1) When can you start sleep training a baby?
A baby spends its first 3 months sleeping, eating and pooping. At approximately 4 months, it is possible to start introducing some beneficial sleep habits. The earlier you start implementing good sleep habits, the easier it will be for both you and your baby. Having said that, it is never too late to sleep train, so even if your child is older, don’t feel like you have missed the boat!
2) Do you have other methods of training other than the “crying it out” way?
No one likes to hear their baby crying, especially when it seems to go on forever. However, sometimes it is necessary to let your baby cry if you are trying to establish some new habits. I will always guide you in a gentle manner so that you will feel comfortable with the way in which you are handling the situation and that you will not feel like you are abandoning your baby. My goal is to support you through this process. It may be difficult at times, but in the long run, it will be worth it!
3) Where does a consultation take place?
I understand that it can be difficult to make arrangements to get out, so I am happy to come to you, provided that you live in Toronto. However, if you live anywhere else, I can conduct a consultation over the phone or Skype. In fact, I have helped many people without ever actually meeting them in person! My goal is to make it the easiest for you.
4) Can you help with more than one child at the same time?
As long as everyone is living under the same roof, I can help with as many children as necessary.
5) Are there kids who are simply poor sleepers and cannot be trained?
I believe that every child is unique and does things in his or her own time. Some take longer than others, and some are more spirited than others, but after developing some new skills, most kids will improve. As long as you are committed to the program, you and your child will succeed.
6) Are you always available to help us through the program?
I am available between 8:00 AM until11:00 PM, either by phone, email, or Skype.
7) Do you focus only on sleep issues?
When I am working out a sleep plan for your child, it is necessary to look at all aspects of his or her day, not just the sleeping. Once I have an idea of the whole picture, I can pinpoint where adjustments need to be made and we can move forward by addressing each one.
8) How long does it take to sleep train a child?
As I mentioned before, every child is unique and progresses at his or her own pace. Furthermore, every child’s issues are different and require their own individual attention. My goal is for parents to see improvements quickly, so that they will be encouraged to stick with the plan. Each child’s issues will be resolved in their own time, but by then, you will feel much more confident and in control.
9) What age children do you work with?
I can help infants from 4 months of age up to children who are 6 years old. It is never too late to teach your child healthy sleep habits.
10) What is your success rate?
I am happy to say that all of the people that I have helped have all been happy with the progress they’ve made. Sleep training is an ongoing process and often my customers call me with new questions after our time together has ended. I am always happy to share any additional information that will be helpful.