Nurturing Hands – Child & Family Support

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Business Category: Parenting and Sleep Consultants

  • Nurturing Hands offers personalised, in-home guidance and assistance from birth to five years.

    Established by Kathy O’Donnell, a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Karitane Mothercraft Nurse with over 30 years experience in child and maternal health, Nurturing Hands offers consultancy in the privacy and comfort of your own home, at a time that best suits family schedule and needs.

    Kathy’s passion is to support and guide families through the many, various difficult & challenging stages they may encounter when caring for infants & young children.

    Nurturing Hands is a fulfilment of this passion to encourage and support each family to further develop their parenting skills and instincts, so they can better interpret and meet the needs of their children.

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    1 Review on “Nurturing Hands – Child & Family Support”

    1. Jacqueline Nurturing Hands - Child & Family Support
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      I met Kathy last year when my daughter was 8 months old, and my husband and I were looking for help with sleeping and settling. The techniques that Kathy taught us and the routine we put into place with her help, has been absolutely amazing for our family and we saw positive results straight away. Earlier this year I got in touch with Kathy again to see how we could adapt our routine to a now very active and growing toddler, and again, I am so pleased with the positive impact it is having on my little girl and our family… and everyone is getting consistently good sleep! Life changing! Any parent who is looking for someone to talk to and get some advice for their little one, I highly recommend Kathy. She has such a caring nature, her advice is so practical and the follow up support you get is really great. Thanks again, Kathy!

    2. Samantha Crichton Nurturing Hands - Child & Family Support

      Kathy has given me invaluable help with my 2 daughters. I first met Kathy 2 years ago when my then 1 year old was not sleeping well and was a very fussy eater. Kathy spent the day with us at home and gave me practical help with everything from feeding, to settling, to routines and sleep. I really liked how Kathy left us with a detailed written ‘action plan’ (a lifesaver for a very sleep-deprived mum!) as well as lots of helpful handouts. With my 4 month old she helped with breastfeeding, tummy troubles and settling. With both my girls Kathy provided continued support and follow up which helped keep us on track. One of the things I like most about Kathy is that she takes the time to understand the big picture, to get a full family history and hear our story. She seeks to get to the heart of what is causing difficulties, rather than simply providing band-aid solutions. Having Kathy come to our house was not only super convenient but it also meant that she could suggest practical changes to our home environment (such as to sleeping set up and eating areas) that have made a big difference. I cannot recommend Kathy highly enough – she is professional, non-judgemental, approachable but most importantly, she knows her stuff!!!

    3. Sheryl Nurturing Hands - Child & Family Support

      Kathy helped us tremendously with our ten month old daughter who had major sleep issues. She taught me many things as a new parent. She is non judgemental, and passionate about helping babies and their parents.

    4. Kate Finch Nurturing Hands - Child & Family Support

      I can highly recommend Kathy; she really has been a life saver for my family. Kathy has helped me on numerous occasions. She has assisted with breastfeeding issues and taught me invaluable sleep and settling techniques. Just prior to returning to work, Kathy helped us establish a workable routine which made the transition to work so much smoother. I’ve subsequently reverted to Kathy for all my baby questions, turning to her for moral support as well as practical advice. Kathy has given me confidence in my own abilities and instincts as a new mum.

    5. Belinda Clark Nurturing Hands - Child & Family Support

      Kathy came recommended by a few fellow mothers from my mothers group. She came for a full day and taught me so much. She was kind and compassionate and non-judgemental. I learned so much. Kathy helped me with some settling techniques, some ideas for routines and gave great breastfeeding advice.
      Having Kathy stay for the day was a real turning point. I started to enjoy motherhood and felt like I had a better grasp on what to do.
      Kathy was available on the phone for anything I needed and she also followed up with phone consultations.
      I recommend Kathy to anyone.