Sleep Consultant My Sleeping Grace
Hi, Im Keri. Mum to two under three and professionally a Child Sleep Consultant and Holistic Health Coach. I am passionate about supporting Mums to find that all elusive thing - balance. A huge part of that is our sleep, its impossible to be our best when we arent getting the sleep we need.
I battled massively with sleep deprivation after my first, he was also a colicky baby. After our daughter arrived, and I was still surviving on 3-4 hours of sleep a night when she was 6 months old, I was very close to a breakdown. I know the effects of sleep deprivation and living in survival mode, and I want to ensure others don't have to.
Once I got the support I needed to make the changes necessary to overcome our sleep challenges, my whole life changed for the better. I chose to change my career to help other families by giving them the tools they need to get their little ones sleeping. I absolutely love working 1:1 with families to create sleep plans that work for them. Each and every one of us is unique and the way we learn is too, and our children are no different. Learning to self settle to sleep is a learnt skill - like walking - so it makes sense that the approach to teach the skill to sleep needs to suit your child.
I have a range of support packages available to suit your needs and if you arent sure which one might suit you best, book a free call today!
Why and When to Sleep Train
September 22 / by Keri Rock / Sleep Training
I get asked so many times about the 'why' and 'when' of sleep training that I thought I would write a blog on it, to help more of you answer these questions.
I would first like to start by stating that I do not mean the 'cry it out' or 'extinction' methods when I refer to sleep training. They are proven to cause negative mental health effects in babies due to the ongoing high levels of cortisol found in their bodies. If you aren't aware what these methods are, it is the belief that you should put your baby down in their cot, and leave them to 'cry-it-out' without returning to reassure them, feed them or any of the above. While some may argue that they are effective as the babies do stop crying - it is because they learn pretty quickly that nobody is coming - and that does not create a happy, safe, secure and relaxed baby.
This is why I do not recommend starting sleep training before 4 months old. The first few months after a baby is born they need you. The 4th Trimester, as we call it, is a huge transition for them and you. In these first few weeks and months, they need to be fed, held, snuggled and loved, however they need to be, to feel safe and secure. Yes, you can absolutely start sleep shaping in these early months, and there are a lot of things you can do to encourage better sleep (I will write another blog on this topic), but just soak them up, and enjoy every moment of this new born phase, as they really do grow so quickly.
The Circle of Life Exercise
August 22 / by Keri Rock / Wellness
Being a Mum is the best thing that has ever happened to me - it is simultaneously one of the hardest jobs I have ever had. I have found it incredibly tough at times to maintain any sense of balance for me as an individual.So, I started to explore ways to help me find a sense of balance and calm.
The Art of Self-Settling
September 22 / by Keri Rock
Read my top 5 tips to help your little one master the skill of self-settling...