Gentle Sleep Support
Holistic Family centred care for children from 4 months - 2 years
The first 2 years of a child’s life are so important. The skills and relationships that they build in this time lay the foundations for the rest of their life. Sleep is really important for babies. Growth hormones are released when we sleep, memories are consolidated, stress hormones are lowered and it helps to keep our metabolism and thermostat on track. A well rested baby will grow and develop into happy child.
Although sleep is important I do not believe in leaving a baby to cry using any crying or check out methods. I also think its important to be realistic in our expectations in infant sleep. Many babies will not sleep 12 hours at night without a need for comfort, nutrition or thirst. I do understand that a baby waking hourly at night isn’t sustainable for parent or baby and there are some gentle methods that we can use to help.
I want parents to know that there is another option. I want to you feel empowered and confident in creating good sleep habits for life and without any tears from you or your child.
If you would like to talk more about how I can help you and your baby to sleep email me email@example.com
Family Centred support
I’m here to support not just your baby but the whole of your family. Sleep is something that effects the whole family and when we work together I will focus on your family’s needs, your belief’s and your goals
holistic and gentle care
I would never ever suggest that you leave your baby to cry. All of my suggestions and advice is very gentle and at a pace that suits you and your baby. When working with your family I look at the bigger picture and what is going on in your baby’s life.
Providing you with knowledge and Evidence based support
When we work together I will always give you the reasons behind my recommendations. I want you to feel knowledgable and confident in making the right choices for your baby’s sleep. All of the recommendations that I make will be evidence based.
Here for you
I am available to you through both telephone and email for the time that we work together. Telephone calls are available in the evenings and I am on emails throughout the day.
When we work together I will support your whole family in improving sleep and I am happy to talk with any family members and carers who have a direct relationship with your babies sleep. I am available to you by telephone, video call and email. W
When we work together I do ask for your full commitment. Although the methods we use are gentle and minimise crying it does not mean they are easy. Sometimes gentle methods require more input from the parent and things can become a little tricker before they get easier. I am here to support you through this and will never a suggest a method that you aren’t fully comfortable with.
"Kayleigh is also quick at responding to my queries and so knowledgeable in all areas of baby development, not only in sleep."
2 weeks of sleep consultancy costs £100 and 4 weeks costs £150. This includes a personalised comprehensive sleep plan, and as many follow up calls and emails as you need.
We start with an initial call or email to discuss your baby’s sleep and for you to ask me any questions. If you would then like to go ahead you complete a sleep log and questionnaire. This helps me to build up a bigger picture of your baby’s patterns, and understand your family. You will then receive a personalised sleep plan from me. This sleep plan will give an overview of your baby’s sleep, suggestions and some sample routines. Once you have received your sleep plan your 2-4 weeks sleep support starts and you are free to ask me questions as and when you need.
If you would like to have a chat about how I can help with your baby’s sleep please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
"Kayleigh helped me with a daily sleep schedule which was easy to follow and packed with ideas of changes I could make"
Frequently Asked Questions
Argh the million dollar question. I really don’t know. It is very common for babies to wake in the night for some nutrition until their first birthday and sometimes beyond. If you are committed to following the plan and making the gentle changes then you will see improvements in your baby’s sleep within 4 weeks.
Babies cry when they are tired, cold, hungry and for many other reasons. I cannot guarantee that your baby won’t cry at all but I can guarantee that I will never ask you to place a crying baby down and walk away for even a second. All of the strategies that I use involve minimal distress for both parent and baby
When you decide to choose me as your sleep consultant you will get an email from me welcoming you. I will offer you an initial conversation either by phone or email.
You will be sent a sleep questionnaire and a sleep log. The questionnaire helps me to understand your family a little better and what your goals are regarding your baby’s sleep. The log helps me to understand your baby’s sleep patterns. I will ask you to keep a sleep log for 3-5 days.
Once I have received your sleep log I will create your personalised sleep plan. This is completely unique to your family and can take up to 5 working days to reach you.
You will have as much contact with me as you need over the next 4 weeks. The 4 weeks starts from the day you receive your sleep plan. Please note that my response to emails may take up to 48 hours.
Unfortunately not. I use very gentle methods and cannot guarantee that your baby will sleep through. The packages are for my time and support and are not outcome based. If you have been following the sleep plan and your baby’s sleep hasn’t improved then I may continue to support you for a period of time. This is at my sole discretion.
If you would like to go ahead with a Gentle Sleep Plan or if you would like some more information please email me email@example.com
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