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Mother and Baby Sleeping


I hear and see so many parents cringe at the mention of ‘sleep training’, knowing that in their minds they are envisioning the age-old ‘cry-it-out’ approach.


If this is the same thought that is holding you back from taking the leap into sleep training with your child, here are a few key things you need to know about me as the founder of Bedtime Baby:


  • I will always develop a sleep program that is tailored specifically for you and your child. This means including strategies that are suited to your child’s current behavioural and emotional needs, as well as considering your own personal parenting style. There simply is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

  • There are many gentle sleep strategies that I can teach you about to help support your child to learn independent sleep skills.

  • While it’s not always possible to avoid tears and grizzling all together, I will never advocate for the ‘cry it out’ method as I want your little one to feel safe and supported throughout their sleep journey.

  • I believe that success comes from confidence and trust in the strategies that you are using – I’ll never ask you to do something that you’re not comfortable with.


I believe that children who are well rested are more happy, energetic, and in general better prepared to take on the play and learning experiences of their day to day lives. I’m also aware, however, that sleep needs in little ones are ever evolving.


My goal is not only to help your little one to sleep better, but to empower you as the parent and build your confidence in making decisions around sleep in the future. 


It is these outcomes which reenforce my joy and passion for working in the world of sleep everyday! 

Caitlin Cavanough

Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant

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"Owen is now sleeping well at night and we are armed with a host of tools for those times he is unsettled. I won't hesitate to contact Caitlin in the future as we continue our sleep journey."

Abby, QLD

"Caitlin is highly responsive and a great communicator, I was initially a little bit skeptical of Caitlin being based in Brisbane whilst we are in Melbourne, however the support that she provided was second to none."

Caitlin, VIC

"We were able to get Henry to sleep every night at 8pm in no time! She was very clear in her instructions and was just the right push I needed to solve this problem."

Jess, ACT

"My whole family is very grateful for Caitlin’s help with our 4 month old's sleep. He went from taking 2 hours to settle and waking every 20-40 minutes to self settling and going back down easily after night feeds."

Maddison, NSW

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