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About Me

Hi there I'm Heidi, mother of two, professional baby sleep consultant, certified breastfeeding counselor, award-wining author and founder of this site. 

This page is a quick about me and about how I came to writing these pages. Refer to my full story for a more detailed version of my journey on the bumpy sleep parenting road.

MeYes, it's just me, not a company selling baby products.

I'm a fellow mother, researched and trained into sleep consultant and passionate about helping you with the right baby sleep advice.

I enjoy talking and advising about sleep and babies more than about myself, but here's just a bit, so you know who's talking ...

About me and sleep

Long before I started researching the science of sleep, for as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination for sleep.

As a little girl of course I was curious about dreams. How come I had a dream about that, does it mean something?

Then later why do we dream at all? Then how do we sleep? Can I observe my own sleep patterns? Why do we sleep? ...Me and baby in sling

I was so intrigued by this thing called sleep, even more when I learned that not all is known and understood. 

Reading along in books and articles, I discovered many things that are known.

But I also found out that simple questions like why do we sleep? do not have a definitive answer.

About me and babies

Growing up I studied physics, but always kept my interest in sleep. My PhD degree allowed me to keep current with sleep research from a scientific point of view.

Then I had kids. And two lovely ones too ... That's me in the picture hiding behind my baby girl sleeping ...

We started out as so many new parents I guess: not knowing whatMe and my baby girl sleeping to expect and often unsure of how to do things right. But with an immense love for this little wonder called baby.

From the first night as a parent, you start valuing sleep quite a bit more than you used to.

And you realize how sleep, baby's and yours, can rule your life ...

It would be nice to be able to say so, but no, my knowledge about sleep has not magically turned my babies into ideal sleepers.

But along the way I did use a lot of that theory, and combined it with valuable ideas from my own mom, friend-moms and my instincts.

I always noted things down in little notebooks and diaries and that become my little box of sleep tricks. I would often turn to it when a friend had a sleeping issue with their babies too.

In the past few years, I've been volunteering as a certified breastfeeding counselor. More often than not, sleep is an important part of the advice I end up giving along with the breastfeeding help.

About me and this site

Other moms' reactions made me realize that these little notes I took and the advice I gave, could actually be interesting to others, and help them.

I thought a website would be the best way to reach many parents around the globe. I had created three small sites for totally different projects before and I quite liked it. But I never had the tools to make a real, working and above all visitor-friendly website.

And then ... I found Site Build It! As skeptic as I was at first, is how enthusiastic I am now.
They give you all you need to know and the tools to build a real serious website, whether it is for fun or business, or to share information like I wanted to do.

I tried it out for free (30-day trial period), and was hooked from day one.

Anyway, if you want to find out more, you can read on here.

Thank you
for visiting these pages. I would love to hear from you, so you are very welcome to leave a comment or suggestion in the message box below.

You can read my full personal story  here.


About name

Heidi Holvoet