• About Us

    This consultancy is led by Deirdre Budd RGN HV Dip R.
    Deirdre is a qualified Registered General Nurse (Glasgow Royal Infirmary) and Health Visitor. She has over thirty years of experience working with children and families, personally and within National Health Service. Deirdre has experience of working with Special Baby Care “graduates” and the specialist feeding and caring issues that come with this group. Fifteen years of her career were spent as Specialist Health Visitor, latterly working with children with special needs. On completion of further training with Sleep Scotland, Deirdre ran a sleep clinic alongside her busy post. Deirdre is a member of the British Sleep Society and an associate member of  the European Sleep Research Society. She updates her experience and training regularly. The service offered through “Dream-Angus” is informed by current research, evidence based and tailored to suit your needs.

    The aim of this consultancy is to empower you as parents, by offering you support and advice to help you to meet the challenges you face in raising your child/children. Drawing on our extensive experience we offer tailored advice and support on the following topics ;-

    • Sleep and sleep deficit
    • Feeding, through from breast/formula, weaning and beyond
    • Toileting issues

    Parents often have concerns about children’s development, and how best to support their child/children. Building trust between parent and child, and parenting without resorting to threats or bullying can be difficult and frustrating.

    We appreciate that you, as a parents, are the people who work closest with your children. You have an established relationship with your family and know them best. Therefore we have found it is better to work directly with you, helping you to help your children.

    Unfortunately when it comes to the challenges of parenting, there is no “one size fits all” solution. This is why we firmly believe in offering tailored services. Focusing on your particular problem, your family lifestyle and your style of parenting we can offer you effective support and advice to meet your needs.

    We do not use medication to achieve our 97% success rate. We do not use or reccommend the use of ” Cry It Out”. This outdated method is very difficult for parents and does not reassure the child. There are much better ways to acheive good sleep outcomes.

    If you would like help and support on any of these issues please contact us

    We will work with you in a supportive and advisory role. We will listen to your concerns, take a detailed health history and history of the issues, review these with you and help you to identify targets. From these targets an individual and practical plan can be drawn up for you to follow to resolve the issues.
    We can offer support through home or office based visits, telephone and email contact. We are flexible in our approach helping you to choose the delivery of support to suit your lifestyle.

    Sometimes these are simple problems that can be easily identified and resolved but, occasionally there are more than one or two causes or effects which make it more complicated to deal with. Why not let “Dream-Angus” help you to a better understanding and resolution of some of the challenges of parenting?

    Sleep disturbance has been recognised as an issue for many years, but it is only comparatively recently that significant research has been done on Children’s Sleep patterns. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders is the definitive work on adult sleep matters but it is generally agreed that this requires some modification in regards to children. There are three main types of sleeping disorders in childhood.

    1. difficulty in getting to, or staying asleep
    2. sleeping too much
    3. disturbed episodes that interfere with sleep

    Children’s sleep disorders differ from those of adults both in the effective treatment of them and the fact that there is parental involvement. In general the effects of chronic sleep problems are more wide ranging. The child is still developing and it is the many aspects of that very development that are affected, cognitive , emotional and behavioural problems result. Children’s sleep disorders often, if not treated, result in over activity, in contrast to adults with sleeping problems who become sleepy in the daytime. Our internal body clock (circadian rhythm) is set when we reach 6 years of age.  After this time sleep disorders become more difficult to resolve so it is worthwhile setting a good rhythm before then.

    These are the best tips:

    • Your child should have a 12 hour day. To achieve this set, and maintain, a bed and wake time for your child.
    • If your child has not woken by themselves at your desired “wake time”, wake them. The repetition of waking at a set time helps to set the body clock and after a few repetitions your child will wake  at this time without you needing to wake them.
    • Start to prepare your child for bed by slowing things down an hour before bed time.
    • The last 20-30 minutes before bed time should be spent doing three things in the same order, at the same time every night so that your child learns to anticipate the routine, and is ready to sleep once this is complete.
    • Follow the “Golden Rules” in helping your child to succeed in having a good nights sleep.

    Sleep problems can be prevented, and they can be resolved.

    Corporate and contact details
    KVK no. 32 13 78 17
    BTW NL 248 870 130 B01