What on earth?!
Before our son was born, we had done a lot of reading around on baby sleep. We had heard story after story from friends who couldn’t get their babies to sleep, and who were exhausted – and we really didn't want this to happen to us! We love our sleep! And we know how important it is for your well-being in life. Like how you feel in a good mood when you’ve slept well, and ready to take on the day.
As a consequence, we wanted our baby to sleep well so that he could be happy, and develop and grow as best he could. What we were hearing, however, was stories of babies up all night and not sleeping, and worn out parents. The baby who won’t sleep unless they are rocked to sleep in dad’s arms for half an hour. The parents who resort to driving their baby round in the car in a desperate attempt to get them to fall asleep. The 8 month old who still wakes every hour or so in the night.
We had heard conflicting things about baby sleep. On the one hand, we had been told in our New Parent Class that babies slept whenever they wanted to sleep and that there was no point even trying to understand things or to have some structure to the day. On the other hand, we had read a detailed book setting out age-specific schedules for feeding and sleeping – this made sense to us as a concept, but the schedules were constantly changing and complex, and the method seemed a little strict.
So…..we did some reading. A LOT of reading! Books about baby sleep, articles from countless sources and numerous scientific research papers from across the world. Lots of studies involving thousands of babies across the world have been carried out on baby sleep, explaining the intricacies of how they sleep and how to optimise it. We delved into the research and pulled together all the important things.
When we had our son
When we had our son, we put into practice everything we had learned. Our son turned out to be a great sleeper, and so the idea of Baby Smiles Club was born!
We continued our studies on baby sleep and worked out how best to translate everything we had learnt into straightforward and practical advice for parents. We created an easy-to-read ebook and 20 easy-to-follow, step-by-step videos presenting the content of our ebook, all to help parents across the world!
The purpose of our Baby Sleep Program is to help your baby and your family to get the best sleep that they can!
Angela has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law. She was then a lawyer for over 15 years in London and Singapore. When Angela became a mother, she co-founded Baby Smiles Club with Dan.
When Angela is not working or running around with her son, Atlas, she enjoys running, yoga and pilates. Angela is also passionate about chocolate, and not just eating it - she can make high quality dark chocolate from cacao beans (using craft chocolate machinery).
Dan has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School. He’s lived in France, Chile, South Africa, Norway and the UK, and created several start-up businesses. He has two older children in addition to his son Atlas.
Dan enjoys working out in the gym, playing football with his children, and swimming in the (cold!) Danish sea. Dan is also passionate about new technology and loves to test out the newest tools on the internet.
Better sleep for your baby means better sleep for you!
Our Baby Sleep Program is perfect for you if:
- You’re a parent-to-be ready to bring your baby into the world and want to help your baby get the best sleep that they can.
- You’re a new parent struggling to get to grips with your baby’s sleep and need help.
- Your baby is your everything, but being a sleep deprived parent is making every day a struggle.
- Your baby’s sleep pattern is all over the place, and you want to put a routine in place.
- You’ve tried other ways to help your baby sleep, but they haven’t worked.
If this sounds like you, our Baby Sleep Program can help. And you can become the happy parents that the rest of your baby group idolises!