We are Nicky and Amanda; mothers, friends, colleagues and jointly responsible for having dreamt up the idea of a company where parents can access reliable, trusted, proven advice and methods to improve their family's sleep health, without having to spend a fortune on private consultants, without limiting the support a person can get to the area they live in.
When people ask us what we do, our answer is focused on the values of our company and what we most treasure about the work we do:
"We empower families around the world to make positive change to their little ones' sleep and therefore improve the health of their family".
Because we know what sleep deprivation is like. We know how it feels to struggle through endless sleepless months, wondering what is going on, questioning and doubting yourself at every turn. We know how long those nights are and how the tears flow easily during the day too.
We've had babies who were bad night sleepers, bad daytime nappers, babies who were rocked to sleep, fed to sleep, bounced to sleep. Babies who slept in the stroller, front pack, hammock, our arms. Babies who were breast and bottle fed, babies who woke at 5 AM every single day. We've had days where we couldn't see through the fog. Where everything was just a bit too hard. A lot too hard, if we're being honest.
Everything was a battle; motherhood, our relationships with our husbands, our day to day lives. And it was a battle because we had no idea what to do and we were suffering from the chronic effects of sleep deprivation. Looking back now, we can see straight away how our lives could have been so different. How our first taste of motherhood could have been so much more enjoyable if we'd had the knowledge, the education about sleep health, reliable advice and age-appropriate methods...
And this is why, years later, we started our company and wrote our Sleep Programs - to help people. To help people improve the health of their babies and themselves, to give families an alternative to sleep deprivation, to let everyone know that there is another way and with the right advice and a village behind you - anything is possible!
We have since developed Little Ones™ into a global community, where we're able to reach out to parents all over the world. Our certified Sleep Consultants and staff members stretch from New Zealand to the UK, come from different backgrounds and parenting styles and all of them are mothers who work from home so they can also be with their children.
We are all about improving the health of families. And our Little Ones™ family is here to help you.