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Exhausted? Need to get everyone sleeping better in your house? Sleep School has expert support and resources to help you tackle the sleep challenges that are keeping your kids (and you!) up at night. 

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Meet the Sleep School experts

Linda Steadman

Linda Steadman

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Linda Steadman is an experienced midwife who has worked in hospitals, private clinics, corporate and home environments. Linda has been supporting and assisting families for more than 20 years with…

Simone Mayze

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Simone Mayze is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and founder of Mamma’s Milk. Simone believes that mums and babies need a personalised approach to baby care…

Hannah Wallace

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Hannah is an experienced and holistic baby and child Certified Sleep Consultant (Baby Sleep Consultants NZ). She is also a Registered Nurse with experience in maternity, neo-natal intensive care, special care…

Keren Sharon

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Keren is a Registered Midwife and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBLC). She has a passion for postnatal, newborn and baby care with extensive experience in breastfeeding support. She is also…

Chris Minogue

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Chris is a much-loved mothercraft nurse with over 30 years of experience in providing care and support for parents of newborns, infants and toddlers. Chris appears regularly on Helpline on…

Jo Ryan

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Jo is focused on understanding the best approach to suit you with an emphasis on gentle, practical solutions to create a better experience for your whole family. Jo worked as…

Karina Lane

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Karina is a mum of four, postnatal doula, parenting educator, psychology graduate and parenting coach. She has helped hundreds of mums and dads resolve their sleep issues and enjoy parenting…

Sleep school is right for you, if:

  • You want tools designed specifically to help your little ones sleep better
  • You want to choose the level of support you need
  • You want easy-to-use guides and tip sheets for routines that work
  • You want to take the great first step to equip yourself with the knowledge to help your newborn to 4-year-old get better sleep. 

Choose the level of support you need:

Level 1.  Routine sleep guides and fact sheets that are age-appropriate for your child age 0-12 months.

Level 2. The BabyBliss Sleep Support program by Jo Ryan will teach you how to help your baby sleep better, to understand your baby’s cries, learn a failsafe settling technique, routines for 0-12- month-olds, and more.

Level 3. A one-on-one expert sleep video consultation with the expert of your choice, where you can have your individual situation addressed with tailor-made solutions for your family’s sleep needs, for children from 0-4 yrs. 

How do I know how to choose the right level or expert for me?

You can review all of our sleep experts’ bios here.  You can also call, email or live chat with our team to get a better understanding of your needs, and we’ll help match you to the right expert.

How does a consultation work?

After booking a session with one of our experienced experts, you will be sent an email with a confirmation of your booking and the details of your video conference. At the same time, the details you provided about you and your child/ren will be sent to your chosen expert.

During your video session, our expert will get to know your family, your current routine, answer questions and provide advice. At the end of your session, both you and the expert will set out a plan to help with your ongoing parenting journey.

After your video conference, you will be sent an email with a link to your video and a password to access this. You will have 3 weeks of unlimited access to your video. For more info, check out the video here.

Can I get help without using the ‘cry-it-out’ method?

Our BabyBliss program teaches you how to help your baby sleep WITHOUT the need for cry-it-out techniques. And our experts will work with you to find solutions to suit your preferred approach. They focus on gentle sleep and settling techniques that suit your parenting style, so we can easily match you with a practical solution that will not require any cry-it-out.

Explore our sleep programs

BabyBliss Sleep Support

AUD $99.00

Dealing with a tiny catnapper, frequent waking all night long, or a feed-to-sleeper?

You need the BabyBliss Sleep Support Program. Created by sleep expert, Jo Ryan, this step-by-step program teaches parents gentle, responsive methods to help your baby sleep better.

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Reviews from happy families

“The session was lovely – relaxed yet professional and very informative. Jo listened to my concerns and story, and the plan suggested was well explained. Thank you Jo! We are more confident we can handle our baby’s sleep because of you.”

– Erell

“Karina was lovely and took the time to understand our sleep situation, and with this information provided some simple steps for our family to implement.”

– Alice

“Chris was so knowledgeable and kind, and helped us so much to work through a tricky sleep period with our toddler while I was tired and pregnant. No question was too silly and no situation too tough … We say that she is like our guardian angel and we wish we had her for our first!”

– Katie D

More Expert Services

Lactation Clinic

Book a one-on-one session with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to identify and address all your feeding issues. Your consultant can help to resolve common feeding concerns including latching, painful feeding and low milk production.

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Toddler Room

Book a one-on-one video consultation with a behaviour expert to address your toddler challenges. Your expert will help you develop strategies to guide your toddler, and give advice on common toddler sticking points, including tantrums, fussy eating and toilet training.

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Parent Coach

Explore what kind of parent you want to be with our parenting coaching service and our experts will help you develop the strategies and systems to get there. Book a one-on-one session to work on a specific issue or develop a broader plan for you and your family.

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