Hi I’m Laura Kate Hirst, I am a Certified Sleep Consultant. I am based in the Peak District in Derbyshire however I can work with clients anywhere in the world.
I am passionate about enabling better sleep for families to ensure parents and their little ones are well rested, benefit from both improved well-being and health and enjoy their precious time together.
After trying to start a family for over 10 years my partner and I decided to undergo ICSI (a form of IVF). We were blessed with our beautiful son in February 2020 just before the first Covid lockdown began. We were happy in our little love bubble and coped surprisingly well as new parents despite a lack of support available to us, like so many others!
I am currently studying for my Child Pyschology diploma in order to add further knowledge to assist families. I also have my diploma in Holistic health and a keen interest in sleep and how the brain works. I wanted to incorporate this knowledge and passion together, so I could advise and empower other parents and support them in helping their little ones grow healthy and happy. Sleep isn’t a luxury, it is a biological need. Lack of sleep causes so many emotional and physical issues, it’s no wonder we can all find ourselves feeling irritable when we are tired as it’s harder to regulate our emotions when we are exhausted.
My son suffered with reflux for the first few months but by 6 months old he was able to Self settle and slept through the night. It was once I’d gone back to work and he was in childcare that he suddenly started getting very upset when I left the room after putting him down to sleep. I’d spend hours lay on the floor by his cot with him holding my hand through the bars! I was uncomfortable, resentful that I wanted just an hour of my evening for myself and worried what could be wrong with him and why would he not just go to sleep like he used to be able to.
That’s when I was furloughed and finally made redundant from work so I bit the bullet and enrolled with the Sleep Nanny Accademy. I have loved the training, getting amazing results for my families I worked probono with and now my son waves us off and happily goes up to bed. Having that consistency each day is such a relief! I can plan my days more and he still gets the sleep he needs as he grows up.
Happy baby = happy parents 😃
Being able to fall asleep independently and stay asleep is a life skill we can teach our children in a holistic and nurturing way. I would love to help you and your family on your journey to better sleep together. I create bespoke sleep plans that are tailored to your child’s age and temperament, whilst taking into consideration your family dynamics and lifestyle.
If you would now like a free 20-30 min call to discuss your child’s sleep challenges and learn what we can do to move past them with my guidance, empathy and experience then book a discovery call with me and we can create a sleep plan that’s right for you.