Hi! I'm Heidi, mother of two, professional baby & toddler sleep consultant,
breastfeeding counselor, award-wining author and founder of this site.
is a quick about me and about how I came to writing these pages. Refer
to my story for a more detailed version of my journey on the bumpy sleep
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
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? ...
I was so intrigued by this thing
, even more when I learned that not all is
known and understood.
Reading along in books and articles, I discovered many things that a
also found out that simple questions like why do we sleep?
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
We started out as so many new parents I guess: not knowing what
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
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
sleep has not magically turned my babies into ideal sleepers.
But along the way I did use a lot of that theory
combined it with valuable ideas from my own mom, friend-moms and
I always noted things down in little notebooks and diaries and that
has became my little box of sleep tips & techniques
I would often turn to it when a
friend had a sleeping issue with their babies too and have been
developing and expanding my approach ever since, adding to and updating
my little box
all the time as I meet and help more and more families.
Other moms' reactions made me realize that these little notes I took
and the advice I gave,
could actually help many others too. Hence this website of course, my
way of trying to reach out and help as many you out there as possible.
Since 2003, I've also been volunteering as a certified
visiting these pages. I would love to hear from you, so please
say hello or leave a comment or suggestion (use any "Contact" link on this page).
You can also readmore about me in my story