I am a qualified and licensed Registered Nurse with 23 years of experience in caring for neonates and children. I began my career studying at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. In 2001, I moved to Sydney to further my studies in Neonatal Intensive Care, where I studied and worked at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. After completing my 12 month Post Graduate course with Level 3 qualifications, I moved back to Queensland and joined the Mater Mothers and Children's Hospitals, Brisbane, in Neonatal Intensive Care and Peadiatric Intensive Care Units, as well as both Medical and Surgical wards for Babies and Children. In 2004, I commenced at Allamanda Private Hospital, Gold Coast, in the Children’s Ward. Here, I gained extensive knowledge in sleep and settling techniques, having spent seven years caring for unsettled babies and their families and teaching them gentle calming techniques and workable routines for ultimately happier, settled babies.
I am the proud Mum to two boys – 13yrs and 14.5 years and an adult stepdaughter, and now, grandma to two gorgeous little girls who are 8 months and 2.5 years.. As luck would have it (for you more than me), both my boys have had their fair share of issues, giving me very personal experience and insight in dealing with reflux, multiple food intolerances and associated sleep issues. I have, like you, been at the end of my tether, trying to work out why my baby will not sleep. My personal experience, combined with my extensive knowledge in sleep and settling techniques as well as my other professional nursing experience, gives me a comprehensive insight into issues faced by new and experienced parents alike.
Blissful Bubbies' mission is to provide a service like no other. One that values and respects all parents from all walks of life, with their own beliefs and values into parenting and one that supports its clients at each and every step of the way throughout the course of the program to ensure they never feel 'lost' in the process of teaching their baby/child to sleep.
We believe that every baby is an individual with individual needs for sleep and awake time, just as we believe that not one family is the same. There is no one size fits all routine or approach, and that is primarily why the program was developed with such intense support.
Throughout the process, you can be assured that support and guidance is right at your fingertips at each and every one of your child’s sleeps and that the techniques used will be ones that suit your parenting style. You will NOT be asked to leave your baby to 'cry it out', nor will you be asked to use any controlled crying techniques.
While 'no' crying can not be guaranteed, you will be guaranteed that your baby/child’s protests to the change will not be for any length of time, and you will be encouraged to reassure them that they are heard and that they are supported through this 'huge' change in their lives.
We believe that by working in such close contact, developing an achievable plan (and routine) and with total commitment, we will proactively and successfully achieve the ultimate outcome of a happy, well-rested child (and family).
Blissful Bubbies is committed to helping families achieve optimum sleep for their little ones.
Our Vision is to provide you with the knowledge, tools and support to achieve your ultimate goal; a happy lifelong sleeper.
We will provide personalised solutions to address the unique challenges you may be facing.