About Charmian Mead & The Sleeping Baby Routine

My Story

I’ve been teaching The Sleeping Baby Routine and supporting families for over 28 years, helping thousands of families achieve a full night’s sleep by focusing on the individual rather than general, blanket advice based on age. Long term results can only be achieved by taking a deep dive into every aspect of your baby’s or toddler’s world. This approach has a 99% success rate!

I first began my career in childcare as a professional nanny. I knew from an early age I had strong maternal instinct and would have a career surrounded by babies and children. I became a maternity nurse in the early 90’s in Australia, troubleshooting infant and toddler sleep issues and focusing on newborn digestion. For the first 5 years I specialised in twin routine which started the development of The 7pm to 7am Sleeping Baby Routine.

My method encourages a full night’s sleep holistically, with results achieved naturally by meeting your baby’s daily needs as part of a structured day routine, and not by sleep training or cry it out.  The results of this method are unique!

Charmian Mead Baby sleep expert holding a smiling baby

I believe in working with a child’s own individual capabilities, one routine does not fit all.

Charmian Mead baby sleep consultant with twins sat on her lap

With 28 years’ hand on experience, working with thousands of babies and children, my passion has led me to become a successful infant sleep, routine, digestion, reflux, and breastfeeding expert. This expertise allows me to provide parents with a confident start to parenthood and also help fix those sleep or routine issues so many parents may come across a little later down the road. My consultancy services addresses a wide range of of child rearing and parenting challenges, including feeding, digestion issues, lactation, self settling, weaning, toddler behaviour and direction, potty training, moving on from co sleeping, or establishing routine at an older age.

The Sleeping Baby Routine approach is not for everyone but neither are sleepless nights!

The 7am to 7pm Sleeping Baby Routine

7pm to 7am Sleeping Baby Routine is a complete guide to the newborn stage and beyond. It can be used to create a routine to support sleep but also to gain a better understanding of your new baby with many parents calling the book their parenting bible, a must have, whether you choose routine or feed on demand.

As well as sleep routines you will find expert advice on breastfeeding and lactation, bottle feeding, reflux and twin routines or how to introduce simple structures and create your own routine.

The 7pm to 7am Sleeping Baby Routine is flexible, and easily adapted on a daily basis to suit you and your developing baby.

I hope you enjoy my book and if you need some help implementing the routine or troubleshooting why not get in touch? Happy parenting!

A cute baby lying next to the book The 7am to 7pm Sleeping Baby Routine

What parents are saying

Charmian is brilliant, non-judgemental and straight to the point.

Being a first time mum during lock down has by far been the hardest moment for me. Charmain very quickly turned disorder into order for me. 

Charmian is so wonderful and her method is incredible.

I have followed this with twin girls that she implemented her routine with and two years later they are still the happiest little girls and sleeping 7-7 every night. 

Charmian has been instrumental in helping us get our lives back!

Her gentle but no nonsense approach ensured we had results from the very first night of implementing her advice/routine.