As with most parents, navigating those early months and years of our children’s lives are the happiest and often the most challenging of times. My first son, Cormac, didn’t need much help with settling into a routine and developed healthy sleep habits relatively easily. He seemed to love sleep as much as his dad and I did. My second child, however, put me to the parenting challenge!
My daughter Laoise was born before her due date and was a very fussy newborn, often crying for hours on end and for no reason. The long bouts of crying eventually passed; however, the sleep habits she had picked up during this time did not. She didn’t sleep well at night or during the day, she needed a lot of help getting to sleep and lacked any sort of consistency. This became problematic for me because I had returned to work when she was just 12 weeks old and I was exhausted! I knew I had to do something, so I set out to improve her sleep.
When doing so, I never anticipated the amount of conflicting advice I would read, and how difficult it would be to know what to believe and where to look for support. Juggling two small children and a full-time job, all while being sleep deprived, is a time in my life I will never forget.
Once I started researching sleep training and sought the right advice, I was hooked! I remember the exact moment I realised that I could help Laoise sleep better and that things didn’t have to be this way. That was when it all changed for me; I instantly knew I wanted to help other families who faced similar challenges, so I began training to become a Sleep Sense qualified sleep consultant under the inspiring mentorship of Dana Obelman and never looked back!
The Sweetest Sleeper Services
My goal as a sleep consultant is to help parents understand the importance of sleep as well as guide them in teaching their child positive sleep habits. This involves one-to-one coaching on all aspects related to your child’s sleep and daily routine, as well as creating a bespoke sleep plan which is reflective of the individual needs of both the child and parents to ensure the best possible approach and outcome for everyone.
It is my firm belief that the development of healthy sleep habits should be considered as important as ensuring our children develop healthy eating habits. Sleep is a necessity for human survival and getting enough sleep is vital to the body’s development and restoration. I have seen firsthand the difference it can make for not only the child, but for everyone in the family when sleep is given priority.
Why choose The Sweetest Sleeper?
It is my goal to achieve success with each and every parent that seeks my help. There is nothing more important to me than my children (and my sleep!) and I understand what it is like to navigate parenthood, sometimes feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. I also know that there is a lot information regarding parenting out there, not to mention the plethora of advice that comes from well-intentioned family members and friends, making it nearly impossible to know what is right for you and your child. Not only do I offer proven gentle solutions to your child’s sleep problems, I also provide in-person and real time support. Supporting parents while they support their child is what I do best!