About Me

Hi, welcome to my website and thank you for dropping by. I’m Mel, a natural and holistic parent coach, baby sleep trainer, nanny, maternity nurse, maternity nanny, night nanny, Mum, Earth mother, Reiki Master and keen permaculturist.

I have over 30 years of hands on baby care experience and hope to have many years more to come. I live in the beautiful South west of England and help families from all over the world with non-sleepers, new born babies, twins, triplets, adopted children, selective eaters, food phobic children, tantrum toddlers, behaviour problems and those who have simply lost their way. I obtained my knowledge through many years of working with 1000’s of different children, with difficulties ranging from common sleep issues to Asperger and selective eating disorders. Not theoretical but actual practical scenarios, for clients that include among others a many number of GP’s & Consultant Paediatricians.

My methods are holistic and I always look at the whole child. There is a huge link between a baby feeding and sleep, so some of the advice will be related to your baby’s nutritional intake. Unlike many parenting companies, we also have our own qualified nutritionist on call 7 days per week. Phoebe obtained her degree in human nutrition from Bournemouth university BSc (Hons) in 2017 and is now studying for her Masters in nutrition and behaviour.

Toddler sleep and behaviour will be connected to many factors like how long did she nap for during the day, foods consumed, how much milk she drank before bed, how many hours spent outside in the fresh air, how much screen time, has she been ill etc. toddler don’t really know how they should behave and life can be very confusing, they have so much to learn.

I know only too well how much conflicting information a new parent is subjected to and how easy it is to feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. By listening to your parenting problems with a sympathetic ear I offer reassurance and empathy, then step by step I will put together a personally tailored plan for you to follow with you baby or child. By offering solution focused positive parenting plans, I work by listening to your baby or child related concerns, establishing your goals and providing a step by step program for you to follow within a realist time span. Any baby sleep training programme must be sustainable, with routines that fit different lifestyles. By setting a series of goals to aim for I can enable a parent to regain confidence and lean to trust their own instinct. This leads to positive ability and success.

To reinforce my work experiences, I keep up with & follow diet & nutrition and child psychology to enhance & develop my knowledge and better understanding of children and how to help, not only them, but their patents too. Furthermore, I have a paediatric first aid certificate and DBS enhanced disclosure.

I know the stresses that new mums and dads have to through and how you constantly feel judged when things are not running smoothly. I have been helping the parents of non- sleepers and fussy eaters for over 12 years now. While many of the same problems and issues arise, every child and family is different, and this approach and philosophy is why I have become so successful in helping and understanding other families needs. By helping them find the right solution for their own specific situation. In my view “one cap does not fit all.” After I had my own children, I felt much more connected with the mums and their children. One of my own daughters was a bad sleeper, so I know the pain of exhaustion and sleepless nights. I also knew how hard it was to hear your own child cry, how you can get into a rut with sleeping issues and how everyone has their own piece of advice to give you

My methods are kind, gentle & will work effectively with you & your baby, ensuring a good night’s sleep for the whole family. A natural caring approach, that enables mums & dads to continue the process, long after I have completed a visit or consultation. Through a series of telephone consultations or a home visit, I can help you create a new pattern of behaviour leading to more desirable habits. Whether associated with sleeping, feeding or behavioural issues you can take positive steps forward, regain confidence in your parenting and restore some harmony to your life.

Having the right balance in life is something we all strive for. Having any kind of balance or order in our lives after the arrival of a baby can be an unachievable target for most people. Trying to function when you have been up all night with a crying baby can seem like a form of torture. It can be particularly frustrating when everyone you talk to has a baby that is placid and calm and sleeps 12 hours through the night without a peep.

If your little one is a night owl, demanding feeds every 2 hours during the night or you have a toddler refusing to go to bed do not despair. With a sensible and realistic plan to follow you can create a more desirable set of sleeping habits for any baby or child. This can all be accomplished without relentless clock watching or sticking to a strict and rigid itinerary. We all need some kind of order in our lives and babies are no exception. A baby will need a basic but flexible routine that allows his parents some quality of life as well.

This is a realistic and sustainable plan of action. A philosophy that has been passed down from generation to generation using tried and tested methods. Now adapted to suit our modern busy life style and help you understand that getting your baby to sleep need not be an impossible target. In addition, help baby to go to sleep without relying on endless props and cues. In turn, allowing parents to have the flexibility to create the right baby life balance.

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