The Newborn Program
Birth to 12 Weeks
Please Note: We do not "sleep train" children under three months of age because of the developmental and nutritional needs during this period. You can, however, begin to shape sleep. It is also helpful to gain an understanding of age appropriate sleep needs and strategies as you aim for consolidated sleep. It is never too early to have this information and to apply it in your early parenting. Having this help up front, will help eliminate the need for sleep training later.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is most successful when families begin within the first 2 weeks after birth
An Initial Evaluation: I will send you an evaluation to learn about your child’s current eat, play, sleep habits and what you would like to achieve in our work together.
A Private Video Consultation (Zoom) - 60 Minutes: In this call, we will address everything related to your specific situation. I will go through my suggested strategies for moving your baby towards consistent, independent sleep. Developmentally, newborns do not sleep through the night because they need to eat frequently. However, there are many things we can do to help you develop positive sleep habits now.
Custom Sleep Plan: I will send your plan before our phone consultation so that you can reference it during our call. This information will educate you on how to start creating healthy sleep habits for your baby.
Voxer Communication and Emails: To be utilized during your baby’s first 12 weeks of life to answer any questions and talk about your baby’s sleep changes. I answer Voxer at least twice per day between 7 AM and 7 PM.
My “Sleep to Thrive Resource Guide”: Which includes information that will be helpful with sleep changes down the road. (travel, illness, teething, daylight savings, nap transitions, etc.). We will go through this guide at the end of your program.
I offer in home consultations in certain areas for an additional fee. This includes a nursery assessment.
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, ability to learn, growth, immune development, cell repair, 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 work tirelessly to create a positive foundation. In these efforts, we unintentionally create habits for our children that don’t set them up for successful, independent sleep. The sleep “props” that we use to get a little shut eye will backfire at some point! If you have reached that point with your baby’s sleep, you are seeing inconsistent naps and nighttimes. You may have been told 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. Let's change this today!