Registered midwife, child and family nurse, registered baby sleep consultant, published parenting author.
Through my proven holistic approach,
I can help your baby sleep



Registered midwife, child and family nurse, registered baby sleep consultant, published parenting author.   Through my proven holistic approach, I can help your baby sleep!


Baby Sleep and Toddler Guru

Baby not sleeping? Can you imagine waking up after 11 hours of uninterrupted blissful sleep? I have the solution to your problems. My exclusive methods, tried and tested, have brought blissful sleep to babies and children everywhere, and given parents back their confidence.
I have been a Registered Midwife for more than 25 years and for more than 16 years, I’ve been teaching baby sleep methods, as a Child & Family Health Nurse.

We deliver:

Baby Sleep Help

Nurture Parenting’s exclusive methods, tried and tested over 16 years, have brought peace and sleep to families just like yours.

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Post Natal Support

Feeling alone and unsure of how to deal with your newborn baby? Our Post Natal Support services are here to help.

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Toddler behaviour support

I can help you communicate with your toddler to avoid family conflict and support you to regain a sense of control.

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I was convinced Karen would tell me there was nothing she could do to help us with Zac’s sleeping. I felt like we’d tried everything. So I was amazed, one session with Karen down, Zac was sleeping in his cot for the first time during the day. Thank you Karen!

Trish and Zac, 10 months

Karen had my daughter sleeping through on night 1 and self-settling without controlled crying. I am pleased to announce now back in NZ her amazing sleep has continued she has not had one night feed and if she wakes in the night has been putting herself back to sleep within a couple of minutes.

Alannah and Harper, 6 months

Her ability to recognise a baby’s protest from a serious need is what I believe is her magic touch. Karen’s approachable and non judgemental interactions have always left me with so much more confidence and enjoyment from my child.

Stella & Valentino 6 weeks

Latest News

Each week we share useful parenting news, tips, recipes, stories and more

Mum needs sleep training courage

Sleep training and change Making the change to your baby's sleep and deciding to sleep train, can take a lot of courage. When you're already exhausted, from weeks of frequent night waking you need sleep training courage. Most parents keep on doing the 'same old' tried...

Baby falls asleep breastfeeding

Frequent night waking and feeding to sleep Once your baby is over 4 months and he falls asleep breast feeding at bedtime you are likely to experience frequent night waking. It's all to do with the 4 month wonder week and the 4 month sleep regression has hit. Babies...

Link between ear infections, bottle feeding & pacifiers

Comfort sucking with milk in bottles Many babies are left with a bottle of milk in their cot. Parents do this in an attempt to reduce their disturbed sleep. Also hoping the toddler will help themselves in the middle of the night. However the health issues it can cause...

Nurture Parenting has a new website

It's been a long time coming but it's finally here and I'm so excited. I'm relaunching Nurture Parenting Solutions as Nurture Parenting and it's official. I established my business just over 3 years ago and as all businesses evolve, so has Nurture Parenting. I started...

Motherhood and the loss of self

Becoming a mother is bigger than any mum envisages. A recent blogpost in Women's Agenda caught my attention and its' topic of the Loss Of Self. Not many of you know, that 17 years ago I completed a dissertation on Motherhood and Life Changes, in...

7 sleep cues to help your baby sleep

Helping your baby get to sleep peacefully is something that every parent desires. Today I'm going to give you 7 sleep cues that reduce stress and help baby bedtime nirvana. Having a sleep cue helps that transition from day to night and helps prepare baby for day naps...

Baby boys and sleep problems

Here's something else from the anticipated baby sleep book I'm writing. Something that when I researched it, blew me away. It's HUGE. Gender and effects on sleep. This may surprise parents and when I had my light bulb moment it shocked me too! A chance comment my...