Dorothy offers a range of consulting services that make her baby nursing expertise and experience accessible wherever you are.
You can talk to Dorothy by telephone, Skype, email and face-to-face in your own home, or using a combination that works for you.
Please choose from the below selection of services, and book online.
There is a $15 surcharge for clients based outside of New Zealand.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dorothy.
Telephone / Skype Consultation – up to 30 minutes
This is an initial consultation to assess and discuss your issues with your baby within your own environment. This initial conversation will provide you with preliminary advice and determine which of my skills and services will be right for you and your family.
Many questions or concerns are easily addressed in writing. You are welcome to email me with your question/s. However, on occasion (and at my discretion), a telephone consultation may be deemed more appropriate.
Note there may be a delay of up to five working days depending on workload.
‘Dial Dorothy’ is like having professional help on tap, all of the time. It allows you to email or text Dorothy for ongoing advice and assistance, and receive a personalised response.
‘Dial Dorothy’ support – access to up to two hours across a month
Super ‘Dial Dorothy’ support – access to up to four hours across a month
Entitlement of unused hours may be rolled over at Dorothy’s discretion only.
How to ‘Dial Dorothy’
The best way to contact me is by text or email. If you prefer to speak with me it is still preferable to text or email in advance so we can formally arrange a time to speak, as I am probably busy with another client and often unable to take calls.
You can contact me between 8am and 7pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. I will respond to you within a maximum of 24 hours, however I will endeavour to contact you sooner if possible.
Email consultation + Dial Dorothy = $319.99
‘2 hour in-home’ + Dial Dorothy = $419.99
We chose the consultation plus dial Dorothy package. Dorothy phoned me within a couple of days and set me up with a routine, and then followed it up with regular emails. Her visit with us was 2 weeks later which was perfect as I’d had a really good base set up to work from and the consult was fine tuning and also bringing my husband up to date with what was happening and helping him. I think we have been following Dorothy’s advice for 4 weeks now and it has made such a difference. Our 7 month old has gone from never settling in her cot without feeding to sleep (then waking a few minutes or 45mins later, even overnight), cat napping, needing rocking to sleep… to sleeping solidly for 1.5 hours morning and afternoon, and one or two wake ups a night (sometimes more, but it used to be HOURLY overnight).
Dorothy doesn’t lie to you, there are no quick fixes but she really supports you all the way and emails to see how you are doing if she hasn’t heard from you for a few days.
You have to be ready to persevere, but it is worth it, and I really didn’t believe it would work for our baby. Her methods are gentle and supportive of positive attachments without being too airy fairy. Thanks so much Dorothy, I wish I had asked for help sooner.
Margaret Roberts – 2015
After three months of struggling with a refluxy baby, we contacted Dorothy to help us get our little man to learn how to sleep in his cot, self-settle, and sleep longer at night. During his first three months he spent most of his daytime sleeps upright in out arms due to his reflux, and at night rarely slept for longer than 2-3 hours at a time. My wife was frequently up feeding 4-5 times a night, and was exhausted. We knew we needed help.
We had an initial Skype consultation with Dorothy, followed by a month of support via email and a couple of additional Skype calls. Her nurturing approach, advice and techniques have completely transformed his sleeping patterns. We now have a more settled and happy baby, we are more productive during the day, and we all sleep for longer at night.
Dorothy’s approach is simple and easy to follow, and adapts as your baby progresses. You do need to put in hard work to establish improvements, and understand that you may not see these instantly. But Dorothy was always available supporting us and answering any questions we had. Our baby’s day time sleeping improved simply by applying Dorothy’s techniques, going from random cat-naps to longer, structured sleep. It also reduced the stress levels at home as he wasn’t constantly unhappy and tired. At night he is now regularly sleeping for 5-6 hours at a time, is much easier to resettle, and has even slept through the night twice. We have a transformed baby who actually has a routine which he is thriving on.
If you are struggling with your baby’s sleeping habits (or lack of) then we cannot recommend Dorothy highly enough.
Iain McGowan – 2015
Group Consultation/Guest Speaking
I am available for group consultations such as private coffee groups as well as guest speaking at larger events. This is a tailored service, individually designed to meet the needs of the specific group and is priced upon request.