Becky Sleep Nanny
With my gentle, loving and responsive approach, you can gain the confidence, skills and ‘know-how’ to reclaim replenishing sleep for your family, forever more! This is the only sleep training you will ever need.
Certified Child and Infant Sleep Consultant, for ages 0–7 years.
Sleep Mistakes to Avoid
Download this free guide to learn about five of the most common mistakes well-intentioned parents make when trying to get a full night’s sleep.
Hi, I’m Becky!
I am a mum, Primary School Teacher and Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant (ages 0–7 years).
I believe that a healthy life and a happy household begins with sleep. There is so much to worry about as a parent but sleep shouldn’t be one of them.
When I returned to work after the birth of my daughter, the situation with her sleep had become so bad I was barely able to function. I experienced terrible guilt on a daily basis as I felt I was failing my daughter. It was at this point that I realised how important sleep is.
The truth is, you can’t thrive and live your best life when you are existing on a few hours of broken sleep. For generations, families have convinced themselves that sleepless nights are just a part of parenthood. It isn’t true. With support and guidance, you can achieve a well rested household and teach your child the sleep skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Not only this, but you will have the understanding and skills to support your child’s sleep throughout every future milestone. This really is the only sleep training you will ever need!
“There is so much to worry about as a parent. Sleep shouldn’t be one of them.”
My Sleep Mission
To equip families with the confidence, skills and ‘know-how’ to achieve replenishing sleep.
My approach is loving, gentle and responsive. It is bespoke, nurtures attachment and empowers parents. The work we do together is not a temporary fix nor a short-term solution: it will be the only sleep training you will ever need!
It’s incredible how drastically two weeks can change your life!
2.5 years old and 8 months old
We have a routine that’s better for us, making a much happier family!
4 years old and 22 months old
Our two children now self-settle and sleep through the night!
4 year old and 17 months old
“As a mother who has walked in your shoes, I can tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
A gentle, loving & responsive approach
Before I became a consultant of The Sleep Nanny, I was a client. I was a sleep deprived parent, just like you, who was at her wit’s end and whose life was absolutely transformed by The Sleep Nanny.
So I can tell you that this approach works! Our relationship will be the key to your success. Having someone there to answer your questions, tailor a bespoke approach to your family and to keep you accountable when things get challenging is often the very thing that is missing when families attempt to sleep train their little one themselves. It’s so easy to give up when the going gets tough. It’s so tough to know how to apply the science of sleep to your own situation.
Have a look through the services that I provide, ranging from newborn sleep shaping training to unlimited support calls and emails for 30 days. There is something here to fit every family.
Not sure? Get in touch to book your free introductory call and we can find your sleep solution together.
The Science of Sleep
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep is as important as nourishment. It is needed for our bodies to recover and replenish. For babies and children, sleep is the time when crucial brain development and growth take place. Without enough sleep, children will be affected in their mood, alertness, concentration and ability to interact with their environment. In adults, sleep is vital to general health and well-being, memory, concentration, productivity, energy levels, reducing stress and reducing the risk of depression.
How can sleep deprivation affect me and my child?
Did you know that in many countries around the world, sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture? If you are reading this, then chances are you have experienced sleep deprivation and this won’t surprise you at all. I have experienced sleep deprivation first hand and can tell you it feels like you’re slowly losing your mind.
As parents, we can’t be the best carers we can be for our children if we aren’t getting the sleep we need. Our children can not thrive without enough sleep. As a teacher, I have seen children fall asleep at their desks out of poor exhaustion and school performance suffer due to an impaired ability to concentrate.
But it goes beyond that
The effects of sleep deprivation on mood, even after just one night of disturbed sleep, are significant. Irritability, loss of concentration and focus, moodiness, headaches and disinhibition are just some of the first signs of sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprived mothers and carers can feel overwhelmed, short-tempered and depressed. As a Sleep Consultant, I have seen the effects of sleep deprivation reach frightening levels. At its worst, sleep deprivation can interfere with your life in devastating ways: loss of a job and a home, a breakdown of a relationship; and is a leading cause of road-traffic accidents.
What you thought you knew about sleep
Here are just a few of the most common misconceptions parents have about their child’s sleep.
“My child just doesn’t need that much sleep”
This is very unlikely. An overwhelming majority of infants and children need the average amount of sleep for their age. A child who is very active and fighting sleep is much more likely to be overtired than not needing sleep.
“I’ve kept them up so they’ll sleep well tonight!”
NO! This is possibly the most common sleep misconception I hear – and I hear it almost every day from well-meaning caregivers, typically of an older generation. They are trying to help and their advice comes from a place of love – but they are mistaken! In actual fact, an overtired child is far, far more likely to struggle to fall asleep, wake in the night and wake up very early in the morning than a well rested child. Sleep breeds sleep. It feels counter-intuitive but I can promise you, if you want your child to sleep through night, they must be well rested in order to do so.
“Sleepless nights are just a parenthood rite of passage! We all have to experience it.”
This holds partial truth: newborns do wake very frequently as they need regular nourishment and have yet to fall into a natural pattern of sleep. However, once babies reach 18 weeks of age, their bodies settle into a natural rhythm and most will no longer require night feeds.