Looking for advice you can trust about your child’s sleep?
My name is Laura Knecht, and I’m here to help! You and your baby deserve sleep, so take a look around my site to see what I can help you with.
Your Sleep Consultant in South Florida
Serving all of Florida and worldwide!
Ready for a Good Night’s Sleep?
Frustrated, exhausted, at your wit’s end? Maybe, you’re just looking to establish a positive sleep routine or just need help making a change? No matter the reason, you’re here because you care about your child’s sleep and your own. This is a wonderful thing and you’ve come to right place because I truly care about the families I work with!
I care because I’ve been there. The reason I started Good Little SleeperZzz stems directly from my own experience with my son, Logan, who was a terrible sleeper. He rarely slept for even an hour at a time and I spent a significant amount of my son’s first year of life trying to soothe him back to sleep. I hardly ever slept. Everyone was miserable.
I read everything that I could get my hands on to try to fix the problem, but not much seemed to help. I found that what I really needed was one-on-one support from a caring educated professional. When I couldn’t find anyone that fit the bill, as a previous teacher, I decided I would fill the gap myself. After extensive research and continuing education, I was certified and have been helping families locally and across multiple countries since 2015.
My goal is to help families get the sleep they need – carefully and respectfully. I pride myself on listening and supporting your family’s wishes. Together, we’ll find the best sleep solution for your family.
Don’t underestimate how important sleep is for your child
Beyond the obvious issues associated with a child who can’t sleep, such as an exhausted and on-edge household, my research uncovered a host of other troublesome side effects of poor sleeping routines with children. Things like lower IQs, an increased chance of obesity, and a higher risk of hyperactivity. There are also detrimental effects on memory, organizational abilities, and the ability to control one’s emotions.
In other words, helping your child develop and maintain a consistent, strong sleeping schedule is one of the very best things you can do for them – and for yourself.
There’s nothing worse than struggling to consistently feel affectionate and happy towards your child because of the strain their inability to sleep puts on your relationship. It’s an unsustainable situation, even as it can seem unsolvable. But, trust me, it’s not.
As your South Florida sleep consulting expert, I want to help. It’s time to get you and your child’s life back on track.
Expert South Florida Sleep Consultant
As a child grows and matures, their needs and dispositions change rapidly. Because of this, I have unique services for children in different developmental areas. It’s much different creating a sleep plan for a newborn than it is for a 2-year-old, which is much different than planning for an 8-month-old baby. Making sure that our plan reflects the specific needs of your child’s developmental stage is a very big priority. I also offer unique plans for families with children of different ages, twins, and multiples.
Want to get started on the right foot with your newborn? Developing a plan at this point can be a great way to set your baby up for a childhood of peaceful nights.
Sleep issues often become apparent as the baby begins to grow and develop during their first year and a half. Nip it in the bud!
Toddlers struggling with sleep can be some of the most stubborn adherents! But don’t worry, we’ll put together a rock-solid plan to get them on track in no time.
What’s more difficult than a child that won’t sleep? Multiple children that won’t sleep! That’s why we develop specific plans for parents struggling to help twins and multiples develop consistent sleep schedules.
How Good Little SleeperZzz Can Help
What I realized when trying to help my son with his sleep was that, while research is useful, every child is different. Understanding your individual child’s specific challenges and needs is an integral part of helping them sleep well. A generalized book won’t solve the problem for most children who can’t sleep, just like a single book can’t show you how to parent any child.
You need a customized approach. A plan that takes everything into consideration, including your own parenting style, in order to develop a unique, special approach for your unique, special child.
I also understand the importance of emotional support during this challenging process of sleep adjustment. It’s why I provide one-on-one guidance during our entire time together. I’ll will continue to support you until we meet your sleep goals and see success.
Along with that, I make sure that everyone I work with understands basic sleep education, including how important a good sleeping rhythm is for the health and well-being of your child. With this basic sleep education, you’ll be able to understand what your child is going through and how to best help them through these changes.
I also develop a step-by-step easy to read plan, including age appropriate expectations and measures of success. This way we can celebrate all the small victories that lead your ultimate success, keeping you positive, focused and on track.
Ultimately, my goal is to develop a customized plan that is not only effective, but also accommodates how you want to raise and parent your little one.
Once our time together is over, I leave you with continuing information on how to maintain your current success, including guidance on nap transitions, daylight saving time, travel and more.
I assure you, good peaceful sleep is achievable!