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The Sleep Mums

A weekly Kids, Family and Parenting podcast featuring Cat Cubie
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Do you feel unmumsy or undadsy or unparenty? Or maybe you did when you first became a parent? We’re often sold an idea of being an adult with small people that looks quite different from the reality. This can mean that when we have a baby we
Your baby has likely been next to you since they were born, moving them into their own room might only be next door but it can feel like a big step. It’s understandable to worry about this change but it’s also understandable to feel ready to re
Hypnobirthing, will it make me run around like a chicken or moo like a cow during birth? Probably not… In this episode, we talk to midwife, Doula and Hypnobirthing practitioner Lynsey McGillivray about misconceptions, how it works and why it’s
When people talk about babies and toddlers dropping a nap it sounds as though you simply chuck it on the floor and shove it under the bed with the long forgotten toys. It rarely feels that simple though. Do they need a nap? Don’t they? Is it ma
Parenting is a massively emotional experience, you can go from feeling endless love to boundless frustration in an instant. It's daunting and exhausting because the feelings can be so powerful. There are no right or wrong emotions though: there
This is the chapter that I wish had been in my baby books, the realness, the rawness and the practical stuff we so often don’t think about preparing for a new baby. Each week in pregnancy you focus on your growing bump and developing baby but
There isn’t a magic spell that can help your baby sleep - although this podcast comes pretty close! – but whilst there might not be magic, there IS witching… The 'so-called' witching hours, when your lovely baby suddenly becomes more than a li
There have been a lot of bizarre baby sleep hacks doing the rounds recently, because when you’re looking at the clock… or Tik Tok, you’ll try anything once! However, if you’re looking for some baby sleep hacks with proper staying power have a
Fertility: why is it still so hard to talk about? The process of conception isn’t always as fun or easy as we’re lead to believe. It can be long and heartbreaking, full of fear (and monthly disappointment) that parenthood may never happen. Fr
In this episode we are going to help you get your evenings back. We often focus on night-time sleep or when we’ve focused on night-time sleep, daytime sleep… but evenings and having some ‘grown up time’ is important too. Strangely, it’s not a
This week's guest on The Sleep Mums A to Zzz is Charlotte Stirling Reed to  take us through W for Weaning. Charlotte has made a huge impact on parents food journeys, helping to take it from food fight to food fun. She is a baby and child nutri
In today’s podcast we’re going to be talking Dream Feeds; are they the dream or can they sometimes be the opposite?  We’ll start with the meaning of the dream feed - FYI it’s not where you dream that you have fed or are feeding your baby, only
Why are people still tongue tied about tongue tie?   In this brand new episode we meet midwife, infant feeding specialist and tongue tie expert Samantha Tanak. We discuss what it is, how to recognise the signs, how to deal with the tongue tie
We’re kicking off this new season with something that can disrupt sleep for years: teething.  Teething can start any time in baby’s first few months and, usually, goes on until they are nearly 3 years! However, one of the hardest things about
We kick off this brand new series of The Sleep Mums A to Zzz with M for Motherhood.  From surviving on 45 minutes sleep to being ok with not ever being 'good enough', in this new episode we cover ALL the shades of motherhood: from the privileg
⚡️NEW SERIES ⚡️STARTS TOMORROW ⚡️   Tune in tomorrow 25th August wherever you get your pods and SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode.   In our first episode of the new series we talk M for Motherhood with Anna Mathur: what it’s like to su
Are we nearly there yet...? Travelling is exciting and going places an adventure, but sometimes the journey, especially with kids, isn’t always so thrilling.  Our letter this week in our bonus Sleep Mums A to Zzz is T for Travel. We talk to Ca
In this episode we’ll cover the best baby travel hacks for any trips you might take with your little one.   We’re a wee bit out of practise of going… well, anywhere right now, so these travel hacks and tips should help you feel more comforta
There are a lot of wild things that happen when you have a baby, but along with giant paper pants and after pains another big surprise is how the entire world seems to completely lose its decency filter. In this episode we chat through the mos
Around 40% of our babies suffer from Reflux but parents can still face an up hill battle to be listened to and their baby diagnosed.  So, in our brand new episode of The Sleep Mums A to Zzz we talk to @the_gp_mum Dr Stephanie Ooi to get the lo
This podcast is about something that is a little controversial, particularly when it comes to sleep: we’re going to talk habits in babies. There is a lot of pressure from society and those around us to do ‘parenting right’ and this idea of crea
Our next guest on The Sleep Mums A to Azz is Sam Avery, dad joke provocateur, award-winning blogger and author of parenting guide The Learner Parent. In this brand new episode we chat about why laughter is so important, what it means to be a L
We want to talk about feeding, the different ways of feeding and how that can impact sleep. As we always say, we’re all different. Our babies are different and our families are all different; that should always be celebrated, which is why The S
We want to talk about feeding, the different ways of feeding and how that can impact sleep. As we always say, we’re all different. Our babies are different and our families are all different; that should always be celebrated, which is why The S
We want to talk about feeding, the different ways of feeding and how that can impact sleep. As we always say, we’re all different. Our babies are different and our families are all different; that should always be celebrated, which is why The S
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