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Who we are

BabyBliss is Australia’s best known and most respected parenting support service.

Established in 2004 by best-selling parenting author Jo Ryan, BabyBliss provides advice, support and assistance to parents to manage their children’s needs, from newborns to toddlers and beyond.

BabyBliss uses the gentle BabyBliss Settling Technique when dealing with all babies and toddlers.

BabyBliss believes that confident parenting is essential in day to day family life and helps young babies and children feel secure and confident.

Jo and the BabyBliss consultants work with families in their own home, in their environment, to their own standards and in a way that is suitable to each family’s unique beliefs and practice.

The support and advice provided by Jo Ryan and BabyBliss will ultimately assist in reducing the stress that is felt by all parents, creating a better experience of early parenthood and young family life.

See stories from some of our happy BabyBliss families.

  • Jo Ryan
    Jo Ryan Founder & Director

    Jo Ryan, BA MPH was a Registered Nurse for nearly 20 years, with much of that time spent working in paediatrics. She also worked as a full-time nanny for many years both in Australia and overseas which greatly enhanced her understanding of babies and young children and the pressures of parenting.

    As well as being a Registered Nurse, Jo has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Public Health. When doing her Masters degree Jo focused her study on the health and wellbeing of women and their children in a Public Health context and the levels of support available to them within the community.

    Jo also conducted research into the types of support services women prefer and how home visiting provides much needed support and helps reduce the stress and anxiety that is part of early parenting.

    In 2017, Jo begun studying Infant Mental Health through Melbourne University and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

    Jo’s philosophy of assisting parents within their own environment helps them to feel more confident in dealing with their child and it ensures that parents feel secure with new the routine and techniques before leaving them to carry on alone.

    Jo firmly believes that the parents’ lifestyle and beliefs should be considered and accommodated when planning BabyBliss programs and teaching skills.

  • Keren Sharon
    Keren Sharon BabyBliss Consultant - Sydney

    After having her four children, including a set of twins, Keren went back to university to study Midwifery. She has a passion for postnatal and newborn care. Keren has extensive experience in breastfeeding support. She is also a pregnancy yoga instructor.

    Keren aims to promote a sense of competence and autonomy in new parents, and derives immense satisfaction from observing their journey unfold. While firmly grounded in recent evidence, Keren loves thinking creatively about challenges families may face and come together with the parent/s to a plan or approach that is individually tailored, acceptable and workable.

  • Arlene Beresford
    Arlene Beresford BabyBliss Consultant - Melbourne

    Arlene is a qualified Kindergarten Teacher and Nanny with over 20 years experience. She has extensive exposure working internationally with culturally diverse families caring children of all ages.

    Over the past six years Arlene has specifically harnessed her career in supporting families with newborns and multiple births and specifically focusing on sleeping and broader routines.

    She is a mother of two young children and is extremely passionate about creating happy family environments and supporting mothers to have the confidence to trust their motherly instincts.

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