October 20, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast will I see results?
Do you use the “Cry It Out” method?
Do you support breastfeeding?
I don’t live near you. Can you help me?
My child is no longer a baby. Is the Sleep Sense™ Program appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers?
I have more than one child with sleep troubles, can you help me?
What if my child learns to sleep, but then suddenly starts waking again?
Do you have a nap package? My baby’s night time sleep is fine.

 

How fast will I see results?

All children respond to sleep training differently. Measuring your child’s success will help show their progress and highlight areas for improvement. You shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night (although it does happen!). Parents tend to see significant improvement by night three.


Do you use the “Cry It Out” method?

No I do not use the Cry It Out Method. During which time children are left in their room and ignored completely. Attempting such a method would require little or no assistance from me. My methods are comprehensive and ease your child through the transition while maintaining the parents’ active involvement. My method does involve some crying, and that is why coaching is so effective. I tell you what to expect along the way. We will work together, making any adjustments necessary to make the plan gentle and effective.


Do you support breastfeeding?

ABSOLUTELY! As a sleep consultant, I support a family’s decision to breastfeed, bottle feed or use a combination of both. Sleep plans are customized to align with your family’s needs and ensure the continued health of your child.


I don’t live near you. Can you help me?

Yes! I offer full consultation by phone and conference calls. We can also Skype/FaceTime to allow us to get to know each other a bit better.


My child is no longer a baby. Is the Sleep Sense™ Program appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers?

Yes, I have had great success with toddlers and preschoolers who has used the Sleep Sense™ Program.


I have more than one child with sleep troubles, can you help me?

Of course! Whether you are a new parent, have five kids already, have multiples or a child with special needs, I can help teach your children healthy independent sleep skills.


What if my child learns to sleep, but then suddenly starts waking again?

I will arm you with the tools to stay consistent. While you may face illness, vacation or other changes in your schedule that may have interfered with your sleep in the past; you will now have the skill set to prevent letting your hard work unravel. Sometimes clients need a little extra help down the road due to extensive travel, or general backsliding caused by illnesses or milestones. In these instances, you can schedule a refresher call. Typically, these kinds of issues can be solved in one call.


Do you have a nap package? My baby’s night time sleep is fine.

I do not have a specific nap package because I have found that daytime sleeping problems are usually linked to some underlying nighttime issues and a full consultation can be necessary to determine the root cause and develop a plan for correction. I am always happy to offer a quick free 15-minute assessment of your child’s sleep habits.