With all of the information that’s readily available online, and the resources you have at your disposal in the form of friends and family who have managed to get their kids to sleep, why would you want to invest in a stranger to get your child sleeping through the night? Is this really something that I should be spending my hard earned money on? These are valid questions! And, honestly if you can help your child sleep by looking online or asking advice from friends, then by all means, you do not need a sleep coach.
Most of the time though, my clients are parents who have already tried that route and found it wasn’t successful, and there are dozens of reasons why that might happen. The biggest reason why the solutions that work for one parent don’t work for another is simple...they’re not dealing with the same baby. Some babies are heavily reliant on sleep props (these are things like pacifiers, or needing to be fed or rocked to sleep). Some children may not be getting enough daytime sleep, others may be sleeping too much at naps. This baby might have developed an association between feeding and falling asleep, whereas that one might be ready to drop their second daytime nap. And, of course, it could be any combination of all of the above, or the many other sleep challenges that babies and children might experience.
On top of all that, no solution is going to work in one night. I talk to many parents who say they have tried "everything". The problem is, they may try something (usually that they aren't too sure about to begin with), only to see that it's not working in the short term, and so they decide to switch gears or change things up. This lack of consistency leads to confused kids and frustrated parents.
Sleep is a complex issue, and a certified sleep coach has the experience and training to recognize which problems result in specific symptoms, and can work with you to develop a personalized plan for your child that addresses those individual issues. They should also take into consideration parental preferences in terms of sleep training and suggest a method that feels comfortable to the family as a whole.
Also, a sleep coach will be there along the way to help hold you accountable, encourage and support you, and make any adjustments as needed. Remember how all children are different? Well, sometimes children also progress at different paces and that means your sleep coach can help you decide if your particular child needs any slight changes once the plan is implemented.
So what qualifies me to provide support to you on your sleep journey?
Well, besides being a mom of two, I was also trained and certified under the Sleep Sense program where I am still a member. I am also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultant and The Sleep Sorority. Over the last 2 years I have helped over 100 families to become more rested. If your family has been struggling to get the sleep you need, I would love to help you also!
Who I can help:
Children under 12
What I can help with:
consolidating night sleep
early morning wake up's
sleeping in own bed/crib