South Florida Baby Sleep Consultant
Baby Sleep Plans & Support
What’s the perfect age to help your baby sleep better?
Some say to wait until 6 months, others say 4 months and some doctors even say it’s okay at 8 weeks! There are a lot of opinions out there about this subject, but the truth is there isn’t a perfect time. The best time for you and your baby is when you are ready to make a change. Plenty of parents are waiting for their baby to “grow out of it” and others are ready to make a change as soon as possible. Actually, the best time is when you are ready.
My baby support plans are ideal for little ones between 4 months and 16 months of age. If your baby is younger than 4 months of age, then I recommend a newborn support plan. If your baby is older than 16 months, then you’ll need a toddler support plan.
Maybe it’s a regression?
There are some major milestones and regressions that happen within this age range, so it can be tricky to navigate their sleep needs during this time in their little lives. There are some major developmental leaps including the well-known 4 and 8 month regressions along with the majority of teething, which inevitably leads to getting sick.
Maybe you’re here because your baby use to be a great sleeper and seemed to regress. Don’t worry, it happens to a lot of parents. You’re not alone! Maybe you’re not sure if your baby is going through a regression? Here is more information on all things related to sleep regressions and disruptions and how to handle these changes.
Babies change so quickly it can be hard to keep up and know what they are going through or how best to help them, particularly with sleep. I have worked with so many parents that waited to get help, hoping their baby would “grow out of it”. I often tell parents if you’re still struggling after 2-4 weeks, then let’s talk!
What is the process?
This is not a “one size fits all” program. My process is focused on your sleep goals and your timeline. I work with you throughout the process to tailor each step to fit your family, giving you honest expectations and education each step of the way. Taking this process one step at a time and working together as a team, can help us modify and fine tune your sleep plan and goals to ensure success.
All of my parents start with a detailed sleep evaluation questionnaire, which I use to help me better understand your baby and your family. This also helps me rule out any medical or behavioral issues, as well as helping me learn more about your parenting style and lifestyle.
Customized sleep plan So once you’ve completed the evaluation, I begin writing your customized sleep plan. This will help guide you, step by step to best help your little one get to sleep and stay asleep.
Next step is our private one-on-one consultation, where I will invite you to include all family member and caregivers to participate. It can take a village, so the more people on board and on the same page with helping us reach your sleep goals, the easier the process will be. So, we will have either a video or in-home consultation that will usually last 1-2 hours. During this time, I will discuss all the details of your plan and answer all your questions.
I make sure you have the right follow up support via phone and email. I have learned that the main key to success to my plan is the continual follow up support. Once you have started your plan, I will be available for daily calls and emails to help keep you positive and moving forward. This also allows us to troubleshoot any issues and make adjustments which best fit your child’s needs.
Additional support services are offered, including day and night text messaging and in-home support at bedtime or overnight. Having the right support from the start can help ensure your success and follow through. So, for local families I can be in home guiding you through each step, supporting you and answering all your questions while you go through the process in real time at either bedtime or for the whole night. I also offer overnight and daytime text messaging services for those parents wanting more on-demand responses throughout the process.
Graduation package for continued success Once your baby is sleeping well and our time together is over, I will send you a document. It will include all the important details about moving forward, including handling Daylight Savings Time, traveling, dropping naps and more. This will help you navigate all the usual sleep concerns once our time is done. Although, if you ever need, I’m always there for my families, now and in the future!
What is my method?
Perhaps you are wondering – what is my method, strategy or philosophy when working with families? That is a great and important question to ask. When you hire someone to help you and your family, it’s important you know what to expect so that you’re comfortable with the process. Everyone does things differently and that is certainly true in the sleep coaching world, so do your homework and make sure you’re on the same page! To learn more about what strategies I use and my method when working with families here is my method and philosophy.
Wondering what might be right for you and your family? Let’s schedule a free sleep evaluation call, so I can learn more about you and your baby. Then, we can discuss what plan and strategy may be right for you!