Together we explore reasons for unsettled behaviour and sleep disturbances. This includes exploring sleep expectations for your babys age and discuss 'first wave behaviour' approaches to sleep and reasons why they don't work for many babys. Examples of these include sleep training, sleep regimes, feed-play-sleep approach, lists of tired symptoms, concept of over tiredness, sleeping in separate rooms and dark, quiet sleep environments.
I adopt the Possums approach to infant sleep management (www.possumsonline.com) where you can access resources including a sleep film (avaliable for purchase). This approach is evidence based, neuroprotective and extremely adaptable for families. Allowing parents to approach infant sleep in a more relaxed, flexible manner.
I work with parents to help reset their babys cicardian rhythm, understand cued care and optimise their babys developmental outcomes.
As a mother myself I understand the ongoing stress and inconsistent advice around infant sleep. Infant sleep again isn't a 'one size fits all approach'. Pretty quickly people ask you if your baby sleeps through the night, but did you know night waking is normal within the first year of life. We so often put unrealistic expectations on infants and parents around infants sleep. Parents are trying endlessly to make their babys nap during the day and restricting naps to the cot. I work with families to help you understand the science behind infant sleep, so your baby can wake less at night, take the pressure off around day naps and become more flexible with your daily life.