2 – 3 Years

How We Can Help

Your child has now entered into the land of “terrific twos.” This important year of your child’s life will be one of amazing growth and frustrating limitations for them. Encourage your toddler to explore their world, play is important for your child’s development as he learns to experiment, create new things and gain many skills such as sharing.

The third year of development is one of high emotion as your child begins to test the limits of the world around them especially their parents. The “terrible twos” can be an emotional time for both of you and your child. The warmth and security you provide now will help them feel comfortable, capable and special.

Your relationship with your child is the foundation for their health and development. Your child’s daily experiences, including how their parents respond to them, shapes their development as they adjust to their world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Sleep Issues can Sleep Rescue Help with?

  • Establishing an age appropriate routine for your toddler
  • Feeding Issues
  • Recognizing tired signs
  • Bedtime and naptime issues
  • Your toddler climbing out of their cot
  • Transitioning your toddler to a bed
  • Your toddler’s stalling tactics
  • Eliminating sleep associations
  • Ceasing co-sleeping with your toddler as you wish them to sleep independently
  • Ceasing Parental presence to get them to sleep laying down with your toddler
  • Your toddler waking frequently overnight
  • Night Weaning
  • Pacifier Dependency
  • Helping your toddler to sleep through the night
  • Teaching your toddler to learn how to self-settle
  • Nightmares and night terrors
  • Fears and anxieties about bedtime
  • Early morning wake ups

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.

Unfortunately Private Sleep Consultants are not regulated in Australia at present and there are many consultants in the industry that market themselves as Child Sleep experts after completing various International short online courses. These courses are not recognized by the Australian standard Nursing Associations. Gabrielle Russell uses her extensive training and many years of experience as a Mothercraft Nurse, Educator, Parent and Grandparent to achieve results for you and your family.

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 seek some help.  It is especially important in this age group to recognize that your child requires sufficient sleep to develop new skills physically, emotionally and cognitively.

Sleep Rescue will help your child establish solid sleep through the night, which will therefore help your child focus during the day to concentrate on developing new skills.

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.

Which consult would you recommend?

In this age group I would recommend our personalized consultations, depending on the difficulties that you are experiencing. If you are only experiencing day issues we would recommend our three hours home consult or our extended six hour day consultation.

If you are experiencing overnight issues we would recommend our extensive overnight stay with this consult we arrive at your house at 7 pm and remain with you until 6 am.  We will assist you with introducing a bedtime routine and help you establish a positive bedtime ritual to help your toddler sleep through the night and provide you with predictable and consistent strategies to achieve your personal goals.




If you are outside our serviced area, we have On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages available. At these consults we will discuss your concerns regarding your toddler’s sleep or feeding issues.




We help you implement strategies to help you achieve your goals, as part of all our packages we provide you with our exclusive Child Settling Book, a formulated Individual Family Care Plan and our ongoing support throughout early childhood.

How much sleep does my toddler 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 toddler in this age group requires between 12 and 14 hours per day.

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.

I would like a three night In- Home Consultation for extra support is this possible?

Sleep Rescue offers a three consecutive night consultation 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.

The cost of our Three Night In-Home Consultation is $3000.

You can call us directly on 1300 00 SLEEP  during office hours to discuss your options or alternatively you can Book and Pay your deposit here the amount of $ 350.00 to secure the next available consultation and we will contact you immediately after check out to arrange appropriate dates to conduct your In-Home Consultation. You Consultation will be prioritized and will be completed within 14 days.

Read more on our in-home consultations here, and the complete process

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.

Gabrielle 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.

The cost of the On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages is $290.00.

Call us directly on 1300 00 SLEEP to secure the next available On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages, this consultation can be scheduled within 48 hours of your booking. Once you have purchased your service Sleep Rescue will be in contact with you within 24 hours. If you have any further questions please contact us here or call us on during office hours to discuss the options available.

Read more on the complete process here

What methods of sleep training 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 Consults to cater for the individual family and provide solutions that both parents are comfortable with implementing.

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

At Sleep Rescue 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.

We use a technique called Progressive Learning this method is used to teach toddlers how to get to sleep and how to re-settle themselves after waking without assistance from their parents. This process is designed to give toddler’s reassurance, comfort and security.

In this age group we feel that it is important for parents to provide your toddler with reassurance to help them settle. It is impossible to guarantee that your toddler will not shed any tears with any methods that you decide to implement. If anyone claims otherwise they are not being totally honest, at Sleep Rescue we aim to offer you a service that will benefit both the toddler and the family to achieve positive outcomes.

We will never pressure you to do anything that you are not comfortable with but at the end of the day we want to help you achieve your goals.

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

It depends on the age of your toddler, every toddler is different, and in this age group your child should be taking one nap during the day.

When can a baby sleep through the night?

Every baby is unique if your baby is physically healthy you may find that eleven hours of solid night time sleep maybe achievable at around five months. Most babies are developmentally ready to sleep through the night from around six months of age.

Sleep Rescue recommends that you confirm with your Pediatrician or your General Practitioner that your child is following the appropriate growth pathway and are ready to implement positive sleep strategies.

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 24hour phone support.

Speak to Gabrielle Directly on 0428 439 136 or email me

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