Andrea Grace is one of the UK's leading child sleep experts, author of Andrea Grace's Gentle Sleep Solutions and a member of The British Sleep Society.
A qualified and registered health visitor, nurse and mental health nurse as well as being a mother herself, Andrea has worked in the field of child health for 25 years helping many hundreds of families to overcome their children's sleep problems.
Her interest in babies and children’s sleep originated from having her first baby, who was a truly terrible sleeper. At the time, there was very little advice available apart from just leaving them to cry and she just didn’t have the heart to do that - especially as he suffered from eczema and allergies. As her family grew, her confidence in handling my babies’ sleeping grew too and this very much helped with her work as a health visitor. In 1996, realising that baby sleep was the main concern for most parents, she set about the task of understanding and researching as much as she could about baby and child sleep and started an NHS sleep service in Muswell Hill, North London. Here her experience, knowledge and expertise grew and in 1998 after the birth of her youngest child, she became one of the the UK’s first independent sleep specialists.
Nowadays, Andrea works with families all over the world and her work is recognised by leading paediatricians, child psychologists and health journalists.
As well as working with individual families, she has been able to reach out to others through the work that she has done with all of the main UK parenting magazines as well as for brands such as Disney, Pampers, Oilatum, The Gro Company and Johnson’s Baby. She also regularly appears on the TV and radio and is a frequent speaker at parenting events.
Andrea will be speaking on The Baby Show Stage with MadeForMums on Saturday 21 October.