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 aged 7 years, Harry 5 years and Edward, 3. 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’? I seriously wanted to send her back to the hospital. Boy am I glad I didn’t.
My interest in baby and child sleep began when I had Poppy, 7 years ago. My interest has now evolved into a real love and passion 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.
I can honestly say that nothing makes me happier than seeing a parent/ carer go from feeling exhausted, hopeless, overwhelmed and wanting to give up… to feeling knowledgeable, confident, happy and content. Seeing parents go from having a baby that doesn’t sleep to having a baby that does. They begin embracing parenthood, they bond with their little one like never before and they start to cherish every special moment they share together as a family with a content and well rested baby.
You are quite simply the baby sleep angel.
I call her my superhero and I'm buying her a cape!
Cannot thank Steph enough!! She is amazing!!!
"Together we can make this happen...
You've got this"
To make Mums (and Dads) realise that yes, their child has needs but they also have needs too and it’s OK to pay attention to both. Setting up sleep and routine from everyone in the family is a wonderful thing. I know, because I’ve done it for my own family. I’ve also done it for many others around the world too.
Having a baby shouldn’t mean weeks, months (and then for some, years) of long, exhausting days and sleepless nights. Many parents these days simply just “survive” and get through in whatever way they can. I know, from personal and professional experience, it doesn’t need to be this way.
Of course, your child has needs that you must meet, day in and day out. But don’t forget, you have needs too. Sacrificing your your physical and mental health, your happiness, your relationship for the sake of your baby or child does not make you a better Mum (or Dad). I think it does the opposite. I know for myself, when I get sleep and I am well-rested, I am much happier, much more patient and I appreciate my gorgeous children so much more than when I’m stressed, sleep deprived and exhausted.
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’m 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.
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 packages 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.
Together with Baby Sleep Consultant, Maryanne Sayers, Steph has created Dream Start Baby, an online baby sleep and routine education resource for parents of babies, newborn to 12 months of age.
The program includes a comprehensive video series that will guide you through how to set up great sleep and routine habits for your little one from the very start. Dream Start Baby also has printable charts and guides and upon purchasing your subscription, you gain instant access to the Private Facebook Community.