My name is Wendy Dean and I am the mother of Ben, Caitlin and identical twins, Ewan and Joseph.
Before starting my family I spent many years at various Universities and completed a BA (Hons), a Master’s Degree a PH.D and finally a P.G.C.E. I went on to have a successful career as a University Researcher, later worked as a Policy Planner and finally as a University Lecturer. This academic and practical career path developed my interest in Child and Parent Psychology, which would later lead me to write The Baby Sleep System and www.babysleepanswers.co.uk, this website that supports it. The philosophy of the book and the site is "what works".
So how did it all begin?
When my first child Benjamin John was born I was knocked completely sideways. On the 26th November 1999, I found myself holding a screaming 7lb 13oz bundle and I did not know what I was supposed to do with it.
The next few months were horrible, my son refused to sleep for longer than 20 minutes during the day and woke four or five times in the night. I was afraid to ask for support from my Health Visitor and none was offered. I thought I was a bad mother who had done something wrong.
Finally, in desperation we sought professional help and 6 weeks later my little Ben, was sleeping through the night and having regular naps in the day. I resolved that if I was ever lucky enough to have another baby, I would never go through that experience again.
The Baby Sleep System has been deliberately written (I hope) in a clear, concise format, is based on "what works" and is intended to be accessible to the sleep deprived. I would always recommend that you use The Baby Sleep System in conjunction with the online Forum www.babysleepanswers.co.uk/forum. All babies are not the same and via the dedicated website, my team and I will try and tailor our advice to your individual baby and circumstances.
How To Contact Us
If you've purchased The Baby Sleep System and you'd like some advice or support then you can use our online support forum. You were sent access details along with your order confirmation. If you've lost your details then get in touch with us in one of the following ways.
Alternatively, if you just want to say "hello" or find out more about The Baby Sleep System:
My postal address is:
Baby Sleep Answers
6 Church Street
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