When my eldest daughter was 10 months old, I navigated returning to work as a busy GP with being sleep deprived. Ahead of my days at work, my partner would take our daughter out in the car at 4am, because this became her favourite place to sleep, or he would take her downstairs to sleep on him, so I could get a few hours rest before I needed to work a 12 hour day in the surgery.
Looking back, I think I had naively assumed that because of my job and medical training, I would know how to get my baby to sleep through the night. We fell into a pattern of breastfeeding to sleep and feeding several times a night.
Through all of medical school and my postgraduate training, I don’t think I was taught anything useful about baby and children’s sleep and so I understand how difficult it can be for parents to know where to turn for help when their child isn’t sleeping well.
I was fortunate to be well-supported by my partner and family and they helped me through the toughest of sleep deprived nights, weeks and months. In more than 10 years of work as a GP and by starting to talk about baby and children’s sleep, I have become increasingly aware of how far-reaching the consequences of sleep deprivation are and how big a part this plays in the mental well-being of the whole family. I am passionate about the science of sleep, children’s sleep behaviour and the effects of sleep deprivation and am so pleased to have found a way of using my consultation skills, alongside this knowledge and passion to help families who are struggling.
As a Mum who has been sleep deprived, I can empathise, help and guide you through a personally designed and tailor made sleep plan, which I will ensure you are comfortable implementing in order to give the best help to your little one. As a result, you and the rest of the family will get more refreshing sleep, leaving you ready to tackle whatever the day holds – whether it is looking after your bundle of joy, going off to work or both . . . or more!
I offer a no-obligation 15 minute phone call to learn more about your family’s individual situation, to explain how I can help and to check we are the right fit for each other. If we go on to work together, I will support you with a combination of phone, Zoom and email consulting and together we can make sleep deprivation a distant memory.
If you can’t immediately see a time in my calendar to suit you for a 15 minute call, then please email me and I will do my best to work with you to find a time for us to chat. Don’t delay, get in touch today if you are ready to take the first step in making that life changing transformation for your whole family.
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One-to-One Sleep Solutions
- Preliminary evaluation
- A private, 90 minute consultation
- A detailed, fully customized sleep plan
- 4 x follow-up telephone calls
- 4 x follow-up emails
New-born – Get it right from the Start
- A private 60 minute Zoom or phone call
- A detailed sleep plan
- 1 x follow-up phone call
- 2 x follow-up emails
- A 60 minute consultation
- Optional 2 x follow-up emails
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One-to-One Sleep Solutions Package
This is my most popular package, and consists of:
I will give 10% off my 1:1 sleep solutions packages for any member of NHS staff. (Please verify this with an NHS email address upon booking.)
All Areas Covered via video call.
New-born – Get it right from the Start Package
This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of newborns train their little ones to have fabulous sleep skills from a very young age and can be implemented from day one!
Getting an early start in establishing healthy sleep habits is a huge advantage for both babies and their parents. With this package, you will learn everything you need to teach your baby to be an independent sleeper right from the beginning. It is also a fantastic gift package for new parents and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. Gift certificates are available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required.
The package consists of:
A private 60 minute Zoom or phone call where we will discuss:
- – How to establish a healthy sleep plan for your newborn.
- – Baby sleep needs.
- – Schedules for feeding, naps and bedtime.
- – How to help teach your baby the difference between day and night.
- – Creating the right sleeping environment.
- – Strategies to encourage sleep.
- – When to expect your baby to be sleeping longer stretches.
- – Common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.
The total cost for the Newborn – Get it right from the Start Package is £140.
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘Refresher’.
This is also a popular option for past clients who have recently had a new baby, or who are expecting in the near future. It consists of:
A 60 minute consultation, by Zoom or over the phone, during which we’ll discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child. Since we’ve already worked together, a full hour is usually more than enough time to cover all of your questions and concerns.
Optional 2 x follow-up emails that you can use for any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I always aim to reply to emails within one working day.
The total cost for The Refresher Package is £100 or £130 including two follow up emails within 10 days of the package.
The Sleep Session
A 30 minute phone call to discuss your child’s sleep situation and advise on what could be the cause(s) for any sleep difficulties they may be having.
Points for discussion could include:
Nap lengths, nap drops and nap transitions
The total cost of a Sleep Session is £55
If you then decide you would like further support with your little one’s sleep and you would like to purchase the ‘One-to-One Sleep Solutions Package’ (within a month of our call), I will reduce the cost by £30.
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home within 30 minute driving radius of Poole, Dorset for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program.
This consists of:
A preliminary evaluation. This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)
15 minute phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support- time,requirements etc.
Private In-Home/Overnight Support I will join you prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7:00 am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together.
Four follow-up telephone calls Four phone calls, typically lasting 15 minutes, can be scheduled for the first week following the consultation. We’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail support. After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support if any questions arise. You will have my private e-mail address and I’ll respond to your emails within 1 business day
The total cost of the Overnight Package is £800 within a 30 minute driving radius of Basingstoke, Further distances may be able to be accommodated, please call for details.
The Reflux Package
As a certified reflux consultant through The Baby Reflux Lady, I am able to carefully assess and analyse your child’s symptoms and look for the root cause(s), leading you to possible ways to relieve your child of their symptoms and sign post you towards further help that you may need. By working with me, you will also understand a lot more about reflux in your child and this will facilitate conversations that you can have with your doctors about medications and treatments.
Whilst my certification is not a medical qualification, it uses your observations, along with my comprehensive training, to look for the root causes, suggest modes of support and facilitate your ability to contact the right medical professional, if necessary.
Detailed analysis of your questionnaires This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)
A 30 minute call to further develop my understanding of your child and their symptoms and for you to share your feelings and observations, after all, you are the expert on your child and what you’re going through is real.
A video recording from me detailing my analysis of probable causes, my solutions (things you can start changing now and/or health professionals to contact to solve your child’s reflux symptoms).
One follow up call or email over the next 2 weeks. Further follow up can be discussed if needed.
Weekend and evening appointments are available for an additional £30.