Sleep Practitioner (Certified Training),Bottle Refusal Expert, Night Nurse
30+yrs experience (Newborn & Sleep Expert, Bottle Refusal Specialist). In-home/virtual consultations. My approach is holistic, respectful and non-judgemental.
Having been trained by highly renowned experts, the advice I offer is evidence/science-based, it takes into consideration your infants personality, your preferences and is backed up with a great deal of professional experience. I like to be respectful of your little one's emotional well-being and unique personality and offer you viable options so that you can make informed choices. I offer you ongoing support so that you can grow confidently into your role as a loving parent.
Violet, mum of a 4 month old (Sept 2023)
BOTTLE REFUSAL: "After months of frustrating bottle refusal, Suzy swooped in and saved us within less than 48 hours. My baby now reaches out for the bottle and enjoys bottle feeding almost as much as breastfeeding. Suzy taught us so much about respecting our baby and our bond is so much stronger.
SLEEP: "All I wanted was for my baby not to scream as soon as i tried to put him down in his bed. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I imagine that he would learn to spend time gurgling happily and settling himself back to sleep without crying. Suzy was gentle with him and respectful of my baby's emotional state. She clearly cares a lot. It's fascinating to watch and even better learning her feeding and settling techniques which are fully responsive and which really do give the desired results!
Emily, single mother of 4 week old twins. (Aug 2023)
“As a first time single mum of twins, I was completely overwhelmed. Then Suzy came in and gently, yet skilfully, helped me understand my babies natural rhythms, what their cries meant, and how to respond to them in a way that felt most natural to me. Now there is very little crying (from all three of us!) and I feel truly empowered to manage both babies”
Sarah, mum of a 4 month old (Jul 2023)
"Suzy has performed an absolute miracle! After 3 months of trying to get our little boy to bottle feed, I finally admitted defeat. Suzy was easy to communicate with, calm, sensitive to our concerns and also kind to our son. In under 24 hours I came back to my husband proudly bottle feeding our son. I highly recommend Suzy's feeding service, it's perfect!"
Jennie, mum of a 2 month old "With Suzy's advice, support and encouragement, my daughter no longer demands to sleep on my chest all night. She now loves her cot"
Connie, mum of a 6 month old “Suzy didn’t force me to do anything that went against my ideas, rather she adjusted the sleep plan to suit us as a family and it worked.”
Tom, father of a 10 month old "Suzy tells the truth and her advice all made perfect sense. My baby sleeps and we have got our life back!"
Gilly, mother of a 3 year old "Suzy came recommended by my doctor and inspired trust right from the start.”
Gemma, mum of a 7 month old "We are already enjoying the fruits of your visit two days ago. Today Toby is eating and sleeping so much better than before. He tried raspberry, peach and sourdough bread, and loved them all! We are also now enjoying much smoother bedtimes and no night wakings."
Francesca, mother of a 1 year old "We have gone from hourly night feedings/wakings to blissful sleep! He is a completely different little boy, much happier! It was so much easier than I had imagined..."
Mother of 3 year old "Suzy is warm, non-judgemental and professional... I can't recommend her highly enough as a true child sleep expert."
Father of 5 month old “In just under 24 hours our baby was happily bottle feeding. I highly recommend Suzy’s service!”
Mother of a 6 month old "Suzy Rocks! Her enthusiasm was contagious from the start and she embraced our style of parenting, included our toddler in everything and trained our nanny, all in great humour. Billys sleep has improved and we have a flexible yet solid plan as we move forward"
Mother of 14 month old
"Since your short visit everything has improved, including my son’s eating habits. You are a very special magic person!"
2022 E.D.S. Sleep study update (CPD credits)
2021 British Sleep Society Paediatric Sleep virtual conference (CPD credits)
2020 Professor Helen Ball - Latest studies around normal infant sleep and parental expectations
2020 E.D.S Annual Sleep Study Update (CPD credits)
2020 CPR and First Aid
2019 British Sleep Society conference 'Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Early Childhood by Professor LeBourgeois - University of Colorado, U.S.A.
2019 E.D.S. Sleep update and review of evidence-based studies (CPD credits/Certified)
2019 Nutrition update: Weaning babies, C.M.P.A and Fussy Feeding, Nutritionist Claire Bryant
2018 E.D.S. Sleep study update and review (CPD credits/Certified)
2018 CPR Child & baby lifesaver certificate (accredited course valid 3 years)
2017 E.D.S. Paediatric Sleep (CPD credits/certified). The science of sleep, sleep hygiene, non-medical behavioural sleep disorders 0-16 years
2017 A.B.B.P. - Sleep Study Day, Professor Helen Ball, Durham University
2017 Lullaby Trust - Safer Sleep + Strep B + Meningitis Seminar
2016 MILLPOND - SLEEP workshop 0-6 yrs
2014 Breastfeeding & Tongue Tie Symposium Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, Kings College Hospital
2010 Breastfeeding Certified M.N.T.
2009, 2011, 2012 & 2014, 2016 2018, 2020 CPR Child and baby lifesaver certificate
2009 Post Natal Depression & Post Partum Psychosis Certified M.N.T.
2008 Infant Sleep Training Certified M.N.T
1978 N.A.M.C.W Certified in newborn and infant care
Member of the Association of Birth & Baby Professionals
Member of the British Sleep Society
Professional Insurance - worldwide cover (excluding U.S.A./war zones)
Full driving license
Countries worked: UK & most of Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Jordan, U.A.E, China.
Fluent in English and French
DBS certificate June 2023
Virtual consultations within the next 3 days. In-home consultations or night nurse support from 12th December 2023 - week days and/or weekends.
|Last Updated: 02/12/2023|
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Suzy has been babysitting for me for the past 2 months, looking after my 4 month old son for a few hours every week and I could not recommend her more highly. Suzy is incredibly professional, caring and fantastic with babies. I love the updates & pictures Suzy provides me whilst she's looking after my son, it allows me to feel reassured that he is in safe and capale hands and perfectly happy. My husband and I call Suzy "Super Nanny" as she generously shares her expertise on babies with us as we navigate through the new world of parenthood.
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 27/02/2023:
I feel truly privileged to be able to spend time with your gorgeous little boy. Thank you!
We contacted Suzy for our 3.5 month old baby who would not take a bottle despite every effort & attempt we had made for 2 months. With a 2 year old also at home I needed her to take a bottle for some flexibility & for Dad to help out.
Suzy was incredibly knowledgable & slotted right in. She unbelievably had my little one taking the bottle almost straight away then after 24 hours coached my husband in how to feed her. He has nicknamed her 'The baby whisperer'! We had follow up support for a week afterwards that was invaluable. Suzy was worth every penny & our only wish was we had contacted her sooner!
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 04/01/2023:
Those are generous words. I would like to thank you for putting all your trust into my bottle refusal service. It was an absolute joy to care for and advise about your little one who has a lovely personality.
Wishing you all the best in the future with positive feeding and fun filled days ahead.
Just wanted to take the opportunity again to thank you SO MUCH for your help! We're still reeling from the success and so pleased our search brought us to your door! Baby's new sleep habit is life changing behaviour and we will always be grateful. Within 36 hours Suzy had our 8M falling to sleep in his own cot, and sleeping solidly for 12 hours, something that had never, EVER happened before. And it's stuck! We couldn't have done it without you.
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 20/01/2022:
i am so pleased that with advice and support you have got to the point where you are all sleeping better. Congratulations! Keep up the good work and enjoy lots more sleep filled nights and fun filled days.
Suzy was my third - and final! - sleep consultant! By the time Suzy came, my six month old was an ace daytime napper, but turned into a little terror when it came to bedtime. I didn't have a way of getting him to sleep in the evening that didn't involve tears and more tears. I knew I wasn't being consistent (bad!) but I also felt that I'd given all the various techniques I'd read about a pretty decent go and didn't know what else to try. I'd lost all confidence in my parenting ability and was worried that I was traumatising my baby with his evening crying. Suzy completely came to the rescue, reassuring me that my baby was fine (albeit pretty headstrong!) and giving me the confidence and encouragement to see my chosen technique through. I trusted her completely. Five days after Suzy came, he was asleep at bedtime within 10 minutes. She made the baby happy. She made me happy. The dogs loved her. Everyone loved her!
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 11/09/2020:
The feeling is mutual and that includes your dogs! I loved the challenge of your gorgeous little boys sleep resisting antics and I am so deeply proud of you for following right through to a great result. Congratulations and a big little hug to your very stunning baby boy (and the dogs too!).
We purchased blissful sleep and worked with Suzy across three days with two-weeks text support. Words will not adequately convey our feelings about Suzy and the changes that she guided and supported in developing a sleep routine in our baby: but life-changing covers it. We *highly, highly* recommend this package and Suzy.
Response by Suzy_BabyExpert on 24/11/2019:
I am thrilled that you are now sleeping well and very grateful for your kind words.
I wish you all the heartfelt best in the future and lots and lots more blissful sleep....
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