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Combined Music and Play Therapy: A new way to changing toddler sleep habits!

May 6, 2020




Deb Herdman, Director & Developer of Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head, a company that helps parents guide their children into better sleep using music and play therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Deb Herdman discuss the following:

  1. Why does my toddler wake up so much?
  2. Are routines important?
  3. Do you think controlled crying is useful?
  4. Can you briefly how the 3 R’s to Sleep Success was developed?
  5. Why is the combination of music and play therapy so effective in helping children develop better sleep skills.

Deb Herdman is a multi-generational mum with over 25 years of experience as a registered nurse.Founding Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head in 2011, when her third child had infant and toddler sleep and settling issues, Debs music and play therapy system have produced outstanding results toward helping families improve sleep issues and enhance bonding for better physical and emotional health.

As the composer of the unique Nigh’ Nigh’ music, Debs approach supports attentive parenting so children can develop sleep independence and self-regulation without stress. She is the author of two e/Books that describe her 3 R’s to Sleep Success system based on Routine, Re-connection, and Relaxation.

Deb has been published in Australia and internationally including recently in ‘Life research’ Journal. She consults privately, to parent groups and community health institutions and recently opened the worlds first music and play therapy ‘Nigh’ Nigh’ Baby Sleep School’ that supports parents face to face or video link, in their home or the clinic. She presents interactive workshops and webinars to parents with children aged 0 to 5+ years including children with special needs where they can learn the ‘3 R’s to Sleep Success’ technique.

Deb is passionate about educating parents about the outstanding benefits music has to emotional, the developing brain and helping parents understand the importance of good sleep practice for life. The Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® resources and system aligns with best mental health practice, and music and lullaby research.

Deb is a registered nurse (DipHealthScience) and Certificates in Safe Sleep Space Education. Professional associations include AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority) and APRA/AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association), WWC (Working with Children Certificate).

In addition to helping families thrive, Deb homeschools her youngest son and continues to develop her passion for song writing music and composition. She enjoys her rural lifestyle in Central Victoria, Australia.




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