5 podcasts for busy parents and parents-to-be

5 podcasts for busy parents and parents-to-be

Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned professional, finding a source of information that helps you navigate the parenting maze can feel like finding a goldmine!

What’s better than that? Finding said information in audio form – jackpot! 

Finding time to read when you’re preparing for bub’s arrival can be difficult. It feels like there’s a million other things to do and the time that you’ve carved out for yourself is frequently cut short (though we do love friends that pop by to help you out). If you’re already a parent, looking for the time to read is…well, do we really need to explain the difficulty of that one?

That’s the beauty of podcasts. All the information you need in a form that lets you keep your hands free – over to you multitasking king/queen!

To help you narrow down your list, we’ve compiled a selection of our favourite podcasts. They cover a range of topics, from baby health to your own and span across multiple age groups. So whatever stage you’re at, there’s one in here for you! 

Australian Birth Stories – This podcast is hosted by Sophie Walker, a Melbourne mum of three boys aged between 0 and 5 years. Sophie has a strong interest in women’s health and her podcast aims to tell the various birth stories from women all around Australia. Sophie has also created a fantastic postpartum series to help you navigate the different physical and emotional feelings after having your baby. Read more about Australian Birth Stories here. 

This Glorious Mess – This Glorious Mess is a weekly podcast with a humorous take on parenting. It is hosted by Andrew Daddo – broadcaster, author of children’s books and father of three, and Holly Wainwright – editor, writer and mother of two. Together, they cover all the disasters and delights of parenting from toddlers through to teenagers. Find out more here. 

ABC Babytalk – Babytalk is hosted by Penny Johnston, a journalist and a mother, with a passion to share stories about parenthood. She has described parenthood as a ‘rough renovation’ of your lifestyle, relationship and friendships. Penny reaches out to experts and tackles myths to bring you the quirkiest aspects of being a parent. Listen to Babytalk here.

Modern Dads – The Modern Dads Podcast is the story of active, engaged dads covering the challenges and the joys of parenthood, including navigating the issues of work, parenthood, relationships and play. The podcast regularly features parenting experts and authors of books about being a dad in the modern world, mental health and work/life balance as a parent. You can find out more here.   

Owlet Healthy Baby – Owlet’s Healthy Baby podcast shares meaningful and in-depth advice about various pregnancy, newborn and parenting topics. This podcast interviews healthcare professionals and discusses experiences from new and expecting parents making it informative and relatable. Start episode one here.

These podcasts are a great way to soak up valuable information about parenting and to laugh with fellow parents about the journey. If you’ve got a favourite, let us know in the comments!

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