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As the sun rises earlier, so do our kids. And if you’re right in the midst of babydom, those early morning cries can mark the start of yet another day/night cycle of broken sleep, pacing the floor with a crying baby, and tiptoeing out of the nursery only to have your little one stir as soon as you cross the doorway. A new online program by Brisbane-based ‘Baby Whisperer’ Katie Forsythe could be just the ticket to a solid sleep for the whole family.

Designed specifically for babes aged six months through to toddlers, the Baby Sleep Project is an Australian first, offering practical advice for parents of kids who just won’t sleep. Catering for children who have regressed in their sleep routines – or have never had consistent sleeping patterns – the program offers a money-back guarantee. Seriously.

Sleep expert Katie Forsythe says, “One in three consultations I would attend would be to rectify the sleep of a toddler. The Baby Sleep Project offers straight-forward advice and techniques including adjusting nutrition, sleep environment and length of wakeful periods. The techniques in the program offer guidance for parents who are finding it difficult to function in their daily lives because they can’t get their children to sleep.”

Sleep deprivation can be linked to depression, anxiety, obesity and diabetes not to mention the ‘baby-brain’ that can continue long into toddlerdom, thanks to lack of sleep and the energy drain that accompanies those sleepless nights.

Working with Olympic Gold Medalist Libby Trickett, Katie says, “Libby’s daughter was waking every 45 minutes and leaving her parents exhausted. After spending some time with her daughter Poppy, we implemented techniques that had her sleeping better within the week.”

Following rave reviews from Aussie clients, Katie developed the Baby Sleep Project as an online resource to support families around the globe, all desperate for tips and tricks to help ease their babies to sleep.

An easy-to-digest combo of instructional video and downloadable e-books, the Baby Sleep Project promises to get families back to bed without crying it out, overwhelming wads of information or clinical specialists without a true understanding of the ‘real’ kid world. Katie is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant and Regional Director of the International Association of Professional Sleep Consultants – and a mum of three. She gets it. If endless waking or routine regression is killing your sleep, perhaps you should get this too.

And for mums and dads who want in-person, in-depth info on getting their little one to sleep, check out the Baby Sleep Co workshop in Brisbane next month.

Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.