Will there be No crying?
I cannot guarantee that your child will not cry. I can assure you that the methods we use are as gentle on both you and the child as possible, and there will be fewer tears.
Our gentle, gradual approach aims to have as little crying as possible. I encourage parents to be loving and responsive, but to allow the child to fall asleep unassisted. The parent responds and stays with their child and offers physical and verbal reassurances, without putting the child to sleep. This supports the development of a secure attachment between the parent and child.
Does one size fit all?
The plan is customised specifically for you, we can adapt parts of the method, or the whole thing, or use it for nights and not naps. This is especially useful for children in childcare.
Do I have to give up breastfeeding?
I am a big supporter of Mothers who breastfeed and personally have nursed all of my own children. It is not necessary to end breastfeeding to successfully sleep coach your child. I will help you gently move away from using nursing as your sole and primary crutch.
When is it too late to solve a sleeping problem?
It is never too late to change your child’s sleep. My training has prepared me to work with parent’s of children from newborn to 5 years old.
If I want to co-sleep can I still improve sleep?
If you as a family have decided to co sleep, or room share, I can assist you in making sure that the whole family gets great sleep and still maintain the parenting style that you have chosen for your unique family unit.
I have read many posts and articles that say sleep training is not right, that is doesn’t work and that eventually the sleep problems will go away by themselves..
Despite being as important to humans as food and water, sleep is a learned behaviour and not a natural instinct. Some children-maybe yours, need assistance to help them learn this skill, as somewhere along the way they have developed “sleep crutches” that help them to fall asleep, but do not keep them asleep for as long as necessary.
It is behavioural science, so therefore, if the parent is consistent and keeps helping the child to sleep unassisted, they will learn, quite quickly, this important life skill. Sometimes, as parents we get overwhelmed and overtired, worn out by continuous broken sleep and cannot alone fix the problems-however, with the assistance of a child sleep consultant like me, it can be made easier. We can help identify what may be causing the problem and find a solution that suits you.