Sleep and Parenting Consultants, and mothers.
In addition to being well-trained sleep and parenting consultants, Cheekychops consultants are all moms. We've all been there. We know the pride of parenthood, and the hair-pulling, nail-biting, pacing-the-halls worry that just about every new parent goes through.
There is something pretty euphoric that happens when parents, who have been sleep-deprived and full of worry, regain their confidence and a regular sleep pattern. As individuals, they are better able to tackle each day's hurdles and as a family, they have more capacity for joy and connectedness. It's exciting to be a part of.
Our Mission: To create confident parents and connected, happy families.
Our consultants meet with parents in person, online (via video conferencing) and over the phone. Convenience matters, and so does personalized, high quality, down-to-earth emotional support. No matter how we arrange to meet, whether we are helping you to get your toddler or baby to sleep, or supporting you and your young one through potty training, Cheekychops consultants guarantee the same high standard of service.
This is incredibly rewarding work and we look forward to helping you.
Founder Dawnn Whittaker - Senior Consultant
Dawnn Whittaker has worked as a day nanny, live-in nanny, baby nanny, overnight nanny and a trouble-shooting nanny for families in the UK, US, Australia, and Canada. She also consulted for nanny agencies. With her biting British wit, she dished out straight talk with a spoonful of sugar and a side of spunk. For about 20 years, she enjoyed being everybody's favourite go-to gal for childcare, baby and parenting advice.
Then she had her own babies, and things changed.
Even with all her expertise, Dawnn discovered first-hand what it felt like to be wracked with the challenges of being a good Mom, a likable partner, and the woman she expected herself to be.
"After I had my second child, I decided to start a business that would help tired parents regain their sleep and boost their often flagging confidence by sharing not only what I had learnt as a nanny, but also as a mother and wife."
Dawnn founded Cheekychops in 2006. She personally selects and trains Cheekychops parenting and baby sleep consultants to ensure the highest level of professionalism, and compassion is extended to every Cheekychops client. She has personally worked with over 4000 families.
She is motivated by empowering people to be the best parents they can be, and that includes her staff and consultants. Cheekychops promotes: education, flexibility and self-sufficiency, and she has built a company that is entirely run and operated by women who are devoted to both their families and the Cheekychops mission.
Dawnn lives in Langley, BC, with her husband, three children, and the family dog. Learn more about Dawnn and her sleep coaching philosophy in this Global News report.
"I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the job you do and for your assistance to me. Sarah is sleeping through the night and having two naps daily, and I am getting rested and refreshed, which makes our time together even better than before. You provide a valuable service and I hope you will be encouraged and continue to do this kind of work. It's made a world of a difference for us."
Kirsten Hemstock, mother to Sarah, Eastern Canada
“I admit to having been skeptical initially when Natalie suggested a sleep consultant, but I am now an absolute convert. Last night, Friday that is, we had 2 out of 3 make it through the night. Much obliged.”
— Jack, dad to one-year-old triplets, Ottawa