Having a new baby is an indescribable experience. It’s a new level of joy and love that you can barely put into words… Partially because it’s magical, and partially because you are totally exhausted.
When your baby has no semblance of a schedule, is up all night and cannot settle him or herself, things can get tricky.
You end up sitting in your rocking chair at 3am Googling “get baby to sleep” after which, thousands of results pop up. Gentle baby sleep training. Attachment theory. No-Cry Sleep Training. Baby Sleep Clinic. Ferber Method. Sleep School. Tresillian. Baby Sleep Consultants. Karitane. Baby Sleep Programs and the list goes on and on and ON!!!
You want your baby to feel loved, cared for, and RESTED but so far, nothing you’ve tried has worked. I genuinely want (and can) help you!
Hi, I’m Jennifer, founder of My Newborn and a professional Baby Sleep Consultant, based in Sydney, Australia. I have been helping babies (and parents!) sleep through the night for over 17 years.
After spending some time working in the finance industry (and not enjoying it one bit), I decided to follow my heart and enter a career that I’m so passionate about. I have loved babies all my life so, this profession was a natural choice.
In 2006, I qualified as a fully accredited Maternity Nurse at the MNT College at Reading University, London. In 2013, I graduated as a Birthing and Post Natal Doula from the Australian Doula College in Sydney. In addition, I have obtained certification as a Holistic Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant through a leading maternity institute based in the U.S.
I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours living in with families over the years, this invaluable experience has enabled me to create a unique, gentle and systematic sleep strategy that caters for the individual need of the baby and the parenting style my families wish to maintain.
As a professional Baby Sleep Consultant, I continue to regularly attend courses and lectures to keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines and methods available to families. To further my knowledge and understanding of the science of sleep, I am currently studying ‘Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society’ through a University based in the U.S.
When I’m not teaching babies how to sleep, I generally live a very healthy lifestyle; clean eating, (with the exceptional glass of wine), mad yogi, enjoy cooking, dancing and have a HUGE passion for babies and travelling. I’m so fortunate that I have been able to combine these two passions and work with families all over the world.
I have lived and worked on 6 continents (52 countries) working with an array of clientele, including celebrities, VIP’s, European royalty and the everyday family. I would love to add your family to my list of happy, well-rested clients.
Adjusting to having a newborn is hard enough. But, my tailored baby sleep consultations are a great way to get your baby on the right sleeping path.
I’ve gone through 5 different private sleep consultants, did the Karitane overnight stays, read Gina Ford/Tazzie Hall book, you name it! Jenn is by far the best sleep consultant I’ve come across!Full Story
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Jennifer is a qualified IMI Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, Doula and MNT Maternity Nurse. These qualifications enable her to assist pregnant women with their sleep issues, support women during labour and the birthing process, guide parents during the postpartum period and educate families about their baby’s sleeping habits. Jennifer provides safe and gentle sleep training methods based on knowledge obtained during her studies, successful qualifications and 16+ years experience.
Jennifer has obtained her paediatric First Aid Training through KidZAid and is registered to work with babies and children in Australia and Europe. Techniques and methods used are all derived directly from her qualifications and from her many years of experience.
Jennifer’s advice does not replace the advice from your Doctor or Paediatrician, and her advice should not be relied upon as medical advice. For medical advice, you should always seek the advice from your medical practitioner. Therefore, you should consult with your health-care professional should you have any healthcare related questions or before embarking on a new sleep program. If a medical problem appears or persists, do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice from doctor. Accordingly, Jennifer expressly disclaims any liability, loss, damage, or injury caused by information provided to the client.
Jennifer will educate, support you and guide you through the sleep challenges needed to make change in your baby’s sleeping habits. As a Baby Sleep Consultant, Jennifer is not responsible for your application of the sleep solutions once the consultation has concluded. Once the sleep consultation has concluded it is the responsibility of the parent(s) to apply the agreed methods and solutions. Jennifer has an extremely high success rate, however, the success of Jennifer solutions is in the hands of the parents’ commitment & perseverance once the sleep consultation has ended; therefore Jennifer cannot make any guarantees of success. However, Jennifer will use her best endeavours to support you until the desired result has been achieved.
In-Home Cancellation Policy
To confirm any In-Home Program, the client will be required to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking. The remaining amount of the In-Home Program will be required to be paid on the day after Jennifer leaves your home. Any cancellations barring medical or other emergencies will forfeit the deposit. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the scheduled visit, the full amount will be required, unless Jennifer can backfill your place with someone on the waiting list.
If your baby is a little under the weather and does not have a temperature, the program can generally proceed as planned. If your baby is sick with a temperature or has been diagnosed with a medical condition by a doctor, the program will be postponed until your baby is better. A doctors certificate may be requested.
Remote Program/Phone Consultation
To confirm the Remote Program or Phone Consultation Jennifer will be required to be paid in full before sleep plans are constructed and the phone consultation takes place.
Remote Program Cancellation policy
The Remote Program and Phone Consultations are non-refundable after the start of sleep work (i.e. when any sleep advice has been delivered to the client via email, text, phone).
Acts of God or suspected medical conditions
If an act of God, such as a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural calamity shall cause you to cancel the sleep services, Jennifer will require payment only for the time actually spent sleep consulting.
If during the In Home program, Jennifer feels the consultation should cease due to an underlying or undisclosed medical condition, Jennifer will require payment only for the time actually spent in your home. In this case, to keep the situation fair on both parties, the hourly rate is reduced down from the normal sleep consulting fees (as per the program booked) and charged at $50ph.
Jennifer requests that every client has an appointment with their doctor to ensure their baby is developmentally on track and fit for sleep training. Written medical approval may be requested for certain circumstances.
Within 25km from Bondi Beach. An additional fee of $25ph travelled will be charged if travel is over 25kms.
As the client, you knowingly and voluntarily agree to waive and release Jennifer from any and all claims of liability or demands for compensation that you may acquire during the time working with Jennifer.
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