Meet Cara, One Of Our Local Auckland Baby Sleep Consultants
Baby Sleep Consultant, Auckland
Call 022 027 3361
I originally trained as at the University of Auckland, gaining a degree in Bachelor of Education - Primary and following this, worked for 8 years in the classroom before falling pregnant.
As first time parents, we basked in the glory of our 2 week old daughter sleeping for 8 hours straight overnight. While this continued for a couple of months, we thought we had this parenting business 'down-pat'. She didn't really nap, 20 minutes here and there, but we weren't too worried as she was sleeping so well through the night.
Then the 4 month sleep regression hit, early. We went from relatively well rested, to incredibly sleep deprived almost overnight. Suddenly our angel baby who slept an 8 hour stretch from 10.30pm - 6.30am was waking up every hour like clockwork. Was she teething? Was she too cold? Did she have a sore tummy? She started to become a grizzler, she was tired, cranky and honestly, not much fun to be around. Nothing we did helped and we were at the end of our tethers. I was due to start back at work in a week so we knew we had to get this sorted.
We did some research and although we knew she was going through the 4 month regression, we had no idea when this would end, or how to get through it without totally losing it. A friend recommended we get in touch with a sleep consultant, as they had helped her get her daughter back on track just a few months earlier. Baby Sleep Consultant NZ were her go-to, so we decided to give them a try. Within 3 days of our initial in-home consultation, she was once again sleeping through the night, her naps had extended to an appropriate length, and we had our happy, charming baby back.
Fast forward 8 months and she is an amazingly good sleeper. As a family we have travelled both within New Zealand and overseas without a hitch, which we 100% put down to the fact that we respect her need for sleep. We rarely have an off night, but when we do, we now know there is no need to panic, as there is usually a reason for it.
After success supporting a friend in changing her baby's sleep habits, I decided to look into training as a Sleep Consultant myself. Decision made! I am passionate about sleep, I love children of all ages and I'm excited about being able to work through sleep problems, making such an incredible difference to parent's and babies lives!