FAQ

What type of sleep training do you offer?

I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach®, which specializes in The Sleep Lady Shuffle (link), but sleep coaching is not “one size fits all.” I believe in customizing a sleep plan to the child’s needs. If you have a specific sleep training approach in mind, I am open to hear it all and would love to help you in any way you like, the only method I won’t use is cry-it-out. With my educational background and my experience as a mom I am willing to find the one method that’s the most effective and the best fit for your family, together we implement step-by-step changes in your child’s nap and nighttime sleep routines where your child learns to sleep like a champ.

How long will the sleep training process take?
Each child is different and has his own issues and goals, so it might differ from family to family. But on average it takes 2 to 3 weeks to sleep train your child. After the training period it might be necessary to continue to maintain your newly created routine for a few weeks or months to embed the new sleep habits. Older children typically take longer than babies and require a bit more patience. The most important factor to success is consistency. The more committed and consistent you are, the better and faster the results will come.
Does “Gentle Sleep Coaching” mean no tears?
Some tears are inevitable during the sleep coaching process. Whenever you introduce a behavioral modification, your child may not “like” the changes and will most likely protest, so you most likely will experience some crying. We are doing something different than what the child is used to, which will naturally bring out tearful emotions, but just because it’s not tear-free, doesn’t mean you have to leave your child in their crib or bed to cry it out. We can help the child navigate through their frustrations with love and consistency.
Do I have to stop breastfeeding?
It is never necessary to end breastfeeding in order to successfully sleep coach your child. We will work as a team to make sure your sleep goals are met and I take your preferences into account and create a personalized sleep plan that fits for your family.
Do I have to stop room sharing?
You do not have to stop room sharing to successfully sleep coach your child. We will work around the preferences you have and create an individualized sleep plan that fits.
Is my child’s sibling included in the package?
Packages are designed for one child, but can be expanded for siblings for an additional fee.

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