And why I want to challenge them
Myth: Sleep deprivation is just part of being a parent.
It doesn't have to be! Sleep deprivation has numerous negative affects on your physical health as well as being associated with hostility and aggression.
Sleep deprivation can impair your immune system, short term memory and problem solving abilities as well as increase your risk of heart disease!
If you want to invest in your rest, take action and get some help. Parenting your little one is the most important thing in the world, a good night's sleep means you are better prepared to give them your all!
Myth: My child just doesn't need as much sleep as other children
95% of children require the recommended average sleep for their age and weight. What's more, research has shown that prolonged lack of sleep can have a lasting detrimental affect on a child's development, including language skills, hyperactivity and impulsivity
Myth: My child is just a bad sleeper
Don't give up on them like that!
The vast majority of children are capable of being great sleepers, but they need your help to learn. Their challenges are most commonly behavioural and therefore, changeable. Help them have the energy and resources they need to take on the world!
Myth: Sleep training is cruel! I don't want to leave my child to cry all night
I would never ask you to do this. I take a gentle approach to sleep training that is highly responsive and reassuring to your little one. Your and your child's wellbeing is the reason I want to help so that will be the at the centre of our work together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why pay for sleep training advice?
It is so difficult to have clarity and make informed decisions when you are exhausted. Sleep training is not easy because as parents it can be hard to take a step back and see what's really going on with our own child and how best to help them. I provide that needed objectivity, accountability and expertise to get you on track. Like a personal trainer for your family's sleep!
What do I get for my money?
To start... a detailed, tailored sleep advice for you and your family and one to one support through your journey.
But what could night after night of guaranteed sleep for your whole family give you? More energy to be the parent you want to be? A fresh start to each day to get the most from your life? A well rested family that can thrive healthier and happier together?
What would that be worth?
I don't want to traumatise myself or my child, do I have to do cry it out?
Not at all! My approach is highly responsive and designed to suit your child's temperament. A secure attachment is so important to our children's emotional development, and I base my plans around boosting this. It's not just about them either, your wellbeing is important to me too which is why my support strikes a balance between understanding and serving you to reach your goals.
Can I still breastfeed?
Absolutely! There is no reason that a breastfed baby cannot sleep through the night. There a several very gentle ways of breaking the association of feeding to sleep if that's an issue. We can approach this as part of the sleep plan to make sure it is safe and appropriate for you and your little one.
My baby is only 3 months old, is it too early for sleep training?
No! I can help you teach your baby the necessary skills to be a great sleeper. I would usually advise waiting until they are 16 weeks old for actual sleep training, but there are plenty of steps you can put in place to help guide your baby towards sleep success from as early as a few weeks old. Subscribe to my mailing list for weekly updates and top tips!
My child is 4years old, is it too late for sleep training?
No! I typically work with children up to six years old. Beyond this age there are so many external, developmental and social factors that can affect a child's sleep it can get a bit more complicated. But if you are desperate for help, get in touch and we can see if there's anything I can do to help!
How can I start working with you?
Get in touch and we will arrange an informal chat about your current sleep situation and your child and discuss how I can help. We decide what package would suit you best and then you fill in a detailed assessment form so I can gain real insight into the plan you need. Then we will have an online consultation to go over everything and agree on follow up support.
I'm still not sure, can we talk it through?
Of course! Book a free call and we can get to know each other a little, find out what might need working on and see if we're a good fit for each other. I completely understand making the choice to invest in sleep training can be a big one so let's talk it through - no pressure!