About Salome Botes

Vaaldriehoek, Johannesburg South & Northern Cape

I am a qualified foundation Phase teacher and I completed my B.Ed at NWU vaal campus. After my studies I was teaching at a primary school and then moved to the UK for 2 years. Within these years I was teaching and doing au-pair work. Working with children and helping people is my big passion. I am married to my wonderful husband, De Villiers. We have 2 beautiful children, Ewan and Klara, whom brings so much joy to our lives. When my son was born, I started meeting more moms at baby classes, I realised that sleep was a very big issue for most of them.  Most of them were sleep deprived and living from nap to nap. Bedtime and nights terrified them as their babies just did not sleep.  I was enjoying being a mom and my little boy so much, that I felt sad about my friends not being able to enjoy their babies due to sleep deprivation.  This is where my path with goodnight crossed.  I did research and decided that what they offer and how they help parents is exactly what I want to do.  The rest is history as they say.  I am a sleep consultant and I love what I do.
Good Night Sleep Consultant
Qualifications BEd Foundation Phase Teacher
Favourite bedtime story for kids
Die avonture van Jakkals en Wolf
One thing I never go to sleep without
My pillow.  This item is very well traveled.
Biggest Misconceptions about sleep
If you cope with only two or three hours sleep, that is all you need.  Sleep is important, getting enough sleep to feel rested and recharge is vital.
One thing all parents must know about sleep
Sleep has an influence on a wide variety of things.  Your mood, your baby/toddler/child’s mood, eating, growing and development.
Worst sleep advice
Now that you have a baby, you will never sleep again.
Ingredients for a good night's sleep
As hard as it sometimes is, let go of the day, tomorrow is a new day with new challenges. Breath, relax and get some rest to deal with what life is bringing on the next day.  When you are well rested, the mountain does not feel that big.
Best sleep tip for parents
Prevention is better than cure.  Know what to expect, know what is normal and what not.
Favorite bedtime lullaby
Any song I make up by using a word given to me by my son, but I keep it calm during bedtime.