Sleep Consultations

Imagine how it would feel to put your child to bed, say goodnight, they happily settle to sleep and sleep all night.............

That's where I can help, I am a certified baby and child sleep consultant trained by 'The London School of Childcare Studies' (Level 5 OCN) and Lyndsey Hookway (Level 6 of the Holistic Sleep Course). I offer a gentle alternative to traditional sleep training, which quite often involves cry it out or controlled crying. Children that are left to cry on their own, don't learn to settle themselves, they just learn that no one will come and be responsive to their needs, this is known as 'learned helplessness'. I think this is really sad and unnecessary. Quite often there is an underlying reason a child does not sleep well for example, a child that is missing protein from their diet and wakes numerous times in the night to drink large volumes of milk, if left to cry probably won't go to sleep for a long time because they have a genuine need of hunger. They may eventually fall asleep exhausted from crying, but it will not solve the problem of needing to add more protein to their diet and gradually reduce the milk at night. Because of this I have a family centred holistic approach and use gentle methods that do not involve leaving your child to cry, but gradually work towards making positive changes whilst looking for the cause of your child's sleep issues. Whist working with me I can offer you my knowledge, encouragement, support and reassurance to work towards your sleep goals. I am based in Hertfordshire but support families all over the U.K and Europe.

I offer four packages, each package is tailored to suit your baby or child, please see below:

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Newborn up to 12 weeks
'Sleep Shaping' Package £125

This package is designed for new parents. We will be looking at what to expect with sleep in the first few weeks and months of your baby's life.  Together we will look at what normal newborn sleep looks like, how to establish healthy sleep habits and when to introduce a bedtime routine. 

We will cover circadian rhythms, soothing techniques, feeding, winding, safe sleep, sleep environment, naps and much more, to help set you up for great sleep in the future. 

Price includes:

  • A pre consultation questionnaire to fill in before our meeting

  • A private 1 hour consultation in your home (within 20 miles of Barkway, Herts) or by telephone. (Home visits further a field can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Personalised sleep guide containing all the information we have discussed

  • 1 weeks whatsapp support to ask any extra questions you may have

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12 weeks up to 6 months
'Slumber package' £175

This package is perfect if you are thinking about getting your baby into a routine and starting to establish healthy sleep habits. We will cover circadian rhythms, soothing techniques, feeding, safe sleep, bedtime routine, 4 month sleep regression (and why not to worry), sleep environment, naps and much more. We will also discuss any concerns you may have and put a plan in place to help. I never recommend cry it out or controlled crying and all techniques are responsive, loving and personalised for your baby.

Price includes:

  • A pre consultation in depth questionnaire and sleep/feeding log to fill in before our meeting

  • Analysis of questionnaire and sleep/feeding logs

  • A private 1 hour consultation in your home (within 20 miles of Barkway, Herts) or by telephone

(Home visits further a field can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Personalised sleep guide containing all the information we have discussed

  • 1 weeks daily whatsapp coaching support 8.30am - 9pm

 

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6 mths+ up to 4 yrs
'Snooze' 1 week Package £195

This package is great for parents with older babies, toddlers and children. We will discuss your current sleep issues and come up with a plan to help solve these. We will be looking at feeding/meals, naps and timings, bedtime routines, sleep environment, sleep associations and techniques to help you achieve better sleep. I never recommend cry it out or controlled crying and all techniques are responsive, loving and personalised for your child.

Price includes: 

  • An in depth questionnaire and sleep/feeding log to fill in before our meeting

  • Analysis of questionnaire and sleep/feeding log

  • A private 60 - 90 minute consultation in your home (within 20 miles of Barkway, Herts) or by telephone. (Home visits further a field can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Personalised sleep plan containing all the information we have discussed

  • 1 weeks daily WhatsApp coaching support to help implement the plan 8.30am -9pm

  • 1 x 15 minute call

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6 mths+ up to 4 yrs
'Dream' 2 week Package £235

This package is great for parents with older babies, toddlers and children. We will discuss your current sleep issues and come up with a plan to help solve these. We will be looking at feeding/meals, naps and timings, bedtime routines, sleep environment, sleep associations and techniques to help you achieve better sleep. I never recommend cry it out or controlled crying and all techniques are responsive, loving and personalised for your child.

Price includes: 

  • An in depth questionnaire and sleep/feeding log to fill in before our meeting

  • Analysis of questionnaire and sleep/feeding log

  • A private 60 - 90 minute consultation in your home (within 20 miles of Barkway, Herts) or by telephone. (Home visits further a field can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Personalised sleep plan containing all the information we have discussed

  • 2 weeks daily WhatsApp coaching support to help implement the plan 8.30am -9pm

  • 2 x 15 minute calls, 1 per week 

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