Hi, my name is Katy Huyerman, a certified children’s sleep consultant in Surrey, and the proud owner of Slumbertots Baby and Child Sleep Consultancy. The most important title I hold, however, is “Mum” to my two children, Kian and Lily.
My journey to becoming a children’s sleep consultant began with Kian. He was a TERRIBLE sleeper from day 1. He used to wake frequently in the night, and would then start the day at 5am. I felt anxious every night putting him to bed as I didn’t know how many times he would wake. When he was 8 months old, sleep deprivation was taking its toll on us all, and I needed to take action.
My sister recommended a sleep consultant that a friend had used. With her programme, my son was sleeping through the night within 3 days. It made such a difference to my son. He was happier during the day and able to sit on the floor and play with his toys, rather than clinging to me for the whole day. I felt well-rested and able to be the mum I wanted to be. I had more energy to play with him. And I was also far less snappy with my husband.
We followed the programme with Lily when she was born and she has slept well from an early age.
My training as a children’s sleep consultant
I am passionate about helping families to get the sleep they need. After we sought help, I wanted to help other families in the same way.
I have been through an extensive training and mentoring programme to qualify as a Certified Sleep Consultant. This has equipped me with the tools and knowledge to help get your little ones sleeping through the night and napping well. I’ve build on this training with my experience working with over 400 babies over the last 4 years.
I am a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, The British Paediatric Sleep Society and the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, and I have undertaken training in nutrition, breast feeding and infant mental health to support the work I do with families. I hold a basic DBS certificate and I’m fully insured.
So, if you’re struggling with your child’s sleep, there are a couple of different ways I can help. A 1-1 consultation or with one of my sleep guides. I’ve also completed additional training in supporting parents with potty training, and have just released my Potty Training Guide.
While I serve families in London and Surrey, I can help tired mums all over the world. Over phone, emails, video chats, and more. Contact me today and let’s help you and your baby get the rest you need!