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Nurture Parenting

Nurture Parenting

I, Karen Faulkner established Nurture Parenting in 2011 with the aim to assist and support parents with baby and toddler sleep and behaviour issues. My passion is helping families through what I know can be a very challenging and emotional time.

I’m a Registered Midwife, Child & Family Health Nurse, Registered Baby Sleep Consultant and hold a degree in Psychology. I have 29 years’ experience as a midwife and 19 years’ experience as a baby sleep consultant.

My approach is unique. I am focused on baby sleep learning® rather than sleep training, meaning my methods are cue-based and gentle. Most of all, they have proven to work.

Everything I do combines evidence-based research, formal medical training and my 19 years of practice.



Trauma, connection and stress in the home

Connection is the foundation of a thriving, respectful and productive relationship with your baby. Without connection, you dive into dark and murky waters feeling your way into uncharted territory. Your relationship with your child starts before birth when they start… Continue Reading >

Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >

Electronic devices and screen time

Screen time has certainly become part of our modern-day unescapable reality. While most parents are well aware of the detrimental effects of screen time and its’ impact on young developing minds, it is a lesser known fact, the brains of… Continue Reading >

Cat napping

Cat napping is something that frustrates many mums. A catnap is a short nap, anything from 20-40 minutes. For babies, under 3-4 months of age, a cat nap can be a normal phenomenon. Until they are 4 months old babies… Continue Reading >

How to Avoid the Dreaded 4 month Sleep Regression

As a baby sleep consultant of 19 years and midwife and nurse of 29 years, I can tell you with certainty that the 4-month sleep regression is real! It derails babies, starting off a spiral of sleep deprivation. Parents always… Continue Reading >

How to communicate with your toddler without saying the word “No”

At around 14-18 months, toddlers will begin testing their boundaries. Your job as a parent is to rein in certain behaviours, particularly those that not desirable or just plain dangerous. Impulsive resistance is something toddlers struggle with and sometimes they… Continue Reading >


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