Deb Herdman is a health professional and baby sleep consultant. Professional sleep guidance can support and solve baby cat napping and toddler waking with our gentle sleep strategies using Nigh’ Nigh’ lullaby music for children to sleep soundly, system. When you feel overwhelmed, exhausted and have lost faith in ever getting your child to sleep soundly, sleep expert Deb Herdman is here to support your parenting values.

“We never use stressful methods. Our plan is to get you back to celebrating parenthood and help your family to sleep well for life”

Why talk to Deb?

Deb is a registered nurse health professional with over twenty-five years experience including neonatal special care and operating theatre/perioperative.

Deb's  '3R’s to Sleep Success' system and Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head® resources are for baby, toddler, and children. We only support research-based sleep methods that are safe, stress-free and gentle.  Crying to sleep will NEVER be considered an option.

As a multigenerational mum (with children 21 years apart in age) she has experienced sleep deprivation, first hand, and ‘gets’ how you feel.

“I am passionate about helping other working mums get the sleep they and their family needs to thrive. I believe the concept of ‘sleep training’ to be a misnomer. If it truly worked, why do children and adults regress into poor sleep habits? Let's talk about lifelong alternatives that are simple and really work.

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I have consulted with many mothers, and it is so rewarding to hear the difference sleep makes to their baby or toddler, their parenting and their own emotional health. Be proactive and end sleep debt just like the mothers who have kindly sent reviews.

Amanda Carr reviewed Nigh’ Nigh’ Sleepy Head — 5/5 star

September 1 at 11:10am ·

  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful advice i have been given to help settle my 11 month old baby boy… whilst fighting the whole teething problem… Deb was able to help relax and soothe my baby with her wonderful products Nigh Nigh Sleepy Head cd and bear….after a rough few months of teething and catching a bug for 7 days. My son is now able to soothe himself off to sleep with just a resting hand on the shoulder instead of been rocked in my arms…. so proud of my little man and I can’t thank Deb Herdman enough for wonderful and caring advice. Name withheld.


  • No longer is sleep time a stressful event for myself and Jude. Thanks to nigh nigh sleepy head Jude falls to sleep relaxed and peaceful and only waking once overnight for a feed. Deb, you are a wonderful lady. I can’t thank you enough for all your support and encouragement.A bit of a backstory I attended one of Deb's seminars at my wit's end, stressed and sleep deprived. I had tried to let Jude cry it out, but that just left myself, my husband and Jude stressed out! nothing worse than hearing your baby cry. Jude would eventually give up crying and fall asleep but he wouldn’t stay asleep and would wake countless times overnight. From Chantelle, Vic


  • From the very beginning, Deb has been wonderful with providing support. At first, I did not think it was working as my daughter initially exclaimed “I don’t like it” when I put the CD on. Deb encouraged me not to give up and explained that my daughter had clued on to the fact that it was designed to help her sleep. I decided to give it another go and I was so glad I did. I told my daughter that Sleepy Head Ted needed the music to fall asleep after we had gone through the ritual of dressing him for bed (complete with a nappy!) My daughter began to relax and the rest is history! E.Kovacs. Queensland


  • Just as we had reached the point where we'd given up on thinking we'd ever get a regular good night's sleep...I really thought I'd tried everything but with a combination of the nigh nigh sleepy head music, sleep is now averaging 10.5 hours a night with a lot less night wakings. Fingers crossed and a huge thank you to Deb for the advice. My 2.5 year old sings along to the music with me when he's going to bed and it really helps him to settle (something he's never been good at - mainly due to having reflux for the first 8 months of his life and after having been quite sick with various viruses for most of the first two years of his life). I really do feel like we have turned a corner. L.Spencer, Australia