Sleep Programs

Designed To Meet Your Baby's Needs

Is your little one...

  • Catnapping?
  • Difficult to settle?
  • Waking frequently at night?
  • Not able to sleep in their own crib/bed?
  • In an overtired cycle?
  • Waking too early in the morning?
  • Taking a long time to go to sleep at night?

I got you mama! My sleep programs are designed to meet you where you're at and improve your little one's sleep in a way that feels good for you.

Trying to function on little sleep is extremely hard. Everything becomes that much harder to do. Forget good health, career goals or a thriving social life - you’re putting all your energy just into surviving!

Imagine being well rested, energized and ready to take on the day! Imagine having time in the day to yourself to get things done or just kick up your feet? Imagine having a baby who is happy and easy-going. This can be you, and motherhood can be manageable! 

It starts with your little one’s sleep. So that you can sleep. And I can help.

As a certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant and a mom of two, I know how important sleep is for your little one’s and your own health and well-being. I also know how stressful and overwhelming it can be.

I'm here to help you drown out all the noise, tune in to your Mama instincts and learn the best ways to support your little one's sleep.

Ready to put in the work to get your little one sleeping well?

On the blog:

How to Improve Your Baby’s Sleep: A Beginner’s Guide

February 7, 2024

Are you a parent feeling overwhelmed by your baby’s sleep right now? If so, you’re not alone. Understanding when and how to make changes to your baby’s sleep routine can feel daunting, but fear not – I’m here to help! In this beginner’s guide, we’ll explore signs that indicate your baby is ready for a…

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Help! My Baby Won’t Settle with Anyone Else!

November 7, 2023

Does your little one only settle with you and not your partner or another caregiver? This is so common! Your baby’s temperament plays a big role here. Sensitive or even slow-to-warm babies will have a hard time accepting other people settling them and will need lots of time and support to get to that point….

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newborn crying

Unraveling the Mystery of Colic: Understanding it’s Causes and Solutions

September 19, 2023

Colic is a term that strikes fear into the hearts of many new parents. The relentless, inconsolable crying of a colicky baby can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Traditionally, colic was defined by the rule of 3s, with symptoms usually subsiding by the third month of life. However, as our understanding of infant development…

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How to Help Your Baby Through Separation Anxiety

June 17, 2023

As a holistic baby sleep coach and mum of two, I understand the challenges that parents face when their little ones experience separation anxiety. It’s natural for babies to feel a strong bond with their primary caregivers, and the fear of separating from them can result in difficulty settling for sleep. In this blog post,…

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baby sleeping with teddy

Sleep training and attachment: What you need to know!

June 3, 2023

Some parents are concerned about a break in trust or attachment when sleep training. Before we dive into some research to put your mind at ease, it is important to note that I am a gentle sleep coach and none of the methods I use involve leaving your baby to cry for long periods or…

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mom and baby sleeping

Biologically Normal Baby Sleep: Your baby is not broken!

May 19, 2023

I am so grateful I decided to learn more about baby sleep before I had my second, and particularly biologically normal sleep. It has saved me from a lot of stress and anxiety. With my first, I literally thought I had broken him. I became more interested in baby sleep and started to learn more about it…

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How much sleep should my baby be getting?

May 13, 2023

There is bound to come a time in your little one’s life where you wonder if your baby is getting the right amount of sleep. This can be such a point of contention and can cause such unnecessary stress. I know I struggled with this! The constant self-doubt as to whether my baby was getting enough…

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Sick Baby

My baby is sick – how do I navigate sleep?

April 5, 2023

Disclaimer: I am not a medical health professional. Please consult your family doctor if your little one is unwell and take this information provided here as purely educational and not in place of advice from your doctor.   I remember so clearly when both of my boys got sick for the first time. Cue total…

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How to Set Up an Optimal Sleep Environment for Your Baby

April 1, 2023

One of the first steps to great sleep hygiene for your little one is to set up an optimal sleep environment. This not only sets the tone for good quality sleep but helps your baby to anticipate sleep based on the environment that they enter for their wind down routine.  It is so important that…

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Baby bottle feeding

Milk Feeds in the First Year of Life

March 24, 2023

For the first year of life, milk is the number one source of nutrition for your little one. Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, it is important to ensure that your baby is getting the right amount of milk for their age and needs. And you’re not alone if you have a lot of…

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“A well rested baby is a happy baby. A well rested mom is a happy mom.”

Sleep Programs

1

Newborn Sleep

0 - 12 weeks

  • Learn effective settling techniques
  • Get age appropriate flexible routines
  • Set up an optimal sleep environment
  • Get support with navigating night sleep
  • Learn how to optimize feeding and winding for good sleep
2

Baby Sleep

3 - 12 months

  • Improve settling, naps and overnight sleep
  • Help with optimizing the sleep environment
  • Get an age appropriate routine that will bring predictability and structure to your day
  • Help with troubleshooting if the day goes off track
  • Learn effective settling techniques 
  • Help with improving night wakes 
  • Guidance on feeding and starting solids
  • Help through the 4 month and 8 month sleep regression
  • Guidance in teaching self-settling that suits your parenting style and your little one’s personality
3

Toddler Sleep

12 months +

  • Improve settling, naps and overnight sleep
  • Help with optimizing the sleep environment
  • Get an age appropriate routine plus troubleshooting
  • Help your toddler sleep through the night
  • Nutrition support to aid better sleep and behavior
  • Guidance on dealing with your toddler’s bedtime antics 

Do you just want a once-off consultation?

Book a 30 minute session with me during which you can ask all your questions regarding your little one's sleep. I will then take notes and email you with all the info and recommendations that were discussed during our session.

Kind Words

“Mel is AMAZING! She helped me get my premie little boy into a routine that suited us and was incredibly supportive and encouraging. Mel answered all of my (many, many) questions with patience and a whole lot of knowledge. I would definitely recommend Mel to help you on your sleep journey!” - Lin Dee

“I've been working with Mel since my son was 6 weeks old, she has helped me so much!! I was struggling to set an age appropriate routine which meant he was sleeping all day and awake far too often at night! Mel even created a routine that fitted in with my eldest sons naps and bath time (18 months).

My now 9 week old has amazing day naps, and goes 4-6 hour stretches at night. He has also learnt to put himself to sleep for most naps (SUCH A WIN, for a mom of two under two!)

Thank you Mel for being so supportive and for patiently guiding me through, step by step.” - Courtney W

“Working with Mel has changed our lives. My 20 month old boy has been waking on average 5 times a night and ending up in our bed for months. With Mel's guidance he started sleeping through after just one week. With Mel's help it wasn't even as challenging as we thought it would be. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to get their little one’s sleep back on track!” - Robyn M

“Before we started working with Mel, our little 5 month old wasn't a terrible sleeper, but refused to have day naps in her crib. We wanted to be able to encourage her to have a good nap in her crib, because as much as we love a cuddly contact nap we realised that it wasn't the most sustainable option in the long term! 

The most significant improvement has been how she falls asleep independently (for day naps and night sleep)! We have found having a schedule really helpful, and it's made a great difference to the general parental peace of mind 🙂

I would describe Mel as a warm and intuitive soul. She is encouraging and thoughtful, and has a clear affinity for this kind of work. She didn't just have a one-size-fits-all remedy, but rather offered options that suited us and our philosophies and personalities. 

I would recommend Mel to anyone with a little one who feels like they need some insight into the great mystery that is baby sleep.” - Sarah S 

“Mel was so incredible with our little girl and even got one of her first smiles! Avery was happy and content and settled so quickly after Mel used her techniques. Cannot wait to implement all that she taught us to get our little one sleeping and settled for longer stretches!

 

Truly learned a lot about feeding, burping and settling and realised winging it with baby sleep just wouldn't cut it going forward. Mel is so knowledgeable and can answer all of your questions. I love the personal approach to suit your lifestyle and the fact that it's not a one size fits all.” - Chelsea