“My baby won’t sleep!” If this is you, I am here to help you.
The first thing to know is that you are not alone.
Secondly, the process of learning to sleep peacefully and for long periods, unfolds differently for every child. I firmly believe this process can not be and should not be, handled with a universal ‘one size fits all’ approach, which will often not account for an individual baby’s cognitive ability, brain development, nutritional and emotional needs and so on.
I practice gentle sleep coaching, which is grounded in a holistic assessment of your child’s unique physical, psychological and physiological needs, their environment and the family around them. Following the assessment, I will then help you to create an individual plan that you feel comfortable with, to help tackle whatever your current situation may be. My methods do not involve crying-it-out or timed controlled crying.
I do not make any unrealistic promises. After all, a child is a human being with ever-evolving needs and just like any adult, may wake in the night for any number of reasons, at any point in their life. However, whatever night-time (and daytime!) activities may be going on in your home, you can be confident that with my extensive knowledge of child development, behaviour, infant nutrition and sleep, you will all soon be leading a more restful life.
Common sleep concerns are:
Difficulty settling for naps and at bedtime
Frequent waking in the night
Awake for long periods at night
Night weaning (off breast or bottle feeds)
Transitioning from co-sleeping to their own bed and/or room