Ann Richardson, Author of Toddler Sense

Ann Richardson at her recent DVD shoot

Qualified Nurse and Midwife Ann Richardson, 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.


Ann qualified as a general nurse in 1980 (Johannesburg Hospital) and obtained a post graduate diploma in midwifery in 1981 ( Johannesburg Hospital).


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 to Ken, and has 2 daughters, Ellen (20) and Maeve (16) and lives and practices in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Sr Ann’s Baby and Child Clinic
Sr Ann Richardson RN RM

Registered Nurse and Midwife

Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Certificate in Asthma and Allergy

Author of Baby Sense, Sleep Sense and Toddler Sense


Well Baby Clinic: Offering immunisation, assessments, nutrition and specializing in the treatment of feeding and sleeping disorders . Committed to the well being of your family.



Razorite Medical Centre, Sunset Boulevard, Pineslopes, Fourways, Johannesburg.



Tel: 011 010 597 1950

Emergency: 082 809 4472




Sr Ann Richardson is in proud association with Dr Jenny Frankel and Dr Brendan Blair, Urgent Care Family General and Emergency care practitioners. Always there for you and your family. Tel: 010 597 1950.



Baby Sense

Baby Sense bookYour baby's sensory world.


Toddler Sense

Toddler sense bookYour toddler's sensory world.


Sleep Sense

Sleep Sense bookSimple steps to a full night's sleep.