Why Should I Hire A Sleep Consultant?
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 get more sleep!
What Sets You Apart From Other Sleep Consultants?
In addition to the work I do as a sleep consultant, I also work as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I am able to utilize my counseling skills and background to coach families through the process of implementing their little ones sleep plan, in a way that not all sleep consultants can.
Furthermore, not all sleep consultant certification programs are created equal...some only providing three days of training to their graduates. I earned my certification through the Family Sleep Institute, in which I completed over 250 hours of coursework. The intensive, detailed training program equipped me with a variety of tools and the knowledge needed to help families meet their sleep goals!
Do I Have To Let My Child “Cry It Out”?
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.