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Poddy Training is the podcast for dads. Whether you're a new dad, about to become a dad or perhaps just thinking about being a dad for now, Lloyd and Jon take you through the first stages of being a father and talk about their experiences whilst attempting to educate and entertain along the way.
11 Episodes
With both dads battling hayfever, they discuss the all important day-night routine (officially called the circadian rhythm) and dealing with pet jealousy when your baby arrives. Plus, they finally get to talk about one of their joint passions - children’s TV shows - and they get quite vocal about which ones they love and which ones they’d rather never see again. WARNING: Ottilie is struggling with a particular word and it’s leaving Lloyd mortified! In fact, this is actually our first explicit episode!
The dads are back, and in this first episode of season two they discuss silent reflux, burping your baby, the benefits and risks of swaddling and baby slings. Plus, they premiere their new jingle (which they’re very excited about) for the segment ‘Stuff to Buy’. To round off the episode Jon and Lloyd answer a question from a listener about mums being shattered in the first trimester - tread carefully boys! Welcome to Poddy Training season two!
The whole of Poddy Training season one was recorded during the coronavirus pandemic. In this bonus episode, Lloyd and Jonathan talk about the ups and downs of living with a toddler in lockdown, discuss ideas and games they’d recommend playing with your child (regardless of whether there’s a global health disaster going on), and finish off with what they’ve discovered about themselves and their lifestyles because of COVID-19.
In the last episode of season one, the dads talk about their final tips for the first few days and weeks of being a dad. They also debate whether dummies are good or bad, talk about which brand of nappies you should consider if you don’t want to remortgage the house and the gadgets they valued the most, including digital vs analogue baby monitors. And it wouldn’t be a dad podcast without the all-important changing nappies discussion!
Following their rather dramatic birth experiences, the dads talk about getting home and the first few days of your new reality. In this episode they discuss the contentious breastfeeding vs formula debate, how to deal with everyone that wants to visit and the baby blues in dads. Plus, we find out what one song Lloyd plays to Ottilie on loop...all night long!
After going through Logan’s birth-day in episode three, Lloyd now takes over to discuss the drama he and Danielle went through when Ottilie was born. Hear about going past the due date, being sent home by the hospital (twice) and what to do when you discover your wife in active labour on the bathroom floor. Plus, the dads round off the episode with their top labour and birth tips for any soon-to-be-dads.
Lloyd and Jonathan give their final tips about the pregnancy before Jonathan re-lives his experience of Logan’s birth, including his wife Lauren being induced due to preeclampsia (he’d never heard of it either), what happens when a baby gets rushed to the neonatal unit in an emergency and the impact all this had on his mental health in the days and year after.
In episode two, the dads discuss preparation. Which books to consider buying (and which ones to avoid), whether to get a sleep consultant and Lloyd discusses his experience of hypnobirthing. Also hear whether Jonathan thinks NCT is worth it, or whether it’s a waste of time and money.
Welcome to Poddy Training, the new podcast for dads! In this first episode, Lloyd and Jonathan discuss the initial stages of parenthood, from trying for a baby to finding out that you’re going to be a father. The dads then talk about what to expect from the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy, including the 12 and 20 week scans, and what purchases you’re going to need to make.
Welcome to Poddy Training, the new podcast for dads. When Lloyd Hollett and Jonathan Griffiths became dads within five months of each other, neither got to experience the births they were expecting or had planned for. What they did experience was the shock of becoming a dad, and the feeling that they were pretty isolated as they navigated their way through the first days and weeks of parenthood. However, once they started talking openly they realised they weren’t alone, and so they decided to create Poddy Training, a platform for them to discuss everything from monitors to mental health. Season one covers trying for a baby to the first few weeks of looking after a tiny human being, and everything in between. The dads discuss topics including pre-natal classes, dummies, hypnobirthing, what books to read (and which ones to avoid), gadgets, gizmos and lots more. Subscribe today or visit
In a bonus episode to mark Dwarfism Awareness Month, which takes place every October, Jon and Lloyd chat with Gareth Jenkins, a father of two whose daughter Freya has achondroplasia, the most common form of Dwarfism. With brilliant honesty and openness, Gareth talks about what it was like finding out Freya had achondroplasia, how he has learned about the condition and how the charity Little People UK have been a constant source of support and guidance in the first year of his daughter's life.  You can support Gareth in his fundraising efforts for Little People UK at
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