Hey I'm Bijal Okafor
I am a qualified GP with a Diploma in Child Health, and a fully certified sleep consultant for babies and children from newborn to six years of age.
Having a medical background, I can truly appreciate the physical and mental effects a lack of sleep can have both on your little one as well as on you as a parent. For babies and children, sleep is crucial for their development, cognition, emotional health and so much more. Good sleep is the best gift you can give them!
I myself have been on a long and difficult sleep journey with my daughter, who is super alert, high needs and highly sensitive, all of which made for some challenging sleep problems. The first six months or so we helplessly listened to her screams day and night- in hindsight, we now know this was caused by her inability to switch off and fall asleep leading to extreme overtiredness. Hence I can fully empathise with parents out there facing similar struggles.
After sleep training my daughter, she is a different child. She is able to self-settle through the night and has good quality naps. Although still high needs, it is obvious how much happier and less fussy she is. She is clear evidence that these sleep training methods work, and they can work for you too!
So whatever challenges you are facing with your little one- be it difficulty settling to sleep, multiple night wakings, early rising, nap struggles- I can help. I offer one-to-one services, using individualised and gentle techniques to help your child get the best quality and quantity of sleep possible. With the right guidance and support, I believe all children have the ability to sleep well.
So if you’re in a position where you feel ready to make a change, please book a free 15 minute discovery call to find out how I can help your child, and in turn your whole family.