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.

We deliver:

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.

We deliver:

Post Natal Support

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

We deliver:

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.

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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

Each week we share useful parenting news, tips, recipes, stories and more

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....

The safety of travel cots is under review by CHOICE

Portable Travel Cots Choice, the independent, unbiased Australian consumer reviewer, has done a recent very thorough assessment of the safety or otherwise of portable travel cots and it's been concerningly enlightening. Many parents go away on holidays and rely on...

Lucy was always crying and wouldn’t sleep

Lucy, Rachel and Tom’s Story Just after the clock ticked over, on the first of January our little baby Lucy came into the world. She was a beautiful and determined little spirit, our first baby. We were enamoured by her and spent our early weeks in a sleep-deprived...

Never give up on helping your toddler get a good nights sleep

So many parents accept poor quality sleep for their children and they think that nothing can be done. I'm a big believer that a lot can be done and I never give up on any case, no matter how hard. Ellen and me have been in touch working on Owen's sleep for quite some...

Tricky baby no 3 and a gentle approach to sleep training

It was literally a chance meeting over the radio airwaves that sent this mummy my way and I've loved helping her and her cute little baby, Angus. Such a gorgeous cheeky smile 🙂 Here is mum's story When I was expecting Baby #3, I promised myself I would NOT fall into...

French toast for your 6 month baby to toddler

One of the MOST DELISH breakfasts for your baby is French Toast made with Brioche and fresh cream - Yummo! French toast is a dish made of bread soaked in eggs and milk or cream, then fried. Alternative names and variants include eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast,...