If you have heard things like….
- “Sleep when the baby sleeps!
- “Better sleep now because you won’t sleep again.”
- “Never wake a sleeping baby!”
- “Keep your baby up all day so they sleep all night!”
- “If you hold your baby all the time, you’ll spoil her.”
- “If you pick her up every time she cries, you’ll spoil her.”
- “Your child should fit your schedule.”
- “Make sure your child is on a strict schedule from birth.”
The problem is that none of this actually helpful information. No one gives the actual tools needed to set you up for fostering healthy sleep habits for your little one. It can be very frustrating, especially as a new parent but even still for a seasoned one!
It’s never my intention to shame parents for their choices, parenting styles, etc regarding their child’s sleep. If what you’re currently doing is working great for your family (that includes you mama!) and your child is getting the sleep they need for their age, then don’t fix what’s not broken!
But if you’re here, I assume you’ve gotten off track and need help getting back on the rails. This is where I come in.
When you’re ready to start getting more sleep, we work together to find the perfect combination of things for YOUR child and YOUR parenting. I’m skilled at reading your comprehensive intake form, creating a completely custom sleep plan and supporting you through any bumps in the road to achieve success in implementing healthy sleep habits for your child.
Sleep is when all the good things happen for our bodies. Muscles are growing, tissues repairing, proteins are synthesizing, and growth hormones are releasing. Those things won’t happen like they’re supposed to without proper sleep and in the proper sleep windows for their age.
Poor sleep can lead to emotional instability, difficulty learning new skills, impact learning with age including language skills, and can negatively affect their health with a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health.
Not only is sleep important for your growing child, it’s also important for you. For everything listed above, but also because it’s mperative for your mental health. Moms, you’re already at risk for PPD/PPA and less sleep will exacerbate that. How can we parent to the best of our ability that our children deserve when we’re barely functioning ourselves?
It’s also important to note that babies do not outgrow sleep problems. They can follow them into toddlerhood, childhood, and even adulthood.
HOW MUCH SLEEP DOES YOUR BABY NEED?
Here’s an idea of how much sleep a child needs at different ages in a 24 hour period:
0-2 months | 16-19 hours
3-6 months | 14-17 hours
7-9 months | 12-15 hours
10-12 months | 11-15 hours
13-18 months | 11-14 hours
1.5-5 years | 11-13 hours
HOW I HELP
I’m able to step back from your situation to see exactly what areas we need to focus on and what changes we need to make to ensure your child has a fair chance at being successful with learning this skill
I’ve completed over 50 hours of coursework + over 3 years of experience with helping thousands of parents on a forum and my own clients. I continue my education with specific courses that not only help me, but help you grow as a parent as well.
Guidance, encouragement, and support for you because mommin’ ain’t easy and it’s even harder when you don’t have the proper support system in place! I meet you where you’re at, in your parenting style, and if you’re not sure which option would be the best fit for your child, I can talk you through what might work best for your child’s personality and temperament.
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