Baby & Child Sleep Consultant
My name is Steph Gouin and I am a Baby and Child Sleep Consultant, a Registered Nurse of over 15 years and I am Mum to three beautiful children, Poppy 8 years, Harry 6 years and Edward, 4 years. Together with my husband Nick, we live in Bayside, Melbourne.
Sleep hasn’t always come easy to me. I’ve struggled with sleep deprivation for most of my life. I know and fully understand how poor, broken sleep can destroy you. I really do know how torturous it can be.
When I had my first and second babies, I was again thrown into the deep, dark depths of sleep deprivation and boy did I struggle. During one of Poppy’s epic night crying sessions, I remember saying to my husband “Why did we do this’?
My interest in baby and child sleep began when I had Poppy, 8 years ago. I'm so passionate about the work I do and I gain great satisfaction from educating, supporting and guiding parent’s through their own journeys, as soon as their baby arrives and, in the years, beyond.
As one of Australia’s leading sleep experts, I am an International Keynote Speaker having travelled to the Middle East in 2019 to speak at a Toddler Health and Wellness Conference.
I enjoy writing about baby and child sleep, and I’ve been published on several online parenting forums including ‘Kidspot’ and in numerous Australian parenting magazines too.WORK WITH ME
My name is Jasmine Clark. I am Steph’s Administration Assistant, a Registered Nurse, and Mum to my beautiful boy James, 10 months old.
When James was 4 months old I was desperately seeking help after an admission to our local Mother and Family unit with post natal depression and anxiety, highly driven from sleep deprivation.
This is when we came across Steph.
Steph changed our lives.
I have developed a strong passion for baby and child sleep and am currently studying so that I can help other families the way Steph helped mine.
CERTIFIED SLEEP PROFESSIONAL
There will always be a reason/s why you your little one is not sleeping. As a certified sleep professional, I provide a range of services and products to help you with you solve your sleep challenges once and for all. I will educate you so you understand why sleep is not happening and from there, I will offer you simple and effective solutions to help you rectify the problem areas. Once you have the knowledge and skills, you become the expert and together, we will all work as a team, towards helping your little one sleep like a star day and night.
MY CORE BELIEFS & VALUES
- Babies and children thrive on routine and consistency
- Make sleep a priority for your little one and for you from Day 1 (or as early as possible)
- All healthy babies and children are capable of putting themselves to sleep, easily and naturally
- There is no such thing as a baby or child who hates sleeping
- Your baby or child will only sleep well if their overall 24-hour routine, processes and sleep environment is set up correctly.
- A happy, well-rested little one equals a happy, well-rested parent.
I always go above and beyond to make sure the families I work with feel well informed, supported, and cared for during our time working together. Being a young mother myself, means I know how tiring having children is. I can relate, I understand, and I am right there with you. I never judge or criticise parents for what they have done to get their baby or child to sleep before reaching out for help. All that matters is what we do moving forward.