12 episodes

So, you've had a baby. Your life will never be the same. Your boobs will never be the same. And you're probably thinking, "How do I do this?" Welcome to Year One, the podcast that will get you through the first year of your baby's life, unscathed. Hosts Christie Hayes and Holly Wainwright have four kids under seven between them. Together with Mamamia's in-house-dream team of experts, they will take you from the moment the baby pops out to blowing out the candles on their first birthday cake. It's honest, practical and hilarious advice about everything from breastfeeding to milestones, in a judgement free environment.
Year One, it's like mother's group on demand.

Year One Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 151 Ratings

So, you've had a baby. Your life will never be the same. Your boobs will never be the same. And you're probably thinking, "How do I do this?" Welcome to Year One, the podcast that will get you through the first year of your baby's life, unscathed. Hosts Christie Hayes and Holly Wainwright have four kids under seven between them. Together with Mamamia's in-house-dream team of experts, they will take you from the moment the baby pops out to blowing out the candles on their first birthday cake. It's honest, practical and hilarious advice about everything from breastfeeding to milestones, in a judgement free environment.
Year One, it's like mother's group on demand.

    1. The Fog

    1. The Fog

    So you’ve had a baby. Congratulations! You've crossed the big nine-month finish line, cut the ribbon...or the umbilical cord…..and made it! The good news is that you’re now officially part of The Parents’ Club. The bad news is you’re probably getting around wearing a surfboard sized pad. So now what?  

    This episode is all about THE FOG. Hosts Holly Wainwright, Christie Hayes and the Year One team of in-house experts find out what to expect in these first precious days, and why you’ll be keeping a diary to write in about poo. And not just the baby's. Yes, new motherhood is really all about the glamour.

    Show Notes

    Episode Guests: Midwife Cath  

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes.

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    2. The Battle Of The Boob

    2. The Battle Of The Boob

    Whether you’ve opened a 24-hour milk bar or bottles are your best friend, this episode is all about the battle of the boob. It’s supposed to be the most natural thing in the world so why can breastfeeding be so stressful? Is there too much pressure on women to breastfeed? What happens when that just doesn't...happen? Hosts Holly Wainwright, Christie Hayes and the Year One team of in-house experts look at all the options, but promise not to tell you what's best for you, since there are enough people doing that already. We’ll discuss expressing, bottle-feeding and what to do when everything goes tits up.

    Bras off, lets get started.

    Show Notes

    Episode Guests:  Midwife Cath  & Amy Schmidt

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    3. Getting Sleep Sorted

    3. Getting Sleep Sorted

    All parents are liars. And what they lie about most is sleep. How much they get, how much the baby gets, how the much their partner gets. Yes, it's the contest of who has the most and who has the least.

    Snuggle down and tuck yourself in, this episode of Year One is all about sleep. Hosts Holly Wainwright, Christie Hayes and the Year One team of in-house experts will weigh in on questions like: How important is routine? Can you wing it? Should you bundle up your baby like a burrito or put it in a bag? Plus we get advice on co-sleeping from Midwife Cath.  

    Show Notes

    Episode Guests:  Beth Barclay & Midwife Cath  

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes

    Resources:

    Red Nose

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
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    • 51 min
    4. When Bedtime Goes Bad

    4. When Bedtime Goes Bad

    Your baby isn't sleeping, neither are you, your partner or your neighbours. You're at your wits' end and the time has come to get help. This episode is all about how much sleep is "normal", when to know if you need help with sleep, who to ask, and what happens with in-home help. We'll chat to a mum who went to sleep school and we bring on the The Sleep Whisperer, Elizabeth Sloane to tell us how to get the whole family back to counting sheep.

      Show Notes

    Episode Guests:  Elizabeth Sloane & Tegan Gilchrist

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    5. Get Out Of The House!

    5. Get Out Of The House!

    Remember the days before you had a baby? You’d simply open the door and walk out. Ha! Not anymore! Getting out of the house is a full-on mission that takes serious planning.

    This episode is all about getting out of the house.

    What should you actually take with you and what can you leave in the car? Where are the best places to go? And if you’ve got anxiety about getting out of the house, we’ll walk you out the front door and be with you every step of the way.

    Show Notes

    Episode Guests:  Beth Barclay 

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    6. The Milestone Race

    6. The Milestone Race

    Is your kid a genius? Are they so far ahead of the other kids you already know they’ll need a Mensa membership? Or maybe they’re still sitting in the backyard happy digging a hole and eating dirt?

    This episode is all about milestones. Yup, all the things you can’t wait to cross off the list so you know you're on the right track. If your baby refuses to crawl but happily bum-shuffles around should you be worried? Does a dominant right-handed child mean they'll be a tennis star? From talking, smiling and rolling over, to standing, walking, and talking, we'll tell you what to look out for and when you should seek advice. 

    Show Notes

    Episode Guests:  Dr. Daniel Golshevsky aka Dr. Golly 

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Christie Hayes

    Find us on Facebook at Year One with Baby
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Chipppeg ,

Grounded

I recommend this to all of my pregnant friends and their partners. Even the males enjoy it! Very down to earth and realistic view of the first year. They talk about the things people don’t tell you!

Jsgsoyxbd ,

Leah has a lot to learn from this one of the

Hey there I’m sorry to bother but do you know if you can get a hold of me and see if you could come in tomorrow morning and help with my hair and hair

b.may90 ,

Great parenting podcast

Very relatable parenting podcast full of useful little tips!

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