During my years as a Well Child Nurse and Lactation Consultant I was privileged to visit many families in their homes and to help them welcome and care for their new babies. It was also a pleasure to meet the older children in their own surroundings.

Advising on a baby and child’s health and wellbeing during these visits and checks at the Plunket Clinics, has given me a wealth of knowledge providing solutions for parents as their babies grow and become preschoolers.

Just when parents think they have it sorted, everything seems to change and without warning.  For example, a good sleeping pattern is finally established and then the baby becomes clingy and unsettled. The former routine doesn’t work anymore to get them off to sleep…

So this was how the book was born.

I live in Auckland with my husband and two cats. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.