Helpline: Speech regression, short day naps, runny noses and more

Posted in Feed Play Love.

Babies aren’t born with a manual, at least that’s what they used to say. Now there are books and websites dedicated to the art of raising children. The one thing that remains constant is that every child is different. If you want to get to the root of your problem as soon as possible, it’s easier to speak to an expert. That’s where Helpline comes in. Every week an expert parenting educator joins us to answer your questions. This episode it’s Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue helping with the following challenges:

  • A two-year-old with speech regression (see The Parent School’s Get Talking program for more support)
  • A 16-month-old who is cutting short their day nap
  • A week-old baby who will not sleep in their bassinet at night
  • An 11-month-old with a constantly running, green snotty nose
  • A 15-week old waking every two-and-a-half hours through the night
  • A five-year-old who is refusing to go to bed when her mum puts her to sleep
  • A three-month-old who hates bath time
  • A three-year-old who won’t poo in the loo
  • How to transition a co-sleeping 18-month-old into their cot
  • An 11-week-old who is projectile vomiting after every feed
  • A four-year-old who wakes up three to four times a night
  • A three-year-old waking through the night (and having trantrums through the day)

Listen to Chris Minogue on Feed Play Love:


Helpline will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following


Find more great stories and expert advice in the Feed Play Love podcast. Available in Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.


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