If you’re an expectant parent or have recently had a baby, Congratulations! Below you will find links to my newborn blogs, my e-book and my Cherished Start package. Parenting is a challenging and rewarding role and I want you to feel confident with sleep, so you know your little one is getting off to the very best start in life! Yes, sleep really is that important!
You don’t receive a newborn manual when you leave the hospital with your wee bundle of joy, but you can rely on me, Kim, to help you navigate those tricky sleep issues your antenatal classes didn’t warn you about.
Newborn sleep can be a challenge because you are also learning to navigate your own reduced sleep. Becoming a parent is quite the change, and it helps to have your own village on hand. Cherished sleep is part of your village. My team is here to ensure you get on the path to good sleep early. Doing this means that once you are outside the 4th trimester (that newborn stage) good sleep habits are already under way, and there is no need to “sleep train”.
These early weeks are a time of getting to know each other and taking it slow. But it is also a great time for starting as you mean to go on. If that means putting your little one down in their pepe pod or bassinet at times, you may be surprised when they do not want to be away from you and protest that. Now what!?
Yes, you will likely need to cuddle your bundle of joy and help with sleep for a while; but you can also encourage good sleep habits from day one, so you too can put your feet up, have a shower or eat! My newborn e-book can help you with that.
“If you would like to be even more prepared and have someone walk through your new sleep journey with you, my Cherished Start package is for you. This package includes an online private consultation, a customised sleep plan and four support emails OR phone calls. You can also add on more support as best suited to you. You can find more below or by clicking here.
For when they don’t give you the manual! This package is for those who realise sleep is vital for everyone in the family to function well, and for parents wanting to give their newborn the best start in life. It will give you some insights into baby sleep and help you put some great habits in place so your child can start sleeping independently throughout the night when they are developmentally ready.
Suitable for expecting parents and families with newborns (up to 10 weeks)
This package includes:
- A 60-90 minute personalised sleep consultation via phone or Zoom
- A sleep plan for newborns
- Four follow-up support emails or phone calls (your choice)
- Other resources as applicable
Today I want to tell you my thoughts on sleep training, what my work means to me, and how I can tell if it’ll work for you or not.
Understanding your newborn baby’s cries When I was pregnant, a well-meaning friend told me “you’ll have no trouble understanding your newborn baby’s cries”. And I went along with it, because surely as a mother, it would all come naturally. Right? Now, if your little...
Why your baby needs good sleep If there’s one message I want to get out there this year, it’s that you shouldn’t take poor sleep as a given just because you’re a parent. Here are just a few of the reasons why your baby needs good sleep – and so do you. Although...
How to juggle multiple bedtime routines When you bring your new baby home, wondering how to juggle multiple bedtime routines is unlikely to be top of your mind! And that’s a good thing. Because I originally wanted to title this blog “how to juggle multiple bedtime...
Five must-know things about newborn sleep Here are five must-know things about newborn sleep. I’ve put these together to help you understand your little one when they’re new, and to give you a foundation to start helping them sleep well outside the womb. The newborn...
Three newborn sleep tips Today I’d like to give you three newborn sleep tips. Just three, and if you already know them, it will help give you confidence. And if you don’t already know them, then you’ll learn something new, and the more we know, the better we can...
“The newborn sleep plan from Cherished Sleep was a life saver! I highly recommend having a read before baby arrives as it gave me great tips to set me up with a good sleep plan/routine from day 1. My boy is now 15 months and he can still be put down awake and settle himself to sleep.”
“I want to thank you once again for all your advice and support. I got results on the second night after following your program, Tristyn went from 4 night wakes to only one, and by the end of the week she was sleeping through at 14 weeks old. The plan has changed our lives; sleep deprivation is a thing of the past. Thanks Kim.”
Mum of Miss T. (14 weeks)
“I was seriously sceptical about starting and so scared my son was going cry too much. But I was at my wits end after L. waking every hour for months. I honestly thought I’d have to suck it up and leave him to cry it out. So I’m so glad I gave your gentle method a go. We now have a happier boy that sleeps 12.5 hours a night! With very little crying involved from the start!! All that comes to mind is OMG, why did we wait!? Thank you Kim!”
Mum of Master L. (5.5 months)
“Thank you so much Kim, I was at such a loss with our girl in regards to daytime/nighttime routine and naps. With your help, It wasn’t a case of handing a book over to read and get started, you really made me understand the why’s and how’s around sleep. We now have the tools to carry this on and enjoy a full night’s sleep!”
Mum of Miss I. (6 months)
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you Kim! I came to you in desperation, I thought I had Indie’s sleep under control but the more and more I saw her tired, upset and was a constant battle I knew something had to change. We needed structure, especially during the day as I now know that day time naps/feeds equal to a great night sleep which we now have 12+ hours of, all thanks to you!”