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 & Toddler Sleep Consultant

Baby not sleeping? Can you imagine waking up after 11 hours of uninterrupted blissful sleep? I have the solution to your baby sleep problems. My exclusive baby sleep 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 29 years and for 19 of those years, I’ve been teaching baby sleep as a Child & Family Health Nurse/Baby Whisperer.

What Our Holistic Approach to Baby Sleep Delivers

What Nurture Parenting Delivers:

Baby Sleep Help

Nurture Parenting’s exclusive methods for baby sleep, tried and tested over 19 years, have brought peace and a good nights sleep to families just like yours.

What Nurture Parenting Delivers:

Post Natal Support

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

What Nurture Parenting Delivers:

Toddler behaviour support

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


For several years, Karen has been providing assistance for families to help their babies self settle. Our baby sleep training program combined with a holistic approach is instrumental in restoring a restful nights to many families.

We were absolutely broken and wrecked until Karen completely turned our life, health and well being around – most importantly she changed our baby’s life too!  We enlisted Karen when our bub was 12 months old, my only regret is that we didn’t seek her help sooner


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

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12 Signs That You Have an Overtired Baby

Most parents will agree that taking care of a baby isn’t an easy task. But it is also important to know that it gets more challenging when dealing with an overtired baby. Overtiredness means that your baby’s body is past the point of being ready for sleep. During this...

What an amazing baby sleep turnaround!

There are several different sleep training methods you can use with most of the age groups. Sleep training is not and should not be a one size fits all. It's finding the right one for you and your baby. Temperament comes into this decision and choice in a big way. In...

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns

As a parent, you have probably experienced waking up in the middle of the night to soothe your baby and get him back to sleep. And while you can sleep continuously, you should know that your newborn is likely to have short naps and several waking periods throughout...

Terrible Toddler sleep – Eli’s story about her son Brendan

Sleep Success with my son Brendan 16mths – 2.5 yrs old. My son Brendan has always been a terrible sleeper. From the day we brought him home from the hospital we did what many new mums do with a first born baby, we rocked him to sleep, feed him to sleep, sang songs...

From terrible to terrific after sleep training

When you've reached desperation  Parents don't contact me when they are just a little bit tired. They contact me when they feel completely broken and have nothing left. These were not first-time parents either. Both mum and dad had children from their first marriages...

How your newborn baby tells you they need a milk feed?

A baby will tell you they want a feed by their body language. It's important to properly observe your baby to avoid missing early and mid sleep cues. Once you miss those early cues your baby can get beyond hunger and become hysterical very quickly. Newborns are very...

Non-nutritive breast feeding and baby sleep regressions

The sleep regression I hear the phrase 'my baby has a sleep regression' mentioned a lot and I'm going to explore this little hot potato. Breastfeeding your baby to sleep after 4-months of age is the most likely culprit. As a midwife, I totally support breastfeeding....