How a Gentle Sleep Specialist Helped our 3-Year-Old to Self-Settle

toddler sleeping soundly, thanks to a gentle sleep specialist
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Your Baby Sleep Consultant expert.

Jen is an incredible gentle sleep specialist and here’s why…

Our little girl (3.5yo) was the worst of sleepers. She would not sleep unless one of the parents or her sister was with her, even then she would still wake up crying 3-4 times a night until eventually she would end up in our bed (3-4am). It also took 1-1.5hrs for her bedtime routine from shower to sleeping every night, which would take one of us out for that whole time, making every night a mission.

After researching on YouTube, reading blogs, and just wishing things would be better, we tried various techniques to have her settle faster, by herself, without tears, without headlocks, or without protesting, but she kept just ending up in our bed either out of exhaustion and/ or just not knowing if we were doing the right thing.

In comes Mary Poppins (Jen, our gentle sleep specialist) floating down with her umbrella. After our initial consultation, we knew straight away we were in the right place, but we still could not imagine our little girl settling by herself. It all seemed like such an impossible task.

Jen gave us a detailed structure of what to expect, gave us strict instructions on what to do and how long it would take. I geared myself up and went to war. The first few nights went surprisingly well, then the next stage was absolutely brutal, enough to make a grown man cry. It was the moment where Neo got shot by Agent Smith in the Matrix before he reached the phone. We all thought it was game over. Morpheus Jen assured us that this was absolutely normal otherwise we would have raised the white flag after the first night of ‘regression’..

She was right. It took a few more nights of battling in the trenches, but with Jens guidance, we eventually made our way out, and like Neo, we rose from the dead and were all of a sudden freed to the other side.

Fast forward 3 weeks and our little girl is now going to sleep herself (I can just say goodnight and walk out of the room), and when she wakes at night, she settles herself without us even getting out of the bed! This is the dream. Thank you so much Jen, and we recommend your gentle sleep specialist services 100%. To anyone who is on the fence, do yourself a favour and get your time and sleep back. It’s worth every cent.

To quote the late Muhammad Ali: gen“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Now I hold the belt.

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Terms & Conditions

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.

  • I agree to check with my healthcare provider/doctor if my baby has any medical conditions, which prevent them from being trained safely.
  • I agree to follow safe sleeping practices in line with SIDS recommendations (
  • I agree to disclose any medical conditions to Jennifer, which my baby has or has had previously.
  • I understand that my customised baby sleep program is meant for my baby only and should not be shared with a third party. I acknowledge the information might not be suitable for another baby.
  • Any changes I make to my baby’s sleeping or eating arrangements are my decision and Jennifer will only make suggestions for change, of which I am responsible for choosing to implement.
  • It is my responsibility to contact Jennifer for my follow up support and send the sleep log information through to be assessed for feedback as frequently as suggested.


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. 

Doctor’s appointment
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.

By checking this Agreement, you agree to the terms and conditions detailed within.