Sleep Support

Sleep is vital for both you and your baby. I know how tough it is to be sleep-deprived, and how easy it is to worry your baby or toddler is not getting the sleep they need as well. When you do a sleep consultation with me, you will get practical suggestions and ongoing support so you can address your baby or toddler's sleep challenges. My goal is to help you learn to understand what your baby or toddler is communicating when they struggle with sleep, and what you can do to help them sleep better. I think of this process as sleep learning rather than sleep training. It's not a quick fix; it takes time, practice, and patience. I'm here to help you find the best way for you and your family to get the sleep you all need.

Issues commonly covered in a sleep consult:

  • How to help a baby transition from sleeping with a parent to their own crib or bed.

  • The age and stage a baby typically stops feeding at night.

  • How many naps a baby needs and how long they typically sleep at each nap and at night.

  • The age a baby no longer needs to be swaddled.

  • Ways to soothe a fussy or tired baby.

  • Where to place a crib or bed, and how to transition to a toddler bed.

  • How to help an infant or toddler get through sleep regressions

  • How to help teach your baby or toddler to self-soothe

Virtual Sleep Consultations

Virtual sleep consultations are an immediate and convenient way to get practical suggestions for ongoing and/or occasional sleep issues with your infant or toddler, no matter where you live. Together we will come up with a plan that is tailored to your child and family. 

 

 A sleep consultation begins with a one-hour video call so I can meet you and your child, and see your sleep set up. Then we will discuss your specific sleep challenges and we'll talk through how to address them. I will provide individualized suggestions based on my understanding of your child and your situation. I will then send you a written sleep plan so you have a written account of our call to refer back to. After our initial call, I will be available to support you in implementing the sleep changes in your child's plan. I will be there every step of the way. Once you are on your way to better sleep we will have a follow-up call to talk through the next steps on your sleep journey

 

 Virtual Consultations Include:

  • A one-hour video call so I can see your sleep set up and meet you and your child

  • A written sleep plan to refer back to

  • Follow-up calls, texts, and emails to troubleshoot any issues that come up along the way

Early Parenting Consultations

Do you have ongoing questions about your little one's sleep, feeding, and behavior? Would you like to discuss parenting strategies on a one-time, or weekly basis? Sometimes, infant and toddler challenges can be daunting to understand. Having a regular strategy session can help you find solutions to early parenting issues. 

Each call can stand alone, or you can purchase a package. We will discuss your parenting challenge, and come up with strategies to try.

 

Common Early Parenting Topics Include:

  • Getting ready for a sibling

  • Potty learning

  • Weaning

  • Big feelings, and how to handle them

  • Limit setting

  • Separation anxiety

  • Transitions 

                                                        Please contact me for a no-cost introductory call.