Meet Lauren, One Of Our Christchurch Based Baby Sleep Consultants
Hi, I’m Lauren, mother of Juliet and George, and wife to Ben.
I have always enjoyed working with young children. Prior to this my background was in junior school teaching.
I have a degree in teaching and learning from the Christchurch College of Education and the University of Canterbury, and have taught in both Christchurch and overseas for ten years before taking a break to become a mother.
It wasn’t until the arrival of my children that I realized just how debilitating broken sleep and sleep deprivation could be. Trying to survive during the day with a baby and toddler, on very little broken sleep, was often quite overwhelming. Gaining the knowledge and ability to help my children sleep well was empowering and from that experience developed an interest in infant and toddler sleep. Having experienced first hand the effects of poor sleep on myself, and my family, I had the desire to help other families struggling with their little one’s sleep too.
As a sleep consultant I believe in looking at the entire picture; sleep environment, diet, child’s temperament, your parenting philosophy and the needs of your family. By working closely with you to develop a tailored plan, I aim to make your days and nights more predictable so that you and your whole family have the energy to live a happy and healthy life. I am committed to giving you the practical advice and support you need to achieve your goals and have a baby who has healthy sleep habits and sleeps well and appropriately for their age.
“What a fantastic experience! Lauren, thank you so much for all of your support and guidance! This has given me a new boost of confidence and a leap in a new direction of better sleep and good routine. Your suggestions have made an incredible difference to not only our night sleeps but also to my day being totally organised.
I didn’t think it was going to be possible to see this much change so quickly, but with your help we did it and will continue to do it! :)”
“I wanted to write to let you know how thankful I am that Lauren was able to support me in improving my son’s sleep. My main concerns when I contacted Lauren were frequent night wakings to put the dummy in and short, unpredictable day sleeps with no fixed schedule. I was fairly detailed in my intake form and so I was impressed to see that all of this detail had been incorporated into the sleep assessment. I found the sleep assessment clear and easy to understand and it gave me a lot of confidence and motivation in getting started. (and I have gone back and referred to it MANY times!) Lauren has always responded to emails promptly (within the day) and with clear responses to my questions and queries. She has been encouraging and motivating, but also honest with regards to areas that I needed to keep working on. I especially appreciated her willingness to continue supporting me past the first week as it was at the first weekend that I really started to feel the heat and when I felt I needed the support the most. Overall, I could not be more satisfied with the service I have received from Lauren.”
“We were at our wits end with our 14 week old sons awful sleeping habits. From the day we brought him home from the hospital, he has been a very awake and alert baby who has been a persistently poor sleeper. I have to admit, I was doubtful even a sleep consultant could help us much. One week on, I am staggered at the progress we have made!!Joel WAS going down to bed super late in the evening, waking every 1-2 hours overnight, always required a feed or excessive rocking and patting to get to sleep, and taking crappy 30min naps during the day. NOW he is in his cot for every sleep, has a bedtime of 6.30pm, wakes only twice at night, is taking chunky daytime naps and has learned to settle and resettle himself to sleep without our help!We still have work to do, but the fact that there is more progress each day is so exciting and we are well on our way to Joel sleeping through the night. Lauren our consultant was amazing and we are so grateful for all the help and advice she gave us. Life changing stuff! Thanks guys!”