I contacted beth at Mothercraft for Babies when our baby was 2 months old and took over an hour to get to sleep by rocking and bouncing him and he would only sleep for 30mins at a time during the day. I spoke to Beth over the phone who was compassionate and provided valuable advice and she recommended a lovely sleep consultant, Jackie for an in home consultation.
Mothercraft for Babies has earned its enviable reputation as a specialist early parenting and nursing consultancy by helping hundreds of new parents overcome any problematic sleep, feeding and routine management or toddler behavioural issues from newborns to four year olds.
Our Registered Mothercraft Nurses and Midwives will come to your home for a one on one consultation with you and your family including a detailed, step by step Care Plan and several days follow up care.
Beth Barclay, our Founder and Director, provides all the Phone or Video consultation packages, ideal as a first step to helping parents get back on track. Our approach to supporting you and your baby or toddler is professional, respectful and reassuring.
The home consultation service covers the Sydney metro and Newcastle areas.
Our Phone or Video consultations can be accessed wherever you are, easy!
As dedicated infant and maternal health professionals we love what we do which is helping you as new parents best manage the changing needs of your babies and toddlers in “sync” with your individual parenting style, beliefs and family dynamics.
The everyday problems we help with are:
- Catnapping babies
- Night waking
- Bedtime routines
- Lactation and breastfeeding
- Baby/toddler routine guidance
- Dummy dependance
- Introducing solids
- Reflux/colic management
- Toddler behavioural management
- Corinne and Jackson – Bellevue Hill – 2018
Highly recommend Mothercraft to all parents having issues with their little ones. I organised 2 phone consults with Beth after having an initial phone consult. She was extremely knowledgeable and insightful.
My 8 month old baby boy was having sleep issues and was constantly needing reassurance throughout the night. Beth was able to figure out exactly what he needed and helped map out a plan with an end goal in focus! The second phone consultation was fantastic for “tweaking” the plan and highly recommend the second consult. My sons sleeping patterns improved immediately, and has been getting better every night for the last week.
Thank you Beth! You have improved our quality of life. We are very grateful to have found you. read moreLija and Jasper – Stanhope Gardens – May 2018
I wanted to write to you to say a massive thank you to Mothercraft for Babies and especially your nurse Sonia.
Sonia came to visit me and my little one when Sierra was 8 weeks old in mid January and I was having a lot of trouble getting her to sleep and dealing with her wind. Sonia was absolutely wonderful. She was a wealth of information and knowledge, and was particularly patient and kind.
Together we worked on a sleep and settling routine and she gave me a series of massages to do daily to help her colic.
Sierra is now 4.5 months old and is an incredible sleeper. Both my husband and I stuck steadfast to the settling plan and after just a couple of weeks, Sierra began to just take her dummy and put herself to sleep immediately for both day and night sleeps. She wakes and resettles herself whenever she needs to and she sleeps 12 hours overnight which she started doing at 9 weeks.
Ultimately, I needed to stop breastfeeding Sierra as my breastmilk was the cause of her severe and painful wind but I have continued the massage twice daily and together with the formula she no longer suffers any pain from her wind. The massage routine I was taught was key in alleviating a large portion of her wind pain.
I meant to write this weeks ago, but as you know life seems to run away with you when you have a baby.
Please do send my thanks to Sonia. Your service is such an incredible help to those of us who need a little helping hand.Amanda and Sierra – Kogarah – Jan 2018
Thank you for your email. Jackie was brilliant. A perfect balance of soft and firm. Our two year old daughter Violet is now actually going to sleep herself and sleeping through til morning. We were at a loss and didn’t know how we were going to survive being unable to get Violet to sleep! We now have our evenings back.
Jackie was also able to provide some guidance and direction for our 4 month olds daily sleep/wake schedule and some settling techniques.
I would definitely recommend Mothercraft for Babies and Jackie in particular.Christine and Violet – February 2018
“Cooper had very rarely slept longer than 5 hours at night before waking and was difficult to resettle back to sleep. When Cooper was 19 months I realised I needed some help as we were sleeping in the spare bed together but he was still waking regularly and not sleeping well or through the night.
Thank you so much Beth for your guidance, knowledge, advice and belief in me that I has able to do it and stick to it. I would recommend Beth and her services to anyone that is having difficulties with their baby’s sleep.”Leah and Cooper – Caringbah – September 2017
“I called Beth at Mothercraft for Babies on the recommendation of my GP. Georgie was almost 10 months old and I was still breastfeeding her twice most nights and breastfeeding to sleep at bed time. I was exhausted, emotional and had a very painful blister on my nipple. We needed to get things on track before starting back at work in 6 weeks.
With Beth’s advice and assistance we reduced day time breast feeds from 4 per day to 2, increased her intake of suitable solids, separated feeding from sleeping at bed time and reduced overnight feeds to 1 then 0. It wasn’t easy but much more straight forward than I expected.Dena and Georgie – Como – May 2017