Children who don't "Sleep Through Dawn"
by Dawn Kelly
Spring/Summer Guide to Sleep
by Dawn Kelly
Dawn’s been Prima Baby magazine’s expert health visitor for almost a decade, and has seen almost every aspect of child health, development, psychology and parenting. She has a special interest in child sleep training.
As a health visitor you are able to ask me a whole range of questions about your baby/child's health and development.
I’m also a qualified sleep consultant for babies and children aged 4 months to 12 years.
Dawn not only provides you with a bespoke plan but also offers support throughout the whole process with follow-up telephone calls for several weeks, if required.
Dawn Kelly (RGN, RSCN, BSc, PGDipHV, PGDipEd, RNT, PGDipRes)
I run a successful sleep consultancy based near Manchester - 'Sleep Through Dawn'. However, I have clients all over the UK and as far fetched as Australia & Tunisia through the use of skype.
My sleep strategies and techniques are sympathetic and child-centred. I consider your individual family needs, parenting style and expectations. Each family differs in its beliefs, lifestyle and culture so support and advice is geared towards a family's preferences. There are many, many solutions to choose from, so please do not think that we have to rely on controlled crying!
I use well-recognised solutions from sleep medicine and child psychology research that are combined to give you a tailor made plan that considers your child's history, personality and development stage plus your expectations and family dynamics. Children, families and homes differ so much that I need to fully appreciate your particular circumstances in order to give you advice that will work. So during your consultation I will ask a number of questions so that I can fully understand your individual needs and then provide solutions that will suit you.
With a background in health visiting, paediatric nursing, and lecturing, I have 24 years’ experience of child health, development, psychology and parenting skills. I also have three young children who have put all my theories (and me) to the test!!
I have been Prima Baby magazine’s Health Visitor for almost a decade, answering parental concerns on a huge variety of topics, including sleep training. I have appeared on television in StyleTV’s ‘Baby Squad’ programme, helping a number of families troubleshoot chronic problems concerning sleep, feeding, and preparing for birth.
I currently write articles for the parents' page on CBeebies website providing information and tips on child & baby development.
I have been a professional expert advisor for various campaigns and ventures for a multitude of companies such as Calpol, Hipp Organix, Karvol, Bonjela, Metanium, Colief, Huggies and Discovery Channel. I also frequently respond to listeners’ questions on both national and local radio.
As well as running my successful sleep consultancy providing sleep training, I continue to work as an independent Health Visitor and so can also advise on matters such as:
* potty training
* breast & bottle feeding
* establishing workable routines
* feeding & weaning
I look forward to hearing from you!
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