Natalie – Your International Baby Sleep Consultant
Mother, Entrepreneur, Author of the Sleeping Baby System, Self-starter, Sought-after.
A Mother who loves her sleep.

Natalie is a mother who has been where you are right now. She understands how you feel at 3 o’clock in the morning – exhausted and overwhelmed. Natalie knows too well the struggle that parents face when they are sleep deprived, and the feeling that it will never end.

Natalie lives in Newcastle, NSW Australia. Her life revolves around boxing fitness, swimming laps, walking along the beautiful coastline at the beach (to encourage her own sleep!), constant reading to stay updated, making memories with friends and family (the best medicine) and helping young families to sleep well again.


Since 2004, Natalie has dedicated her nursing career to learning and modelling holistic sleeping and settling strategies that provide real results – consistently. As a Registered Nurse and Child and Family Health Nurse with over twenty years of experience in Australia, Natalie saw too many sleep-deprived families that needed more practical care and information than the clinic visit provided. That is why she developed The Sleeping Baby System and the Sleeping Toddler System.

Author of the Sleeping Baby System and Sleeping Toddler System

Natalie offers a down-to-earth solution to getting little ones to self-settle and sleep longer. After years of experience working as nurse and being a mother, Natalie discovered that effective sleeping and settling strategies were only part of the puzzle. Natalie understands that every baby is an individual and every family is unique. The Sleeping Baby System and Sleeping Toddler System provide a holistic approach to solving children’s sleeping problems by focusing on guiding great days that deliver the best night possible for children aged newborns to five year olds. The solution is never just about the sleep.

Through the Sleeping Baby System and Sleeping Toddler System, Natalie empowers parents with information, confidence and personal choices.

Self-starter and Child and Family Health Nurse

Being a motivated, passionate, self-starter Natalie has accomplished everything she has set out to achieve. She is a mother of three daughters. She is founder of Sleep and Settle® and creator of the Sleeping Baby System and Sleeping Toddler System. Her caring and compassionate nature made it an instinctive move into the nursing industry where she earned a Diploma in Applied Science (Nursing), Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Health Promotion) through the University of Newcastle and Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health through the University of Western Sydney, Australia.


Health professionals; publishing groups; pre-schools daycare, mothers groups; and community organisations seek Natalie’s expertise in sleeping and settling strategies for newborns to 5 year olds.

Natalie is sought-after for her:

  • Personal telephone consultancy- Australia and internationally
  • In home consultations-Hunter Region of NSW.
  • Seminars in Australia and Hong Kong
  • Key note speaker and presenter for Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Presenter on the Lipstick Lunch program on Newcastle Live Radio
  • Regular guest on the Today Extra program-NBN
  • Appearance on Mornings with Kerri-Anne Kennerley- Chanel 9
  • Seminar speaker for the Rural Doctors Network
  • Sleep expert commentator on ABC radio Newcastle
  • Published articles in parenting websites, newsletters, and magazines such as Inside Discovery Bay (Hong Kong) and Little Hands of the Hunter.
  • Parenting expertise for Australian parenting websites
  • The Mummy Project-Newcastle
  • Previous Breastfeeding Counsellor and Community Educator for ten years for the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

I love working with sleep deprived parents and giving you your life back.

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Happy sleeping, Natalie x

Hi Natalie, I had a phone consultation with you regarding my 9 month old son Zavier a few weeks ago. I am pleased to report we have him self-settling once again using your guidance. Thank you so much for all of your advice and for giving me back the power. Zavier now does what Mummy wants him to do! I can not recommend you highly enough to our friends. We have also stopped feeding him through the night. Since speaking to you on the phone I have followed your daily routine. This has improved his eating, which I think is helping him to sleep through the night. He is no longer filling up on breast milk and is hungry to eat a nice big meal. He is still waking between 5:30am – 6:30am but we are resettling if it is before 6am and he does not get breakfast until 7am. Hopefully this will eventually teach him to sleep a little longer. Zavier now reads 9 books a day and thoroughly enjoys each one. You were right when you said he could sit still, he just needed a bit of practise. Once again thank you for helping our little boy to sleep, feed and play well.

Rachel, Paul and Zavier Smart

“Hi Natalie,
I just wanted to say a big thanks for your life changing advice.
After 3 months of getting up to a crying baby every 1 1⁄2 – 2 hours at night and being on the verge of a breakdown from the sleep deprivation, my baby Cooper has finally settled into a routine of waking only once a night for a feed. I feel as if I’m getting my life back. Who would have thought a change as simple as the wrapping technique and allowing my baby to put himself to sleep could make such a difference.
We’re on day three of following the strategy and had instant success from day one!”
Amelia. R. Australia

Amelia. R.

“Hi Natalie,
We were directed to your website by friends who raved about your program. Our daughter Penny is almost 6 months old.
We have been using your strategy for a week and a half. We have gone from rocking Penny to sleep for every sleep and holding her on our laps for 30 minute naps during the day, and an average of 4-8 wakes/feeds a night, to Penny settling herself in her cot, or after a quick pat on the shoulder from us having two or three 1-2 hour sleeps a day and waking much less frequently at night, going down easily. We have not had to rock her to sleep since starting your sleep routine. It is a very kind way of helping her to settle and we are very grateful. I just want to say thank you. We feel like new people, are so much more relaxed, well slept and manage to get so much more done. We can now enjoy her waking hours with much more energy and enthusiasm.” Amie.G and Nathan.B Australia.

Amie and Nathan.

“Dear Natalie, Let me start by saying you are a “god send”! For the first time in 5 months I have been getting 4 hours sleep in between Bella waking (instead of 1-2 hrs). And last night miracles of miracles I actually got 6 hours! From the very first day it has been great, the first time I used your sleep routine it took my daughter 7 minutes to get to sleep by herself and this has been regular since. Thank you!”
Siobhan. P. Australia

Siobhan. P.

“Hi Natalie,
I attended your seminar recently and wanted to thank you for the fantastic information you shared.
That afternoon I decided to implement your strategy and I am still astounded by the success my family has had. The results were instantaneous and although my 4 months old is yet to sleep completely soundly through the night (normal) he can now settle himself without a ‘prop’. I can’t thank you enough. I now feel confident and love putting my baby to sleep so he can grow into a happy and contented toddler! I thought your seminar was extremely professional, well organized and we felt so welcomed with plenty of helping hands if the little one was upset. Congratulations on a great product!”
Sarah. B. Australia.

Sarah. B.

“Hi Natalie,
I called you last Monday and downloaded your package for some help with my 9 month old Eva. Since Monday she has been sleeping through the night. I have fed her once overnight in a week. She is only crying for about three minutes when we put her down!! Yay!!! Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it and have recommended you to many people. I have read many different sleep theories but I like your theories and techniques and agree with them. Thank you again.” Peta B. Australia.

Peta. B.

“Hi Natalie,
I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you. Emma has gone from only sleeping in our bed whilst being constantly breastfed, to sleeping all night in her own cot and having a 2 hour daytime sleep as well!! It only took three days to work and she now points at her cot and sleeping bag if it is nearing sleep time. It has had the added and unexpected benefit of hugely improving her self confidence. She no longer cries when I leave her at home with my husband. She used to scream when I took her to the gym crèche but now happily waves goodbye and enjoys playing with the other children for an hour. All this in 2 short weeks!! I am so happy I found you on the internet and have been telling everyone about your program. Thank you again for your help.” Kristine. D. Australia

Kristine. D.

“Hi Natalie, Your information is really useful. Especially practical tips on good play. Pleased that your approach worked with the way we want to parent (responsive and physically close and minimum of tears, as I was worried this wouldn’t be the case). We feel so grateful for your help. Your method helped us lovingly and gently teach Oscar this new skill. Everyone is sleeping better. I feel like I’ve got my confidence and joyfulness back as a mum.”

Ally R. Australia.

Ally. R.

“Dear Natalie,
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your wonderful, amazing and very helpful advice that you have given my husband and I over the past year. Your warmth and calm personality have helped me on many occasions when I was at my wits end. Archie has never been better and I know that we have helped him in helping himself self- settle to sleep. It is hard sometimes to know that you have the ability to do what needs doing and I thank you for taking the time to remind me. You’re so right “women can do anything”. ”
Helen K. Australia


“Natalie, your consult was very informative, covering all areas including play experiences, food options- healthy eating. I felt very empowered! Much more confidence in myself, did not feel uneasy at all. I knew I could do it! Relieved! We love the new routine! It makes complete sense now that a child needs the consistency of routines with boundaries. Thank you!”

Bree and Greg. P. Australia.

Bree and Greg.P.

“Natalie, your information made perfect sense! My partner and I both were amazed at how practical it was and how much we had lost perspective of common sense in understanding why our daughter was doing what she was doing. Now we are extremely aware of my baby’s needs particularly what she needs in order to sleep successfully. I felt confident with the strategy to follow when she is upset. I was extremely happy with all aspects of the consultation.”

Melanie. B. Australia.


“In the two weeks since the consultation my 6 months old baby has slept all night on many nights. Otherwise usually waking once for a feed. The routine is great as I feel a lot more organised knowing what baby and I are doing at set times of the day. Natalie the service you provide is invaluable. I think everybody should have a consult with you! I wish I had called you several months ago!”

Jen. A. Australia.


“There was a lot of information to take in but it was all so practical and easy to do. It was rather a relief to finally have some advice that helped and strategies to get through the day. The consult made me feel confident! Relieved! Empowered! I just wanted to tell the whole world about Sleep and Settle and I do! Meah is now sleeping through some nights (and not even supposed to yet at 3 months). I think we are doing wonderfully! And her day sleeps have improved remarkably. She will generally have 1.5 hours up and 3 hours sleeping and we don’t have ‘arsenic hour’ anymore!”
Harmony. P.


“Dear Natalie,
I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful information in your Sleep Packages.
I was dreading making the changes to help our 2 year old go to sleep in her bed instead of in front of the TV, which is what was happening. What made it so much easier was that I was able to get my husband to read the information you supplied, so that we were both partners in the process of getting her to bed, we did the same thing and we were consistent. Thank you for your knowledge and empowering us with the confidence to make positive changes.”
Lee and Troy. C. Australia.

Lee and Troy.C.

“Hi Natalie. Just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I contacted you about 1 month ago, downloaded your information and I’m so pleased to tell you that 13 week old Kade is sleeping 8-10 hours every night. He is happy, alert, growing and makes our lives complete. I was at the stage of pulling my hair out not getting Kade to sleep through the day. I read all the info three times, threw out the …… and by day  two had a different baby. I have been telling everyone about you. Thank you again.”
Rebecca and Adrian C. Australia.

Rebecca and Adrian.C.

“Dear Natalie,
I just wanted to send a quick message to let you know how successful your sleeping baby system and strategies have been for us as a family.  I also wanted to take this opportunity to say a heart felt thank you!!

I attended one of your seminars at East Maitland earlier this year.  I was exhausted and had lost my confidence that my children would ever sleep through the night.  My husband was traveling a lot with his work and I was working part time and going to work after around two hours sleep on most days.

Within 24 hours of returning home from the seminar my 9 month old was self settling.  Previously I had been breastfeeding him to sleep or pacing the house rocking him to sleep.  I remember the first day I tried your routine, I ran out into the back yard with my thumbs up to tell my husband and daughter that he had put himself to sleep.  It only took a few moments of him crying and me returning to him twice to reassure him and there he was sound asleep and happy.  I almost couldn’t believe it.

A few months later after a short illness and some new teeth he was waking almost every hour throughout the night.  Which saw me pacing the house for up to an hour each time he woke.  I contacted you for a short phone consultation and purchased the Sleeping Baby System.  Your simple and practical suggestions again helped us.  Your confidence in your own system and strategies gave me the confidence to try something different.  Again in a very short period of time we experienced success.  Who would have thought that a light left on at the other end of the hallway (for my three year old) would make such a difference to my baby’s sleep pattern.  The night we stopped leaving that light on Asha slept through.

Natalie, again I say thank you from our whole family.  I have recommended your system, strategies and seminar to every parent I know. Many thanks and best wishes for the future Margy Swanson”

Margy Swanson.

“Babies don’t come with a manual, however the “Sleeping Baby System” is as close to one you will find! Definitely worth the investment. The Sleeping Baby Manual is a great tool to guide me through what to do next and provide me with the reassurance that once I had exhausted all avenues to settle her, to begin the uptime and get on with my day. I like how the manual explains ideas and tips to tackle the different phases of a babies development.”

Suzanne Keddie NSW Australia

Suzanne Keddie

“Dear Natalie, Just a quick note to say thank you for your amazing program. Despite having a beautiful, happy 15 month old girl, we could never get her to sleep through an entire night without waking. Our desperation was compounded by the fact that we had another child due in only 8 weeks.  From the outset, Natalie filled me with confidence that she could help my husband and I achieve what we were beginning to think was the impossible.

We purchased a telephone consultation package and the results have been nothing short of amazing. The book is great and has several helpful strategies to help get your child to sleep through but it was really Natalie’s encouragement and support over the phone that helped me through the first (and very difficult) time. Her phone manner was fantastic and gave me the confidence to do it myself that night and help my husband adopt the new process.
It has now been 3 weeks since we started Natalie’s program and I can honestly say that our little girl has slept through every night except 3. On the 3 occasions she has woken up she has only needed a brief visit and her “sleep words” and she will lay down and put herself back to sleep. The process is simple, easy to follow and most importantly doesn’t confuse your child, if you stick with it – we only wish we had heard about Natalie earlier. Thank You – you have changed our lives. Jane”


“Hi Natalie, Just wanted to say thank you for your toddler sleep strategies..My son is finally falling asleep on his own and its such a nice feeling. He is now 18 months old and I am no longer having to sit in there with him for up to 2 hours some nights….We are having another baby in July and I look forward to reading your newborn strategies also.. which I am yet to purchase…. I hope it is as successful and the toddler system. Thanks again Rachel Vera”

Rachel Vera

(2 years old and 3 months old) “After the new baby came home Elliot (2 years) previously a good sleeper, would not stay in his bed. It often took 2 hours of either one of us staying with him for this time. Newborn only slept for 45 minutes at a time and was very unsettled.

The information provided before, during and after the consultation was first class. We developed a much greater understanding of our children and the importance of routines. We are amazed at the result of the consultation. Elliot now goes to bed at 7-7.30pm of a night time without any fuss! Olivia now sleeps 1.5-3 hours for each daytime sleep and has even been sleeping overnight. We could not be happier. The service was brilliant, and was exactly what we needed. You were accessible and your genuine interest in our results was wonderful.” Sally, Belmont, NSW, Australia