My individualized approach to sleep consulting will support and empower your family so you can have a calmer, well rested, and peaceful household.
What I do is not sleep training. I don’t believe you can train a child to sleep. Sleep is an extremely complex subject. It is very closely tied to developmental stages, attachment and health. Your child may need you more at some ages and stages to fall asleep than during others. Just like our own lives, various levels of change, stress, and anxiety affect our ability to settle and calm ourselves enough to get a good night’s sleep.
When I work with a family, I help them to uncover that the reason their family is experiencing the sleep challenge, which is typically because of a combination of factors. These factors can include; emotional wellbeing, nutrition, schedule and routine, relationships within the home, and the sleep environment.
Once we correct these imbalances, step by step, we will see the child return to a state where they are calm, rested and there is no need for any sleep training
There is NO magic bullet or formula for sleep. Correcting a sleep challenge requires time, patience, and investigation. Popular one size fits all sleep training methods tend to have a “band-aid” effect and usually won’t work in the long term. What does work is tuning in to your child’s needs, correcting imbalances in schedule and lifestyle, and establishing consistent healthy habits around sleep in your home.
I use a customized, holistic, integrative approach to child sleep with my clients. I think of myself as a sleep investigator. After we determine your sleep goals, I will look at all of the potential factors that can impact your child’s sleep, including but not limited to; schedule, nutrition, socialization, sleep environment, developmental stages, and the emotional well being of the family and the child. My method is not one size fits all, but rather a completely customized, step by step plan. You will learn the connection between your own health and wellbeing, and your child’s.
I DO adjust your child’s schedule and routine so it follows the age appropriate sleep science..
I DO suggest opportunities to connect with your child during the day, and throughout your child’s bedtime.
I DO teach you how to soothe your child in gentle ways while encouraging them to learn the power they have to calm themselves.
I DO NOT sleep train, cry it out, or put up barriers to keep your child from accessing you during the night.
Sleep is just as important as water, oxygen, and food. We need it to survive! Your infant, or child’s brain development also depends heavily on sleep. Children who sleep more have longer attention spans, and can better regulate their moods. During sleep, every part of our bodies are repairing and growing. When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies produce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline to get us through the day. Infants and children are even more sensitve to becoming overtired and overstimulated. So, the overtired child is running on stress hormones. This is why overtired children often seem hyperactive and full of energy.
When your child isn’t sleeping, neither are you. The cycle of exhaustion can cause everyone in your house to dread naps and bedtime. It doesn’t have to feel that way! Book a free 15 minute call today to see how I can help restore the calm and peace back into bedtime!
”Thank you, again. I can't say it enough! Life is so much more manageable than it was a few months ago. I can't believe how different I feel and how much more I'm able to enjoy her now that we're both sleeping through the night!”
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