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 / Facetime / WhatsApp Consultation – 30-60 minutes
The initial consultation can take up to 30-60 minutes depending on your needs.
This is a discussion to assess your issues with your baby/toddler within your own environment which will provide advice and guidance.
Tutorials, videos and charts will be provided if required to help benefit your journey as a parent.
During the consultation you will have time to write notes, creating your own plan and including any additional questions you may have you will email this back to Dorothy and she will respond to your plan with possible suggestions.
Follow up consultation:
Ten days after the initial consultation there will be second phone call or skype to discuss how the plan is working and what the next steps are. It is very common for parents to feel they haven’t made steps in the right direction, so this is a chance to go over what is happening and amend accordingly to get back on the right track.
In between these two calls if you are struggling or need support then I offer this via email and at my discretion phone call.
In-Home Consultation – up to four hours
** Due to COVID-19, In-Home Consultations are currently suspended, but Dorothy is still available via SKYPE/phone/WhatsApp/FaceTime calls **
Whatever your baby care concerns or questions, book an in-home consultation with me today. You will receive practical help and valuable guidance to address your issues and set you on the right path to nurture and care for your baby.
In-home consultation for two hours plus one month of ‘Dial Dorothy’
In-home consultation for four hours plus complimentary support for the ten days following.
Terms & Conditions:
Full payment or 50% deposit payable here. I will be in touch to confirm a date and time.
The remaining balance will be payable to me when I visit.
If you wish to pay the 50% balance via credit card/PayPal, please ensure tick “create an account” at checkout when you pay your deposit.
No additional charge
Cancellation of in-home consultations:
24 hours or less will incur a charge of 50% of the fee (no refund of deposit).
These will apply for destinations more than 50km outside of central Auckland.
Longer duration In-home consultations are also available:
8 hours (day) = $700
10 hours (night) = $900
24 hours = $1200
‘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
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.
Skype consultation + Dial Dorothy = $380
‘2 hour in-home’ + Dial Dorothy = $500
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.