I am a qualified and licensed Registered Nurse with 11 years 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 my extensive knowledge in sleep and settling techniques having spent 7 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 little boys – 5yrs and 6.5years and a 21 year old step daughter. 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.
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I provide advice and guidance to parents to help to teach their children to sleep soundly. I will help with all aspects of sleep from daytime naps to quality night time sleep, through personalised sleep plans and methods that are tailored to suit your individual family. The techniques used are NOT controlled crying or 'cry it out'. As you will see, my program is like no other, the intense level of 'real time' contact will have you feeling confident and supported throughout. If required I can offer assistance with breast-feeding techniques and support, to help mum’s feel more confident and capable in those early feeding days.
My wealth of knowledge and experience enables me to assist in determining whether there are other factors causing your baby’s sleep issues such as reflux, silent reflux, feeding issues, food intolerances etc. If necessary specialist referral can be arranged and professional help organised for Mums or Dads should Post Natal Depression occur.
I also offer to those of you who are just simply in need of some much needed "ME" time. If you don't feel that you need help with a sleep routine but would love some ‘time out’ for yourself and don't have family support to allow you to have your own time (whether it be to catch up on some much needed sleep or to get out and get your nails done) then I can assist in caring for your little one in the comfort of your own home following your own established routine.
Please feel free to peruse the packages on offer, with a choice of one, two or three day in home assistance or for those of you who are not located on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Northern New South Wales, my online service would be perfect for you.