Welcome to Sleepy Bubba!
Meet Our Team of Baby Sleep Experts
Founder & Sleep Consultant
Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant
In 2017, I had my firstborn, and my husband and I were what you would call typical new parents: excited yet apprehensive about the parenting journey. We armed ourselves with plenty of information and often sought help through the experiences of friends and family.
Just as how sleep is important for recovery and growth for adults, there was no doubt in our minds that sleep would be important for our baby’s growth and development. Making sure our baby gets enough sleep was our top priority.
Though we started out determined, we soon fell into the trap of forming habits around what was convenient for our lifestyle and the fear of making decisions that would cause the baby discomfort. This culminated into poor sleep habits for our baby and ourselves.
A 2-week long sleepless marathon of hourly wakes where you are stuck in the nursery, carrying and rocking your baby throughout the night. That was us as parents. We weren't just miserable, and we were close to losing our minds.
We tried everything. We read books and searched for information on the internet, but nothing seemed to fit perfectly. That was when we chanced upon the existence of sleep consultants.
Deciding to hire a sleep consultant was a no-brainer. We knew it would be unfair for our baby if we tried to sleep-train him without knowledge and a proper plan.
Our firstborn fell asleep on his own within 3 minutes on the 3rd night. He was sleeping a solid 14 hours a day, and he became a much happier baby. We soon regained our sanity and never looked back since.
I saw many parents struggle with the same issues as we did, and I found that the tips and tricks I had learned were also beneficial to them. Eventually, when we had our second-born, we sleep-trained him when he turned 4 months and never had to experience those sleepless nights again.
Understanding how sleep can affect the quality of life of the parent and child and how we actually have greater control over this than we think is extremely empowering. Through Sleepy Bubba and my experiences, I want to enable other parents to achieve what we have achieved.
Fast forward to today, I am a baby sleep consultant in Singapore who has helped many families gain the better sleep they deserve, and I’m so proud of every one of them for achieving what they wanted.
Certified Baby Sleep Consultant
It was a weekday night in June of 2012, and it was 3am. I was lying on a sofa bed in the living room with my 15-month-old toddler, who was latching onto my breast for a nighttime feed. She had woken up fussing and crying looking to latch back to sleep. I couldn't go back to sleep, overwhelmed with frustration and resentment as my husband and 4-year-old daughter peacefully slept through the night. My body ached from the frequent waking and latching, and I couldn't help but break down into tears. In that moment, I felt helpless and despair at the thought of my sleep would never be the same again.
The exhaustion and zombie-like state at work took a toll on my performance. I became a terrible, shouty and snappy mama. I hit rock bottom from the severe lack of sleep. It was then that I turned to Google, frantically searching and researching for a solution to this sleep problem. I was hoping to find someone in Malaysia who could help, but none of the advice I came across was helpful. In fact, it only confused me even more.
But soon I found the answer. It came in the form of an e-book called Sleep Sense by Dana Obleman, and her method worked like a charm. Seeing the great success of my toddler going from latching frequently all night to sleeping through the night in her cot, alongside her big sister, I became determined to share this with my other mom friends.
However, to my disappointment, my excitement of sharing fell on deaf ears. They hadn't experienced the same horrible nights that I had. But then, while browsing parenting-related Facebook groups, I noticed other moms who were desperately looking for help with their baby's sleep, just like I once did.
That's when I had a revelation—why not become Malaysia's first sleep consultant? And so, my journey of receiving training and certification began. It definitely wasn't an easy journey, and there were countless moments when I felt like giving up due to my self-doubt creeping in. But then, I would see all these moms who were in the same rock-bottom place I once was, and my heart went out to them. It became my motivation to stay on course and get certified.
Finally, the day came when I got my first paying client. I was able to support their baby in sleeping better, and that's when I discovered how much I genuinely enjoyed helping others solve their sleep problems, especially for moms and children. It brought me immense pleasure and deep fulfillment. And that's how I became a sleep consultant, ready to support and guide parents on their journey to better sleep for their little ones.
As an empathic and intuitive person, I feel blessed to have found work I'm passionate about when it comes to working with parents and young children. My holistic approach to solving baby and toddler sleep means I see the problems from a big picture and then diving deep into the details. I'm skilled at problem solving by going to the root cause of the issue.