We decided to create another sector of our business: Boston Baby Sleeps.
After all, one in four children under the age of five has a sleep issue. Yup, that’s a fact. And it’s good to know that most children’s sleep issues are behavioral and not medical. Thus, if your child is struggling with sleep issues, it can be gently fixed.
If you have an inkling that your child may need some gentle coaching, but you aren’t sure, here are some hints that will give you some direction:
You may need a sleep consultant if:
- You are rocking, swinging, or nursing/bottle-feeding your child to sleep.
- Your child has trouble going to sleep and staying asleep and wakes several times throughout the night.
- Your child ends up in your bed at some point during the night, and yet nobody is sleeping well in this arrangement.
- Your child wakes up before 6 a.m. but is still exhausted and irritable.
- Your child takes short naps or no naps, but clearly needs more daytime sleep.
Parents and children need a sleep coaching approach that is gentle, safe and easy to follow. No method of sleep training is one-size-fits-all and no method is right or wrong. What works for one family may not work for another. Success with any method depends on parents being able to commit to a plan and be patient and consistent throughout.
Boston Baby Sleep consultants work with parents of babies and children ages newborn to 6 years old. We partner with families to provide a customized sleep coaching plan that takes into account child’s age, health, development , needs, parenting style and family dynamic.
All sleep consultations include:
- Consultations conducted in person or over the phone, whatever is best. Review of your child’s medical and sleep history.
- Learning about the temperament of your child, family’s philosophy, sleep goals and preferences.
- An overview of sleep science as it relates to your child’s age, developmental stage and needs.
- Discussion of negative sleep associations or sleep crutches and how to replace them with positive ones.
- A personalized sleep plan based on your child’s needs, family goals, and parenting style.
- Follow up calls for continuous support throughout the sleep training process. This time is for answering questions that might arise and to discuss your child’s sleep progress.
- Email support for problems or questions in between follow-up calls.
Want to hear how Tammy’s family is now sleeping? Read this:
“I can’t say enough about how much Kristie has helped our family!…We thought it was something she would grow out of but instead of it getting better with time, it got worse. We read every book under the sun about the issue and tried a bunch of different strategies. We spoke to our pediatrician about what we should do. Nothing worked. Finally we connected with Kristie of Boston Baby Nurse and she gave us a 14-day plan. She told us it was going to be difficult (and it was!) but if we stayed true to the plan, our daughter would sleep through the night in two weeks. We didn’t believe anything would work in just two weeks, but we decided to give it a try. What we loved most about the plan was that it treated our daughter with a lot of love and respect and helped her learn new, healthy sleep habits. It was difficult, but Kristie was always available to coach us through whatever stumbling blocks we hit. Two weeks later, our daughter slept through the night for the first time in months. A few weeks after that she went to bed on her own with no tears at all. Since then, we haven’t had a single temper tantrum and her sweet disposition is back. None of this would have been possible without Kristie!! I recommend her to every parent I know.”– Tammy
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