7 episodes

It's one small step for child but a giant leap for dad-kind.

Man-Child follows journalist and new dad Mike Wesley-Smith through the first 90 days of being a parent. He's deep in the trenches with his infant daughter - no schmaltz, no filters - just the ups, downs and gritty reality of life with a newborn.

This is a tale of man and child, nappy lows and milestone highs, and all the daddy dos and don'ts that no one mentioned beforehand….

www.newshub.co.nz/podcasts

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    • 4.7, 11 Ratings

It's one small step for child but a giant leap for dad-kind.

Man-Child follows journalist and new dad Mike Wesley-Smith through the first 90 days of being a parent. He's deep in the trenches with his infant daughter - no schmaltz, no filters - just the ups, downs and gritty reality of life with a newborn.

This is a tale of man and child, nappy lows and milestone highs, and all the daddy dos and don'ts that no one mentioned beforehand….

www.newshub.co.nz/podcasts

    Dad-hood

    Dad-hood

    As a father, what example should Mike set? He speaks to his father and his father-in-law about the models they followed, and meets a dad who has been a full-time parent to his children for more than 50 years.

    Man-Child follows political journalist...

    • 18 min
    Daddy daycare

    Daddy daycare

    Mike returns to work while his wife - a lawyer - stays at home to care for their daughter. Mike considers the pressures on families to conform to the status quo, investigates paid parental leave for fathers, and meets two dads who are bucking the...

    • 22 min
    Baby loss

    Baby loss

    Mike meets parents who lost babies to miscarriage and stillbirth, and discusses his own personal tragedy.

    Man-Child follows political journalist and new dad Mike Wesley-Smith through the first 90 days of being a parent. He's deep in the trenches with...

    • 20 min
    Code Brown

    Code Brown

    The sleep withdrawal is starting to take its toll on Mike's nighttime nappy changing skills. And the new dad panel meets to compare nappy notes, and confessions of making their babies cry.

    Man-Child follows political journalist and new dad Mike...

    • 23 min
    Breasts and bottles

    Breasts and bottles

    Mike gets to grips with feeding, bathing and all that crying, then straps on a TENS machine to see how a man might fare during labour.

    Man-Child follows journalist and new dad Mike Wesley-Smith through the first 90 days of being a parent. He's deep...

    • 21 min
    The arrival

    The arrival

    After meeting his newborn daughter, Mike sets out to understand what his wife went through during the nine months of her pregnancy, and feels the weight of responsibility of taking care of a baby.

    Man-Child follows journalist and new dad Mike...

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

j muzz ,

Would be a 5..

If it wasn’t for the pesky theme song

BradFromCHC ,

Good show - shame about the theme song

As an expectant dad I love the content of the show, the worst thing about it is the theme song, I would rather stick toothpicks under my toenails and kick the wall than listen to that

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