Exhausted & Overwhelmed
Regain your sanity!
You’re a busy mum & you love being a parent but you just wish you could find a way to help your little one sleep better. You wake up every morning feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and frustrated from a lack of sleep and a bedtime routine that feels draining/never ending. In fact by the time your little one is asleep it’s your bedtime and once again you’ve had very little time to enjoy your evening.
I am a sleep consultant for Mums who fear that their baby will never sleep well. They feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted and out of options. I support them in creating a consistent sleep routine for their baby so they can get back on track and focus on being the parent they want to be.
Being a Sleep Deprived Parent is No Fun...
...I know Because I was one!
From the moment my daughter was born we struggled to help her to settle into a consistent sleep routine. After a traumatic birth, reflux, colic we were all overtired and just couldn’t catch up on our lack of sleep. Despite this we found ways of coping and the following years became a long journey of trial and error trying new and different methods to help our daughter to settle to sleep on her own and to help her stay asleep through the whole night in her own bed. This inconsistency created a lot of bad habits and resulted in years of me spending every evening falling asleep with my daughter because she couldn’t fall asleep without having me in the room with her. It became the new norm and we settled into this routine believing that at some point it would improve on its own.
Fast forward 4 years later and we now had a new baby and a 4 year old who still didn’t sleep well and she would end up in our bed at some point every night. Our son’s birth was less traumatic and his sleep seemed to be alot easier to manage. But the struggle with our daughter continued.
Fast forward another three years and our son was now in a toddlers bed but keeping him there became another issue in our minefield of sleep issues that we had unintentionally built up over the years! I remember putting him back in his bed over a hundred times one night! I was starting to realise that this wasn’t going to be sustainable.
Every evening my time would be split between settling two children to bed, it would take hours. I just couldn’t be in two places at once. Eventually I would fall asleep in one of their beds. No time to relax, no time with my husband, broken sleep, being called back into my child’s bed numerous times every night. In the end we just let them come into our bed and stay there, at least we could all get some sleep that way. But this backfired as they then wanted to start bedtime in our bed. Bedtime was getting later and later as my husband and I tried to delay the inevitable as much as possible and a consistent “bedtime routine” went out of the window. Battling to keep a 3 year old in his bed and comforting a 7 year old who still needed to be touching my ear to fall asleep was taking a toll on all aspects of our lives.
This was a real knock to my confidence. You see I had been working in childcare since I was 17 years old. I felt there should be something I could draw on from my childcare experience, surely I had the skills and knowledge to get my own children to bed on time and teach them to fall asleep independently without losing my own free time and without having to play musical beds every night once they eventually went to sleep. Obviously this wasn’t going to get better on it’s own. But had I left it too late to do anything about it?
So there I was at breaking point, I realised I needed help, this wasn’t going to go away on its own or sort itself out over time, I literally felt broken! I swallowed my pride and stopped saying and expecting all the “shoulds” and reached out for support. That’s when things finally started to change for the better. My son was 3 and a half and my daughter was 7 and a half when I reached out for support.
A New Opportunity
I Could Clearly See My Path Now
In my search I came across a world renowned baby and child sleep consultancy company that had highly trained sleep consultants all over the world working with families like ours offering their support and expertise. I must admit up to that point I didn’t even know Sleep Consultants were a thing but I was relieved and excited to come across them nonetheless. I started working one to one with a qualified sleep expert for both my son and my daughter. It took a lot of hard work and commitment but we were amazed at the results and progress we made in just a matter of days! Within a couple of weeks we finally had a consistent bedtime routine, knowledge and skills to put into practice and the continued and much needed support of a trusted expert.
Our evenings were transformed, it felt like my husband and I were getting to know each other again as people in our own right rather than as overtired, overwhelmed and frustrated parents! Our morning routine ran smoother, we looked forward to our evenings and our children were getting the sleep they so desperately needed. We had our lives back, we could make plans knowing that the whole family would be well rested enough to enjoy them.
After experiencing such amazing results with my own children’s sleep challenges, a desire was born in me to help other families who are struggling with the same issues. Despite having this desire I could not help but see the irony of all of this. Me, a parent that couldn’t help her own children sleep well, becoming a sleep consultant, advising other parents on sleep!
Then I realised this is exactly what will help me become a sleep consultant, I have been where they are, I know and understand what my future clients are experiencing. I also knew that my previous years of experience of working in childcare would compliment my role as a Baby & Child Sleep Consultant. I’ve always wanted to specialise in an area of childcare and now I have found the way to do this and the opportunity to fulfill that desire.
As a Certified Sleep Consultant, I’ve undergone a comprehensive training and mentoring program with one of the best sleep training companies in the world.
Today as I work with such wonderful families I increase my skills and knowledge as a sleep consultant. Without a doubt I always learn something new every time I work with a new family. This fantastic opportunity has given me the very best tools and knowledge available to help you and your little ones get more sleep! I am passionate about working with families and helping them get the results they need with their families. My mission is to make sure no parent has to wait a minute longer before they get the support they need with their child’s sleep.
Let me help you in becoming a well-rested family.
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I can’t wait to help you get back on track.