FOR PARENTS OF BABIES
Individualized, 1:1 coaching
with your sleep coach Katie
for children ages 4-12 months
Available to begin anytime
1:1 COACHING WILL HELP YOU...
teach your baby to fall asleep independently
teach your baby to sleep 10-12 hours in the crib overnight
address night wakings
address early morning wakings
wean night feedings, if/when appropriate
eliminate non-necessary milk/bottle feedings overnight
establish a nap schedule and routine
customize a plan that fits best for your family
handle set backs, leaps, travel, and illness
Katie's Thoughts on Sleep Training
Teaching your baby to sleep well can be challenging.
Your baby is (quite literally) constantly growing and developing during the first year.
As your baby develops, your strategies for helping your baby learn to sleep will also grow and develop alongside your little one.
Adapting how your help your baby at bedtime, overnight wakings, and naps is an important part of learning to sleep well.
Sleep during the first year can go sideways for a variety of reasons... developmental changes and leaps, an illness, vacation, maybe your child has always had a hard time falling or staying asleep, or perhaps you are just ready for your child to sleep differently than in the past.
How we improve your child's sleep partially depends on your child's specific challenges.
However, there are some basic principles that guide everything I teach.
My Guiding Principles for Sleep Training
Evidence Based, I'm a nurse, everything I recommend is based off science
Practical, I'm a mom, I know that parents need to know exactly what to do, and then exactly what to do if/when the first plan doesn't work
Gradual, small challenges each week, to gradually transfer the responsibility from you putting your babe to sleep to your babe putting him or herself to sleep/back to sleep
Available, the more involved you are with your babe falling asleep at bedtime and overnight, the more sleep challenges your baby will have, however as we teach your babe to sleep better, you will be available and present at predictable times to offer assistance and support
Crying, will occur as your baby protests the change from a familiar routine, but I will show you how to gradually teach your babe to accept less and less help, and we will gradually wean your assistance away, I do not use the cry-it-out method
Positive, my mommy heart guides all recommendations I make, positive and supportive interactions are always the way
1:1 COACHING SPECIFICS
Ideal to begin this course if...
your child is 4-12 month old
you are having challenges with bedtime, overnight wakings, early morning wakings, or naps
you are ready to limit/wean overnight feedings, as appropriate
you want to transition your child from bedsharing with you to sleeping in a crib
1:1 Coaching includes...
1:1 intake call with Katie to review a typical day for your family, discuss your challenges, and share your goals
An individualized plan for your family based on your challenges and goals
Weekly phone calls to review your successes and challenges, answer your questions, provide practical solutions for your challenges (6 total)
Type notes from weekly phone calls
Unlimited text/email support
Troubleshooting guides for sleep during illness, vacation, developmental leaps, and setbacks