Baby Sleep Expert
Welcome. It’s so easy to get help and advice via my website, just explore and you can learn more about what I offer.
The eldest of six children, so I grew up in a home where it seemed that there were always babies and young children around.
I provide a personal consultancy service by phone, video call or home visit, offering help, and advice with newborns, growing babies, toddlers and young children.
Maternity & Nanny Agency
A small, bespoke agency run by Rachel and Lucy offering a uniquely friendly, personal and professional service. Our aim is always to find the perfect match.
The author of three practical, down-to-earth books, which utilise my experience as a baby care expert and baby sleep expert.
Spend the day with me, one of the world’s leading childcare experts, at one of my ante-natal courses.
Baby Sleep Expert
Having children doesn't have to be stressful
I’m a mother and a grandmother with over forty years experience as a baby sleep expert, maternity nurse, child-care expert, parental adviser and author. As a baby sleep expert, I get to fulfil my passion of helping parents to look after their babies and young children. I provide a Consultancy and Maternity Nurse & Nanny Agency 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
Queen Elizabeth II
What an amazing lady our late Queen Elizabeth II was. She’d served our nation tirelessly with dedication and dignity. What an example she was to us all, bringing peace where she could, always a deep interest in others and moving with the times, never fazed by changing events. She had a deep Christian faith which came over so well in her Christmas Day broadcasts, and I’m sure her faith in Jesus Christ upheld her and kept her over the long years of her reign. She had a great love for her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren . I feel very honoured to have met her several times during my working life and had huge respect for her. May we try and follow her example as we go about our daily lives. She will be greatly missed.
Some of the best tips from Rachel
Hello January! As we embrace the fresh start of the year, many of us are diving back into routines and setting our sights on New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s exploring a new hobby, finding the perfect baby essentials, establishing a well-being routine, or pursuing fitness goals, we’re all earnestly striving to bring positive changes into[…]
Many parents ask me “should I feed my baby on demand or is it better to have a flexible routine?” Maybe we can look at both and then you can decide what works for you. If you are breastfeeding then you will demand feed anyway to begin with to encourage your milk supply for your[…]
Managing Babies’ and Children’s Sleep During the Festive Season: Tips for Keeping Routines Amidst Holiday Cheer
This time of the year, in the run up to Christmas, is so busy for most of us, especially when you have babies and young children. It’s such a lovely time when families often get together – grandparents travelling to stay with their grown up children and their family, or young families going to stay[…]
Introducing solid food to your baby can be a minefield as there is so much conflicting advice to listen to! In recent years we have seen Baby led Weaning become very popular and many babies are weaned this way. Personally I prefer what many of us have done for years which works very well, so[…]
Many people who breast feed ask me “when can I introduce my baby to a bottle”. It’s a very good idea to introduce a bottle when baby is about two to three weeks old. This can be just one bottle a day of expressed breast milk. This means that daddy can give a bottle feed[…]
You may feel completely overwhelmed due to your delivery or just total exhaustion, or just coming home with your new precious baby. Don’t worry its perfectly normal to feel like this, and it will pass. However you may feel euphoric and feel you can cope with whatever…….but do remember that emotions can be all over[…]
Having a first baby is a big milestone in our lives as none of us know what to expect. Some prospective parents are very clear how they want to parent whereas others don’t know at all, either way is fine. Many of us have an idea but it changes once baby is born!Here are Some[…]
Rachel joins Eamonn and Ruth to talk about her controversial methods, why babies should be left to cry and how she helped Gwyneth Paltrow get a good night’s sleep. Do you need help with your little one? Head over to the consultancy page to view prices, and book a call.