About Anneri van Rooyen

North-West Southern Areas & Free State Northern Areas

As a Grade one teacher and being able to speak South African Sign Language, I have worked with numerous children and had the privilege to teach for seven years. After being blessed with twin boys, I became a stay-at-home mommy and I enjoyed every minute of it.  My biggest passion in life was always to be able to work with children and it was such a pleasure and privilege being able to stay at home and witness our boys growing up. I started my journey with Good Night after being a client, and it was a light bulb moment for me, realising that I can be able to help parents and children through doing what we do.
Certified Good Night Sleep Consultant
B.Ed. Pre-school and Foundation Phase teaching (Cum Laude)
Mind Moves and ASB School Readiness Assessor
Favourite bedtime story for kids
Die olifantjie wat aan die slaap wou raak by Carl-Johan Ehrlin or a Bible story.
One thing I never go to sleep without
Brushing my teeth and praying.
Biggest Misconceptions about sleep
All babies will sleep through the night eventually (and then your baby turns one year old and you start to wonder when the day of sleeping through the night will finally arrive) and breastfed babies cannot sleep through the night.
One thing all parents must know about sleep
If you and your baby are well rested, you have more energy to bond, doing activities when your child is awake. Better sleep makes mommy and daddy more cheerful and it makes baby happy and playful.
Worst sleep advice
Keep your baby awake for longer and later, then they will wake up later and sleep better.
Ingredients for a good night's sleep
Healthy nutrition, a fantastic day routine, relaxing bedtime routine, a calm environment and positive sleep associations will help a child to sleep soundly.
Best sleep tip for parents
Have realistic expectations for your child’s age when it comes to sleep, be consistent and follow a calming bedtime routine every night.
Favourite bedtime lullaby
Twinkle twinkle little star