It's natural to have questions when we're talking about one of the most important little people in your life! If you can't find an answer below please don't hesitate to contact me!
DO YOU WORK WITH BABIES OR CAN YOU HELP ME WITH OLDER CHILDREN ALSO?
Absolutely. We work with families at all stages. From pregnancy through to school-age children.
WHAT IS YOUR SUCESS RATE? AND HOW CAN YOU GUARANTEE IT WILL WORK?
We believe our very unique coaching support, is the reason we have so many happy families and an extremely high success rate. You will find there is no substitute for having an experienced expert to problem solve, give guidance and answer individual questions about your child’s individual needs.
There can be many factors that can influence a child’s sleep, some factors such as health issues, parenting styles, temperament, current sleeping habits, consistency and family dynamics. Since it is not possible to know with absolute certainty, how a child will respond. Our role is to provide daily support to families as we make adjustments to current sleep habits.
Even though we have no influence over many of the contributing factors, we still have a success rate that is well over 95%.
MY NEWBORN WON’T SLEEP, CAN YOU HELP? I THOUGHT “SLEEP TRAINING” WAS FOR OLDER BABIES?
Yes, I certainly can help with newborns! I don’t like the term sleep “training”. I don’t train babies, I help you help them learn how to sleep!
With a newborn, we focus on overstimulation, over-tiredness, appropriate wake time and wind down, and helping their circadian rhythms develop.
It’s not about “sleep training” with newborns, it’s about setting the stage. We can’t force a baby to sleep, particularly not newborn babies, we can only make the conditions optimal for sleep and gently guide them until their sleep begins to consolidate at around three or four months of age.
I can show you how to do this so you get off on the right foot and prevent sleep problems from emerging further down the track.
WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE?
I use a range of methods! I don’t do “one size fit’s all”. Depending on your situation, I tailor a sleep solution individual to your child that complements your particular parenting style and sleep philosophy.
I will not make you do something that doesn’t feel right to you. Choosing your settling style is a personal decision that i can assist you in choosing, however it ultimately needs to be your decision in the end.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This depends largely on the consistency and commitment of everyone involved. I’ve seen changes happen in 24 hours, some have taken 2 weeks. It depends on the child’s personality, family’s consistency and how long the issues have been going on.
WILL MY BABY CRY?
I have found that the amount of crying is largely dependent on bub’s personality rather than the method used. If you have an easy going baby he may well just have a little whinge. If you have a very wilful baby he may put up a fuss.
Although I do have a preference to methods that promote attachment, even with the gentler methods there can be some crying. Your little one is simply saying “hey, hey we don’t do it this way, what are you doing?”. They are not traumatised by the experience they are simply letting you know they are confused and frustrated with the “new” way of doing things.
I ensure that before we even discuss any kind of methodology that I ask lots of questions. I make sure that the environment is conducive to sleep and that the baby or child is of an appropriate wake time for their age, that they are not over or under stimulated and that there are no health issues outstanding that would hinder any progress.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
My prices are very affordable. Depending on the level of support you require we can work out a price that suits your budget.
Give me a call or send me an email and we can work out what package will be most suitable for your needs.
I CAN’T AFFORD IT, DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
YES! I can offer a payment plan to suit you, please call or email me to discuss this option.
WILL YOU ASK ME TO LET MY BABY “CRY-IT-OUT” (CIO)?
No way! My definition of the CIO method is when you put your child down awake, shut the door and don’t come back until morning. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using that technique with my own child and wouldn’t expect you to either.
My approach is where parents support their child while they are learning independent sleep skills. That said; there will likely be some crying involved. How much? It depends on the child.
I wish that they wouldn’t cry, but children typically don’t enjoy learning to fall asleep on their own. They cry to let you know that they want to go back to their old method of sleeping. Think of it as “protest” crying.
The good news is that I will teach you methods to minimise crying and give you tips on how to cope with the anxiety it may cause. Also, it won’t last! At the end of the journey you and your child will be rewarded with a great night’s sleep.