Toddler, baby and childrens sleep strategies, music & advice. Nigh Nigh Sleepy Head helps sleep settle babies children and toddlers with comforting sleep music.

Make bedtime

Discover the secret of getting your child to sleep – and make bedtime a beautiful experience you all enjoy!

Are you having difficulty getting your child to sleep? Is bedtime a nightly battlefield? Does your toddler wake through the night?

If you’ve tried everything, and none of it worked;
If you want to prevent sleep problems from occurring;
If you’re at the end of your tether, and need a solution TONIGHT,

Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® is a proven sleep system for parents and caregivers to make sure your baby, toddler or child has a restful night’s sleep every night. It will change your life!

Thank you so much for creating a fantastic tool that is gentle, nurturing and respectful for our little ones. There is just so much pressure to leave our little ones to cry and it just isn’t right. When using Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head®, I know that Zac is falling asleep in a peaceful, calm and relaxed state.
Rebecca, NSW

Establishing healthy sleep patterns is an essential life skill.  Good quality sleep is necessary to ensure both you and your child’s optimal good health, well-being and happiness.

Research shows irregular bedtimes for children are akin to jet lag, which directly impacts your child’s behaviour and emotional health. Imagine how you would feel, living with constant jet lag!

I love this product! Wish it was around when I was a kid. My daughter finds the music totally relaxing and it is very easy to leave her to fall asleep on her own. That’s if I don’t fall asleep myself! The music is just so soothing and takes you on a lovely journey. The polar bear teddy is so cute and very soft too, makes a good pillow. It’s also fun to make sure the bear is dressed for bed as part of the night time routine. A nice distraction from protesting about bed time! Highly recommend it. Thank you.
Kidspot, ‘Mums say’ review

The solution

Achieve sleep independence quickly and without stress with the Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® sleep system.

Mother of three and registered nurse, Deb Herdman discovered the missing link to her system when she was battling her own child’s sleep problems.

Deb Herdman, Creator of the Nigh' Nigh' Sleepy Head System

Deb Herdman, Creator of the Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head System

As a mum and registered nurse, I had tried everything experts had recommended, but it still took hours for my toddler to settle.

As a baby he cat-napped, and could never relax into a deep sleep, even in the car!
According to the BEST infant sleep research, I was spot-on with establishing and maintaining a routine and being attentive and present to his needs; BUT:‘crying to sleep’ never sat well with my gentle parent ideology.
Now, through my own research, I know that Routine and Re-connection, although bursting with goodness for the developing brain, was not enough!

I discovered the missing link!

Deb Herdman RN

How does it work?

Routine, Reconnection & Relaxation – the secret to Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head’s® success


Keep bedtimes the same each night and establish a routine that your child will associate with sleep time. (The exception is for very over-tired and upset children. In this case, getting them to sleep quickly is your focus. Skip the early part of the routine and begin with re-connection.)

Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® puts fun into your toddlers bedtime routine with Sleepy Head Ted, a sleep association bear who can even give cuddles. Kids LOVE him and he is described by mums as the ‘best bedtime bear’ ever! Dress him into his own PJ’s at the same time as your toddler. At 450mm long, he is the ideal, snuggly, super soft sleeping polar bear!

Keep the routine short and mood light and happy. Remember: your child will feel your mood and react accordingly. Avoid room distractions. Focus only on sleep, once you hit the bedroom.

This CD has changed bedtimes from nightmare to easy. My eldest child is 4 and has been a terrible sleeper his entire life, we had tried everything our child health nurses, paediatricians, mother-craft nurses, sleep school experts had told us and nothing seemed to work.

My husband and I both work full time. We were exhausted and at our wits end … we tried the CD and had instant results. The first night both boys were asleep in the first 7 minutes of the song!

The boys are happier and more energetic during the day, night times are much less stressful and most importantly my husband and I have a much stronger, happier marriage because we actually have some time to ourselves to enjoy each other’s company.

Mel. K. from Kalgoorlie, W.A.



This is the part where you get to nurture your child and fill their ‘emotional cup’.
Begin the Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® CD.

Sing, hum, cuddle, rock, pat … support, nurture and be present. Our lyrics implant a sleep message and are easy to sing.

Many parents will skip this phase, as their child relaxes easily with the Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® CD. But we know that re-connection elicits ‘feel good’ hormones, essential for healthy brain development, and recommend that you stick to the full system.

The Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® CD is fantastic! A really nice lullaby that is easy to sing along with accompanied by a beautiful and relaxing instrumental composition. The music is repetitive and will not disrupt sleep with sudden changes, yet it is not annoying to listen to the repetition. My boys, 5 & 3, think it is lovely and unlike most other music aimed at children I also enjoy the music. I would recommend this to anyone as a great sleep assistance tool for children.
Elise, L. Spring Gully. Vic.

… [my son is] 15 months old, and I would be so lost without Nigh’ Nigh’! Spencer sleeps through the night now, there isn’t any fighting at bedtime. I can’t thank you enough! He knows as soon as we press play on the cd player it’s bedtime, he is yawning…
Natasha, J. Bendigo


Perhaps you already follow a great routine, but still spend hours re-connecting or even co-sleeping – at the sacrifice of your own sleep routine. Or maybe your little one falls asleep easily but subsequently needs resettling support.

Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® is proven to reduce bedtime stress to help children relax and be nurtured easily into sleep AND feel confident to resettle, should they reawaken. Less overall anxiety means better sleep!

The lullaby changes from song to instrumental, automatically slowing and softening. Watch for the ‘transition’ cues: yawning, eyes closed, body relaxed. Now is the time to SLOWLY reduce your input and presence …

When breathing is deep and your child well settled, quietly leave the room. An open door can help your child feel safe, knowing you are readily accessible.

OMG Deb. I am a little bit in love with you already!! First night and my notoriously clingy one year old is asleep in her cot … alone … within 10 minutes! We cuddled for the first part of the song and then I put her down. Bit of a cry, bit of a bottom pat and – BOOM – asleep!

Thank you. This is the first night she has not had to fall asleep in someone’s arms. The music helped her to relax, which has always been her issue when falling asleep.
Rebecca Faccin. 2015 Face Book Review 5/5 star

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What you’ll receive

DSC_0133-EditThe system

The Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® sleep system comprises the CD recording plus free digital download, the eBooks and Sleepy Head Ted.
You’ll read more detailed information in ‘The Three R’s to Sleep Success’ for BABY and TODDLER eBooks, FREE with any CD product purchase.

NO CD PLAYER? All CDs come with the added bonus of FREE digital download.

Ongoing support

If you think your child is a particularly tricky case, system creator Deb Herdman RN is also available via email and social media to support parents in the use of Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® and general sleep management.

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A friend gave us Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® when our daughter was born. Love it at night time, but the real winner was a couple of weeks ago. We had a 2 hour drive planned and she was so unsettled it was unbearable – she hates the car, especially when it stops at lights. Got out the CD and put it on, and soon she was asleep = happy baby, happy driver and also bonus sleepy 4 year old = peaceful start to the holiday! An absolute lifesaver.
Karen, L. Flora Hill, Vic.