Emma – Auckland

Founder of Baby Sleep Consultant NZ and Aus,

Lead Educator for Baby Sleep Consultant Training Ltd,
Call 021 724 362
emma@babysleepconsultant.co.nz

 

Babies and their sleeping habits are my passion. After nearly 6 years of helping mothers get their babies off to sleep I have lost count of the number of people I have helped.

My own three children have provided me with lots of experience, and I fully understand the conflict many parents feel – torn between exhaustion and the love you feel for your baby.

I have a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education from the University of Auckland and I am a certified infant and child sleep consultant, happiest baby on the block educator and mother of 3.

I founded Baby Sleep Consultant in response to what I felt was a huge need for quality in home help for children who don’t sleep well. We now cover NZ from Whangarei to Dunedin and have moved into Australia, we are the only registered training provider for infant and child sleep consultancy in Australasia.

My philosophy is based on creating positive sleep associations for your child. This involves sleep preparation routines, a well balanced diet and development of positive sleep habits. Whether its traditional or no cry sleep solutions you are after I am confident I can help you and your child have a better nights sleep.

While every baby is different, I also find that every mum is different too! My philosophy is to tailor the sleep solution into a solution you can work with and are comfortable to introduce – which culminates in your baby sleep improving. In saying this, your commitment to the introduction of a new sleep routine is absolutely the most vital element in achieving success.

On the first night you should not expect your baby or toddler to sleep for a straight 12 hours, this very rarely happens. In most cases the first few nights are the most challenging and improvements can be seen within the first week. To measure success I will ask you to continue to keep the activity log throughout the process. I am here to provide you with help and support until you and your baby are sleeping better, or you are confident you know what you are doing and why.

Sleep has so many neurological, physiological and psychological benefits for both baby and mum, knowing this I am committed to helping you both get a better nights sleep.

I have worked with new babies, through to 4.5 year old pre-schoolers. I’ve worked with babies with colic, reflux, milk allergies, babies struggling to breastfeed, refusing solids, suffering from eczema, hip casts, foot braces, feeding tubes and babies with serious illness’s, babies refusing to nap all day and those staying awake all night. I work with twins, and babies born premature, I have helped babies on caffeine therapy, and those with numerous allergies including FPIES, I enjoy a challenge and I’m positive your story will not be the worst I’ve heard.

I am the sleep expert who writes for Little Treasures Magazine, I hold sleep workshops across NZ and write for the Multiple Birth Club Association. I regularly hold professional development evenings for day cares and pre-schools. I have featured on 3rd degree, Breakfast television and won several awards. I have also written for Women’s day and Good Magazine, I have featured in the NZ Herald and North and South Magazine. I have personally worked with over 2000 children, this experience and my extensive knowledge on sleep and all things sleep related; truly makes us NZ’s most popular and sort after infant and child sleep consultants.

My favourite part of the job has to be the turn around I see in the Mums I help. They often start out tearful and anxious due to severe sleep deprivation and this quickly turns into empowered confident and happy parents who are no longer sleep deprived. I love hearing about parents journey’s to where they are now, and love the challenge of working with children outside of the realm of “normal”. Give me a call if you would like to know how I could help you.

Hi Emma,  not sure if you remember me, before xmas we had a phone consult & I was telling you what a poor feeder Jackson was and you recommended thickener and told me to go to a doctor that day due to his poor weight gain/fussiness and demand a referral (as nobody had been listening)? Well I wanted to email you with a massive THANK YOU!!!!!! We had the paediatrician referral appointment at Starship on Wednesday, they ended up rushing him through for testing and admitting him to the Cardiac ward as they found he’s got a serious problem with his heart that is going to need surgery. It’s the cause of all his feeding problems as his heart is working so hard he’s to tired to feed etc, is like running a marathon when he feeds. So at home now with medication trying to fatten him up as he needs another kg for the surgery to be safer! So from the bottom of mine and my husbands hearts thank you, thank you for listening and supporting me to follow my instincts and insist on a referral!! I thought you were amazing and despite everything we still managed to get him in a better routine. Thank you so much for your guidance and advice – I think sometimes we have an idea of what we should be doing but without the guidance of someone who actually knows what they’re talking about it can be difficult to stick with it (self doubt and all that!).  So thank you again – I have already recommended you to friends!” – Bianca

“Hi Emma!  Eva is now sleeping all the way through from 6.30 to 3/4am on her own, then going down after a feed for another few hours until 6am. For the first time in over 7 months I got a 7 hour stretch of sleep all to myself over the weekend!! Day time naps are great too, with typically a 1h30 hour nap in the morning and a 2h15 nap in the afternoon, no dramas and no more 45min wakeups. So I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the advice and support, and especially for being so respectful and sensitive to my wishes for a gentle approach. It was exactly right for our needs and I feel somewhat vindicated after all the pressure I kept getting to leave her to cry it out.” – Judy and Eva

“Hi Emma, I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and feel free to put this up on your website of Facebook page. Boy is nearly 1, and has never slept through the night ever.  I blamed it on wind, eczema, hunger, noisy neighbors …  Tried different swaddles, comforters, dummies, white noise, room temperatures…… We spent so much money on different baby products that promised brilliant results, spent time reading different books and tried different techniques.  Night after night we were hoping he would grow out of this ‘phase’ which seemed to last forever. Thank you so much for your advice, it has been just what our family needed. It is amazing what a difference a solid nights sleep can do for us all, Holly is much happier and patient and Mum and Dad are more rested. Feeling much more relaxed and refreshed.” – Regards Bailie, Raymond and Holly

“After a 2 hour broken sleep night we decided enough is enough and we called for professional help.  Emma was calm, confident and knowledgable.  Boy responded extremely well to her techniques. I still can’t believe how much difference one night could make.  He slept through the next night, and every night after that.  He even settles himself at daycare now!  I learnt so much from Emma I am now calm and confident that I have the skills to deal with sleep problems if they surface again.  No more dummy, no more rocking, no more safe t sleep. He is so much happier in general he even eats more as a result!  Me and my husband are so impressed by the changes.  We now have a new baby, and my husband can finally function 100% at work and looks forward to home time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her service to all the mums around me.” – Chloe

“I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am for your help with Reagan. As a second time mum I honestly thought I knew how to do it all, how wrong I was!!! I struggled so badly with Reagan and only now wish I had contacted you at the beginning! I have had so many hours of tears and self doubt but I now know that Reagan and I both had the ability to get him to sleep well, we just needed some guidance and the confidence to do it! You have not only bought sleep back to our home but peace, balance and confidence. I feel again that I am not just getting by but loving being a mother to my two beautiful kids, which is no less than they deserve. Thank you for being accessible, affordable, patient and understanding. You have changed our lives. Especially mine and Reagan’s. thank you so so much.” – Janica

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Call Emma on 021 724 362 or email emma@babysleepconsultant.co.nz

Call now for a free no obligation chat about your child’s sleep habits.