Glenhaven doctor Annemarie Christie used her experience as a children's doctor, former children's special care nurse and mother of four to write a book about teaching children to sleep through the night.
In the recently released Teach Your Child to Sleep Through the Night she claims you can educate your children to do so in one week.
"I gained lots of experience from working at The Children's Hospital about settling and feeding in a hands on manner and I was amazed that little tiny babies (less than 2 kilos) would happily feed every four hours," she said.
"I wanted to write a book to help parents to recognise what works for them and their child and then have the confidence to be the parent they choose to be."
In the book she discusses the ACE Parent philosophy that teaches parents to become affirmative, confident and empowered.
"With a focus on positive attitude and effective parenting techniques we hope to empower parents to be the parent they want to be," she said.
"The techniques used are the same I use at work to help people teach their baby to sleep and they work time and time again.
"Even at the book launch (on June 5 at the Castle Hill RSL) a woman stood up and said she bought the book the previous week and already her baby was sleeping through the night," Dr Christie said.
Babies and children respond best to predictability so Dr Christie said routine is very important.
"But do what works for you and your family," she stresses.
"There isn't a 'one size fits all' option for babies and parents."
Learn from Dr Christie
Dr Christie will teach two more seminars at the Castle Hill RSL Club this month.
‘‘Teaching Your Toddler’’ for children aged nine months to four years is on Tuesday, June 24, 7pm.
‘‘Preparing Your Preschooler’’ for children aged three to six years is on Saturday, June 28, 10am.