If you are concerned about your child’s sleep — at any age — know that you are not alone. Here are some of the most common parents ask before saying YES to sleep.
Are your services covered by insurance?
They should be, because sleep is that important to your health; however and unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that my services will be eligible for reimbursement.
Should you choose to use your HSA or FSA funds for my sleep services, I can provide you with a detailed invoice and other supporting documentation to submit to your insurance company if needed.
Can I breastfeed while I sleep train?
Absolutely! Whether you are breast or bottle feeding does not impact your child's ability to learn healthy sleep skills. However, how often and when you feed your child may be impacting their ability to fall asleep independently.
I can assure you that sleeping well and a healthy nursing relationship are possible! Every family's needs are different and we customize your child's sleep plan to suit the needs of you and your child.
Can I co-sleep when sleep training?
I do not endorse co-sleeping. My methods are aligned with the best practices as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which state that co-sleeping is a safety concern.
When families are ready to stop co-sleeping because it is no longer working for everyone (you, your partner, and/or baby), that's where I come in.
I can help your baby transition to his crib in his room, if that is your goal. Or you are not ready to put your baby in their own room or if it's not an option due to space, I can definitely work with room sharing, but not bed sharing.
Can you still work with me if I'm not local to you?
Of course! I offer full consultations by phone or virtually through Zoom. If you would prefer the consultation in the comfort of your home, this is something I offer as well.
If you desire my services in person and live over an hour away, please inquire about my costs. With that said, I am always happy and eager to help a client in need, no matter where they live.
Do you have a money-back guarantee?
Trust in me, this is really going to work!
But I cannot guarantee my services because some of the results are out of my hands. Parents play a huge role in the success of the process. Both your commitment and follow through are necessary for success. I will do everything in my power to get you to your goal, but I cannot force you to follow through. Of course, mistakes and misunderstandings happen from time to time, but these are easily corrected along the way as we stay in touch throughout the plan implementation. As long as you follow the customized advice I give you and truly want your child to sleep better, I will help you and your child reach the goals we outline in our initial meeting.
Do you only work with babies?
No, I work with children up to 6 years old. I actually encourage children over the age of 3 to be involved in the process to give them a sense of control, promote cooperation, and foster independence.
Does sleep training mean eliminating night feeds?
Not necessarily. Some babies up to 6 months of age still require a night feed; but that doesn't mean babies can't sleep through the night without a feed before 6 months. Every family's needs are different and we customize your child's sleep plan to suit the needs of you and your child.
Is this the "Cry It Out" Method?
No. I do not endorse the Cry It Out Method. Cry It Out refers to leaving a child in their room to cry, and ignoring them completely. This method assumes that crying is what teaches your child to sleep; and frankly, you do not need me for that
I offer a range of methods that are comprehensive, age-appropriate,and ease your child through the transition of learning to sleep while maintaining your active involvement.I tell you what to expect along the way and we work together, making adjustments as necessary.
The good news is that when done properly and consistently, there is less crying with each passing night. and once babies learn how to fall asleep on their own–which can happen pretty quickly–the crying goes away and success is achieved.
My baby has reflux. Can you still help?
Yes, as long as her symptoms are controlled and managed. I have worked with my share of babies with reflux and have seen the same kind of success as babies without reflux.
My baby sleeps fine at night. Do you have a nap package?
No, I do not have a nap package. Daytime sleeping problems are usually linked to some underlying nighttime issues and a full consultation may be necessary to determine the root cause and develop a plan for correction.
I am always happy to offer a Complimentary Sleep Evaluation of your child's sleep habits.
What age should I start sleep training?
You’ll get a different answer to this question depending on who you ask.
There's no one "sleep training age"—the answer will be different for every baby. One question you should be asking is am I, the parent, ready for sleep training? That’s right! Your baby of course needs to be ready-but you need to be ready, too. Sleep training requires a commitment from parents. Once you’ve decided that you’re ready for sleep training, first, get clearance from your pediatrician to rule out any potential health or medical factors that could be impacting your child’s sleep. Then consider your baby's age. Most babies are not ready for "formal" sleep training until 4-5 months old, when they have developed a regular sleep-wake cycle. My program for "formal" sleep training begins at 4 months, but it is never too early to begin establishing healthy sleep habits.
What are your credentials?
I am a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I was personally trainedand mentoredby DanaObleman, one of the world’s leading experts in children’s sleep and the creator of The SleepSense™ Program.My methods are aligned with the best practicesasrecommended by theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics.
What happens during a consultation?
During a consultation, we will look at your child’s current routine, sleep habits, and more. We will go over your customized Sleep Plan in depth and discuss how to approach naps, bedtime,and night wakings.
I will make you the Sleep Expert, teaching how sleep works and how to respond in a way that supports your child’s needs, but also encourages independent sleep. Together,we will discuss all of your questions and concerns to ensure you are confident with the sleep changes we will implement.
What if I have more than one child with sleep difficulties or am a mom of multiples? Can you still help?
Of course! Whether you are a new parent, have five kids already, have multiples or a child with special needs, I can help you teach your child healthy and independent sleep skills.
Still have more questions?
If you still have questions regarding my services and if sleep training is right for your family, send me your questions.Contact Me