The parents I see aren’t looking for help because they didn’t read the right books or didn't follow the routine exactly or because their baby was just a "bad" sleeper.
Sometimes (from the depths of a blurry, sleep deprived stupor) all you need is for someone experienced to step in, see the big picture and break the challenge up into manageable steps.
This is where I can help!
My job is to take the time to understand your needs, and tailor an approach to help build your baby's sleep skills that will best serve you and your family.
Understanding how sleep works means that you can help your baby build strong sleep skills that will set them up for the busy task of growing
In this one-on-one phone consultation, we will deep dive into the parts to sleep that aren’t working for you and establish sustainable strategies to get you back on track and sleeping better all round.
Sometimes when you are really sleep deprived you need more hands on support. This can be helpful to demonstrate or be with you as you are implemetjing a new strategy. Think of it like going to sleep school but in the comfort of your own home!
There is alot to learn with the addition of a new baby but taking a proactive approach to sleep and settling will help you get the most out of this special time. In a personalised, 2 hour consultation, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the first 6 weeks with your baby.
Do you want to learn more about how sleep works and develops as your baby grows? Join me for a 1-hour class and come away feeling more confident in navigating some of the common sleep issues like catnapping and how to resolve them.
I'm a mum of 4 and I live in Melbourne.
I talk to mums every day who feel overwhelmed and lonely. In particular, feeling saturated with advice about what they should and shouldn't do but also unsure as to which parts are right!
I totally get it - there is alot of noise. The best thing to do is to find someone who 'gets' you and takes the time to understand what's going on for YOU!
As a researcher, I am all about evidence based strategies and approaches to help your baby build their sleep skills.
Learning how sleep works as well as how it changes as your baby grows and develops will empower you to make the sustainable changes that you need, but that feel right for your family.
It's the perfect storm, really: exhaustion, conflicting advice (so much conflicting advice!) and the general upheaval of a tiny new member of the family. It's no wonder that so many parents – first-timers especially – feel confused, stressed and unsure.
I'm so grateful to have found Kate. She is kind, empathetic and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things sleep. Her extensive qualifications really provided me with peace of mind that I needed to feel confident I was doing the right thing by my babies. Having a baby that actually sleeps makes those precious early months of motherhood so much more amazing!
Kate worked with us to achieve better sleep outcomes for our 10 month old. She tailored a plan that suited our family and made sure we were comfortable every step of the way. She was knowledgable and extremely supportive. We no longer have anxiety about bed time because we have a plan and have seen some very welcome changes in our baby’s sleeping patterns.
Kate was kind, warm and non-judgemental and was open to genuinely understanding what approaches we were comfortable with in supporting our goal of more sleep for our whole family. We saw change very quickly and felt the approach was gentle and sat well with our parenting values. We are all getting much more rest and are all happier !
Kate is amazing!! Her gentle techniques have been life changing. I Highly recommend Kate to anyone that is having any problems with non sleeping babies. After nearly 12 months of struggling with our son not sleeping through the night or wanting to have day naps She has made our whole household very happy!
I cannot recommend this enough! After my phone consultation I felt confident, empowered and motivated to tackle the sleep problems I was facing during day time naps with my 3 month old. Thank you so much for the support, information and kindness, it helped me massively during a very tough time!
Kate has so many tips and tricks for you to try to find the right thing to suit you and your baby. Knowing that Kate has the science knowledge behind her is reassuring and she is so gentle in her approach. My babies have turned into great sleeping children as we set up great routines right from the beginning. I would highly recommend!
If you have any questions or want to talk through different support options that might work for you, feel free to reach out.