16 episodes

At the Suite Set, we are committed to making it simple for parents to choose what's best for their families based on the best information available to them.We wanted to make sure parents can get good information on parenting and pregnancy - important information in an easy-to-understand, fast format. Our mission at the Suite Set, and here on What I Know Now - is to end the overwhelm by only sharing robust, researched information to help you feel prepared.www.thesuiteset.comhello@thesuiteset.com.au

What I Know Now - the Suite Set Podcast Sally @ The Suite Set

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At the Suite Set, we are committed to making it simple for parents to choose what's best for their families based on the best information available to them.We wanted to make sure parents can get good information on parenting and pregnancy - important information in an easy-to-understand, fast format. Our mission at the Suite Set, and here on What I Know Now - is to end the overwhelm by only sharing robust, researched information to help you feel prepared.www.thesuiteset.comhello@thesuiteset.com.au

    S2 E5 What I know now - the Ultimate Guide to Baby Showers

    S2 E5 What I know now - the Ultimate Guide to Baby Showers

    How do I host a baby shower?

    What are the best baby shower presents?  (hint, a suite set)

    What are the best baby shower ideas?

    How do I do a virtual baby shower?


    These are Google's top baby shower questions, and I have answered them all in one special podcast. This baby shower podcast is a great one for parents to be to listen to, but it is a ripper to pass on to anyone who has been given the honour of arranging a baby shower.

    In this episode, you won't get any tips on balloon wreaths, or actual baby shower ideas - but you will get the most practical, positive steps to arrange a stress-free, inclusive and easy baby shower.

    We've got tips on virtual baby showers too and some ideas on the most important sort of presents parents-to-be really need at their baby shower.

    This podcast is presented by Dear Mama Store, and we've got two whopping shopping discounts for you in the episode.

    Links

    Ceci Fertility Hand
    Polka Drop


    Remember, the information here is from our research and fact-checking and based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.

    We acknowledge the Yugambeh people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Bundjalung land on which we live and run our business - where this podcast is recorded.
    We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.⁠

    • 23 min
    S2 E4 What I Know Now - Latest information on Booze and Babes

    S2 E4 What I Know Now - Latest information on Booze and Babes

    What I know now, couldn't be a more apt title for this episode of the podcast.

    I drank the odd wine when I was pregnant, a glass of celebratory champagne here and there. And I drank when I was breastfeeding, on one occasion (one of my bestie's 40th's) more than the odd wine. But I didn't know the information I know, now. And I would change that if I had the chance to again.

    This was a really hard podcast to decide to do - because it's such a controversial topic, and we're always loath to sound like fun police and we are certainly not shaming anyone who chooses to drink - we're just sharing the latest information.

    I was spurred on to do this podcast because I saw some simply wrong and not based in fact or evidence information on a new mum's site last week.

    If you'd like more information on drinking and pregnancy here is the official govt download

    Drinkwise campaign with Dr Andrew Rochford and Zoe Marshall links can be found here

    FASD information hub here and The Feedsafe app here

    For more on the suite set, and for your discount code  WIKN- please visit here

    Remember, the information here is from our research and fact-checking and based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.

    • 34 min
    The Best Online Resources for Pregnancy and Parenting

    The Best Online Resources for Pregnancy and Parenting

    We've collated the best online resources for pregnant people and parents. We know the online space is increasingly crowded, overwhelming and it's hard to determine where and who to trust with important parenting information.

    It's hard to regulate the space, and sometimes it's hard to work out the best advice - so in this episode of What I know Now - the suite set podcast - I've done all the research for you.

    These are mostly female funded and founded - and share the Suite Set values of robust information and service to families.

    I do go on a little rant about cyber hygiene  - and people who pray on the vunerablities of parents to be, and new parents.

    Here are the links I mentioned.

    Online courses and great Instagram sources and Podcasts
    Edwina at Birth Beat   
    Tiny Hearts Education
    Australian Birth Stories website and podcast
    Parental As Anything
    The Fitnest Mama podcast

    Online factsheets and expert articles
    Parents You've Got This
    Murdoch Children's Research Institute factsheets
    SIDS and kids safe sleep - what's a safe cot.
    Royal Children's Hospital factsheets

    Mental Health Support
    Beyond Blue
    PANDA
    COPE

    Genetic Testing here from Mackenzie's Mission.

    Apps
    Family HQ - download it here This is hands-down the best app I've purchased as a parent.

    For information on taking away the overwhelm when it comes to working out what clothes baby needs for year one, visit us here

    For more on the suite set, and for your discount code - please visit here

    Remember, the information here is from our research and fact-checking and based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.

    • 19 min
    S2 E2 What I know now - Make baby shopping anti overwhelming.

    S2 E2 What I know now - Make baby shopping anti overwhelming.

    I see so many forums online ask What do I really need for Baby? and there is so much information out there, most of it tied to a product. The lists that the big stores give you for free are really just marketing tools - so we set to reviewing almost every baby product on the market and put it into one good downloadable. You can read the detailed PDF here
    by clicking on The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Baby.

    In this episode, I run through a few products on the list and focus on ways things can feel a bit calmer.

    My key tips - 
    Don't panic buy.You don't need all the things immediately. Don't buy in bulk until you've well and truly product testedFor some products cheap is better - save your money for the good things.It's important to remember your own safety and budget considerations when shopping for a baby, and know that there are many ways to get good baby products that are right for your family.

    Show links here -
     
    Our online course on everything you need to know to buy clothes and dress baby for year one  For less than the cost of a wondersuite - you can get all the info you need in videos and downloadable lists - here ).
    The winner of the workhorse, best ever product for shopping is the humble terry-towelling nappy
    Our choice of the best newborn clothes - soft, safe for baby.
    For the first two weeks - this is the sort of singlet I know to be best.
    When I talk about bottom button singlets - this is what I mean.
    Rearview mirror for baby here - don't splurge.
    Scroll down in this article for information on doonas, bumpers etc.
    ACCC on product safety for cots and sleeping here
    Baby sleep suits we used and loved, for ease.

    • 30 min
    S2 E1 What I know now - Control what you can.

    S2 E1 What I know now - Control what you can.

    Control what you can. The rest? Come what may. And it may......


    Welcome back to What I Know Now, and welcome to the new year. If you’re a new parent, a parent to be or a wishing to be parent - our mission is to provide you with researched and evidence-based information, backed by our real-life experiences.
    Today’s podcast is an easy entry into the podcasting year for us - we wanted to start by sharing some really practical ideas on how to get calm before the baby arrives. It is all (evidence) based on the concept of taking small action steps to feel calmer. It’s about controlling the controllable. There is a lot that we can’t control going into giving birth, but there are some things we can do to be best prepared. Now it’s important to recognise the difference between the two, and to know that by controlling what we can, it helps to have some confidence when the uncontrollable happens.


    In this episode, we talk about - 
    👶The peace be with you  - easy, 14 email course, anti overwhelm deep dive into proven ways to get calm. You can sign up for free here - it's our way to really help.


    👶The importance of a list, and how rather than being overwhelming, lists can reduce your stress.
    I’ve included a link to trello here if you’re a digital parent. I work off these lists here for all manner of things, but it wasn’t around when Big M was born, so I worked from a big A4 list. If you want a trello template - send me an email to Sally@thesuiteset.com.au with the title TRELLO PLEASE.
    👶The best “weeks” to get organised, and when to crack into the real organisation, including when to pack your bags.
    👶The best way to start packing your hospital bag at 32 weeks, including detergents. This is the one I still use 
    👶 The positives of doing laundry - goodness me, I know. Who even am I?
    👶 A few thoughts on panic buying.
    👶 Getting your hospital “getting to hospital” process planned.
    👶 Getting your car prepared for labour…..
     Here is a reel for a quick reference. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CKvZV3In-fB/
    Here is some extra info about car seat fitting and a link to an all-female team of car fitters in QLD https://mylittlefriends.com.au
    For more on the suite set, please visit us at The Suite Set

    Remember, the information here is from our research and fact-checking and based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.
    We acknowledge the Yugambeh people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Bundjalung land on which our family lives and on which we run our business. ⁠ We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.⁠

    • 17 min
    E 11 BONUS - What I know now - choosing pre and postnatal vitamins and supplimentation

    E 11 BONUS - What I know now - choosing pre and postnatal vitamins and supplimentation

    How can I choose a good prenatal vitamin?

    We've shaken up our format for today's bonus podcast - because it's such an important topic, I really needed to call in the big guns. Today on the podcast we have the amazing Brittany Darling, BHSc Nutr speaking about the importance of good supplementation for prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal.

    I am passionate about sharing the best, researched and science-based information and Brittany has dedicated her career to supporting women with robust information and evidence-based nutritional medicine so it made sense to get some serious expertise in on the podcast today. This will be the longest podcast we do I think, but there was just so much to talk about.

    Pre and anti-natal vitamins are the ultimate in overwhelm, it's important to get it right and I know for a fact that it's hard to work out what is best. It's also important to find something that works for you in those early stages of pregnancy when you just want to lay on the floor, sleep or vomit.

    In this episode of what I know now, we talk about all things to consider when choosing a prenatal and postnatal vitamin.

    Brittany explains
    What to look for in a vitamin or supplementation
    folate and/or folic acid  - and the MTHR gene.
    Choline, the methylation process and baby's brain development.

    We also myth bust about lifestyle and need for supplementation and we navigate micronutrients. We talk about coming off the pill and what that means for supplement support too.

    And we round out the episode by talking about the top snacks for breastfeeding mums and do some more myth-busting about snacks and breastfeeding.


    Some helpful Instagram posts from Brittany at https://www.instagram.com/wholefoodhealing/

    PRENATAL SUPPLEMENT SHOPPING GUIDE -
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMqQlAKD763/

    HOW-TO DECODE PRENATAL SUPPLEMENT LABELS//
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMsuDsSDcf8/

    FOLIC ACID
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMwLO_sDV2v/

    Brittney's other accounts to follow -
    https://www.instagram.com/im.nutrients/

    For those parents thinking of starting solids, and moving into eating here is a great free downloadable. https://wholefoodhealing.sellfy.store/p/jzqa/

    For more on the suite set, please visit us at https://www.thesuiteset.com/pages/our-gift-to-you.

    Remember, the information here is from our research and fact-checking and based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.

    • 42 min

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