Colleen Hester || Mother. Researcher. Founder of Infant and Child Consultancy.
Originally from New Zealand, I have spent 20 years providing post-natal care and sleep guidance to families across Australia, France, United Kingdom and America.
I am known as Mummy to my two children, Thomas (2016) and Isobel (2018). Both of my children were diagnosed with reflux and allergies along with oral ties from a few weeks old so I firsthand understand what it is like to have babies that aren’t ‘text book’ babies. As my two weren’t ‘settled’ as newborns, it has given me an added appreciation for how interruptions, medical or otherwise, can affect routine and sleep and how important it is to manage any health issues in order to have good feeders and sleepers.
I provide parents with the knowledge and confidence to achieve good sleep behaviour. We work together to establish realistic schedules tailored to your personal needs without relying on sleep associations.
I have a genuine passion for the field and am constantly researching the industry looking for avenues to improve my results.
Infant and Child Consultancy was founded after recognising how common it was for families to struggle with their children’s routine and sleep patterns. Founder, Colleen Hester has experienced the influence of sleep deprivation first-hand and believes it can be avoided with the right help and advice.
Colleen has completed a New Zealand Nanny Diploma as well as Newborn Education Service & Training (NEST) in Breastfeeding, Post-Natal Care and Non-Medical Maternity Nursing.
Through professional training and extensive experience, Colleen has developed sleep-training methods which have improved the lives of families around the world. By taking a gentle approach, remaining flexible to your situation, and applying proven techniques, together we can achieve successful long-term results.