even if you don't have to do a Covid test you may be reluctant to go near other sick people during these strange times. Dr Deb Levy says while parents have been reluctant to go to the doctor, there are some very clear moments when they shouldn't hesitate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Can we take our kids to the GP now?

During lockdown we are all encouraged to stay home. Some GPs and doctors require a Covid test before you go to see them, something many kids resist. Even if you don't have to do a Covid test you may be reluctant to go near other sick people during these strange times. Dr Deb Levy says while parents have been reluctant to go to the doctor, there are some very clear moments when they shouldn't hesitate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10:55

EP1627 - S1

10 Oct 21

What lockdown has really been like pregnant women and new mums

Bringing a new baby home is a very intense, emotional experience. The world shifts on its axis and you have to get used to the new paradigm. Lack of sleep, feeding, changing... being isolated. Now new parents have another paradigm shift to deal with: living during a pandemic. Two mums who know what this is like are Jodie and Jade. Both women were supported by The Gidget Foundation and talk about what it has been like giving birth during the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What lockdown has really been like pregnant women and new mums

Bringing a new baby home is a very intense, emotional experience. The world shifts on its axis and you have to get used to the new paradigm. Lack of sleep, feeding, changing... being isolated. Now new parents have another paradigm shift to deal with: living during a pandemic. Two mums who know what this is like are Jodie and Jade. Both women were supported by The Gidget Foundation and talk about what it has been like giving birth during the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:19

EP1625 - S1

7 Oct 21

Robin Barker: Everything you need to know about breastfeeding

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Author of Baby LoveRobin Barker has been helping parents for decades. In this episode from our archive Robin talks about the practicalities of breast feeding, and how we can manage it better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Robin Barker: Everything you need to know about breastfeeding

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Author of Baby LoveRobin Barker has been helping parents for decades. In this episode from our archive Robin talks about the practicalities of breast feeding, and how we can manage it better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17:37

EP1624 - S1

6 Oct 21

Helpline: A 4-year-old missing her mum, dropping day naps and more

Small children and babies aren't always easy to understand. Sometimes they can be totally predictable- going to bed without a fuss, eating their vegetables, and then everything changes. Helpline is here to lend a hand in deciphering new and unexpected behaviour. In this episode baby sleep expert Jo Ryan joins us to help with the following challenges: A 2.5-year-old who is no longer sleeping through the night How to help a 7-month-old to link night time sleep cycles A 6-month-old who is waking every hour through the night A 10-month-old who is resisting his day naps A 4-year-old missing her mum (who has gone away for a few months) The best sleep schedule for a 3-month-old Managing the transition to no day sleeps for a 3-year-old A 10-month-old who is waking up twice through the night If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo's routines for different ages (mentioned in the podcast) here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: A 4-year-old missing her mum, dropping day naps and more

Small children and babies aren't always easy to understand. Sometimes they can be totally predictable- going to bed without a fuss, eating their vegetables, and then everything changes. Helpline is here to lend a hand in deciphering new and unexpected behaviour. In this episode baby sleep expert Jo Ryan joins us to help with the following challenges: A 2.5-year-old who is no longer sleeping through the night How to help a 7-month-old to link night time sleep cycles A 6-month-old who is waking every hour through the night A 10-month-old who is resisting his day naps A 4-year-old missing her mum (who has gone away for a few months) The best sleep schedule for a 3-month-old Managing the transition to no day sleeps for a 3-year-old A 10-month-old who is waking up twice through the night If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. You can also find Jo's routines for different ages (mentioned in the podcast) here. To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEST 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30:24

EP1623 - S1

5 Oct 21

What nearly 30 years with primary aged kids taught one parent about happiness

Gail Smith was a principal for 29 years. In that time she saw children grow from their first tentative steps into the kindergarten class to their jubilant graduation in year 6. Over those years Gail learnt a lot about how children thrive. Her book is called The Primary Years, A principal's perspective on raising happy kidsNow a grandparent, she shares her experience and wisdom on topics like how to talk to kids, how involved parents should be with school and how we can all approach the return-to-school period after lockdown.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What nearly 30 years with primary aged kids taught one parent about happiness

Gail Smith was a principal for 29 years. In that time she saw children grow from their first tentative steps into the kindergarten class to their jubilant graduation in year 6. Over those years Gail learnt a lot about how children thrive. Her book is called The Primary Years, A principal's perspective on raising happy kidsNow a grandparent, she shares her experience and wisdom on topics like how to talk to kids, how involved parents should be with school and how we can all approach the return-to-school period after lockdown.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:55

EP1622 - S1

4 Oct 21

Drinking more this lockdown? Here's how to stay on top of it

Lockdown during the pandemic has led to more stress on parents. Whether you're home schooling or just trying to keep a toddler entertained, the only release can sometimes be through a glass of wine. Lucy Quick is a Sobriety Coach and co-founder of Thrivalist a community that supports women in their attempts to sober up. Lucy talks about how parents can manage their own intake of alcohol, and explains why it's worth the effort. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Drinking more this lockdown? Here's how to stay on top of it

Lockdown during the pandemic has led to more stress on parents. Whether you're home schooling or just trying to keep a toddler entertained, the only release can sometimes be through a glass of wine. Lucy Quick is a Sobriety Coach and co-founder of Thrivalist a community that supports women in their attempts to sober up. Lucy talks about how parents can manage their own intake of alcohol, and explains why it's worth the effort. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:44

EP1621 - S1

3 Oct 21

Helpline: Toddlers testing boundaries, bathing routines for babies and more

When your baby isn't sleeping, or your toddler is throwing food and you've tried everything- is here to help guide you through to a solution that works. Every week an expert joins the show to answer your specific questions. This week Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps to find solutions for the following challenges:Helpline A 3-year-old testing boundaries A 2.5-year-old who is pinching, hitting and biting How often to bath a 4-week-old baby Keeping an 18-month-old climber safe To gently stop co-sleeping with an almost 3-year-old How to help a toddler get ready for a new baby A 3.5-year-old who is waking through the night and struggling in lockdown An almost 4-year-old who won't wear undies to daycare If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Toddlers testing boundaries, bathing routines for babies and more

When your baby isn't sleeping, or your toddler is throwing food and you've tried everything- is here to help guide you through to a solution that works. Every week an expert joins the show to answer your specific questions. This week Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helps to find solutions for the following challenges:Helpline A 3-year-old testing boundaries A 2.5-year-old who is pinching, hitting and biting How often to bath a 4-week-old baby Keeping an 18-month-old climber safe To gently stop co-sleeping with an almost 3-year-old How to help a toddler get ready for a new baby A 3.5-year-old who is waking through the night and struggling in lockdown An almost 4-year-old who won't wear undies to daycare If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:28

EP1620 - S1

28 Sep 21

How to raise a gifted and talented child

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Julie Green is the former Executive Director of the Raising Children NetworkIn this episode from our archive Julie is joined by Briony, whose daughter is considered gifted and talented, to talk about the unique challenges that face children with these skills.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to raise a gifted and talented child

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Julie Green is the former Executive Director of the Raising Children NetworkIn this episode from our archive Julie is joined by Briony, whose daughter is considered gifted and talented, to talk about the unique challenges that face children with these skills.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:52

EP1617 - S1

29 Sep 21

Helpline in Focus: Toddler behaviour

This week on toddler behaviour expert Stephanie Wicker answers all your questions about tricky toddler behaviour such as:Helpline in Focus A four-year-old who is embarrassingly rude A three-year-old who picks their nose and eats it A three-year-old who is being antagonistic towards another child A three-and-a-half-year-old who is swearing at daycare A three-and-a-half-year-old who is "helping" with their baby brother To book in a one-on-one session with an expert, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Toddler behaviour

This week on toddler behaviour expert Stephanie Wicker answers all your questions about tricky toddler behaviour such as:Helpline in Focus A four-year-old who is embarrassingly rude A three-year-old who picks their nose and eats it A three-year-old who is being antagonistic towards another child A three-and-a-half-year-old who is swearing at daycare A three-and-a-half-year-old who is "helping" with their baby brother To book in a one-on-one session with an expert, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:43

EP1616 - S1

24 Sep 21

Helping small children stay mentally well during the pandemic

We have heard a lot about mental health during the pandemic. It's hit many of us hard. But how about our youngest, least articulate children? Dan Moss is from Emerging Minds, an advocacy group for the mental health of children. Dan talks us through the signs your young children might be struggling, and how you can help them feel more happy and secure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helping small children stay mentally well during the pandemic

We have heard a lot about mental health during the pandemic. It's hit many of us hard. But how about our youngest, least articulate children? Dan Moss is from Emerging Minds, an advocacy group for the mental health of children. Dan talks us through the signs your young children might be struggling, and how you can help them feel more happy and secure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14:40

EP1615 - S1

27 Sep 21

How not to insult people with a disability

We all know the power of language. Words can hurt, even when the person speaking them has not intended to cause pain. River Night is the Co-Founder of Developing Australian Communities and an expert in the disability service sector. Their research found that over a third of Australians are not confident they are using the right terminology when referring to someone with a disability and one-in-five have ‘no idea which wording to use’. So how do we know the right words to use? River Night explains the easiest way to test whether your language is offensive or not. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How not to insult people with a disability

We all know the power of language. Words can hurt, even when the person speaking them has not intended to cause pain. River Night is the Co-Founder of Developing Australian Communities and an expert in the disability service sector. Their research found that over a third of Australians are not confident they are using the right terminology when referring to someone with a disability and one-in-five have ‘no idea which wording to use’. So how do we know the right words to use? River Night explains the easiest way to test whether your language is offensive or not. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11:26

EP1614 - S1

26 Sep 21

How the pandemic has impacted women (particularly mothers)

No one will get to the end of this pandemic untouched. Everyone has been affected, often in very different ways. But Jamila Rizvi and Helen McCabe from Future Women wanted to take a good look at how it was affecting women, and whether there are things that can change now as we slowly emerge to a new world. Jamila and Helen have co-edited Work. Love. Bodya book that examines how women have experienced the pandemic and what we can learn from them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How the pandemic has impacted women (particularly mothers)

No one will get to the end of this pandemic untouched. Everyone has been affected, often in very different ways. But Jamila Rizvi and Helen McCabe from Future Women wanted to take a good look at how it was affecting women, and whether there are things that can change now as we slowly emerge to a new world. Jamila and Helen have co-edited Work. Love. Bodya book that examines how women have experienced the pandemic and what we can learn from them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:45

EP1613 - S1

23 Sep 21

How to manage bed wetting

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Dr Margie Danchin is a paediatrician at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She talks about why kids wet the bed, and how we can manage it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to manage bed wetting

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Dr Margie Danchin is a paediatrician at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She talks about why kids wet the bed, and how we can manage it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:54

EP1612 - S1

22 Sep 21

Helpline: Babies who wake up through the night and early mornings

It's been a long day and it's finally time to put the baby to sleep, only, she won't. No matter how much you rock her, sing to her or pat her cute little bottom she remains awake and lively. You've tried everything, so what's next? is what's next! Every week a sleep and behaviour expert joins our live Facebook chat to answer your questions. This week baby sleep expert Jo Ryan helps with the following challenges:Helpline A 6-month-0ld who rolls and wakes herself up A 5.5-month-old who is waking at 4am If it's safe to drop the overnight feed for a 3-month-old who is 7 kilos (short answer: no) A 6-month-old waking every two hours after midnight A 2.5-year-old waking at night A 15-month-old waking at night and really early in the morning A 6.5-month-old who wakes for a morning feed at 4 am and won't go back to sleep A 7.5-month-old waking up for 2 hour stretches overnight Tips for helping a 2-year-old sleep in past 5am If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School.To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Babies who wake up through the night and early mornings

It's been a long day and it's finally time to put the baby to sleep, only, she won't. No matter how much you rock her, sing to her or pat her cute little bottom she remains awake and lively. You've tried everything, so what's next? is what's next! Every week a sleep and behaviour expert joins our live Facebook chat to answer your questions. This week baby sleep expert Jo Ryan helps with the following challenges:Helpline A 6-month-0ld who rolls and wakes herself up A 5.5-month-old who is waking at 4am If it's safe to drop the overnight feed for a 3-month-old who is 7 kilos (short answer: no) A 6-month-old waking every two hours after midnight A 2.5-year-old waking at night A 15-month-old waking at night and really early in the morning A 6.5-month-old who wakes for a morning feed at 4 am and won't go back to sleep A 7.5-month-old waking up for 2 hour stretches overnight Tips for helping a 2-year-old sleep in past 5am If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School.To take part in the next Live Helpline and get your question answered, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Mondays from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:59

EP1611 - S1

21 Sep 21

Organising tips to keep you sane in lockdown

Steph Pase has two children under five, so she knows the chaos of living with small children. She's also very good at organising - both herself and others. She writes at Just another mummy blogand on this episode she gives her tips on how to stay on top of everything during lockdown- including the clutter that seems to follow children everywhere they go and how to make sure working from home doesn't just add to the mess. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Organising tips to keep you sane in lockdown

Steph Pase has two children under five, so she knows the chaos of living with small children. She's also very good at organising - both herself and others. She writes at Just another mummy blogand on this episode she gives her tips on how to stay on top of everything during lockdown- including the clutter that seems to follow children everywhere they go and how to make sure working from home doesn't just add to the mess. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:51

EP1610 - S1

20 Sep 21

Why some autistic children find it hard to sleep

The first year of life for most children involves some level of interrupted sleep. There are circadian rhythms to pick up and developmental milestones to accomodate. But once your baby grows up you might expect their sleep to become a smoother affair. Regular bed times, sleeping through the night and a reasonable awake time. Unfortunately for parents with children on the spectrum this isn't always the case. Professor Amanda Richdale is from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the School of Psychology and Public Health at Latrobe University. Amanda explains what the research has found out about sleep and autism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why some autistic children find it hard to sleep

The first year of life for most children involves some level of interrupted sleep. There are circadian rhythms to pick up and developmental milestones to accomodate. But once your baby grows up you might expect their sleep to become a smoother affair. Regular bed times, sleeping through the night and a reasonable awake time. Unfortunately for parents with children on the spectrum this isn't always the case. Professor Amanda Richdale is from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the School of Psychology and Public Health at Latrobe University. Amanda explains what the research has found out about sleep and autism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20:26

EP1609 - S1

18 Oct 21

How to deal with eczema flare-ups in spring

The turning of the season from winter to spring has the promise of bluer skies and warmer weather. It also, unfortunately, brings a multitude of problems for people who react to more pollen in the air. Cheryl Talent is the President of the Eczema Association of Australasia. Cheryl understands that eczema can flare up in the months of spring and has some tips on how parents can manage it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to deal with eczema flare-ups in spring

The turning of the season from winter to spring has the promise of bluer skies and warmer weather. It also, unfortunately, brings a multitude of problems for people who react to more pollen in the air. Cheryl Talent is the President of the Eczema Association of Australasia. Cheryl understands that eczema can flare up in the months of spring and has some tips on how parents can manage it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

09:18

EP1608 - S1

19 Sep 21

Why women find it hard to say no, and what we can do about it

How are you at saying no to your children or your partner? Author and journalist Grace Jennings-Edquist was a 'yes' woman long before she had her baby. Helping friends, supporting family, attending all the events. Grace was not a woman who let others down. But after she had her baby saying yes to everything came at a higher cost. After sinking to rock-bottom she started to look into why women don't say no more often. The result is her book The Yes Woman, How to reclaim your power by finally saying noGrace talks about what she discovered in her research, and why women everywhere can start saying no with confidence.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why women find it hard to say no, and what we can do about it

How are you at saying no to your children or your partner? Author and journalist Grace Jennings-Edquist was a 'yes' woman long before she had her baby. Helping friends, supporting family, attending all the events. Grace was not a woman who let others down. But after she had her baby saying yes to everything came at a higher cost. After sinking to rock-bottom she started to look into why women don't say no more often. The result is her book The Yes Woman, How to reclaim your power by finally saying noGrace talks about what she discovered in her research, and why women everywhere can start saying no with confidence.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19:42

EP1607 - S1

16 Sep 21

Helpline in Focus: Wellbeing in pregnancy, birth and beyond

This week on , parenting coach Karina Lane talks about wellbeing in pregnancy, birth and beyond. This includes:Helpline in Focus Whether a pregnant woman should have her mother-in-law in the birthing suite Will a vaginal birth after a c-section be a better recovery? How to manage visitors from your extended family after childbirth How to prepare for the second birth in twelve months so that the recovery is better How to manage a newborn and toddler when you're suddenly single When is it possible to start exercising again after childbirth if you are usually very fit? To book in a one-on-one session with Karina Lane, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Wellbeing in pregnancy, birth and beyond

This week on , parenting coach Karina Lane talks about wellbeing in pregnancy, birth and beyond. This includes:Helpline in Focus Whether a pregnant woman should have her mother-in-law in the birthing suite Will a vaginal birth after a c-section be a better recovery? How to manage visitors from your extended family after childbirth How to prepare for the second birth in twelve months so that the recovery is better How to manage a newborn and toddler when you're suddenly single When is it possible to start exercising again after childbirth if you are usually very fit? To book in a one-on-one session with Karina Lane, check out the Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26:24

EP1606 - S1

17 Sep 21

Understanding and managing toddler tantrums

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Toddler tantrums are a fact of life for any parent of a small human. They can be frustrating, loud and difficult to manage. But they are also completely developmentally appropriate. So how can we manage toddler tantrums? Sharon Turton is a psychotherapist and author, and she has a few tips on ways parents can handle these stressful situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding and managing toddler tantrums

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Toddler tantrums are a fact of life for any parent of a small human. They can be frustrating, loud and difficult to manage. But they are also completely developmentally appropriate. So how can we manage toddler tantrums? Sharon Turton is a psychotherapist and author, and she has a few tips on ways parents can handle these stressful situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16:12

EP1605 - S1

15 Sep 21

Helpline: Night feeds, night weaning and night waking

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping families for over thirty years. Her advice has been giving listeners peace of mind for the last seven years. In this episode from the archives Chris helps with the following challenges:Helpline A six-month-old early riser Night feeds for a six-and-a-half-week-old A 13-month-old night waking Almost six-month-old waking after rolling in the cot A four-year-old not getting enough sleep An early-rising two-year-old How to manage breastfeeding a six-month-old starting daycare An 11-month-old waking in the night Night weaning and day naps for a four-month-old If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Night feeds, night weaning and night waking

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping families for over thirty years. Her advice has been giving listeners peace of mind for the last seven years. In this episode from the archives Chris helps with the following challenges:Helpline A six-month-old early riser Night feeds for a six-and-a-half-week-old A 13-month-old night waking Almost six-month-old waking after rolling in the cot A four-year-old not getting enough sleep An early-rising two-year-old How to manage breastfeeding a six-month-old starting daycare An 11-month-old waking in the night Night weaning and day naps for a four-month-old If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26:54

EP1604 - S1

14 Sep 21

How to raise a non-binary child

Dr Kyl Myers and her partner Brent decided to raise their child Zoomer without a gender. At the time the decision made headlines and caused consternation around the world. But Kyl was ahead of a wave of gender exploration in children. Now parents everywhere are grappling with their childrens' decision to be non-binary. Kyl has written a book Raising Them, Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting and has many ideas on how cis-gender parents can support their non-binary kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to raise a non-binary child

Dr Kyl Myers and her partner Brent decided to raise their child Zoomer without a gender. At the time the decision made headlines and caused consternation around the world. But Kyl was ahead of a wave of gender exploration in children. Now parents everywhere are grappling with their childrens' decision to be non-binary. Kyl has written a book Raising Them, Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting and has many ideas on how cis-gender parents can support their non-binary kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25:10

EP1603 - S1

13 Sep 21

How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted sleep

Have you got a small child who is taking longer than usual going to sleep? Maybe you have one who is having more nightmares than usual. You might be the one who is having a restless night. Professor Dorothy Bruck is a sleep psychologist and a spokesperson with the Sleep Health Foundation. Dorothy explains how our sleep has been disturbed during the pandemic and what we can do to fix it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted sleep

Have you got a small child who is taking longer than usual going to sleep? Maybe you have one who is having more nightmares than usual. You might be the one who is having a restless night. Professor Dorothy Bruck is a sleep psychologist and a spokesperson with the Sleep Health Foundation. Dorothy explains how our sleep has been disturbed during the pandemic and what we can do to fix it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11:43

EP1602 - S1

12 Sep 21

How growing your own veggies might just help save the planet

It was after the horrific fires of 2019-2020 that Jade Miles realised she needed to do something. All around her she could see a ground swell of awareness that climate change was a real and present danger. Everywhere from the country to the city people were starting to wake up. People wanted to know what they could do to make a difference.Jade rolled up her sleeves and wrote Futuresteading: Live like tomorrow matters: Practical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler life. Jade talks about why she decided to return to the country in her early 20s, the reality of living on a picturesque farm with young children and how we can all (even the city slickers) make a difference to climate change through small acts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How growing your own veggies might just help save the planet

It was after the horrific fires of 2019-2020 that Jade Miles realised she needed to do something. All around her she could see a ground swell of awareness that climate change was a real and present danger. Everywhere from the country to the city people were starting to wake up. People wanted to know what they could do to make a difference.Jade rolled up her sleeves and wrote Futuresteading: Live like tomorrow matters: Practical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler life. Jade talks about why she decided to return to the country in her early 20s, the reality of living on a picturesque farm with young children and how we can all (even the city slickers) make a difference to climate change through small acts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21:28

EP1601 - S1

9 Sep 21

Helpline in Focus: First foods

Every child is different, which is why it's helpful to speak to an expert about what's going on with your child. This week we chat with paediatric nutritionist and fussy eating expert Dr Jen Cohen about first foods. Jen dispels some myths about when you should be starting your child on solids and whether purees or baby-led-weaning is the way to go. She then answers some questions about when to start a baby on lumpy foods, whether it's okay to start a ten-month-old on family food and what to do about a ten-month-old who will only eat purees. To book in a one-on-one session with one of our experts check out Parent School, powered by Babyology. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: First foods

Every child is different, which is why it's helpful to speak to an expert about what's going on with your child. This week we chat with paediatric nutritionist and fussy eating expert Dr Jen Cohen about first foods. Jen dispels some myths about when you should be starting your child on solids and whether purees or baby-led-weaning is the way to go. She then answers some questions about when to start a baby on lumpy foods, whether it's okay to start a ten-month-old on family food and what to do about a ten-month-old who will only eat purees. To book in a one-on-one session with one of our experts check out Parent School, powered by Babyology. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28:15

EP1600 - S1

10 Sep 21

What we all need to know about whooping cough

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.There's nothing quite as terrifying as seeing a newborn baby with whooping cough. Paediatrician Margie Danchin from the tells us what we all need to know about this debilitating bacterial infection. Murdoch Children's Institute See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What we all need to know about whooping cough

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.There's nothing quite as terrifying as seeing a newborn baby with whooping cough. Paediatrician Margie Danchin from the tells us what we all need to know about this debilitating bacterial infection. Murdoch Children's Institute See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11:53

EP1599 - S1

8 Sep 21

Helpline: Fussy eating, windy babies, toddler bedtimes and more

Babies aren't born with a manual, but these days there are many, many places where you can find information about everything from feeding to settling. With all this information, how do you find the answers that fit you and your family? is designed to respond to your individual circumstance. Every week an expert will answer your questions to help you find the right advice for your child. This week baby sleep expert Jo Ryan answered the following questions:Helpline How to help feed a 2-year-old fussy eater What to do with an 8-week-old windy baby A 2-year-old waking through the night and early in the morning A newborn who will only sleep on their parents' chests Best bedtime routines for a 3-year-old who stretches out going to bed How to get a 21-month-old to settle at bedtime How to help a 14-month-old to sleep in his own room Dealing with a 5-year-old who keeps touching himself How to stop an 18-month-old who keeps biting their mum How to move a baby from bath to shower How to deal with a 3-year-old's sibling jealousy If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Helpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Fussy eating, windy babies, toddler bedtimes and more

Babies aren't born with a manual, but these days there are many, many places where you can find information about everything from feeding to settling. With all this information, how do you find the answers that fit you and your family? is designed to respond to your individual circumstance. Every week an expert will answer your questions to help you find the right advice for your child. This week baby sleep expert Jo Ryan answered the following questions:Helpline How to help feed a 2-year-old fussy eater What to do with an 8-week-old windy baby A 2-year-old waking through the night and early in the morning A newborn who will only sleep on their parents' chests Best bedtime routines for a 3-year-old who stretches out going to bed How to get a 21-month-old to settle at bedtime How to help a 14-month-old to sleep in his own room Dealing with a 5-year-old who keeps touching himself How to stop an 18-month-old who keeps biting their mum How to move a baby from bath to shower How to deal with a 3-year-old's sibling jealousy If you would like an online appointment with Jo Ryan you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 8.15pm or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.Helpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:13

EP1598 - S1

7 Sep 21

Helpline in Focus: Setting healthy boundaries for kids

This week on parenting educator and obstetrics social worker Genevieve Muir joins us to talk about setting healthy boundaries for kids in lockdown. She tackles the following subjects:Helpline in Focus Why boundaries are good for kids How to create boundaries around your own space as the parent When to set a boundary or when to let some stuff slide How can to create boundaries for privacy in lockdown where space is limited Setting boundaries around work, schooling and “off” time How to help siblings create boundaries between siblings To find out more about Genevieve and her work you can find out more at Connected Parenting. To book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Setting healthy boundaries for kids

This week on parenting educator and obstetrics social worker Genevieve Muir joins us to talk about setting healthy boundaries for kids in lockdown. She tackles the following subjects:Helpline in Focus Why boundaries are good for kids How to create boundaries around your own space as the parent When to set a boundary or when to let some stuff slide How can to create boundaries for privacy in lockdown where space is limited Setting boundaries around work, schooling and “off” time How to help siblings create boundaries between siblings To find out more about Genevieve and her work you can find out more at Connected Parenting. To book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:16

EP1597 - S1

3 Sep 21

When the message that "breast is best" goes wrong

Fiona Cardillo is a mum who tried everything to succeed with breastfeeding. Leading up to the birth of her child she didn't even consider any other alternatives. After three months of sleepless nights and endless pumping she 'gave in' and tried formula. But should women be struggling so much over how to feed their baby? Particularly when we live in a society where good, safe formula is available for babies. Fiona talks about why she placed so much pressure on herself to breastfeed, and where the message that "breast is best" is going wrong. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When the message that "breast is best" goes wrong

Fiona Cardillo is a mum who tried everything to succeed with breastfeeding. Leading up to the birth of her child she didn't even consider any other alternatives. After three months of sleepless nights and endless pumping she 'gave in' and tried formula. But should women be struggling so much over how to feed their baby? Particularly when we live in a society where good, safe formula is available for babies. Fiona talks about why she placed so much pressure on herself to breastfeed, and where the message that "breast is best" is going wrong. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16:25

EP1596 - S1

6 Sep 21

Mitch Tambo on fatherhood and healing

Mitch Tambo shot to fame in when he sang John Farnham's in the Gamilaraay language. This Father's Day he's celebrating the impending birth of his first biological child with his wife Lele, being step-dad to three girls and launching his new single Mitch talks about welcoming his new baby, being a stepdad and the power of healing.Australia's Got TalentYou're The Voice Heal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mitch Tambo on fatherhood and healing

Mitch Tambo shot to fame in when he sang John Farnham's in the Gamilaraay language. This Father's Day he's celebrating the impending birth of his first biological child with his wife Lele, being step-dad to three girls and launching his new single Mitch talks about welcoming his new baby, being a stepdad and the power of healing.Australia's Got TalentYou're The Voice Heal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17:54

EP1595 - S1

2 Sep 21

What vitamins should you take during pregnancy?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Dr David Addenbrooke is an obstetrician and co-author of 9 months, The Essential Australian Guide to Pregnancy. He takes us through the vitamins that every pregnant woman should definitely be taking, and others you might want to consider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What vitamins should you take during pregnancy?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.Dr David Addenbrooke is an obstetrician and co-author of 9 months, The Essential Australian Guide to Pregnancy. He takes us through the vitamins that every pregnant woman should definitely be taking, and others you might want to consider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

07:09

EP1594 - S1

1 Sep 21

Helpline: Toddler tantrums, small kids struggling with lockdown and more

Babies and small children are growing and changing every day. Sometimes they change so quickly that what worked one day no longer works the next. is here to give you the guidance you need to get back on track. This episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue joins the show to help parents and carers with the following:Helpline A 19-month-old who is pushing boundaries The amount of milk feeds an 8-month-old should have per day A 5-month-old waking through the night and early in the morning A 3-year-old who has turned into a terror when home from day care A 2.4-year-old who is finding it hard to go to sleep A 15-month-old who is biting everyone and everything What to start first with a 3-year-old: toilet training or transitioning to a bed A 3.5 -year-old struggling in lockdown How to calm down a 3.5-year-old in the height of a tantrum If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Toddler tantrums, small kids struggling with lockdown and more

Babies and small children are growing and changing every day. Sometimes they change so quickly that what worked one day no longer works the next. is here to give you the guidance you need to get back on track. This episode Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue joins the show to help parents and carers with the following:Helpline A 19-month-old who is pushing boundaries The amount of milk feeds an 8-month-old should have per day A 5-month-old waking through the night and early in the morning A 3-year-old who has turned into a terror when home from day care A 2.4-year-old who is finding it hard to go to sleep A 15-month-old who is biting everyone and everything What to start first with a 3-year-old: toilet training or transitioning to a bed A 3.5 -year-old struggling in lockdown How to calm down a 3.5-year-old in the height of a tantrum If you would like an online appointment with Chris Minogue you can book her through Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from AEDT 11:30am or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expertHelpline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:31

EP1593 - S1

31 Aug 21

Why are we sending our most vulnerable kids back to school?

If you have a child in primary school in NSW you might be cheering that we finally have a plan for getting kids back to school. But the Premier's announcement on Friday hasn't made everyone confident that this plan is the right one. One mother and GP who is concerned is Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko, a University of NSW Research Fellow. Elysia explains why she's concerned that we haven't looked at all the possibilities when it comes to face-to-face learning with our youngest students. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why are we sending our most vulnerable kids back to school?

If you have a child in primary school in NSW you might be cheering that we finally have a plan for getting kids back to school. But the Premier's announcement on Friday hasn't made everyone confident that this plan is the right one. One mother and GP who is concerned is Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko, a University of NSW Research Fellow. Elysia explains why she's concerned that we haven't looked at all the possibilities when it comes to face-to-face learning with our youngest students. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21:23

EP1592 - S1

29 Aug 21

Helpline in Focus: Self care for parents in lockdown

This week on author, matrescence expert and mindfulness coach Amy Taylor-Kabbaz joins out how we can manage to look after ourselves in the midst of homeschooling and working. Amy guides us through the following:Helpline in Focus An understanding of where parents are at right now Nurturing ways to start the day How to relax fully before bed A five minute meditation Amy mentions her meditations for kids that can be found at Kinderling Kids RadioTo book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology.Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group.Bedtime Explorers . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Self care for parents in lockdown

This week on author, matrescence expert and mindfulness coach Amy Taylor-Kabbaz joins out how we can manage to look after ourselves in the midst of homeschooling and working. Amy guides us through the following:Helpline in Focus An understanding of where parents are at right now Nurturing ways to start the day How to relax fully before bed A five minute meditation Amy mentions her meditations for kids that can be found at Kinderling Kids RadioTo book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology.Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group.Bedtime Explorers . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:24

EP1591 - S1

27 Aug 21

Helpline: Early morning toddlers, co-sleeping transitions, tummy time and more

Whether your baby is having all night dance parties or your toddler has decided they are rebel without a cause, is here to help you get life back on track. Every week we invite an expert on the show to help guide parents through the more trickier parts of parenting. This week that includes:Helpline A 2-year-old waking up at 3.15am Moving a 3-year-old who has always co-slept into her own bed Whether it's possible to drop the day nap for an 18-month-old A 5-year-old who takes four hours to get to sleep Teaching a 9-month-old to self-settle A 9-week-old who hates tummy time Managing a 6-month-olds sleep regression How to know if an 8-week-old is getting enough breast milk If you would like to take advantage of the special with Jo Ryan you can find it at Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday LIVE on Facebook and Wednesday on the podcast. To take part, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from 8.15pm (AEST) or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.HelplineFeed Play Love See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline: Early morning toddlers, co-sleeping transitions, tummy time and more

Whether your baby is having all night dance parties or your toddler has decided they are rebel without a cause, is here to help you get life back on track. Every week we invite an expert on the show to help guide parents through the more trickier parts of parenting. This week that includes:Helpline A 2-year-old waking up at 3.15am Moving a 3-year-old who has always co-slept into her own bed Whether it's possible to drop the day nap for an 18-month-old A 5-year-old who takes four hours to get to sleep Teaching a 9-month-old to self-settle A 9-week-old who hates tummy time Managing a 6-month-olds sleep regression How to know if an 8-week-old is getting enough breast milk If you would like to take advantage of the special with Jo Ryan you can find it at Babyology’s Parent School. will be back next Monday LIVE on Facebook and Wednesday on the podcast. To take part, you can contact us by doing any of the following: Email us at [email protected], ask your question during the Babyology Facebook live on Monday from 8.15pm (AEST) or leave your question in our Babyology Helpline Facebook group. Need help or advice right now? Book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert.HelplineFeed Play Love See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:45

EP1590 - S1

24 Aug 21

Managing anxiety within families during lockdown

We all know we're living through unprecedented times. We know that it's normal to feel unsettled. But knowing and being able to be calm can be two different things. So how can parents help their kids if they are feeling unsettled in lockdown? Tammi Kirkness is the author of The Panic Button Book For Kidsand The Panic Button BookHaving lived with anxiety for years she has some tried and tested ways of dealing with anxiety and has some tips for parents on how to manage anxiety in lockdown.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Managing anxiety within families during lockdown

We all know we're living through unprecedented times. We know that it's normal to feel unsettled. But knowing and being able to be calm can be two different things. So how can parents help their kids if they are feeling unsettled in lockdown? Tammi Kirkness is the author of The Panic Button Book For Kidsand The Panic Button BookHaving lived with anxiety for years she has some tried and tested ways of dealing with anxiety and has some tips for parents on how to manage anxiety in lockdown.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:31

EP1589 - S1

5 Sep 21

Is laser surgery the miracle cure for incontinence?

Pelvic floor problems are common after childbirth, but not everyone understands where to go for help. Many women just accept that this kind of damage is just what happens after a vaginal birth. But what are the best ways to approach pelvic floor problems like incontinence, and is the relatively new approach of laser surgery the cure many women have been hoping for? James Alexander is a Urogynaecology fellow at Monash health and the lead author in a study on laser surgery for incontinence. He explains the options for treatment of incontinence post childbirth and whether laser surgery is the solution to pelvic floor challenges. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is laser surgery the miracle cure for incontinence?

Pelvic floor problems are common after childbirth, but not everyone understands where to go for help. Many women just accept that this kind of damage is just what happens after a vaginal birth. But what are the best ways to approach pelvic floor problems like incontinence, and is the relatively new approach of laser surgery the cure many women have been hoping for? James Alexander is a Urogynaecology fellow at Monash health and the lead author in a study on laser surgery for incontinence. He explains the options for treatment of incontinence post childbirth and whether laser surgery is the solution to pelvic floor challenges. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:10

EP1588 - S1

30 Aug 21

What dating's really like after marriage and kids

Many parents who are together or married today got together before online dating was in full swing. For those who have separated and just starting to venture out onto the dating field it can all be a bit daunting. Natasha Stewart is the founder of Business Jump She talks about how dating is different post marriage and kids, what she's learnt and why it's been a period of personal growth and empowerment.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What dating's really like after marriage and kids

Many parents who are together or married today got together before online dating was in full swing. For those who have separated and just starting to venture out onto the dating field it can all be a bit daunting. Natasha Stewart is the founder of Business Jump She talks about how dating is different post marriage and kids, what she's learnt and why it's been a period of personal growth and empowerment.. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14:41

EP1587 - S1

26 Aug 21

What to do when your baby is throwing food

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When children are a certain age, every meal can be a challenge. Jess Beaton is an accredited practicing dietician and mum of three from One Handed Cooks. She explains why kids play with (and throw) their food. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What to do when your baby is throwing food

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand.When children are a certain age, every meal can be a challenge. Jess Beaton is an accredited practicing dietician and mum of three from One Handed Cooks. She explains why kids play with (and throw) their food. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11:25

EP1586 - S1

25 Aug 21

Helpline in Focus: Nurturing relationships in lockdown

This week on Elisabeth Shaw, Clinical and counselling psychologist and CEO of Relationships Australia NSW joins us to talk about how we can nurture our relationships in lockdown.Helpline in Focus, Elisabeth tackles the following topics: The biggest stressors for couples with kids in lockdown How to alleviate those stressors Intimacy in lockdown when there is no time or space Whether our kids will be okay given we have more boundaries than ever now How single parents can manage the expectations of their coupled friends To book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Helpline in Focus: Nurturing relationships in lockdown

This week on Elisabeth Shaw, Clinical and counselling psychologist and CEO of Relationships Australia NSW joins us to talk about how we can nurture our relationships in lockdown.Helpline in Focus, Elisabeth tackles the following topics: The biggest stressors for couples with kids in lockdown How to alleviate those stressors Intimacy in lockdown when there is no time or space Whether our kids will be okay given we have more boundaries than ever now How single parents can manage the expectations of their coupled friends To book in a one-on-one session with a Parent School expert, check out Parent School powered by Babyology. Want to ask our experts your own question? Join our weekly LIVE Helplines on Facebook or leave your question in our Facebook Helpline Group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:14

EP1585 - S1

20 Aug 21

How are the homeless surviving the pandemic?

Times are fairly dire right now, with the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading across the country. Most of what we need has moved online - from grocery shopping to education and social connection. But what about our most vulnerable citizens whose needs are mainly physical? Lucas Patchett is the Co-Founder of Orange Sky, an organisation that supplies those experiencing homelessness with warm showers and clean clothes. Like everyone else in lockdown Orange Sky is struggling to stay functioning. Luke talks about the latest research the company did into homelessness, and how we can support them through the Sudsey Challenge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How are the homeless surviving the pandemic?

Times are fairly dire right now, with the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading across the country. Most of what we need has moved online - from grocery shopping to education and social connection. But what about our most vulnerable citizens whose needs are mainly physical? Lucas Patchett is the Co-Founder of Orange Sky, an organisation that supplies those experiencing homelessness with warm showers and clean clothes. Like everyone else in lockdown Orange Sky is struggling to stay functioning. Luke talks about the latest research the company did into homelessness, and how we can support them through the Sudsey Challenge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

09:54

EP1584 - S1

22 Aug 21

How to separate well after kids

People don't get married expecting to separate, but when it happens, can you do it peacefully? Kirsty Salvestro is a family lawyer and author of What are we fighting for?She believes that given some guidance most couples will choose the more amicable path to separation, particularly when children are involved. Kirsty talks about why it's important to pick your battles and how to build your own support team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to separate well after kids

People don't get married expecting to separate, but when it happens, can you do it peacefully? Kirsty Salvestro is a family lawyer and author of What are we fighting for?She believes that given some guidance most couples will choose the more amicable path to separation, particularly when children are involved. Kirsty talks about why it's important to pick your battles and how to build your own support team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:32

EP1583 - S1

23 Aug 21

How early learning can help end intergenerational trauma

How do you alleviate trauma that has been over 230 years in the making? How do you heal emotional wounds that have been passed down from one generation to another? Emerging Minds and The Healing Foundation believe the answer lies in how we educate our youngest children. They've created a resource for First Nations kids - a program for early learning centres across the country. CEO of The Healing Foundation Fiona Cornforth talks about how connecting young people to culture can help heal the pain of the past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How early learning can help end intergenerational trauma

How do you alleviate trauma that has been over 230 years in the making? How do you heal emotional wounds that have been passed down from one generation to another? Emerging Minds and The Healing Foundation believe the answer lies in how we educate our youngest children. They've created a resource for First Nations kids - a program for early learning centres across the country. CEO of The Healing Foundation Fiona Cornforth talks about how connecting young people to culture can help heal the pain of the past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14:21

EP1582 - S1

19 Aug 21

Are we getting the messaging about breastfeeding wrong?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Danielle Gallegos is a Professor at the Faculty of Health, School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of technology. She participated in a study to determine whether a supportive text service would encourage women to breastfeed longer. Her discoveries led her to believe we need to be more honest about how difficult breastfeeding it can be. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Are we getting the messaging about breastfeeding wrong?

Feed Play LoveThe following is a highlight episode, back due to popular demand. Danielle Gallegos is a Professor at the Faculty of Health, School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of technology. She participated in a study to determine whether a supportive text service would encourage women to breastfeed longer. Her discoveries led her to believe we need to be more honest about how difficult breastfeeding it can be. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:14

EP1581 - S1

18 Aug 21


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