Q. I feel like I have already read and tried everything out there. What makes your program different?
A. I think the reason that i have worked with so many families and successfully have their children sleeping is because it’s clear, simple, and easy to follow. The plan is customized around the individual needs of your child/children. If you’re concerned that you’ve “read it all before;” and that you won’t learn anything new, then I say what’s the harm in setting up a free phone consultation to be sure! I am with you personally throughout the entire journey to answer your concerns and questions! You have by 100% support, as we are a team to get everyone sleeping.
Q: Is your program the “Cry-It-Out” (CIO) method?
The “cry-it-out” method works like this:
Step 1: Put child to bed.
Step 2: Walk away.
Step 3: Let child scream, cry, howl etc. until child is asleep.
Now, while the CIO method does work, most parents simply aren’t comfortable with it. I don’t think a parent’s brain is “wired” to listen to the hysterical crying of their child without doing something to comfort them! That being said, you should make peace with the fact that your child will probably cry during the process. After all, babies can’t say things like “Hey, I actually preferred it when you were nursing me to sleep four times a night… Can we go back to that system?” Instead, they cry!
NOTE: If you already know that you simply cannot (or will not) tolerate ANY amount of crying (not even for a minute or two), then working with me isn't going to be right for you. However, I have not heard of a 'no cry' solution that really is no cry.
Q: My child is no longer a baby. Is the work you do appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers?
A: Yes, there is a customized plan we build together that helps to support and address the needs of older children. And the good news is that, when you’re dealing with older children, you can make use of incentives like reward charts!
Q: I have twins/triplets. Will your customized solutions work for me?
A: Absolutely! We work together on a plan specifically around sleep training twins, trips, and multiples. It’s a little more work (isn’t EVERYTHING when you have multiples?) but it’s 100% doable!
Q: I share a room with my child. Will you still be able to work with me?
A: Yes. If you’re sharing a room with your child, a great strategy is to set up a partition or divider of some kind between you and your child for the first little while. (This can be as simple as hanging a sheet over a clothesline.) Once your child is sleeping well through the night, you can remove the divider (if you choose).
Q: How much sleep do my children need?
A: While every child is slightly different in terms of how much sleep they need, most require the following to be fully rested:
*Chart courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation.