"It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings."
- Ann Landers
Together we can gently and safely teach your child to get the sleep needed for healthy development. Extensive research exists on the importance of sleep and: brain development, learning, growth, heart health, mood stabilization, anxiety, over activity, obesity, (and the list goes on). Rarely are babies naturally good sleepers. They have a high need for care when we welcome them into our lives. Loving parents do everything they can to create a positive foundation. However, in this attempt for “perfection” we often create habits for our children that don’t set them up for successful, independent sleep. The habitual “props” that we use to get a little shut eye backfire at some point! If you have reached that point with your baby’s sleep, you are seeing inconsistent naps and nighttimes. Your doctor may have told you that they will “grow out of it”. Commonly, parents find that even 3 to 5 years later their child is still not able to sleep a full, consistent night on their own - without repeated “help” from Mom or Dad. There is no better time than today to commit to creating healthy sleep habits for your child!
Sometimes I am asked if this program is about “crying it out”. It is a very reasonable question. With The Sleep Sense Method, I won’t ask you to leave your child alone to “cry it out”. Often babies and children have some amount of natural protest to the changes that we will be implementing. We will always work with a plan that is comfortable for you and safe for your child. This is part of why people hire me - because it is not a “one size fits all” solution. I am here with you every step of the way, working with your questions and concerns. Tens of thousands of children have learned to sleep using this safe, effective method. Yours can too!
Sleep Sense Certification is recognized by the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. Our work is safe, gentle and is based on the AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines.