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 book – 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.