Parent Testimonials

Below are a selection of testimonials received from families that have employed my services.


My heart goes out to parents that don't have the salvation of your book to guide them.

Thank you doesn't begin to convey my deep gratitude for your research and knowledge. Since buying your book I feel we are headed in the right direction thanks to you. I appreciate you more than words can describe. My heart goes out to parents that don't have the salvation of your book to guide them. I so frequently hear about newborns in our area that have acid reflux. How sad for the babies who are suffering unnecessarily. We are out and about thanks to the advice in your book! No more sitting at home with a screaming babe. Thank you for your life changing help.

Michelle | Mother of one - USA


Philippa is extremely kind, caring and helpful

Philippa was introduced to us at nearly breaking point with a very unsettled/colicky baby. Both through her book and in-house consultations, we learnt many techniques and information to help us settle Charlotte and understand what was happening for her that was making her so upset. We now are able to easily settle Charlotte when she is upset thanks to Philippa's help and she is much better. Philippa is extremely kind, caring and helpful and we'd highly recommend her!

Jessica and Jeremy | North Canterbury, New Zealand


Thank you Philippa, your words are like gold to me!

Thank you Philippa, your words are gold for me. Things are much better with only six feeds a day, a good amount of gaps in between feeding, no gassy food and new positions for gas elimination. She is even on a routine all of a sudden of two naps a day and is put in bed by 8pm, waking at 7am. She is loving sweet potato to. Reflux is gone, trapped wind is gone. Thank you for being a light to us all.'

Eda | Mother of one - Turkey


Without you we never would have figured out how to resolve our son's issues.

We are very grateful for all your help that we got from you Philippa! Without you we never would have figured out how to resolve our son's issues. We have stuff to deal with but not it's just normal issues that you are going to have with a baby. Thank you!

Vera and Jim | Parents of one - North Korea


This information should be something shared to every expectant parent around the world

The information Philippa teaches should be something shared to every expectant parent around the world. It is instinctive, natural and caring. I wish I had this information on hand for my first and am thankful I found her for endless support with my second.

Kerri and Jerry | Parents of two - Australia


I would like this information to be more widely available as it was an important missing link

My first born had colic and it was really hard watching her in pain, screaming for hours. When my second child started screaming I thought I wouldn't be able to handle a similar experience again. A friend had given me ‘The Natural Parent' magazine where I read Philippa's article about wind cues. I read her book immediately and contacted her for more help. Whereas others, including my midwife and Plunket, were dismissive of my concerns with comments like 'babies cry' and 'he'll grow out of it in about 3 months', Philippa listened and carefully assessed my baby to help me figure out what was going on.
 
While I didn't do all her methods, it was a huge help to understand that the crying was generally about retained wind and to know how to release burps helped enormously.  More than that, Philippa's patience and willingness to help me through the difficult few weeks in many areas was a real support. I am a strong believer in attuning to your baby, listening to and understanding their communication. Philippa's methods helped me see the goodness and beauty in my son, which was otherwise difficult to see when he was constantly screaming. I would like this information to be more widely available as it was an important missing link for me. Thank you Philippa.

Mary | Mother of two - New Zealand


Thankful doesn't even begin to describe how grateful we are!

Our pregnancy was quite an emotional journey. Our firstborn daughter was born sleeping, so we were filled with fear every step of this pregnancy. Having given birth before I felt somewhat prepared for the process, as I grasped any possibility of hope. Our birth this time round went relatively smoothly, although delivery a month early via emergency c-section wasn't quite how I had envisioned my birth plan. 

We felt we were quite supported and educated throughout the pregnancy but wow! We didn't realize how isolated, lost and unprepared we were for life with a new born. The emotional ride of having a baby after a loss was intense in itself, but that was soon compounded with a baby who wouldn't feed or sleep and who was constantly inconsolable. We felt completely incapable and incompetent to care for our little girl.

As we later discovered, after numerous trips to the hospital, that the tongue tie release she had done at 3 days old still wasn't enabling her to effectively feed. So we continued to struggle with feeding, her taking on excessive amounts of air, myself in pain trying to breastfeed and her screaming in what we thought was hunger every 45 minutes, while constantly being told breast was best as we waited weeks for our appointment to see a specialist about her tongue. 

At breaking point, a pregnant friend shared a book she had been given. BabyCues!! We bought the e-book that night and read it front to back over the following 24 hours, desperate to find something that might help. And instantly Philippa's Natures Wind Sequence (NWS) made sense and gave us small windows of peace.  

I cannot describe how grateful we are for discovering Philippa and the world of difference our email and skype sessions made. Philippa was the biggest comfort we needed, more than we knew. She walked through the steps and tools for the NWS, offered support at any time, helped us transition to bottle feeding, enabled us to positively bond with our princess and most importantly empowered us as parents, and reassured us that we could and were doing our best. 

As we look back on our journey I can honestly say I don't know if we would be where we are today if it wasn't for Philippa's help and genuine care. I feel there is an incredible gap in postnatal care in our society, and the work Philippa does needs to be more widely recognized and acknowledged. 

Our little girl has since had her tongue and lip ties released, and is thriving at life. She has gone from the 5th percentile to the 75th percentile for weight! She is now such a chilled, happy, easy going girl and we are truly enjoying our journey. Thankful doesn't even begin to describe how grateful we are for you Philippa and all your support! 

Raewyn and Paul | Parents to one daughter - New Zealand


I don't know where we'd be without your help

After 5 months of struggling with such a windy, uncomfortable, refluxing baby, I finally came across Philippa's website. I felt hopeful after just reading about what she knows, and even more so after our initial conversation. She seemed to be familiar with what I was describing, and she had some idea what to do about it! Doctors and pediatricians had little to offer except drugs (which didn't help), and Philippa's empathy and experience with our situation was just what we needed. Our family was exhausted and stressed out. After about two weeks of following Philippa's advice (some of the time she spent as a live-in consult), our baby was the happiest and most relaxed he had ever been. I don't know where we'd be without her help.

Angela and Tim | New Zealand


Finally seeing our beautiful girl show her true character

Thank you so much Philippa, you have been our daughters saviour. Blair and I are feeling empowered by your support and advise. We are finally seeing our beautiful girl show her true character. It has been a rough few weeks but so worth while.

Zara and Blair | Parents to two girls - New Zealand


I recommend the BabyCues book and services to every parent, teacher and medical professional that I talk to

The information related completely to us and it was easy to understand because it focused on naturally reading Rocco’s cues. Over the next few weeks Rocco’s well-being continued to improve. Rocco is now eight months old and through guidance from BabyCues, we have worked out ways to releave his reflux. BabyCues offered hope at a time when we felt helpless. It gave practical solutions which actually worked and did not involve medicating or compromising our beliefs. I recommend the BabyCues book and services to every parent, teacher and medical professional that I talk to. Although I know each child is different, I think the information it delivers can give comfort, explanation and advice to those trying desperately to understand why their child is suffering.

Choiwee | New Zealand


I feel like your knowledge is a must for every new mother/already mothers!

I just want to say you're amazing and I'm really enjoying your book. I've just started reading your eBook and I can't thank you enough! Your book is incredible, I can't believe how wrong we get taught even from who we think is the best. My little man is eight weeks today and is the most relaxed little man. We haven't had many issues with him but from reading your book I now know the causes of what is going on. I'm blown away how easy motherhood could be if only we were taught this stuff right from day one. I'm aware of the changes I need to make with him, I only wish I brought your book earlier but so glad I have it now. Thank you again. I will be advising Mums that your book is a must, I know I'll be recommending you. I feel like your knowledge is a must for every new mother/already mothers! I so want your name to spread and for every mother to experience correct advice and the simple things to make their life's so much more relaxed with their babies. I hear of so many stories that could be avoided. If only they knew!'

Greta Drummond | New Zealand


For the first time I am actually enjoying being a Mum

Our boy is bringing up his wind really easily and often on his own now.  He is so much happier, gives lots of smiles and is a real little chatter box.  He is sleeping really well and in his bassinet even!  He is like a different baby.  We can't thank you enough for your help.  For the first time I am actually enjoying being a mum.  All the best with the book.  I am definitely getting it when it comes out.

Michelle Smith | New Zealand


If Plunket and my midwife had known these techniques

This is my second child, and on following through on the methods that Philippa delivers and seeing the results, I believe my first child wouldn’t have had to suffer like he did if Plunket and my midwife had known these techniques.

Megan Cole | New Zealand


Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, it's been so helpful!

My boy is a wee legend with his sleep now. Still not in a set routine but sleeping well. Most nights he sleeps between 11pm and 7am, not waking up for a feed at all. I wake up a few times to replace the pacifier but it's nothing. I credit the winding for this change - days he is windy (when someone else looks after him for most of the day) are different and he is less settled. Same goes for day time sleeps. Thank you Philippa and all the best.

Elena | New Zealand


It is so wonderful that you are there for people like us

It is difficult to put into words the relief and gratitude I feel to be finally getting things under control. Thank you so much for doing what you are doing and for being so awesome at it! It is so wonderful that you are there for people like us when nobody else can be bothered to help. Keep up the fabulous work!

Jacquie Conroy | New Zealand


His wind is no longer causing him any grief

Everything is going wonderfully here. Romeo is sleeping very well now. Two long day sleeps and mostly one night wake up which is so so nice. His wind is no longer causing him any grief and we have introduced dairy into his diet without any probs. We are very grateful that he is so settled.

Hannah Eason | New Zealand


Keep up your amazing work!

You have been wonderful thank you so, so much. It's so wonderful you have this gift of helping parents and sick bubs Philippa. Keep up your amazing work xx

Claire | New Zealand


Can't thank you enough for your support

Thank you ever so much for all the support you've offered over the past half year. You've been an amazing sounding board for me. I really can't thank you enough for your advice when I've asked and just being someone who understands and that I could vent to.  Big hugs from one happy mother!

Fiona Modderman | New Zealand


Big improvement

Now we recognize what's bugging our girl and have the tools to sort her out. On the whole it's been a big improvement so a big thank you! We'll be recommending your services for sure.

Warren | New Zealand


Urging Philippa to get her book on digestion published

Philippa and I had different beliefs on how to progress our twin boys. My ideas came from my older boys and hers, obviously from her phenomenal experience with twins. However, Philippa stepped back and I tried it my way but did not get great results so I allowed Philippa to teach me her way and what a remarkable change! After two weeks I was urging Philippa to get her book on digestion to the publishers. Our boys were on a workable routine that focused on winding and they became happy calm and comfortable. As a mother, if there is one thing that I need to say to all parents that read this, this is it. Philippa has some different ways to progress babies and at first you may be sceptical, as I was, but the best decision I made for my boys was to trust in her experience.

Dominique and Uean Gorry | England


So pleased to have discovered you

I had tried so many avenues which haven't been successful and was getting desperate. I am so pleased to have discovered you. Thanks so much for your advice, wisdom,your passion and perseverance.

Anonymous | New Zealand


I have absolutely no doubt you will be very famous because of your knowledge, one day soon

We can’t thank you enough for your help and your wisdom. Your service is very unique and I have absolutely no doubt that you are going to be very famous because of your knowledge, one day soon (lucky we got in early).

Kate and Stu | New Zealand


Our daughter is remarkably better

We were dubious about whether you could really help us over the internet Philippa, but after following your recommendations, which wasn't easy at times, our daughter is remarkably better.  Her reflux is greatly minimised and she is now feeding really well.  We cannot thank you enough.  Best wishes.

Susan and Blake | Canada


I feel empowered

Learning about wind and the winding techniques has given me, not only the skills and confidence, but a greater understanding of how to help my baby sleep and be more content. The winding sequence and winding signs now seem so obvious and they help me to recognise what my baby needs or what she is communicating. I feel empowered and I know that I have a much happier baby. Philippa's advice, knowledge and support have really helped my husband and I. As new parents, we have found her experience and tips really beneficial. Thanks so much.

Lisa Kearns | New Zealand


Every new parent would benefit from a session

Having had a very colicky first baby, we where both dreading having our next one so, when I saw Philippa’s article in the Parents Centre newsletter I took advantage of her great knowledge of windy babies, and learnt some absolutely invaluable techniques that have made life with our baby boy a cruise, and all natural which is very important to me. I think every new parent would benefit from a session with Philippa as soon as baby is born, to gain some great skills to help eliminate the colic issue before it evolves.

Vicky and Mark Bone | New Zealand


An absolute godsend

Philippa was an absolute godsend when she arrived at our house to help with our twins. We found her to be marvellous in making those early stressful days manageable and parenting a pleasure. Philippa exudes confidence in her knowledge and has the asset of being able to hand that onto parents while being warm and affectionate with babies. Philippa is very talented in her profession.

Kimberly and Robert Hamilton | England


Expertise invaluable

We found Philippa's expertise invaluable. She was full of useful and helpfully suggestions while being extremely sensitive to our wishes. Her way with children is absolutely fantastic. We willingly recommend Philippa to any parent and remain eternally grateful to her.

Andy and Jill Lawton-Smith | England