Why Sleep Should Be Everyone’s Priority



Your baby needs sleep even more than we do (and we need it a lot!). All kinds of incredible things are happening to your baby when they are asleep. It’s impossible to mention all the amazing things the body is doing whilst sleeping (and the importance of REM sleep in particular). Mood, concentration, emotional wellbeing, memories, stress, the brain, immune system and the heart are just some of the things that benefit immensely from good sleep. This is why it’s important to push sleep up the agenda and prioritise it.

“Sleep services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood” - Dr. Merrill Mitler (Sleep Expert and Neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health)

Getting enough good sleep is an essential part of looking after your health, no less than exercising and eating well. No one is saying you shouldn’t expect your sleep to be disturbed when you have a baby. We all know how children cause parents to lose some sleep, and much of the time, a lot of sleep. However, it’s a myth to say that parents have to unduly suffer with lack of sleep just because they have a child. If your baby’s not sleeping well, you can address it. It’s not selfish, it’s not unnatural or unrealistic... it’s necessary and hugely beneficial. There’s no reason not to have a healthy sleep routine to give your child and your entire family the sleep they deserve.

About Me



I know how it feels to be exhausted and at breaking point because your baby won’t sleep. I’ve been there myself and the good news is, it’s quicker and easier than you think to solve.

I’m Vicky, Mum to Oscar and twins Lily and Leo. My first son, Oscar, was a terrible sleeper from the beginning; he would wake excessively in the night and would need to be fed or rocked back to sleep each time. I couldn’t get him onto a routine and my husband and I were exhausted. Oscar was exhausted too and very grumpy. I read all the books and listened to all sorts of advice, but I just felt like a bit of a failure. Something had to change.

A friend suggested (or should I say insisted!) that we speak to a Sleep Sense™ Consultant. I have to say I was reluctant at first, but I was so pleased I did; it honestly changed our lives. It was amazing! It only took a few days for Oscar to be on a great routine and sleeping 12 hours at night. He became a happier baby too. It felt like a miracle!

Of course, then my friends and family asked me to help them with their children’s sleep which led me to read more into the complexities of sleep. I soon trained under Dana Obleman, author of the Sleep Sense™ Program, to become a Certified Sleep Consultant.

Now, I’m lucky to be able to help families get the sleep they need.

If you’d like to have a free introductory chat about how I can help you, get in touch:


+44 (0)738 853 7806
vicky@vickymilbournsleepconsultant.com
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The Approach



My approach is based on the belief that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children.

My method accommodates different parenting styles and centres around supporting parents in giving their child independent sleep skills. The result being that baby/child takes nice naps in the day, settles independently for their sleep and sleeps through the night, when old enough. It’s remarkable how quickly this transformation happens once on the right routine. You’ll always be fully supported and have my expertise on hand!

What to expect:

I always start off with a free initial consultation to discuss your child and explain how I will help

I then understand everything there is to know about your baby/child including their day and night time sleeping and feeding habits

I use this information to create a routine specific to your child and an easy-to-follow, step by step plan. All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do, so I encourage you to use your knowledge to customise the plan

We’ll then begin the plan! We will speak, email and message throughout the program and I’ll review progress on the way and make tweaks if necessary. You will always be fully supported.

At the end of the program, I’ll provide you with a ‘next steps toolkit’ which includes helpful information such as nap/routine transitions as your child grows, travel tips and dealing with illness

Happy parents and a happy little one is my goal


A little note about crying:

Since people always ask me about whether my program involves “crying it out,” I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here.

Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. Your baby will probably be used to falling asleep in a certain way, and if we change that, there may be some crying. I’m always sure to tell parents that my program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.

Please understand that I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason that The Sleep Sense™ Program is so effective is that it allows you to develop a plan that you feel comfortable with.


If you’d like to have a free introductory chat
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