0 – 4 Months

How We Can Help

A newborn is strongly influenced by the environment, daily activities, and routines. A predictable routine including a wind down period helps your baby establish good sleep patterns. The most important rule is to follow the Feed, Play, Sleep Routine, which is the core structure of a baby’s day at any age. As your baby matures their day playtime increases.

Be aware that every day may differ depending on illness, disruption to the family environment and extra busy days out may affect your baby’s routine. In the early days our bonding stage with our newborns, we encourage you to establish a feeding pattern that provides you with an opportunity to interact with your baby.

In the first five weeks your baby will most likely spend little time awake. The key with your newborn is to keep wake times very short and a good routine during the day will help your baby sleep at night.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Sleep Issues can Sleep Rescue Help with?

  • Post-Natal Stay
  • Establishing an age appropriate routine for your baby
  • Feeding Issues
  • Recognizing tired signs
  • Short naps during the day- lasting 45 minutes or less
  • Bedtime and naptime issues
  • Waking frequently overnight less than 3 hourly.
  • Transitioning your baby from parents room to baby’s own room
  • Transitioning your baby from a cradle to a cot
  • Teaching your baby to learn how to self-settle

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What are your qualifications?

Our Director Gabrielle Russell is a trained Mothercraft Nurse, also holds a Diploma of Community Services in Early Childhood and a Post Graduate degree in Post Natal and Neo-Natal Care. Gabrielle has studied in total of 10 years and has 30 years experience in Private Mother Baby Units within the hospital sector, Public Sleep Schools and in the early childhood industry with a focus on sleeping habits of children from newborn to primary school age.

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What sets you apart from other Sleep Consultants?

Gabrielle and her staff hold Australian Nursing Association recognized qualifications and Sleep Rescue is well known in the industry and has made guest appearances on the Morning Show, The Project, Current Affair and Chanel 9 news. Sleep Rescue was the first In-Home consultation service established in Victoria and Gabrielle Russell is one of the leading Sleep Consultants in Australia and is often asked for her opinion on new research and newspaper articles.

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What location does Sleep Rescue Service?

Sleep Rescue’s aim is to assist any parents that may require help to establish a healthy sleep pattern in the comfort of their own home.

We come to you anywhere within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and provide support where it is needed most, in the home. For those families not located in our service area we offer On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages so our pattern approach can be used in your home. Our team will help you to break the sleeplessness cycle, by looking at all the issues that contribute to your baby not settling.

Sleep Rescue would like to help any family that requires assistance wherever you live in Australia or Internationally.

Do you offer a Post Natal Stay?

Sleep Rescue offers a Post Natal Stay for new parents with our Founder and Director Gabrielle Russell. Gabrielle has studied in total of 10 years and has over 30 years experience in the Private Mother Baby Units and Maternity Wards within the hospital sector, Public Sleep Schools and in the early childhood industry with a focus on sleeping habits of children from newborn to primary school age children.

Gabrielle Russell is well known in the industry and has made many guest appearances on the Morning Show, The Project, Current Affair and Chanel 9 news. Gabrielle is one of the leading Sleep Consultants in her field. Gabrielle is popular and requested by many referrals, the earlier you book through your pregnancy the more chance that we can guarantee you a place in our Post Natal Program with Gabrielle.

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How many consultations will I require?

Most of our clients only require one in home consultation to establish a positive routine. After the consultation we provide you with the knowledge and confidence to implement your new strategies we have developed together in your individual Family Care Plan.

What is the right age to seek advice with sleep concerns?

The right age to seek advice is when you are having an issue and you feel that the time is right for you and your family to get some help. At Sleep Rescue we believe that a baby in this age group is strongly influenced by the environment, daily activities and we will help your baby establish a positive sleep pattern. The earlier you implement an age appropriate routine, your baby is more likely to transition smoothly through other developmental stages and it will be less likely that you will have sleep issues as your baby gets older.

How much sleep does my baby require?

Many parents are surprised to learn that babies need between 12 and 18 hours sleep per day, depending on the age of your child. A baby in this age group requires between 14 and 17 hours per day.

How many naps should my baby be taking during the day?

It depends on the age of your baby, every baby is different, and in this age group your baby should be taking four or five naps during the day.

What methods of settling techniques does Sleep Rescue implement?

At Sleep Rescue we treat each family as an individual and believe that all families sleep issues and requirements are unique. We adjust our Sleep Consultations to cater for the individual family and provide solutions that both parents are comfortable with implementing.

How does the Sleep Rescue Consultation process work?

After receiving your enquiry, our Director Gabrielle Russell will contact you to discuss your concerns and will recommend you to the most appropriate service to address the difficulties that your baby and your family are experiencing.

Sleep Rescue will organize a suitable time for your consultation after confirmation of your booking we will direct you to our questionnaire this will enable us to obtain further background information on your baby, your family and your situation. The questionnaire will be required to be returned prior to your consultation.

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Does Sleep Rescue use the cry it out method, controlled crying or any other variations?

At Sleep Rescue we believe that in the early days our bonding stage with our newborns, we encourage you to establish a Feed Play and Sleep pattern that provides you with an opportunity to interact with your baby. We will help you understand the benefits of different strategies and together we will formulate an individual plan that we will help you implement based on your family’s needs.

Which Consultation would you recommend?

In this age group I would recommend our personalized day consultation, we can offer a three hour home consult or an extended six hour day consult. To cater for the individual family we can offer a extended overnight stay, on this package we will remain with you for the morning sleep. If you are outside our serviced area, we have On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultations available. At these consults we will discuss your concerns regarding your baby’s sleep or feeding issues.

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Will I receive ongoing support?

At Sleep Rescue we believe in supporting our families, with our home consultations we provide you with free ongoing support throughout early childhood either through emails or our 24 hour phone support.

Speak to Gabrielle Directly on 0428 439 136 or email me

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