Laura Gaskell: BA Hons, PGCE, Licensed Sleep Nanny, Dip. Advanced Child Psychology, Dip. Autism, AfN Infant Nutrition
My name is Laura Gaskell and I am the owner of Babbaboo Sleep and associate of The Sleep Nanny. My aim is to ‘educate and empower parents for better sleep.’
Working in education for over 8 years I have extensive experience of working and educating children with special educational needs and working with and supporting parents.
Becoming a Mum has not just highlighted the challenges of parenting but has given me experiences that at times have been overwhelming, lonely and searching the internet for help. This has been the foundation for me to want to provide advice, guidance and invaluable support for families that are experiencing similar feelings. The internet is a fantastic tool and provides so much information but too often it is conflicting and can cause more added stress, contradictive answers and sadly, more worry.
Sleep is a healer and continual disturbed sleep makes parenting much more difficult and makes children and babies irritable, upset and over-tired. Sadly, many parents lie about their child’s sleeping habits ‘my child sleeps through’ when actually they don’t. Why are we embarrassed by this?! I aim to banish sleep disturbances in children as a taboo subject and reassure parents that at some point a LOT of babies and children struggle with sleep and I want to educate and provide parents with the knowledge and confidence to get their child back on track with their sleeping habits. Every child is capable of learning to fall asleep and it is underestimated how many children need help in learning to do this, it is a life skill and it does not just happen – that is where I will lead you through a bespoke plan and guide you through your sleep training.
Babbaboo is a sleep consultancy that delivers a range of calm and holistic solutions to help families overcome one of the most challenging and lonely issues of parenting – sleep! An associate of The Sleep Nanny I am fully trained and all of my plans are based on research of child psychology. My methods and approaches are individual to each family and will provide personable and supportive advice and guidance that will look at the child’s behaviours and routines.
I have first-hand experience of sleep deprivation and a child with a cow’s milk allergy; two things that are extremely stressful for both Mum and child.
Babbaboo sleep packages are bespoke to each individual family. I provide insight into the problems around your child’s sleep and solutions that are gentle and most importantly, successful! I believe a child needs to feel happy and safe in order to sleep well. I can look at your child’s routine considering things such as feeding, developmental milestones and temperament in order to tailor a sleep plan that will work for you.
My job is to coach you, to allow you to feel confident enough to deliver a training programme that will work for you and your child. Too often, we blame ourselves for poor sleeping habits and this really shocks and upsets me, as parents we do the very best to care for our children and blame should not come into this. It is great that you recognise the need for improving your child’s sleep and with my help you can do it!
Consultations can be carried out via video, phone or e-mail. Contact me for a FREE 15 minute consultation. Contact: 07732425436
The Babbaboo Sleep full comprehensive plan (18 weeks-6 years)
The Babbaboo Sleep Exclusive (18 weeks-6 years)
What Parents Say
First time Mum, 5am start to the day..!
As 1st time mum at 39yrs I focused on the stories of horrific sleepless nights so dreaded the first years!!! Sía (our daughter) came along and slept 12 happy hours a night from 10 weeks old….. Happy parents hey!?! On her 1st birthday because ill for 6weeks consequently throwing any sleep pattern well out of the window. Our working lives were thrown upside down and subconsciously accustomed to sleep. Eventually we came across Laura Sleep Nanny, whom we warmed to straight away. Immediately she put words into practice with Sía with a very simple plan. My husband and I got to work straight away and were advised it may take a little time. However it worked!!!! It worked within 48 hours we were flabbergasted!!! Laura supported us even through the times everything ran smooth she still supported us and was extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout. Life has turned around for both us and our daughter, Sía enjoys her days more eats more and above all gives mummy and daddy the lost joy ever again… We have our routine and our lives back….. THANK YOU X
Sarah and Sía
22 month old - horrible sleeper!
My 22 month old has always been a horrible sleeper. We have tried all sorts of things to help, not knowing how long to persevere or whether we were even doing the right things. We often ended up giving up due to sheer exhaustion. With a new baby on the scene though, we decided to seek professional help. Laura provided us with a clear plan tailored to our family situation, and demonstrated great knowledge of the science behind children’s sleep, leaving us comfortable that, though it would be tough, this was a plan we could stick to. It was a very difficult few weeks, and we can’t yet say we have a perfect sleeper; but Aria’s sleep has vastly improved, both in the length of time she will stay in bed, and our ability to resettle her with ease during the night. The amount of night wakings has has also reduced greatly. I’m so pleased to see Aria’s quality of sleep getting better, and am thankful to Laura for her knowledge and support. She genuinely cared about helping us to reach our goals. Thank you Laura!
Emma and Aria
I could not continue without sleep any longer
We both work full time and were suffering from sleep deprivation. Our daughter, Rachel, was waking every 2 to 3 hours at 14 months of age and we reached a point where we just could not continue any more. Laura’s hints and tips came at the right time. She took our situation into account, listened to a typical daily routine, and devised a plan to suits our day. We decided to implement a suggestion on completely getting rid of the night breastfeed on the first night following the consultation. Laura gave advice on how to teach Rachel to self settle and by the third night Rachel was a different girl in terms of going to sleep. It has been hard work but it has been so worth it as after four weeks it is rare if she doesn’t sleep through. Laura has been instrumental in making this happen giving us so much support and encouragement. We now have our lives back and we can enjoy time together as a family which is all thanks to Laura and her wonderful advice.
Sarah and Rachel