Ann Richardson, qualified Nurse and Midwife and co-author of the international bestsellers, Baby Sense; Sleep Sense and author of the international best seller Toddler Sense has worked in the midwifery and paediatric fields for over 30 years. Apart from running a busy well baby clinic focusing on child health, immunization, nutrition, growth and development, her specialization is the treatment of “difficult babies and toddlers”, in particular those with feeding and sleeping disorders.
Ann introduced the first private well-baby clinics in South Africa, now a well-known phenomenon at pharmacies across the country. She is a regular guest on television parenting shows and contributes to nursing journals, childcare publications and magazines. Ann is passionate about her work and dedicated to ensuring that parents have the necessary knowledge to enjoy and rejoice in their children. She often lectures to both professionals and parents on various baby and childcare issues, in particular the effects of the sensory system on infant behaviour. Ann is married, has 2 daughters and lives and practices in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Toptots has had a long relationship with Ann, having worked together in bringing the Toddler Sense Seminars to moms throughout South Africa. We at Toptots are honoured to have Ann write articles for our blog.