The Happy Baby Podcast
The Daddy Sleep Consultant
Season 1, Ep. 12
Chris Mc Fadden is The Daddy Sleep Consultant and is the only male sleep consultant in Ireland and the UK. The Daddy Sleep Consultant® is a family run business operating at the gentle end of the sleep training spectrum. Chris and his wife Dani founded the business because a sleep consultant literally changed their family’s life! However, they wanted to do things a little differently. They offer UNLIMITED communication until your little one achieves their sleep goals and remain available months down the line for any questions you may have. Chris and his team specialise in designing gentle sleep training programmes specific to your family and lifestyle for children from 5 months up to 4 years old. They also offer a free 15-minute call to discuss how they can help you all get better sleep in a matter of nights.Follow Chris on Instagram @thedaddysleepconsultant or head over to his website, www.thedaddysleepconsultant.ie, for everything you need to know or to book an initial consultation call.The Happy Baby Podcast is hosted by Frank Kelleher. Frank is a Paediatric Osteopath with over 30 years’ experience in healthcare. He runs a very busy paediatric practice in Cork and wanted a way to give more parents information about the issues he treats every day. Issues like digestive upset in a newborn baby, the premature baby, colic and sleep for example.So, join us for a chat and if you like our podcast, remember to hit the SUBSCRIBE button!If you would like more information about our online course, see Online Course (corkchildrensclinic.com) or our Instagram page Frank Kelleher (@frankkelleherbabyosteopath) • Instagram photos and videos
The Colic Chronicles
Season 1, Ep. 11
Welcome to The Happy Baby Podcast. This episode is about baby colic, a diagnosis that is often handed out to parents of a very distressed baby. We discuss what exactly colic is, what it’s often confused with and what you can do to help your baby.As always, you should discuss your concerns with the right medical practitioner before starting any treatment. Every baby is different.If you would like more information about our online course, see Online Course (corkchildrensclinic.com) or our Instagram page Frank Kelleher (@frankkelleherbabyosteopath) • Instagram photos and videosThe Happy Baby PodcastAre you a parent of young children?Are you looking for good, practical, professional advice and information about you little ones?Then this podcast is for you!Frank Kelleher is a Paediatric Osteopath with over 30 years’ experience in healthcare. He runs a very busy paediatric practice in Cork and wanted a way to give more parents information about the issues he treats every day. Issues like digestive upset in a newborn baby, the premature baby, effects of delivery on the newborn baby for example.Frank will also invite guests to discuss some of the issues he treats and other conditions that commonly affect babies and children. In this first series we will be speaking to an Educational Psychologist, a Speech and Language Therapist and a Paediatric Physiotherapist.So, join us for a chat and if you like our podcast, remember to hit the SUBSCRIBE button!
Season 1, Ep. 10
In Episode 10 Frank talks to Benji Bennett, author of the award-winning Adam’s Cloud books.Benji tells us his story and explains why he has written these beautiful books.When we tell children they are loved every day we teach them to both love and be loved. We reassure them, teach them empathy, and help them display emotion and affection and build confidence and lines of communication. From love comes love. From love comes respect for both parents, for themselves and people around them.Because of the powerful emotional connection made through reading combined with the positive bonding benefits that intimate one on one time has on children’s happiness from birth, Adam’s message simply encourages parents to spend 10 minutes reading with their children and telling them they love them each night before they go to sleep. Also, as Adam benefited hugely from regular adventures outdoors immersed in nature, another key ingredient to children’s happiness is regular family days out walking, climbing, playing or simply chatting together.“If you read to your children from the moment they are born, tell them you love them and take them for a walk as often as you can you are doing something right. The rest we just have to figure out as we go.” Benji Bennett.There are now 9 Adam’s Cloud books available to buy. These are truly beautiful books to read with your children and books your children will treasure.For more information about Adam’s Cloud and the amazing work Benji and Jackie Bennett do, see their website The Packs - Adam's Cloud (adamscloud.com) or follow them on Instagram @adams_cloud#newepisode #podcastsforparents #thehappybabypodcast #parenting #bedtime #children #lovetoread #adamscloud #applepodcasts #spotifypodcasts #childrensbooks #iloveyou #irishmammy #newirishmum #
Season 1, Ep. 9
In this episode of the Happy baby podcast, Frank is talking with Una Buckley from Blossom 4 Life about dyslexia. Una is a trained dyslexic tutor and assessor and works with students on a 1:1 providing tailored multi-sensory programmes. She is passionate about changing the experience of others who face similar challenges as she did.Una describes herself as being severely dyslexic. Her own journey through education was a challenging and lonely one. She experienced anxiety and bullying and remembers spending hours doing her homework each night. Because of this, she is uniquely placed to understand the challenges faced by children with dyslexia.In this episode Una talks about homework, different learning styles and gives us so many tips to improve a child’s learning environment and ability. Una’s website has so much information for parents of children with dyslexia and is a valuable resource for information to help and support your child - Blossom4Life – Courage. Fearless. IlluminateYou can find Una at www.blossom4life.com and on Instagram @blossom4life#dyslexia #school #homework #dyslexiatutition #dyslexiasupport #parents #children #education #spelling #learning #primaryschool #secondaryschool #thehappybabypodcast
Tongue Tie in Babies and Children
Season 1, Ep. 8
In this episode Frank talks to Dr Justin Roche and Kate Roche from the National Tongue Tie Centre in Knocklofty Co Tipperary. Justin and Kate are so passionate about providing the best possible care for the babies and children who attend their clinic. This is a fascinating insight into the importance of a holistic approach to tongue tie treatment. A must listen to episode if your baby has had a tongue tie done, you suspect your baby may have a tongue tie or you work with babies who have digestive issues.For more information about The National Tongue Tie Centre and the work they do, see www.drjustinroche.com or follow them on Instagram @nationaltonguetiecentre
Looking after Mom!
Season 1, Ep. 7
In Episode 7 we are talking to Laura Guckian. Laura is a Mom of 3,and is the owner of Mind Mommy Coaching. She is a qualified and accredited Life Coach and Mentor for Moms.She specialises in helping Moms at all stages of motherhood overcome the challenges ofmodern dayparenting to achieve personal and professional wellbeing and success.She works with Moms on a one toone,and in a groupor corporate setting to help them become unstuck and be happier. She can be found on Instagram @mindmommycoaching or onlinehttps://mindmommmycoaching.comIn today’s episode Rose and Laura talk about Mom Guilt, feeling overwhelmed and the transition to motherhood. Laura gives so many helpful tips on how to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby. They discuss the extra challenges involved in caring for a baby who has reflux and why it is so important to be kind to yourself. A must listen to episode for any Mom.
Speech Development in Children
Season 1, Ep. 6
Did you know that speech and language are different? Do you know the normal speech and language milestones? And why play and nursery rhythms are so important to your child's speech development? In this episode Frank chats to Edel Fleming, a Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist. Edel explains the steps in speech development and why play and interaction create the ideal foundation for your child's speech development. They also talk about soothers, screen time and glue ear.
The Premature Baby
Season 1, Ep. 5
In this episode Frank talks about why premature babies may need a little help and explains why parents bring their premature baby to see him for treatment. We also chat with Mary Cullinane, a NICU nurse in Cork University Maternity Hospital, about her experience working with these little babies. Mary also talks about the benefits of breast milk for the premature baby.
Ear Infections and Glue Ear
Season 1, Ep. 4
In this episode Frank talks about ear infections and glue ear. He explains why some children are more prone to ear infections, why they can become a recurring condition and what glue ear is. We also chat to Michael Power who is a Paediatric Audiologist. Michael explains how important a hearing test is for children with glue ear and the effects of glue ear on a child. For more information on ear infections and glue ear, follow us on Instagram @thehappybabypodcasy and @frankkelleherbabyosteopath