7 episodes

Comedian Veronica Milsom is a mum on a mission to reduce her tiny newborn's massive waste footprint. Hoping to ward off the impending environmental apocalypse, Veronica has to find alternatives to using any of the wonderfully convenient disposable products that make modern day parenting possible, like nappies, wet wipes and store-bought baby creams, for the first 3 months of her baby’s life. *Spoiler* This series involves reusing afterbirth, leaky cloth nappies, poo-catching and plenty of sleepless nights. New episodes every Wednesday.

Zero Waste Baby with Veronica Milsom PodcastOne Australia

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 249 Ratings

Comedian Veronica Milsom is a mum on a mission to reduce her tiny newborn's massive waste footprint. Hoping to ward off the impending environmental apocalypse, Veronica has to find alternatives to using any of the wonderfully convenient disposable products that make modern day parenting possible, like nappies, wet wipes and store-bought baby creams, for the first 3 months of her baby’s life. *Spoiler* This series involves reusing afterbirth, leaky cloth nappies, poo-catching and plenty of sleepless nights. New episodes every Wednesday.

    6. Marie Kondo-ing our toy collection

    6. Marie Kondo-ing our toy collection

    Can a toy-hoarding toddler learn to live as a minimalist? That’s one of many strange questions Veronica Milsom asks herself as she attempts to stop the stream of plastic gifts piling up in her house and starts trying to teach her 2 year old Lila to embrace minimalism. With advice from eco-mum and musician Kita Alexander, and a practical lesson from KonMarie Consultant and Marie Kondo enthusiast Pilar LLorente, Veronica attempts to help her family on their Zero Waste way by decluttering the plastic junk accumulating in her house.

    Host: Veronica Milsom   Guests: Kita Alexander, Pilar LLorente, Anita Vandyke

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    • 20 min
    5. Nappy Elimination

    5. Nappy Elimination

    Can you potty train a newborn? In Veronica Milsom’s continued search for the best (read: easiest) ways to raise her baby using zero waste, she stumbles upon an ingenious technique called ‘Elimination Communication,’ which aims to overcome the need for nappies altogether. With the assistance of one of the UK’s leading potty training experts Rebecca Mottram, and the support of Elimination Communication advocate Alice Zaslavsky, Veronica tries this potty training method with her reluctant friend Jessie.

    Host: Veronica Milson   Guests: Rebecca Mottram, Alice Zaslavsky

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    • 24 min
    4. CREAM - Trash rules everything around me

    4. CREAM - Trash rules everything around me

    Is it possible to reduce your waste by DIYing baby creams? As Veronica Milsom continues her quest to raise her baby using zero waste, she turns her attention to the unnecessary plastic packaging that comes with baby products. With the help of her favorite zero waste influencer, Anita Vandyke, Veronica learns to make homemade batches from scratch, but encounters an unforeseen problem when she strays from the recipe.

    Host: Veronica Milsom Guest: Anita Vandyke

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    • 19 min
    3. Disposing of disposable nappies

    3. Disposing of disposable nappies

    Are cloth nappies really that eco-friendly!? As Veronica Milsom tries to reduce the amount of disposable nappies her baby Zoe is using, she discovers that the choice between disposable and reusable nappies is more complicated than she thought. Struggling, she turns to friends for their tips on using cloth nappies, gets a shock from an enviro expert about the carbon footprint of nappies and uncovers the secret loophole that has been keeping cloth nappy using parents sane. 

    Host: Veronica Milsom, Guests: Craig Reucassel and Jessie Mawson

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    • 19 min
    2. The Aftermath of my Afterbirth

    2. The Aftermath of my Afterbirth

    How do you save your afterbirth from being incinerated as medical waste and find another use for it? This is Veronica Milsom’s first challenge on her Zero Waste Baby mission. In this episode Veronica finds out from her midwife Karen what other mums have saved their placentas for, she speaks to placenta encapsulator and umbilical artist Virginia Maddock about the multiple ways she reuses people’s afterbirth and she visits her old radio buddy Lewis Hobba to gift him with the aftermath of her afterbirth.

    Host: Veronica Milsom, Guests: Virginia Maddock and Triple J's Lewis Hobba

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    • 28 min
    1. The Mission: Raise my baby 'Zero Waste'

    1. The Mission: Raise my baby 'Zero Waste'

    Raising a baby is hard. It’s even harder if you decide to do it without using anything that goes into landfill, like wipes or disposable nappies. But, this is the challenge that Veronica Milsom and her newborn, Zoe, have set themselves in order to do their bit for the environment. And the more they learn about zero waste living, the more they realise this journey will be VERY hard and will definitely involve some literal blood, sweat and tears.

    Host: Veronica Milsom, Guest: ABC War on Waste's Craig Reucassel

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

alicia nickname taken ,

Missed your voice

I’m looking forward to having a kid and trying some of these techniques! This has been making me think more about the waste in the house 🤔 good job and very funny just no more placenta talk while I’m having breakfast !!!

molonski ,

More please!

Great podcast! Looking forward to the next one!!

Williamskalison ,

Funny and unique just like Ron

I miss you on the 3pm slot Ron! This podcast is hilarious. You don’t have to be a mum to enjoy it.

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