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Sharlene Poole
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Sharlene Poole

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Sharlene Poole has over 25 years' experience of working with babies and young children. For the last 13 years she has worked as a consultant for new parents or parents with children under 5 years, giving them guidance and advice regarding routine, sleep and behaviour. Her talents for calming babies have been showcased on TVNZ's Sunday programme, and she has been a regular contributor to magazines and TV. Now based in Raglan, she is testing her skills on her own young family, while still advising many parents in need.

Books by Sharlene Poole

Baby Whispering

Baby Whispering covers everything you need to know about caring for a baby from birth to one year old. New Zealand's own TV baby whisperer Sharlene Poole shares her secrets and top tips to feeding, settling, winding and creating an environment in which your baby will thrive.

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Toddler Whispering

A practical guide to having a contented and well-adjusted toddler or preschooler, from the acclaimed author of Baby Whispering.

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