Welcome to The Happy Baby Show where you’ll learn to understand everything you need to know about your baby and toddlers' sleep, feeding, health and development and most importantly, how they all work together for a happy, thriving babe… and mumma!! I’m your host, Jen Butler, and I’m a Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Certified Breastfeeding & Sleep Consultant, a Circle of Security Facilitator and Mumma to 3 babes of my own. Join me as I explore all things early parenting in toddler-friendly, bite-size episodes cause let’s be honest, your toddler is probably smothering Sudocrem on the walls as we speak. If you want evidenced-based, down-to-earth tips to help you from birth to early toddlerhood, I'll be sharing all my knowledge on how to understand your baby and toddler's cues and offers practical parenting hacks to make #parentlife easier. ✨ Find out more at http://www.jenniferbutler.com.au or, ✨Follow me over on Instagram at www.instragram.com/jenbutlerearlyparenting
130. Ask Jen- "Do All Lip and/or Tongue Ties Need to Be Revised?"
17:09This week's episode of The Happy Baby Show answers a listener's question in one of my "Ask Jen" segments. Today's question is, "do all lip and/or tongue ties need to be revised?". In today's episode, I reference a Facebook Support group that has kindly compiled a list of health practitioners that specialise in tongue and lip tie review, you can access this group here and check out their resources provided in the free community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
129. The Benefits Vs Challenges of Contact Napping.
21:15In today's episode, I'm taking you through both the benefits versus the challenges of contact napping. If you're feeling like you'd love to reclaim some time in your day while your babe peacefully naps in their cot, join my 'Cuddles to Cot' Live Masterclass to learn the exact steps to take to encourage more in-cot naps for your baby or toddler in a gentle and realistic way. Head to https://www.jenbutler.com.au/cuddlestocot to learn more and secure your spot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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128. 3 things you need for successful cot settles
18:33In today's episode, I'm taking you through 3 things you need to have successful cot or basinette settles, especially if your baby or toddler has only ever known contact, cuddles or feeding (and you want to change this!) At the end of this episode, I announce a brand new Masterclass I'll be hosting on 14th March 2023 called 'Cuddles to Cot' which will take you through the exact steps to encourage more in-cot naps for your baby or toddler in a gentle and realistic way. Until March 7th, you can get access Early Bird Pricing by using the code CUDDLESTOCOT for 10% off the Masterclass. To learn more and register, head to https://www.jenbutler.com.au/cuddlestocot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
127. Ask Jen. My 4-month-old has suddenly started screaming as soon as she is put in her sleep sack in a dark room. What is causing this?
11:53Inside this episode I'm answering this "Ask Jen" question: "my 4-month-old has suddenly started screaming as soon as she is put in her sleep sack in a dark room. Until now, she was an excellent sleeper and could settle herself in the bassinet with a bit of singing. It’s like she fears sleep. What is causing this? What can I do?" This episode dives into the likely cause of why this is happening for this family, and where they can start to look at making changes. If you'd love the roadmap to confidently understanding and supporting your newborn's feeding, sleep, health and development in their first 4-months so you have all the skills you need to have a settled, sleeping and thriving babe, you can learn about Raising Newborns by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
126. Understanding Sleep Onset and Using it as a Tool to Understand Your Babe.
11:32Inside this episode, I'm diving into sleep onset, which is essentially how long it takes for your baby to fall asleep. By looking at and understanding the averages for sleep onset, it can help you to uncover reasons why your babe may be resisting naps or bedtime, waking frequently and SO much more. ---------------------------------------------------- 👉🏻Here are some more ways I can support you: 🌈 The Essential Guide to Your Newborns First three months [PDF]- This free PDF eBook will help you understand the three essential steps to a settled, well-fed and sleeping newborn, so you can feel confident looking after your new babe and have an enjoyable newborn period (and beyond!). Click here to download it for free. ✨Navigating Newborn Nights- gives you instant access to an easy-to-follow 5-step framework that will set you up for easier, more predictable nights with your newborn, so you and your baby can get more sleep (all without having to sleep train your newborn 🙅♀️) Click here to learn more. 👶🏻 Raising Newborns- my online newborn education program that will allow you to confidently understand and support your newborn's feeding, sleep, health and development in their first 4 months, so you have all the skills you need to have a settled, sleeping and thriving babe. Click here to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
125. Ask Jen - "My baby is dry, fed and warm- why won’t they settle?"
24:47Welcome back to the first episode of Season 5 of The Happy Baby Show! This episode will kick off the "Ask Jen" Segment where I answer questions specifically submitted by you, my wonderful listeners! If you'd love to submit a question for "Ask Jen", you can click here. Inside this episode, we're diving into some of the reasons why your baby may not be settling after their 'fed, dry and warm'. The reality is, our babes are a lot more complicated and there are things that can get in the way of this simplistic approach to newborn care. If you'd love the roadmap to confidently understanding and supporting your newborn's feeding, sleep, health and development in their first 4-months, so you have all the skills you need to have a settled, sleeping and thriving babe, you can learn about Raising Newborns by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
123. Filling the 'dead space' in parenting support
24:10In today's episode, I'm talking about why it's essential to consider how you're going to fill the 'dead space' in the current early parenting support on offer. I take you through 5 of the most common options, including the pros and cons for each of these to make your decision-making easy! ✨ Have you registered for my free 5-day parenting series, Baby Steps? Next week (7th-11th November) you'll learn the 5 'need to know' steps for a settled, thriving, and sleeping babe in their first 6-months, so you can meet their needs confidently and intuitively. If you're an expecting parent or a parent with a baby aged up to 6 months, and you want to deepen your understanding on how to understand and support your babe, this parenting series is for you. To register for free, head to: https://www.jenniferbutler.online/babysteps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
122. Why time spent at the breast is not a good indicator of feeding quality.
10:37In today’s episode, I'm talking about why the time your baby spends at the breast isn’t the best sign of how well they’ve fed, and the things you *actually* need to be looking for to determine feed quality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
121. What you need to know about baby sleep and feeding trackers
10:10In today's episode, I dive into the pros and cons of using baby sleep and feeding trackers, the questions you need to ask yourself when looking at the sleep and feeding data you're tracking, and how to determine if sleep and feeding trackers are working for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices