Cara Popping - mum to two gorgeous girls, certified infant and child sleep consultant, and a primary school teacher - established Shop Snooze in 2020 and in 2023 partnered with Emma-Kate Woodham to procure SNOO's to hire to the New Zealand market.
Cara initially trained as a primary school teacher, but after reaching the depths of sleep deprivation with her first daughter and hiring a sleep consultant as a last ditch effort to improve things, she was set for a career change! While still working full time with a 6 month old baby, she completed the sleep consultant certification through Baby Sleep Consultant Training, and was offered a job working for Baby Sleep Consultant New Zealand, who she worked for part time, while still teaching 3 days a week.
Fast forward 6 years and she is no longer teaching. After the birth of her second daughter, she did not return to the classroom - instead, she dove headfirst into sleep consulting as a 'full time gig' (we all know that mumming + part time work is full time, right!?) and hasn't looked back.
Her job as a sleep consultant has brought her together with so many families, all experiencing sleep deprivation and all after a solution. She often recommend products where needed - sleeping bags, nightlights, sleep trainer clocks, blackout blinds, room thermometers, heater thermostats - anything that can impact positively on each specific child's sleep!
Cara was offered the opportunity to add the incredible SNOO to hire to the New Zealand market to her current offerings, and jumped on it! She has a passion for helping families to improve their sleep situation, in both her sleep consultant role, and by curating a range of products she routinely recommends to her clients.
If you are struggling with your child's sleep, Cara will be able to honestly advise you as to whether or not the product you are hoping will change things, actually will or not! She would love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns, and can most certainly point you in the right direction if the concerns you have regarding your child's sleep cannot be solved by a sleep aid.
About Emma-Kate Woodham
Hello, I’m Emma-Kate Woodham – Owner and qualified Massage Therapist & Wellbeing Coach.
Here at Emma-Kate Wellbeing my goal is to strengthen your wellbeing. To support you to live with freedom – in body, mind & soul. I’m here to inspire you, empower you and provide hope when hope may feel lost.
I work with people across the Wellington region and wider NZ to help them to achieve freedom from tensions in their body, mind and soul.
You’re in safe hands. I understand – I’ve been on a journey myself and I’ve watched my children travel the same journey. I spent many years being led by my heart to now, proudly, leading with heart – you can read about my heart story here to learn about my own personal journey.
My own journey, uniquely, allows me to empower and educate both from experience and on-going specialised training.
Snoo Hire NZ is proud to offer a social enterprise programme - SNOO For All, supporting families living with chronic illness in getting the sleep they deserve in those challenging first few months with a newborn baby. Read more about SNOO For All here.