Mums in a muddle.
Maternity nurse Rachel Waddilove helped Gwyneth Paltrow get her first baby to sleep through the night by six weeks. Yep. six weeks.
Paltrow says the supernanny provided “a flexible yet structured routine” – just the thing for her daughter Apple.
“Rachel’s advice on everything from breastfeeding to parenting was invaluable,” Paltrow says on Waddilove’s website.
Gwyneth Paltrow with Apple In London 2005. Image via Getty.
The celebrity nanny, who has over 40 years experience in sleep training, is trying to help mothers out of the "awful muddle" that is modern-day parenting.
"I think mothers are in such a muddle, bless them. I'm not blaming them - there is so much conflicting advice out there. They go round and round in circles, not quite knowing what to do and then baby doesn't know where he is."
Back to basics.
Ten years after it was first published, Waddilove has revised her go-to-guide for parents, The Baby Book. It has been brought up to date for a new generation of mothers but it's about getting back to basics.
The 68-year-old describes her approach as "traditional foundational parenting."
"I'm a great believer in the fact that babies and toddlers thrive on loving flexible routines," said Waddilove.
Rachel Waddilove trained at Doctor Barnado’s in the 1960s. Image supplied.