I’m a mother and a grandmother with over forty years experience as a maternity nurse, child-care expert, baby sleep expert, parental adviser and author. Helping parents to look after their babies and young children is my passion and I provide a Consultancy and Maternity Nurse Service offering help and advice with newborns, growing babies and toddlers. I am a huge advocate of creating a flexible, loving routine and have seen this method work very successfully for many years with my clients’ babies as well as with my own children and grandchildren.
Click on the Consultancy page to find out more about the different levels of help and advice I can provide; from the basic level of email help and telephone calls to a 24-hour maternity nurse.
And as a quick-fix - read my top tips for babies and toddlers below – and remember - as a parent you’re doing the most valuable and important job you will ever do in bringing up your children. Don’t underestimate the value of your time, love and care in helping your child to be secure in an ever-changing world.
Love, Rachel xx
Top Ten Tips for You and Your Baby
Top Ten Tips for You and Your Toddler
It’s so easy to get help and advice via my website, just explore and you can learn more about what I offer. Many of the enquiries I get from parents are sleep-related and I am fortunate that after so many years of experience working with babies and young children I have developed a reputation as a baby sleep expert. Having plenty of uninterrupted sleep for both baby and parents is crucial. With enough sleep most things seem possible but without enough it's a very different story!
Praise For Rachel
"Rachel’s flexible yet structured routine was just the thing for our daughter…Rachel’s advice on everything from breastfeeding to parenting was invaluable."
"When I was a brand new mother, I was overwhelmed! Rachel has a calmness, and knowledge about babies and children, that not only helped me soothe and ease the journey for me son, but also for me! Her tips and advice are invaluable."
The wisest book about families I have ever read.”
"Rachel is like a calming fairy godmother who brings clarity, happiness and calm to a home seriously lacking in all those things. She provides an unwavering support both in person, on the phone or by email, and I never felt any scrap of judgement on her part. She gives practical advice, and you have real confidence in what she says. Her help as had a life changing impact on myself, my children and my husband. Rachel is, without doubt, superb at what she does."
“May well be seen as the most sensible book ever written on
"My daughters are very grateful for the comfort they have already found in Rachel's calm and sensible advice through her very 'readable' and enjoyable book."
"Ethan sleeps through from 7pm until 6.15am now without a peep. I'm so grateful, thank you. I feel strong and in control for the first time in 5 years!!! "
"Rachel Waddilove offers essential advice on the toddler years, on everything from potty training to the all-important sleep!"
"A refreshingly realistic guide to raising toddlers."
"I was so lucky to find Rachel who is the most fantastic baby sleep expert. She helped me so much with her calm and sensible approach. Within a week William was sleeping through the night and since then we haven’t looked back! She restored my sanity and we now all feel refreshed in the mornings after a great night’s sleep! "