Feed Play Love

From nurturing newborns to taming toddlers, we unravel the art and science of parenting with real-life stories and expert advice. The hilarious to the humbling and all the nitty gritty in between. Produced and presented by mum of two and journalist, Shevonne Hunt.

00:14:12 2022-06-22
Perinatal depression and anxiety affects one in ten dads, yet only just over half reach out for help. Dave Edwards is the proud dad of two child aged 6 and 8. When his son was born he went through a really challenging time, that he only realised in hindsi...
00:21:57 2022-06-23
Ella Fields (alias) writes roughly two books a year. When she first started she was writing around four books a year. She describes her books as 'steamy' romance and they are enormously popular. She's a USA Today and International best-selling author wh...
00:14:18 2022-06-21
Many people understand what domestic violence is, but child to parent violence is less well known. Jo Howard is a social worker who is an expert in adolescent violence in the home, and has also worked with families who have young children who are aggressi...
00:31:03 2022-06-20
Lauren Dubois was a successful political journalist before she turned her hand to blogging about parenting, eventually switching to Instagram. She's also written a book called You Will (Probably) Survive. Lauren's posts on Instagram are insightful and fu...
00:15:01 2022-06-19
Leaving your child at day care while they're crying their little hearts out can be so hard. Gen Muir is a parenting educator at Connected Parenting and a mum of four. She's still going through challenging drop offs so she knows just how to help parents ma...
00:11:48 2022-06-15
When you met the love of your life, was your first thought 'I wonder if their parenting style will match mine?' You may have thought they'd make a great parent, but probably not all the nitty gritty of how they approach things like discipline and sugar....
00:24:40 2022-06-13
Labour can be an unknown and frightening prospect. But what if you could go into this experience feeling confident and empowered? Nadine Richardson founded SheBirths to help women have better birth experiences. She explains the most practical ways a woman...
00:19:14 2022-06-16
I know. There are a million apps out there for parents, so what makes this one special? This is an app that could help parents who need the most support: parents with kids on the spectrum. Kindship is a free app that aims to connect parents who are likely...
00:17:40 2022-06-14
Matt Baseley is a TV presenter and dad of three. When it comes to spending time with his kids Matt loves to get messy in the kitchen. If you follow his Insta you will find many examples of how much fun they have together. The secret, Matt explains, is abo...
00:11:35 2022-06-12
When our babies crawl into toddlerhood they start to push their boundaries. This can often include running away, throwing food and other challenging behaviours. So how do you handle this stage if you have two babies going through the same developmental ...
00:27:39 2022-06-09
Actor Ryan Johnson was going through a separation not long before the first lockdown in 2020. While coparenting through the pandemic he also met and fell in love with his new partner. On this episode Ryan talks about how he navigated all of that with his ...
00:23:49 2022-06-08
Childhood friendships can be light and easy, but as kids head into their tween years they can start to get a bit tricky. Dana Kerford is the Director of URStrong, an organisation that helps children understand the many nuances of friendship. Dana gives us...
00:13:31 2022-06-07
New research from the University of South Australia has revealed that assistance dogs are helping to expand children on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr Shelley Wright is a qualified occupational therapist and who supervised the research. Shelle...
00:22:04 2022-06-06
Maggie Dent is best known for her work helping parents to raise their boys. Now Maggie has sunk her teeth into girlhood with her book of the same title. Girlhood, raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard was inspired by her four grand dau...
00:14:22 2022-06-02
We all know the pain of telling our children over and over again to put on their shoes. Or brush their teeth. Or get ready for bed. But what if it's all about how we ask our children something that makes the difference? Gen Muir is a parenting educator at...
00:15:25 2022-05-29
About 50% of parents are not intending to get their children vaccinated against the flu this coming winter, even though children under five are amongst the most vulnerable when it comes to the flu. That's according to the most recent Royal Children's Hosp...
00:27:42 2022-06-02
When it comes to pregnancy and birth support is focussed on the mum-to-be. But what about dads? Rob Sturrock is the author of Man Raises Boy. He believes that we need to be more inclusive of dads from the very beginning in order to make parenthood a mor...
00:17:47 2022-05-31
Everyone knows someone who has strongly held beliefs about the COVID- 19 vaccinations. Many parents still haven't had their children vaccinated. But where did such deeply held doubts about vaccines come from? Dyani Lewis is a science journalist and author...
00:14:11 2022-05-30
Nine-year-old kids can be vastly different when it comes to where they are on the childhood scale. Some are still playing with toys while others are passionately learning all the Tik Tok dances. Vanessa Hamilton is the founder of Talking the Talk Healthy ...
00:17:40 2022-05-25
The first year of your baby's life is full of big changes. Dr Deb Levy is a paediatrician and Sarah Hunstead is the CEO of CPR Kids. Together they go through the main developmental milestones and the corresponding safety issues that can come with the abil...
00:23:52 2022-06-05
Helping children navigate their big emotions can be challenging. Particularly when those emotions result in behaviour that is aggressive or difficult to change. Lyn Jenkins is a clinical psychologist and the creator of Boss Brain, an online program design...
00:24:52 2022-05-26
Allison Davies was working as a music therapist when she started to go through the process of getting her daughter assessed for autism. It was then she noticed that the boxes she was ticking for her daughter also applied to her. This led Allison on her ow...
00:15:23 2022-05-24
Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has been helping parents and carers with their babies and toddler for thirty years. In that time she's seen an increase in everything from the types of strollers available to information online. Following the recent lockdow...
00:10:11 2022-05-23
When it comes to discussions around how we give birth, women who have cesareans are not often included in the conversation. There remains an amount of judgment around the way we give birth. Some of those judgments come from an understanding of what is bes...
00:16:56 2022-05-22
Toddlers can have some big emotions but should we really expect them to be able to manage them? Dr Laura Jana is a paediatrician and the author of The Toddler Brain. Laura explains what toddlers are capable of when it comes to emotional self-regulation,...
00:14:57 2022-05-18
Trying to combine motherhood with all the things modern life demands of us can be challenging. Particularly if one of those things involves returning to the work place. For chiropractor Ali Young, returning to work ended up in burnout. Following on from h...
00:17:39 2022-05-18
Anxiety in children is the second most common disorder in Australian children aged 5-14 and the most common disorder amongst girls. That's according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. And if you are a parent of an anxious child you'll know...
00:14:38 2022-05-18
How do you feel about terms like "body with a vagina" instead of using the word "woman"? Or "chest feeding" instead of "breast feeding"? The medical world is grappling with these terms as they seek to become more inclusive of transgender and non-binary pe...
00:14:39 2017-10-05
You may know her from the dramatic and quick weight-loss program The Biggest Loser, but Michelle wants people to think about the long game when it comes to health and fitness. She's released a book called Keeping It Off - with stories, advice and 130 reci...
00:17:41 2019-12-04
The world has changed a lot since parents today were children. There is more technology, more families have both parents working and there seems to be less time for children to play. Brendon Hyndman is a child development expert and Senior Lecturer in Per...