About Lucy Wolfe
Baby and toddler sleep consultant, Ireland
I am a Sleep Consultant, Co-Creational Relationship Mentor and Mum of four amazing children. I am the author of the bestselling books – The Baby Sleep Solution and All About Baby Sleep – Your Questions Answered and Creator of the 100% natural Sleep Through Bed and Body Sleep Spray and Relaxing Rub. I am a graduate from University College Cork in Parent Mentoring and Relationship Studies and hold a first class honors Masters degree in The Psychotherapy of Relationship Studies (TUS). I have completed the Gentle Sleep Coach program (USA) and Certification in Child Sleep Studies accredited by the OCN (UK) and have attended the Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic (UK). I have undertaken specific training and qualification for children aged between 4-5 months, and I am a certified Happiest Baby, New Parent Educator together with certification in Post Natal Depression accredited by OCN (UK). I undertake continuous professional development to stay up to date with recent research and development, together with personal reflection. My current research is an exploration into the lived experience of first time Mothers; giving voice to the challenges of early Motherhood. I have been in practise for over 10 years. I am the former European Director of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants; a member of The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a (PV) Member of the Irish Association of Relationship Mentors. I am the Resident Sleep Expert on Virgin Media One’s Breakfast Show-Ireland Am and have been a regular guest on RTE, The Today Show as well. I have completed sleep television series on Virgin Media One’s Ireland Am programme, titled “Baby Bedtime Basics” (2013) and “Sleeping Beauties” (2018) and have appeared on The Morning Show (2012) and Midday (2014) as a sleep expert and was a contributor to the RTE documentary “Awake -The Science of Sleep” (2017). My work has also been widely featured on many occasions in The Irish Times, The Irish Daily Mail, The Sunday Business Post, The Evening Echo, The Daily Star, The Mirror, The Farmers Journal, The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, The UCC Express, VIP Magazine, The Cork News as well as on Corks’ 96fm, Redfm, Newstalk, Today FM, RTE Radio 1, Waterford FM, 98mf, Q102, Radio Kerry and Spirit FM radio shows. I provide sleep articles to various publications and parenting websites, regularly contributing to The Irish Independent Mothers and Babies Magazine, Pregnancy and Parenting, Maternity and Infant Magazine, Mums and Tots, Womans Way, Easy Parenting to name but a few. Furthermore I have work with leading corporations such as Vodafone, Aviva, Cow and Gate, Danone, State Street, Citi bank, Pepsi Cola to help reduce sleep deprivation in the workplace. I am the resident sleep expert for a number of consumer websites and I appear regularly on national television and radio broadcasts around the country. I am a busy Mum to four lovely children and can easily associate with whatever sleep challenges that you may be experiencing, both as a parent and a professional. Nobody sets out to have a sleep issue, but tendencies can become easily ingrained and spiral quickly out of control and you can find yourself sleep deprived, desperate and not too sure what to do. The challenges may be obvious from the early days or they can emerge as your child gets older. It is never to early to start laying that foundation for better sleep and it is never too late either to begin to address the sleep challenges that you report. As a parent myself, going through the various challenges of parenting, I was disappointed to discover that there were limited resources, countless inappropriate methods and none that took the child and parents emotional wellbeing into account. It was either “tough love” or just don’t expect to sleep. I began to pursue training and qualification to enable me to accompany parents encouraging their children to establish positive sleep practices without using tough love, controlled crying and cry it out techniques. From my training and work with families, I developed my feeding and sleeping balances that honours the science of sleep, and synchronised your child’s biological rhythm together with my Stay-and-Support method, aligned with many other child-focused adjustments that ultimately enable parents to emotionally appropriately establish better sleep for all and to ensure that it is a long-term solution, rather than a quick fix. There is no one size fits all approach for any family and the suggestions that I combine for you on a one to one basis, will help you feel confident, empowered and assured on your parenting journey.
What people say
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I started your online course last week and it has really given me that extra bit of support and guidance that I needed alongside your books to settle our little one into a more consistent routine. The last couple of days I have had to wake her from her naps which are in her cot (she had been a 30/40-minute cat napper and only in my arms) and we have even gotten a few 7am wake ups instead of the usual 5am! I am heading back to work soon, and I am already feeling better about it know she is able to have proper naps throughout the day. You are a star!
We have had great success implementing your strategies & I have recommended your approach to so many new mums I have met recently. I only wish I had heard of you for my first baby as I labelled her a bad sleeper & wonder now would she have slept & ate better if we had tried harder. Anyway, we have 2 great sleeping children now!
I just want to drop you a line to say a thank you! We tweaked a few things - less bottles & brought his dinner (ensured it included protein) & his bottle at least 40 mins earlier. I am delighted to report back the last 3 nights he has slept 8pm to 7am. And only a couple of dummy runs. Thank you so so much.
I started your routine this day last week with my 7-month-old. She always woke at least 7 times a night every hour to 45m....I was a wreck and completely worn out...one week later, she is sleeping from around 7.15pm to 5 or 6...waking once for a feed...it is not perfect yet but a life changing improvement...thank you.
I just wanted to let you know that we are currently on day 11 of your plan and so far, have seen great results. We have had a few nights of sleeping through from my 6-month-old baby boy from his last feed at around 11 to 6/7 am. Still have a few early starts but to be honest that is still better than where we were. Still working through the process but it was so much easier than I thought it would be and we did not have as many tears as I feared.
My little girl has been sleeping through because I implemented the self-settling approach that you teach on your course, she used to have all her naps on my arms and would wake up many times during the night. I was able to teach her to self-settle and to sleep in her cot during her naps thanks to you.
I bought your online course, since then, I have started to use your guidelines and have seen a massive improvement in his sleep. So, he wakes any time between 6 and 7 although today we went to 7 10am! Has his bottle within a half hour and then his breakfast shortly after? Then two hours later he goes for his nap in his cot, blinds pulled with a soother and muslin cloth, he sleeps on his side and generally we just leave him down and walk out and he goes asleep himself! Amazing! The odd time we could have tears, or he may need more help. This goes for all sleeps.
This course has made our lives so much better. If you need a better sleep for you and your little ones, give this a try. Lucy Wolfe knows what she is talking about!!
Happy to report our baby is sleeping like a trooper...practically 7pm-6am 95% of the time and napping during the day better than ever before…. Also, very capable of resettling herself now when she does wake. it is such a relief to have her in such a good routine before I head back to work next month.
What I love about Lucy’s approach is that it is child-led, gentle, and actually works, without the need for ‘cry-it-out’. If anyone is feeling desperate but is not comfortable with the cry-it-out method, I would strongly urge you to speak to Lucy and read her books or buy her online course. Within two weeks of making changes our daughter’s sleep had improved dramatically.