Hi! my name is Chantal Murphy and I am a qualified baby & child sleep consultant based on the Gold Coast, as well as a stay at home mother of two.
I decided to become a baby sleep consultant due to my own personal experience. I also have a passion for helping parents to teach their children the skills they need for healthy sleep habits.
Whilst I was pregnant with my first child I found there to be a lot of information, advice and support out there for mums to be. However once my bundle of joy was born I was sent home with only the necessary follow up and weigh in appointments, which only lasted the first few weeks after the birth, from then on I was on my own.
I found the first few weeks to be relatively straight forward, I was still on a high and wanted to show the world what I had produced!, apart from the odd restless day and night I managed quite well.
THEN came 3 months and the the 40 minute sleep cycles…..
I went from having a baby that slept for a couple of hours at a time to now only sleeping for 40 minute cycles day and night. I tried everything possible including reading books, searching the internet, calling all the hot-lines, speaking to naturopaths, GPs, pediatricians, lactation consultants etc, you name it – I tried it.
After 8 weeks of no sleep I resorted to finding a Sleep Consultant and it was the best investment I ever made. What she taught me and my baby changed our lives forever. I then went on and used that knowledge successfully for my second child. Using those skills I was able to achieve a predictable routine with longer day naps and by 12 weeks old he was capable of sleeping through the night!
After nearly 6 years, I am proud to say that both my children sleep 12 hours at night!. Until having children I never knew sleeping was a skill that you need to learn and by teaching your baby to self settle and sleep through the night you’re not only helping yourself, but your also giving your children a skill that they will use for life.