The Happy Baby Podcast

Are you a parent of young children?

Are you looking for good, practical, professional advice and information about you little ones?

Then this podcast is for you!

Frank Kelleher is a Paediatric Osteopath with over 30 years’ experience in healthcare. He runs a very busy paediatric clinic in Cork and wanted a way to give more parents information about the issues he treats every day.

This Podcast is all about providing information for parents on the common issues that can affect their baby or child and more importantly, where to get help. Our access to healthcare has been negatively impacted in the last few years. Waiting lists are longer than ever for even the most basic services for children.

Our aim is to provide parents with good, practical, professional information to help them navigate their little one’s health needs more effectively. Issues like digestive upset in a newborn baby, the premature baby, what to do if you feel your child need some support at school for example.

Frank will give you the benefit of his may years working with babies and children and he will also invite guests to discuss some of the issues he treats and other conditions that commonly affect babies and children.

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Episode 1

In this first episode, Frank answers 5 frequently asked questions about newborn babies. He discusses baby reflux, tongue tie, wind, prematurity, and caesarean section babies. For each of these he explains how he would treat the baby.

Episode 2

In Episode 2 we are talking about what to do if you think your child may need a little help in school. We are delighted to welcome Dr Clara O Byrne to discuss this and to share her thoughts. Dr Clara O Byrne is a Chartered Psychologist with an expertise in the areas of Education, Positive Parenting particularly for children with additional needs.

Episode 3

In Episode 3 Frank explains about tight neck muscles and flat head in babies, a very common issue that is easily treated in the first few months. He also chats to Paediatric Physiotherapist Alan Lyons about his experience treating these babies.

Episode 4

In Episode 4 we talk about ear infections and glue ear and how to treat these conditions. We also talk to Michael Power, a Paediatric Audiologist, about the effects of glue ear on a child’s hearing.

Episode 5

In Episode 5 Frank talks about why premature babies may need a little help and explains why parents bring their premature baby to see him for treatment. We also chat with Mary Cullinane, a NICU nurse in Cork University Maternity Hospital, about her experience working with these little babies. Mary also talks about the benefits of breast milk for the premature baby.

Episode 6

In Episode 6 Frank chats to Edel Fleming, a Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist. Edel explains the steps in speech development and why play and interaction create the ideal foundation for your child’s speech development. They also talk about soothers, screen time and glue ear. 

Episode 7

In episode 7 Rose talks to Laura Guckian from MindMommy Coaching about Mom Guilt, feeling overwhelmed and the transition to motherhood. Laura gives so many helpful tips on how to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby. They discuss the extra challenges involved in caring for a baby who has reflux and why it is so important to be kind to yourself. A must listen to episode for any Mom.

Episode 8

In episode 8 Frank talks to Dr Justin Roche and Kate Roche from the National Tongue Tie Centre in Knocklofty Co Tipperary. Justin and Kate are so passionate about providing the best possible care for the babies and children who attend their clinic. This is a fascinating insight into the importance of a holistic approach to tongue tie treatment. A must listen to episode if your baby has had a tongue tie done, you suspect your baby may have a tongue tie or you work with babies who have digestive issues.

Episode 9

In this episode of the Happy baby podcast, Frank is talking with Una Buckley from Blossom 4 Life about dyslexia. Una is a trained dyslexic tutor and assessor and works with students on a 1:1 providing tailored multi-sensory programmes. She is passionate about changing the experience of others who face similar challenges as she did.

Una describes herself as being severely dyslexic. Her own journey through education was a challenging and lonely one. She experienced anxiety and bullying and remembers spending hours doing her homework each night. Because of this, she is uniquely placed to understand the challenges faced by children with dyslexia.

Episode 10

In Episode 10 Frank talks to Benji Bennett, author of the award-winning Adam’s Cloud books. Benji tells us his story and explains why he has written these beautiful books.

When we tell children they are loved every day we teach them to both love and be loved. We reassure them, teach them empathy, and help them display emotion and affection and build confidence and lines of communication. From love comes love. From love comes respect for both parents, for themselves and people around them.

“If you read to your children from the moment they are born, tell them you love them and take them for a walk as often as you can you are doing something right. The rest we just have to figure out as we go.” Benji Bennett.