What is a Baby Sleep Consultant?
Many people haven’t heard of a baby sleep consultant until they have their own children. Sleep consultants provide Skype, phone or in-home consultations, and deal with a variety of mostly sleep-related issues.
Consultations can include newborn education for parents, physiology of sleep and development, age appropriate routine structure, promoting independent sleep, providing reassurance to parents, feeding advice, eliminating night feeds and wakes, introducing solids and post-natal support which should all be evidence-based.
Why would I need a baby sleep consultant?
If you feel overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice out there, you might benefit from having a sleep consultant help you in your parenting journey. I often see mums in the first few weeks or months of giving birth wanting some one-on-one time to discuss everything related to having a baby.
This can include feeding, settling, newborn behavior, and what to expect in those early days.
I also see parents of babies who may have slept well in the beginning but now the sleep has regressed, and the whole family is struggling as a result. As a sleep consultant, I will clearly identify the issues for every case, create a detailed plan to address them using gentle techniques, and provide support every step of the way.
I will look at your individual situation and give you valuable advice and tools to help you enjoy your time with your little one without unnecessary stress and anxiety.
What experience do you have as a baby sleep consultant?
I am a qualified Maternity Practitioner and have completed a BSc (hons) in Midwifery. I’ve spent 16 years working with hundreds of families, including both day and night roles with twins, triplets, babies with reflux and other medical issues, premature babies, and mothers with post-natal depression and anxiety.
I provide support that is based not only on my medical qualifications, but also on many years of experience and a genuine love for my work.
How can you help my family?
Taking a full history enables me to look holistically at each individual situation; I then discuss this in detail with the client. I look at their aims, what is normal for their baby’s age and developmental capabilities, what we can do to improve the quality of sleep, the general wellbeing of the mother, the baby and the entire family and what changes to expect in the future.
I also offer support while they make the suggested changes. Please see my baby sleep consultant packages available.
Do you have one method that you use?
Absolutely not!! Every baby, mother and family is different. I use various gentle and effective techniques that I can adapt to suit each family and give them a truly personalized approach. I have extensive experience and a vast knowledge of babies’ development and growth, which enables me to provide age-appropriate plans and set realistic goals.
What packages do you offer?
I offer post-natal support from day one. I also provide phone and Skype consultations, 3 hours, 6 hours or overnight consultations for those wanting a bit of extra support.