For most of us, the experience of being a first time parent is the ultimate example of being thrown in the deep end, and I was no different! Becoming a mum to my two precious girls has been an absolutely incredible (albeit eye opening!) experience, and my previous life, spent in the corporate environment, after moving to Perth nine years ago, quickly felt like light years away. Those early days where we experienced huge difficulties with feeding and trouble dealing with a colicky newborn sent me straight to the internet multiple times, trying to find that magic sleep solution! Years studying science at university had conditioned me to hunt down information around sleep that had strong foundations in peer reviewed, reputable research. Baby Sleep Consultant quickly stood out as an industry leader whose advice was backed up by well documented research from recognised baby and child sleep authorities.
I found learning about infant and child sleep habits fascinating and when the opportunity arose to be a part of the Baby Sleep Consultant team as a certified sleep consultant, I jumped at the chance. I feel truly privileged to work for a company that continues to focus on innovation and ongoing professional development.
My second child, who was vastly a different personality from my first, quickly made me realise there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to sleep! The importance of an individual, tailored approach to suit each particular child, and their family’s lifestyle is something I strongly advocate and this personal approach is something I consider to be central to the way I work. I focus on taking a holistic approach that first looks at your child’s age, their sleep requirements and developmental milestones to formulate expectations and goals around sleep. From there, I factor in your child’s nutrition, temperament and your family circumstances before delivering a specific sleep training solution for you and your child. I aim to make your life easier and save you having to comb through screes of information, trying to find something that works! There are so many variables that affect sleep, and the vast amount of literature and incredible variety of methods that focus on sleep are testament to this.
Great sleep is absolutely attainable and I look forward to working with you and your family to help you all feel happier, healthier and well rested!