An experienced Baby and Child Sleep Consultant based in Auckland.
I am Annette Faamausili, baby and sleep child consultant. I have worked for 20 years with parents of children 3 months to 5 years to improve their little ones’ sleeping habits for the benefit of the whole family.
Having trained and qualified in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and set up and run a specialist Sleep Clinic, you can be confident I have the expertise to improve your baby’s sleep, and help you get your life back.
My background and training in child development and psychology, nutrition, maternal mental health and breast feeding enable me to devise a sleep management plan that is most likely to be successful because I look at the whole child, not only at their sleeping. Any number of factors can affect sleeping including how baby is feeding, if they have any health difficulties, or how you’re coping.
Having worked in the high-pressure environment of the public service within a diverse community, I have ‘seen it all’. You may consider your case too difficult to solve. Please relax and trust that I am well equipped to help whatever your situation.
Due to the demand from parents who couldn’t access my services within the NHS, I started seeing some privately. When our family moved to New Zealand 8 years ago, I decided to establish a private practice, Serene Sleep, in Auckland. As well as being ready to do so, it also allowed me to spend more time with my family.
A parent to three children 5 to 13 years, I have experienced many of the issues you might face such as sleepless nights, lack of confidence in certain areas, and family and work life imbalance. You’ll find the solutions I suggest are practical and take into account all the pressures today’s parents face.
I’ve often been told by parents that I have the knack of bringing clarity to everything. They like the way I’m able to see things through their child’s eyes too. It gives them a different perspective.
Clients have described my approach as sensible, flexible and supportive and me as a warm, positive and caring person who tells them ‘how it is’.
Please contact me if you’d like to learn more about me and what I offer.
"Parents often come to me in tears and with emotions running high. They feel such a sense of relief to talk about what they’re going through and have a game plan that actually works. It’s just so rewarding for me to see the transformation. What a difference a settled child, more relaxed parents and a peaceful home can make!”
"I think it's really important to get to the core of the sleep problem and to try and get parents to stand back and see it from their child's perspective. That way they will be in a better position to make the right changes to getting a good night's sleep.”
"I couldn’t recommend Annette more highly. I went from rocking and feeding to sleep to baby self-settling within a few days. This was thanks to the amazing support and advice given by Annette that was tailored to suit our family and parenting style. Our baby is so much happier now that she is getting the sleep she needs, and so are we!"
Melissa Milly Hubbard