THAT FIRST YEAR….can be a doozy. “I have the world’s only non-sleeping baby.” “I’m pretty sure I’m doing it all wrong.” "I feel like a human pacifier." “I’m so tired…”
I can help.
Sleep is a #1 concern for parents, and it can seem like doing nothing or crying-it-out are the only two options. There is another, gentler way.
Together, we can design a plan for improving sleep that does not require leaving your baby alone to cry. A coaching assessment and consultation looks at:
your baby’s needs and abilities
your needs, philosophy, goals
and your family’s needs
This is not about forcing you or your baby into a pre-designed, crying-based program. We work together to come up with a plan that you feel good about. Gentle sleep coaching includes a thorough assessment of your baby's patterns, history, and temperament, a plan to help achieve your sleep goals, and follow-up to support you in the process.
Is your baby spirited? high needs? alert? fussy? I specialize in helping parents of babies who are "more" -- perceptive, sensitive, active, intense, persistent. Spirited/high needs babies demand more—yet sleep less—than other babies. These little handfuls need a different approach (see my Blog post on Spirited Babies and sleep) and you need more support.