Kinderling Helpline: Road trips, parent preference, bed times, dropping a day sleep and more

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Mon 26 November 2018

31 mins

Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has spent her professional life helping parents and carers all over Australia. Her book Bringing Baby Home has become a must-read for all new parents.

This episode looks at how to drop day-sleeps, helping a 19-month-old overcome their preference for one parent, road trip tips with two kids, babies who hate the car, getting all four of your kids off to bed at roughly the same time and more.

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In this episode Chris looks into the following topics and questions:

  • Tackling the awkward transition from two day sleeps to one with a 15-month-old
  • Helping a 19-month-old overcome their preference for one parent over the other
  • How to transition a 13-month-old from two day sleeps to one
  • Advice on how to have a relatively pain-free interstate road trip with a 14-month-old and a three-and-a-half-year-old
  • Getting a two-year-old to go to bed at the same time as their siblings
  • Preventing a 12-month-old from moving up so far in her cot that she hits her head when she's sleeping
  • General advice around getting a five-month-old more comfortable with car trips when all they do is scream

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