Natalie Preston

Experienced sleep consultant. Gentle child-led approach. Specialises in twins.

About me

Hello! I'm a certified child sleep consultant and mum to three cheeky, happy little boys including a set of non identical twins.

I'm absolutely passionate about the importance of sleep and about empowering parents to teach their children one of life's most important skills...how to get good quality, consolidated sleep both at night and for those all important naps. I get a huge amount of satisfaction from helping a sleep deprived family transform into a healthy, happy family and know that it's been done in a way that is gentle on the child and supportive for the parent.

When working with a family I take an holistic view on sleep and ensure that all changes are in keeping with the family ethos and parenting style. I support mothers to continue breastfeeding if that is their chosen method and can incorporate night-feeds into a sleep plan if that's desired and/or appropriate, as well as helping parents to night-wean when the time is right.

I think it's important to check that we're a good fit for each other before we start working together so I encourage you to book in a no-obligation, free-of-charge 15 minute telephone consultation to find out what working together might look like for you and your family.

Natalie's Qualifications

  • Sleep consultant with The Family Sleep Institute

Service packages

SLEEP SHAPING FOR NEWBORNS – 16 WEEKS

This package is designed to help you understand a newborn's sleep requirements and to enable you to establish healthy sleep habits which will set you up for future success. This is also an ideal and thoughtful gift to any expectant parent.

Preliminary evaluation
60 minute consultation*
An individual newborn sleep plan
2 follow up phone calls
2 weeks of email support
Ebook of newborn sleep tips

SLEEP SOLUTIONS FOR 4 MONTHS+

This option is for parents of little people aged 4 months up to 5 years who are struggling with sleep. That might be super early mornings, erratic naps, problems with settling at night, or constant night wakings. Whatever the issue, I'll give you the tools and knowledge to solve the problem and support you every step of the way to healthy sleep habits for everyone.

Preliminary evaluation
60 minute consultation*
An individual sleep plan
5 follow up phone calls
2 weeks of email support
Ebook of tips for future sleep hurdles

AT HOME BEDTIME SUPPORT (3 HOURS)

For those families who want all the benefits of the sleep solutions package but also want a little more support on night one. I'll arrive before bedtime and stay for 3 hours.

Preliminary evaluation
60 minute consultation*
An individual sleep plan
In-home support from bedtime for 3 hours on night one.
5 follow up phone calls
2 weeks of email support
Ebook of tips for future sleep hurdles

HALF NIGHT PACKAGE (6 HOURS)

The ultimate package to give you personal support through bedtime and early night wakings.

Preliminary evaluation
60 minute consultation*
An individual sleep plan
In-home support from 6pm to midnight on night one
5 follow up phone calls
2 weeks of email support
Ebook of tips for future sleep hurdles

Testimonials

  • Thanks to Natalie, our 9 month old is now sleeping through the night! Two weeks ago, I thought this was an impossibility but thanks to Natalie's expertise, encouragement and advice, we got there! Our baby had been waking every 2-3hrs since birth. With only breast feeding as a method to ensure he went to sleep, I had run out of steam. Natalie drew us up a sleep plan that suited our family. She then guide us through two weeks of training with the result being a sleeping baby! He now sleeps for at least 11 hours at night and goes into his cot for 2 naps a day! If you are considering a sleep consultant, I would recommend delaying no further and using Sleep Rocks! Thank you Natalie
  • After having 3 years of our twin girls sleeping beautifully and all night in their own beds– we hit some tricky times with multiple night waking, along with getting them to sleep as they share the same room. Natalie was brilliant in giving us the tools, techniques and advice needed in such a supportive and caring approach to getting Snow and Florence not only going to sleep better at night, but also sleeping all the way through the night. This age is a little tricky as they are certainly much more independent but it only took 2 weeks, and along with the advice and tools Natalie provided that constant support of keeping us on track with our sleep plan and any tweaks along the way. The result is not only 2 little girls sleeping much better and getting the sleep they need at their age – Mama and Daddy are also getting the sleep they need too! We are based in Australia and I highly recommend Natalie to support you through sleeping needs for your child/ children at any age and especially for multiples.
  • When I spoke to Natalie our five month old twins were taking hours to settle at bedtime, needing to be held and rocked and when they did get to sleep they woke up four times each. The only way I could get them to sleep during the day was in the buggy. Natalie was so helpful and knowledgeable; she gave me the confidence and support to embark on sleep training. As a twin mum herself Natalie understood exactly what we were up against and was able to give me twin-specific tips as well as tailor advice to suit our family’s situation. Bedtime is no longer something to dread at the end of the day - the twins go to bed at 7pm and are able to self sooth. They are napping well in their cots and we have managed to establish a routine. I can’t explain the difference it makes getting our evenings back and having a couple of hours to reset during the day, not to mention having happy, well rested babies! I would highly recommend getting in touch with Natalie if you have any problems with your little one’s sleep patterns.
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