Sophia & Niki & Matea
Sophia & Matea
The strangest thing was that during all this time, I kept thinking this was 'normal.' Because I am a mother. And there's this widespread belief that being a mother, especially of a baby, means constant exhaustion, sleepless nights, and barely any time for yourself or your partner. I was told I should be patient, things would get better in a year or two.
Everyone kept telling me this - my mother, my mother-in-law, my older sister, and a multitude of friends who had walked this path.
When I found out I was pregnant with Matea, I felt heartily grateful that I was going to be a mother again. But along with that, I was anxious to find out whether she would follow in Sophie's peaceful sleep footsteps or take after Niki's restless ones. While I was pregnant, I often whispered to myself...
We're going to have another little girl. And from experience, I know that little girls sleep well.
Matea was 8 months old when she continued to wake up 5-6 times every night! I realized that I was not ready to wait another year to have a full night's sleep.
Matea is beautiful, just like every child . And I needed rest to be a better mother to her! That's when I decided to find help...
I delved into every resource I could find, reading countless specialized textbooks and scientific studies on children's sleep. I chose a sleep approach for Mateya, made a plan, implemented it, and very soon, my child started sleeping through the night.
Now, my goal is to help any parent who needs support and guide them through this journey.
I chose to be a child sleep consultant because I want to tell all parents that it's NOT okay to wait for 2 years to get a full night's sleep. It's not okay to be exhausted and to have no time for yourself or your partner!
There are gentle, effective solutions for every child's unique sleep situation. I'd be delighted to help you find the best approach for your child!
Licensed ParamedicI hold a third-level professional qualification, recognized across the European Union. My hands-on experience includes an internship at the Emergency Aid Center. This background positions me to work effectively in emergency medical centers and emergency department admissions.
Certified Child Sleep ConsultantMy comprehensive training features certifications in Strategies for Improving Sleep According to Children's Age and Individual Characteristics" and "Consultant for Correcting Behavioral Disorders in Children's Sleep."
Master's in Social PsychologyI have completed substantial coursework towards my Master's degree in social and organizational psychology. Right now, I'm focused on conducting a longitudinal study that forms the centerpiece of my master's thesis.
In addition to that...
Ever since I was 15 years old, I dreamt of becoming a software engineer. I made this dream a reality after graduating from high school. After receiving my degree in Software Engineering and gaining experience as a software development manager, I decided to further broaden my knowledge by pursuing an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
A new stage in my life followed where I sought new meaning and purpose, leading me to complete another specialization - 'Paramedic'. I spent my final semester interning at the Emergency Aid Center.
For the past several years, I have been working in a major software company as a manager and consultant. I lead teams that develop medical software for healthcare facilities in the U.S.
The influence of a child's temperament on the choice of approach to normalizing daytime and nighttime sleep.
Exploring sleep issues in highly sensitive children
Innovations & Healthcare
Managing Emergency Situations and Pre-Doctor Medical Assistance for Infants and Children
Parents often reach out to me for assistance when:
Their child frequently wakes up during the night and struggles to fall back asleep
The process of getting their child to sleep is long and associated with crying
Their baby only falls asleep while being held, and wakes up immediately when placed in the crib
Their child is waking up too early in the morning
Their newborn is experiencing day-night confusion, staying awake and wanting to play at night, but sleeping throughout the day
Their baby, who used to sleep well at night, suddenly begins to wake up frequently and/or refuses to nap
Their child's daytime naps are short, fragmented, or often end in crying. Parents are looking for ways to extend these naps
The child will only fall asleep when soothed by the mother, leaving her exhausted and needing rest
When transitioning the child from the parent's bed to a crib or from a crib to a toddler bed
When their child consistently stall or resist going to bed
The child is reliant on certain conditions or aids to fall asleep, such as feeding, rocking, pacifiers, etc.
Parents need help in setting up an appropriate and consistent sleep schedule for their child