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“In this gentle approach the baby is from the beginning seen as a person who communicates about his or her feelings. I think that parents will intuitively feel this approach makes sense to them, and they will feel more connected to their baby. The approach is tailored to each individual baby and supports the baby within the relationship, so that the parent-infant relationship is strengthened. The DVD show the graded responses used that respect the baby’s sense of competence and to get to know him or herself better. As parent and baby come to feel much calmer, they would enjoy each other, and the world more. I would recommend this approach to parents who have struggled to help their baby sleep.“A/Prof Frances Thomson Salo, Consultant Infant Mental Health Clinician, Royal Women’s Hospital Senior Child Psychotherapist Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
“Safe Sleep Space is a welcome approach to the often exhausting and despairing situation faced by many parents of young babies. Helen Stevens’ extensive experience, from her hands-on service to families, has enabled her to present this approach in easy to understand and implement style. The importance of understanding the baby’s emotional response, and the best approach that respects this, ensures a responsive parenting style that will feel right for parents working through the struggle with helping their baby lean to settle to sleep well.” Michele Meehan. Clinical Nurse Consultant Maternal & Child Health. Royal Children’s Hospital. Melbourne. Australia.
“This is a lovely calming book on infants’ sleep. Helen Stevens puts herself in the place not only of infants, but also their parents and the professionals who work with them. She helps parents think about how to respond emotionally to their infants, and also how to give them space … Parents will feel more secure to follow their instincts, and professionals will feel freer to respect this.”Prof Dilys Daws. Hon. Consultant Child Psychotherapist. Tavistock Clinic, London. UK
“The Safe Sleep Space approach encourages confidence in parenting – a life skill. I am very happy to endorse this method.” Dr Carolyn Royse, Medical Officer. MB, BS FRACGP. Melbourne. Australia
“I am so grateful to the Safe Sleep Space team for their assistance with my daughter. Lydia had severe reflux until 21 months, which interfered with her ability to sleep well. She didn’t sleep for more than 30 minutes in the day and not much more at night and was tired and miserable most of the time (so was I!). I appreciated the understanding that Helen and the team gave to me. The Safe Sleep Space approach treats the parents and the baby with respect, and does not impose an unnatural regime on a baby that could be dealing with all sorts of challenges. Their expertise on baby development is important, because they know the best approaches for each stage. I have read all sorts of books and tried many approaches, but the Safe Sleep Space approach was by far the best for our family.”
“I discovered the Safe Sleep Space method when I had my 3rd baby and I only wish I knew all this with my other two, it has been wonderful to be able to have my gut feelings reinforced by your book. Thank you is not a big enough word for how this changed our lives.”Beth (mother of 3)
“Unless your baby hasn’t slept you don’t understand how it feels, but the SSS book and DVD made me feel I wasn’t alone and I was game to try what they recommended, my twins now sleep. I was exhausted and sceptical, but just try it for yourself and get a life back! Honestly, just do it” (Ruth and her beautiful 6 month old twin girls)