I found myself asking this same question when my oldest, Lillian, was going through some major sleep issues at 4 months of age. I set out to solve her sleep issues on my own, by taking to Google, as well as asking family and friends for advice. While I ended up with a lot of helpful suggestions, I had a hard time making sense of it all, and some of the suggestions were contradicting one another. My husband and I were tired of trying things that weren’t working, and were feeling overwhelmed. That’s when we decided to hire a sleep consultant.
When hiring a sleep consultant, you won’t have to spend hours searching the internet for answers, and still find yourself at a loss. I will customize a plan for your little one that is tailored to fit your family’s needs. In addition, I will work with you while the plan is implemented, giving you the support and encouragement you need to be successful!
No you will not have to let your child Cry It Out. Cry It Out is just one sleep training approach. I work with a variety of approaches to help children learn how to fall asleep independently, ranging from very gradual/ parent involved to more direct/hands off. During the formal consultation, we will review all approaches, and discuss what is the best fit for you and your little one.
You will start seeing improvement within the first week of implementing your little ones sleep plan!
Nighttime sleep always improves the fastest, this is because the biological need for sleep is stronger at night. Naps take a little more time in comparison to nighttime sleep to become predictable.