Tarra Leatham BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies PGCE
Having studied a BA Honours in early childhood studies and being an early years teacher, I always believed I would know everything I would need to know when it came to my own children. However, I never realised how little I knew about sleep (huge oversight) and when my own daughter became a horrendous sleeper and was diagnosed with silent reflux, it had such a negative impact on my relationships with family and friends. My mental health declined and I was physically, mentally and emotionally drained – an aspect of maternity leave that I never anticipated.
I used to spend hours telling myself ‘this is just a phase’, ‘she’s only little once’ and ‘this won’t last forever’, but sadly these phrases didn’t stop me from becoming an overwhelmed, tired mess. They didn’t help me be less grumpy or snappy towards those I loved the most. No matter how many times I told myself those phrases, with the best will in the world, it never changed my sleep reality that resulted in so many aspects of my life spiralling out of control.
Shortly before my daughter turned 5, my son arrived, on the first day of the first lockdown in March 2020! Throughout my pregnancy, I told myself that my son would not follow in my daughters footsteps with regards to sleep – I was very wrong! My mental health again started to decline, and with my return to work fast approaching I knew I had to do something about my son’s lack of sleep. Returning to work as a sleep deprived teacher during COVID was not a thought I particularly relished, so I trawled the internet in the early hours and that is when I found ‘Baby Sleep the Night’. I decided to skip seeking help from a consultant when I realised I could train as a consultant myself. Once armed with the knowledge and expertise, training my son was a complete game changer. He started sleeping 12 hours a night; I transitioned him to one nap a day (achieving 2 hours of a solid nap) and bedtime struggles became a thing of the past! Finally, I was able to enjoy some quality 1:1 time with my daughter and everyone in my house became happier when we were all well rested!
Having experienced the devastating effects of sleep deprivation for the second time, I became passionate about helping others solve sleep difficulties with their little ones. I now wish I had this knowledge and expertise when my daughter was younger – it is truly life changing!
Empowering and supporting parents to solve their little ones sleep problems is something I am passionate about doing. After all, I have been there; I was you, not only once but twice! I know what it is like to have that feeling of ‘I am so done, I cannot do this anymore’. So please rest assured that it doesn’t have to be this way…… I am here to help and guide you to get the sleep you so desperately need for yourself, your little one and the rest of your family.
My bespoke gentle sleep plans empower you to put strategies into place that work. All babies and children are unique so each plan is tailor made for them; I leave no stone unturned. I offer a free 15 minute call to gather some information about your particular sleep situation and to discuss how I can help you. Consultations are via video call with daytimes, evenings and weekends available. Please see below for the sleep packages I offer.
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