Tried and true methods to help your child sleep well.
Every baby is born with the innate ability to sleep.
How well they sleep depends on if they have developed the connections and pathways in the brain leading to skill development around sleep. The good news is, sleeping well can be taught with the guidance and support of the parents.
The parent is in charge, not the child.
The child will follow the parents’ guidelines and boundaries. This will take hard work, time and commitment. The parent(s) implementing the sleep plan needs to feel calm and confident.
- It is never too early or too late to get your child sleeping well. Most children begin to sleep well a few days into the plan. Within a few weeks, you will see consistent sleep!
- After an initial discussion and questionnaire, an easy to follow, step by step plan is created based on your child, you as the parent, sleep research and proven methodology. The bottom line is that you need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child, as you are the one to carry out the plan for your child.
- We then have a consultation to go over every detail of the plan discussing bedtime, nighttime and naps. We also chat about why your child may not be sleeping well, your goals, success and what you can expect along the way.
- Not as confident and comfortable implementing something new? Don't worry. The best part of working with a sleep consultant is that you have one-on-one support every step of the way to answer your questions, customize the support to your child, and make this a successful and positive experience.
You are not alone. Many parents are concerned about CRYING.
- Change does not always come easy. Most adults feel the same way! Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. Teaching your child to sleep well will most likely involve some amount of protest on the child’s part. We do everything we can to minimize the crying and set your child up for success. And most parents report that night one went better than they expected!
- Here's some good news: the crying is usually short lived and, after a few days into the plan, as the child starts to develop their own set of sleep skills and feels more comfortable and confident in their sleep abilities, the crying will start to disappear.