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Let's Parent

The place for real, honest and meaningful conversations about being a parent in the early years.

Hosted by the Founder of Let's Sleep  - Jazz, a Mum, Infant and Child Sleep Consultant with over 10 years experience working as a Registered Midwife, Nurse and MCHN.

This isn't just an ordinary baby sleep podcast - we cover pregnancy and birth, sleep, nutrition, development, behaviour, self care and wellbeing and lots more.

Featuring guest interviews with health professional and parents sharing their unique stories  - this is the perfect podcast to pop into your ears on your next pram walk.

If you'd like to suggest a topic or someone you'd love me to interview  - drop me a line here.

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Episode 12 - Let’s Talk About Night Waking

Welcome to the final episode of Let’s Parent season one. In this episode I’ll share troubleshooting tips for parents that are having issues with night waking for their little one.

 

I dive into:

  • Common reasons your little one will be waking 

  • The normal amount of night waking for a baby

  • The stages of night sleep

  • Tips to support your baby to sleep well overnight

Thank you for all of your support in my first season of Let’s Parent. If there’s any guests you have in mind or topics you’d like me to speak about in season two, please send me a message over on Instagram.


Check out Let’s Sleep new Responsive Sleep & Settling eBook - https://www.letssleep.com.au/product-page/responsive-sleep-settling-ebook

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 11 - Creating Sustainable Habits with Melanie from Cheeky Wipes Australia

In this episode, I’m joined by Melanie from Cheeky Wipes Australia to talk about eco-friendly options when it comes to your newborn.

We dive into:

  • What makes Cheeky Wipes special

  • Making small changes to be more sustainable

  • The huge savings you encounter when going reusable

  • The environmental impact of disposable wipes

  • Getting past the ‘ew’ factor of reusable wipes

  • Where to get information on how to clean your wipes

About Melanie

Melanie is a lover of nature and sustainability and mum of 3 energetic children. She runs Cheeky Wipes Australia, which sells cloth baby wipes and other environmentally friendly products that really work. She loves to encourage parents to make small, achievable steps to a better future by reducing their waste, saving them money while also saving the environment too.

Having studied Naturopathy and a bachelor of natural science in Food Systems, Melanie takes a holistic approach to life and business and has a focus for removing toxins from our lives and encouraging children to learn about food, health and waste reduction from a young age.

Connect with Mel on Instagram @cheekywipesaustralia
Cheeky Wipes website: www.cheekywipes.com.au

Check out Let’s Sleep eCoaching - https://www.letssleep.com.au/e-coaching-courses

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 10 - Prioritising Self Care For Parents

In this episode, I’ll share why it’s important to fit in our self care and discoveries of self care through my parenting journey.

I dive into:

  • Taking intentional time to yourself

  • Being the only person who can prioritise self care for myself

  • Experiencing feelings of guilt

  • Handing over the reins to someone else Practical tips for regular self care

Check out our Let’s Sleep Routine eBooks - https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 9 - Pivoting Careers As A Parent with Carina O’Brien

In this episode, I’m joined by Carina O’Brien, founder of Working Mumma, supporting women that want to manage the juggle of career and motherhood.

We dive into:

  • Reevaluating what’s important after becoming a parent

  • Communication of what you want and need with the people around you

  • Removing “should” out of your vocabulary

  • Looking at the advantages of sending your child to childcare

  • Challenges expressed from the Working Mummas community

  • Finding your “why” and understanding what you need for your family

About Carina
Carina is the mum of 2 boys, an angel baby and fur child. She has an undergraduate degree in IT, Masters in Management and worked in small start-ups through to large multinationals in a variety of roles from IT, facility management, strategy and communications. In 2019, she founded Working Mumma, and continue to build a community for working mums that provides support, inspiration & connection and believes women can thrive managing the juggle of motherhood & career.

Connect with Carina on Instagram @workingmummacommunity
Carina’s website: https://www.workingmumma.com.au/

Tune in to the Working Mumma Podcast - https://www.workingmumma.com.au/podcast

For more information on Working Mumma Membership, visit - https://working-mumma.newzenler.com/courses/working-mumma-village

Check out Let’s Sleep eCoaching - https://www.letssleep.com.au/e-coaching-courses

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 8 - Unpacking the Stigma Around Sleep Consultancy with Amy Wallace

In this episode, I’m joined by Amy Wallace, a fellow sleep consultant based in New Zealand, supporting and empowering families with sleep and settling from birth to 5 years of age.

We dive into:

  • Holistic approach to sleep and settling support

  • Helping our clients to tackle the hurdles after our package is finished

  • Finding what routine works right for you

  • Showing parents our business is all about them 

  • Approaching the topics of Gentle vs Cry it out

  • Not thinking of sleep consultancy as a last resort

 

About Amy
Amy is a very good friend of mine and fellow sleep consultant. Amy is based in Christchurch in New Zealand. She is a Mum to 3 children aged 1 - 5 years and she is a passionate self care advocate. Fun fact: In her past professional life, Amy was a police officer! Through her business Little Dreamers, she supports and empowers families with sleep and settling from birth to 5 years of age.

 

Connect with Amy on Instagram @little.dreamers.nz
Amy’s website: https://www.littledreamers.co.nz/

Check out our Let’s Sleep Routine eBooks - https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 7 - Let’s Talk Catnapping

In this episode, I’ll share information on your baby’s sleep cycle and how to support your baby’s sleep with catnapping.

 

I dive into:

  • What your baby’s sleep cycle looks like

  • Why newborns don’t wake as easily between sleep cycles

  • Why catnapping can become common around 3-5  months of age

  • When catnapping becomes an issue 

  • Tips to support your little one to get back to sleep

 

As mentioned in the episode, you can grab one of my Let’s Sleep Routine eBooks on my website - https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks

 

Check out Let’s Sleep eCoaching - https://www.letssleep.com.au/e-coaching-courses

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 6 - Overcoming Mum Guilt & Trusting Your Gut with Twin Mum, Lauren Sinclair

In this episode, I’m joined by Lauren Sinclair, a highschool teacher and Mumma to twin girls, Poppy and Layla who shares their day to day family fun, adventures and real life challenges on their Instagram account @thetwinclairs. 

 

We dive into:

  • Processing the news of pregnancy with twins

  • The stresses of a high risk pregnancy

  • Trusting your intuition and gut

  • How the twins promptly came into the world at 29 weeks

  • What Lauren loves about having twins 

  • Overcoming mum guilt  

 

About Lauren
Lauren Sinclair is a high school teacher and busy Mumma to twin girls, Poppy and Layla. Via @thetwinclairs she shares their day to day family fun, adventures as well as real life challenges. Lauren and her husband Tyson have been a supportive team to each other, navigating discovering that they were expecting twins whilst on their honeymoon, developing twin to twin transfusion syndrome, having a premature birth and spent their first couple of years as a family in and out of lockdown in Melbourne, Australia due to COVID-19. 

Connect with Lauren on Instagram @thetwinclairs

Check out our Let’s Sleep Routine eBooks - https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 5 - How To Beat Early Morning Waking

In this episode, I’ll share information on early morning waking and tips for how to support your baby through early morning waking.

 

I dive into:

  • The challenges of early morning waking

  • What is early morning waking and is it a habit?

  • How to push out your baby’s wake time

  • Causes of early morning waking

  • Early morning checklist

  • How to ensure early morning waking doesn’t become a habit

 

As mentioned in the episode, you can grab one of my Let’s Sleep Routine eBooks on my website - https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks

Check out Let’s Sleep eCoaching - https://www.letssleep.com.au/e-coaching-courses

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 4 - Let’s Talk Kegels, Poo and Sex with Charlotte Burton

I’m joined by Charlotte Burton, a physiotherapist with over 10 years experience and is passionate about pelvic floor, sexual health and empowering women & men to achieve their goals and feel more confident.

 

We dive into:

  • What pelvic floor rehabilitation is

  • The journey to returning to exercise

  • Why preventative health is so important

  • What causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Sexual intimacy after pregnancy

  • Tips for pelvic floor health

About Charlotte
Charlotte Burton is Physiotherapist with over 10 years experience and has a postgraduate certificate in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Charlotte has worked in the public and private health sectors and worked in London for 2 years in one of the largest womens and mens health physio teams in the UK. Currently, she is a Physiotherapist at Mornington Peninsula Family Physiotherapy in Victoria. Charlotte is passionate about pelvic floor, sexual health and empowering women & men to achieve their goals and feel more confident.

Connect with Charlotte on Instagram @mp_family_physio
Charlotte's website: http://mpfp.net.au/ 

Check out our library of eBooks: https://www.letssleep.com.au/ebooks 

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 3 - Why Sleep Is So Important

In this episode, I'll share why sleep is so important for you and your baby.

 

I dive into:

  • How sleep affects your body.

  • Why you may feel jet lagged after a rough night of sleep.

  • How a sleep consultant can help you.

  • How poor sleep can affect your hormones.

  • Tips to help with sleep in your household.

 

Check out ‘The First Year eCoaching Course’: https://www.letssleep.com.au/e-coaching-courses

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 2 - Getting Back To Food Basics with Thea Doyle

In this episode, I’m joined by Thea Doyle, Mum, Nutritionist and the Founder of Eat by Design.

 

We dive into:

  • Tips for approaching meal times

  • Keeping calm and not showing frustration during meal times

  • Planning and organising your meal prep

  • Creating food you can use twice

  • Staple meal ideas with small changes

About Thea

Thea is a Mum, Wife and Nutritionist currently living on the Sunshine Coast with her beautiful Son Darcy and Husband Sam. She is the Founder of Eat By Design, Resident Nutritionist for Her Trails and is the new Resident Nutritionist for Let's Sleep.

She believes she was put on this earth to inspire and educate people on how to make real food choices that positively impact their overall health and empower them to become the best version of themselves.

 

Purchase Eat Well Sleep Well the eBook: https://www.letssleep.com.au/product-page/eat-well-sleep-well 


Connect with Thea
Thea's website: https://www.theajayne.com/

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov

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Episode 1- Welcome To Let's Parent

Welcome to the first episode of Let’s Parent with Jazz Kostov from Let’s Sleep. 

In this episode, I’ll share who I am and how Let’s Parent came along.

 

I dive into:

  • How my business helps parents with sleep and settling

  • My “why” 

  • Becoming a parent during Melbourne’s lockdown

  • Forever learning to improve our parenting journey 

  • What to expect from Let’s Parent, The Podcast

Listen now  - https://anchor.fm/jasmin-kostov