Sleep is a beautiful thing! And don’t our babies and children look the cutest
when they’re deep in sleep?
As a therapist who has worked with many children and their families, I have learned that one size does not fit all when developing solutions to overcome any problem they may be facing. I firmly believe in starting where a family is at, in order to reach their sleep goals. This is key to being successful in overcoming their child’s sleep issues. With a background in working on healthy childhood development, I have found the Gentle Sleep Coaching philosophy developed by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady, as truly an empowering path towards a better night sleep for both the parents and their children. I will work with your family’s needs and coach you towards an individualized and manageable plan that is backed up with evidence-based skills and techniques to guide your child towards A Cherished Night of Sleep.
Will my baby cry?
No one likes to hear their baby cry - I don’t think anyone would argue that!
But when parents ask me if there is a “no tears” solution to sleep coaching I have to tell them: No. If you have been rocking, bouncing, nursing/feeding or shushing your baby to sleep and you change that, they are likely going to let you know they’re not a fan of this change. The only way they know how to do that is to cry. If your child is verbal though - well they may even have a few choice words for you.
Will it work?
Some parents come to me after trying other methods like Ferber or starker extinction methods and tell me “it didn’t work”. Maybe you have read all the books and tried all the tricks in those books?
I want to work with your family to provide a catered sleep plan that will take into consideration all the dynamics of your family:
Breastfeeding? Sleep coaching doesn’t have to mean night weaning
Cosleeping? Sharing a room and sleep coaching aren’t exclusive.
Older siblings? We can include them in the plan!
Whether you have been struggling with your child’s sleep for years, are looking to drop that last night feeding or even want to implement good sleep habits with your newborn, I can help! gentle sleep coaching philosophy